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Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Reference: S1685
Period: George III
Year: 1790-1840
Silversmith: John Heron
Place: Greenock
Price: $ 800.00
Weight: 208 grams
Dimensions: 37.5 cm
Condition: Very good, light scratches to bowl, one small dent to bowl, no repairs.

Description: A rare Scottish provincial soup ladle, made by John Heron in Greenock. The ladle is the attractive Celtic Pointed pattern (Old English pointed, Pickford, Silver Flatware, pg 96), which was only made in Scotland and Ireland. The ladle has original engraved initial E, in traditional Scottish style. This is a large, substantial and heavy ladle, with a generous circular bowl, a pleasure to use. The hallmarks are excellent, very clear, just a portion on the right of the sailing ship not visible, it was not well struck on that side. The hallmarks include makers mark JH, anchor, 3 masted sailing ship complete with sails, rigging and flying pennants, initial C and oak tree (Turner, Directory of Scottish Provincial Silversmiths, pg 68, and Jackson pg 605. The anchor and sailing ship relate to Greenock's history as an important port and shipbuilding centre, the oak tree refers to the town's original name (Green Oak).
Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Scottish Provincial silver soup ladle - John Heron, Greenock

Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Original engraved initial E, scottish provincial silver soup ladle

Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Scottish provincial silver soup ladle bowl and drop

Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Scottish provincial soup ladle side view

Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
Scottish provincial silver hallmarks - john heron, anchor, sailing ship, C, oak tree

Scottish Provincial Silver Soup Ladle - John Heron, Greenock
scottish provincial silver ladle - greenock, scale

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