A&C Gemstone Ladle Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver

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A&C Gemstone Ladle Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver

Postby Aguest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:10 am

A real mystery here, but this is the best Arts & Crafts piece I have ever found, a Gemstone Ladle with wire-wrapped and hand-hammered elements, most likely circa 1900-1910 when there was a "Gothic Revival" period in America, but this thing looks downright Medieval if you ask me, something right out of "Game Of Thrones" or an esoteric religious Baptismal ceremony?

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Re: A&C Gemstone Ladle Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver

Postby Aguest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:21 am

There are no hallmarks, no "STERLING" and no "925" which is strange given the good quality, the pink stone and the two green stones are unidentified:

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Re: A&C Gemstone Ladle Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver

Postby dragonflywink » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:13 am

Pics are a bit fuzzy on my phone, but to my eye, this looks more like a relatively modern artisan piece made using silver sheet (where is the wire-wrapping?)...

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A&C Gemstone Ladle Hand-Hammered Sterling Silver

Postby Aguest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:13 am

I looked closely and the one part which looks like wires is just cut-sheet work, you are right, and yes perhaps this piece is more modern than 1900 maybe 1970s would be a better guess....

Oh well, the search continues for a really good Arts & Crafts piece of silver....


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