This exquisite vintage cream ladle dates from 1931, and is rendered in sparkling sterling silver. The piece was manufactured by the Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen Company and is in excellent condition.
Ever since its founding in 1902, as the Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen Company, the business, now known only as Lunt Silversmiths. continues to produce fine sterling tablewares.
Lunt Silversmiths was the successor to the renowned A.F. Towle Company when George C. Lunt took over ownership in the early 1900s.
This beautiful sterling cream ladle is really elegant. It has excellent substance and weight and features a demure yet elegant stamped design on the end of the handle.
The style (characterized by shallow fluting and a slightly pointed tip) is called the Modern American pattern and was patented in 1931.
On the underside of the handle you will find the Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen hallmark which consists of an "R", "L", and "B" inside a "Y"-shape. A neighboring mark reads "Sterling" in capitals. The spoon has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver content.
There appears to be another hand-etched mark that reads "75/13/113"; this is likely a manufacturer's reference mark.
Despite one or two very minor surface scratches, the ladle remains in outstanding vintage condition.
Good sterling flatware can MAKE a table. Even Cool-Whip will look elegant with this pretty cream ladle!
Measurements: 6 1/8" long, Handle is 4 ½" long, ½"-5/8" wide, 3mm thick Bowl of ladle is 2 ¼" long, 1 ¾" wide and ½" deep Weight: 48.2 grams (1.70 oz)