Durgin "Watteau" Mystery Ladle

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Durgin "Watteau" Mystery Ladle

Postby silvercrown » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:55 am

Beautiful little ladle from Durgin in the 1891, "Watteau" pattern. Can anyone tell me what it was used for?

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Postby Granmaa » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:18 pm

This looks like a sugar sifter spoon, but, although I don't know much about American patterns, it looks like it has been converted from a sauce ladle i.e. those holes in the bowl were added later.

Sugar sifter spoons usually have flat bottomed bowls, whereas sauce ladles have rounded bottoms, at least with English silver they do.

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