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Recent Finds:  Make-do Punch Ladle
Waste not, want not... as the saying goes. Among the many interesting aspects of this punch ladle is the use of the shell- which mimics the silver form ladles that were often given bowls shaped like a nautilus. I submit the possibility that the wood, silver and shell have been together well over a century given the amount of degradation to the surface of the shell. After all- punch contained citric acid and alcohol.
From the excellent patina of the beautifully turned handle to the well balanced two prong attachment- this is an exceptional "make-do".
Good antique condition with overall wear.
Anglo-American ca. 1810-

Turned Hardwood, Silver and Shell  14 3/4 in. long, 3 1/2 in. wide  $595
   
   
   


 

 




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