Need Help with Arts & Crafts Ladle Identification

Item must be marked "Sterling" or "925"
PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
ronenros
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Need Help with Arts & Crafts Ladle Identification

Postby ronenros » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:38 pm

Hi,

I have this ladle that looks to me to be Arts & Crafts period. It is quite long with a rather small bowl, so I guess that my first question would be concerning what purpose this served. Secondly, the back of the handle is stamped "Sterling" with some initials following. Due to the poor stamping, it's difficult to ascertain exactly what it reads, but it may be either "A-SF" or maybe "AJSF". Does anyone recognize this?

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Re: Need Help with Arts & Crafts Ladle Identification

Postby doc » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:35 pm

I do not know the maker, but the spoon is a mustard or condiment spoon. It would be placed in a mustard or jam pot, hence the long handle. in comparison with the bowl.

ronenros
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Re: Need Help with Arts & Crafts Ladle Identification

Postby ronenros » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Hi Doc,

Thank you very much for the contribution. I probably should have provided dimensions for the piece - it's 12 1/2" long and the bowl has a diameter of 1 1/4", so rather long and large for a condiment jar. It obviously has to reach into a piece with some depth, some type of jar and probably would pick up a object rather than a liquid as the bowl is quite shallow. Would you have any other suggestions?

Thanks again!

Ron


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