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Recent Finds:  18th Century Coin Silver Punch Ladle
The question is- why did silversmiths put coins into the bottom of the punch ladles? Rupert Gentle once told me it signified the natal year of the recipient. In the case of this ladle the recipient would be 82 years old!
There is no doubt that British subjects loved punch and punch related accoutrements in silver were very popular in the upper middle class. This example has repousse decoration with birds and flowers; an engraved monogram "HEB" and a lovely silver coin with the image of Queen Anne on the front, and "1708" along with heraldic devices on the back. The handle is made of delicately carved hardwood which terminates in a slight flare.
Makers mark "IM" Date mark "P", etc.
English, 1790.

Silver, Silver and Hardwood  13 1/16 inches long, 3 3/4 inches wide  $695
   
   
   


 

 




 
804 Timberlake Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025    603.498.5009    johnphilbrick@gwi.net