English sterling silver and Baleen whalebone toddy or punch ladle, c.1790 - 1810. The handle floated, making it easier to retrieve the ladle when dropped in the punch
This special, museum quality George III ladle is 14 1/4" long, weighing 41 grams. It bears a period script double monogram on the side of the bowl: A*W over A*M
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.