An early 19th Century Toddy ladle with polished coquilla nut bowl. Presented here a fine example of this type of collectable treen object. The bowl is turned from a coquilla nut and has developed a wonderful colour and patination, The handle is of a turned hardwood, possibly oak, and retains some of its original ebonized or painted finish. The decoration is simple and understated with a couple of rings to the base of the bowl, a band of rings towards the top of the shaped handle which itself terminates in a pointed knop. Dated to the Georgian era C1880 this ladle would have been used for the serving of Toddy (the drink of warmed spirits.) Scotland is one of the countries cited as being the origin of drinking Toddy and certainly it was very popular there. Condition: Excellent Size: 8. 5/8" long Bowl: 1. 5.8" (top)
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