This Russian soup ladle was made in St. Petersburg by Andreas Kotro in 1869. The assay mark is "B.C 84". What this means is that the silver is 84% pure silver which was the silver standard in Russia at that time. Most Americans are more familiar with sterling standard which is 92.5% pure silver. There are many ways to describe a piece of silver, elegant, exquisite, stunning. Well those words really wouldn't describe this ladle. This ladle is done in the fiddle pattern. It is a large and heavy piece and it's charm and beauty is in it's simplicity. The only soft thing about this ladle is the script monogram at the top of the handle. When I look at this ladle it cries out to me: "BORSCHT".
Length: 13 1/2"
Width: 4 1/4"
Weight: 8.7 Troy oz.
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