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Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Reference: S1609
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1790
Silversmith: John Keith
Place: Banff
Price: $ 580.00
Weight: 202 grams
Dimensions: 36.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, a few small dings to bowl, light scratches to bowl from use.

Description: A rare Scottish Provincial silver soup ladle, made in Banff by John Keith. This is a beautiful ladle, long and elegant, it is also very substantial, a pleasure to use. The ladle is Old English, and has a contemporary engraved initial "M". The ladle also has an unusual drop, bowl shaped with a ridge. The hallmarks include makers mark "IK" for John Keith, capital letter "B" (thought to represent Banff), and capital letter "M" (used by Keith , possibly to represent a date letter). The hallmarks are clearly legible, but the bottom left of both the "B" and "M" mark is not visible, probably as a result of not being well struck. We have dated this ladle to circa 1790, so early on in Keiths career.
Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Scottish provincial silver soup ladle - john keith, banff

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Banff silver soup ladle

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Scottish provincial antique silver soup ladle - banff

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Initials M

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Drop with ridge

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Hallmarks - John Keith, Banff

Rare Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Keith, Banff
Scale

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