A CASED ALBERT COLES SILVER AND SILVER GILT SOUP LADLE This is a Stunning Early American Soup Ladle with twist stem and silver gilt bowl in the Medallion pattern by Albert Coles. The Helmeted Warrior is in near mint condition with amazing crisp detail to the coin like embalm. There is a monogrammed to the reverse. The gilt shows little to no wear and it is a stunning piece by this well known early silversmith. It comes with it's original velvet purple lined leather case.
Albert Coles & Co., New York, New York, circa 1862 Marks: (eagle-AC-head) 11-1/8 inches long (28.3 cm) 4.7 troy ounces
Excellent condition overall with surface scratches commensurate with age.
Item ID: 241-AColesSoupL
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