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Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Reference: S1531
Period: George IV
Year: 1825
Silversmith: Robert Gray & Sons
Place: Glasgow
Price: $ 660.00
Weight: 120 grams
Dimensions: 48.6 cm, diameter 6.8 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved. Handle very securely fastened with original pins. Wooden handle also perfect, no cracks.

Description: A magnificent Scottish Georgian silver punch ladle, by one of the finest Scottish silversmiths of the period. The ladle has a circular bowl, finely decorated with bunches of grapes and vine leaves, the decoration is truly a work of art. The ladle has a lip which is also decorated, similar to a gadroon pattern. The handle is held in place with a traditional heart shaped plaque, this has a previous owners initials lightly scratched into it, hardly visible but a nice addition. The silver handle is also decorated with grapes and vine leaf. The original handle is wood, which has been turned into an attractive shape. The ladle is finished with a silver knob and cap, also decorated in the same fine grape and vine pattern. The ladle is a generous size and weight, is very good quality, and is in superb condition. The hallmarks are very slightly worn but still clearly visible, and include the Glasgow town mark, lion rampant, date letter G, duty mark and makers mark RG&S. Robert Gray worked in Glasgow from 1776, adding the "& Son" in 1802. As the Glasgow assay office was closed between 1784 and 1819, they used the Edinburgh office, but once the Glasgow office re-opened in 1819 they used the Glasgow office exclusively until the firm closed in 1852. Robert Gray & Sons produced "some of the finest British silver of the period" (Walter Brown, Finial, June 2006), this ladle is no exception.
Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Scottish silver punch ladle - bowl

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Finial showing grapes

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Bunch of grapes

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Scottish Hallmarks - Robert Gray & Sons

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Scale

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Punch ladle detail

Scottish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle - Robert Gray & Sons
Silver punch ladle detail

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