American Antique Sterling Silver "Bull" Pattern Sauce Ladle, c. 1870
This sauce or gravy ladle is in a very rare pattern which features a shaped handle and a fantastic cast and 3-D applied steer head executed with stunning details. A cow bell hangs below. The back of the handle is engraved with an 'HB' monogram.
This wonderful ladle is marked '925' along with the New York City retailer 'BALL, BLACK & CO.' It is not marked by the maker but was most likely made by John Wendt. It measures just shy of 7 inches long, weighs 2.35 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.
You may also like
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Sign up to get the latest updates and current musings in our occasional newsletter…