Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Ladle by Hamilton & Diesinger
Manufactured by Hamilton & Diesinger in the late 1800s may I offer this ornately designed silver soup ladle. The design is comprised of a shell at the top, florals and a lot of curlicues; it is known as an HMD2 as H&D were not in business for a very long time and did not seem to have named any of their designs. The ladle has a nice dip and a scalloped bowl. At the top of the handle is a monogram, in script, that reads TJP.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time; I did not polish this piece at all before poto'ing. The patina is wonderfully warm at the handle but the bowl definitely needs a clean. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver with hallmarks of Hamilton & Diesinger, Sterling to the back of the stem.
Size: Length on a straight line is about 9"; width at the bowl is 3-1/2".
Weight: 122 grams
Final Comments: Founded by Matthew Hamilton and Herman Diesigner, H&D were successors to Hamilton & Davis of Philadelphia, Pennyslvania. In business from 1880 to 1899 the firm ceased operation upon the retirement of Hamilton. The firm manufactured many unusual serving pieces in a limited number of designs. Most of the patterns designed have no name and are referred mainly by numbers - most dealers use the replacement site as reference in numbering.
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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Hamilton & Diesinger Sterling Silver Ladle