Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s

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hpidaves
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Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s

Postby hpidaves » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:58 am

Greetings!

I have this small (5 inch) pierced ladle and I am wondering what its purpose was. It is British (William Page) from I am guessing the late 1800s -- based upon William Page's operating dates and the pattern style.

Did this have something to do with tea?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Dave

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Re: Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:59 pm

This is a "sifter spoon", often found in a set with fruit serving spoons. Its use is to sprinkle powdered sugar on fruit and desserts.

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Re: Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s

Postby hpidaves » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 pm

Phil,
Thank you so much for the information -- it makes sense.
Dave


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