This large soup ladle is stunning. Halfway up the handle, the silver is split into three flat sheets and textured. It is then braided into this magnificent design. The rest of the surface is textured with an irregular pattern which shimmers like reflecting water. The bowl is beautifully engraved 'EDD.' Although made in the 1870s, this rare ladle has a very modern appearance.
This beautiful ladle is marked with Durgin’s early trademark and 'STERLING" and by the New Orleans retailer "M. Scooler." "Maurice Scooler was a German-born jeweler who ran a successful store on Canal Street." (1) It measures 12.25 inches long, weighs 6.90 troy ounces and is in very good/ excellent antique condition with wear to the original gilding on the bowl.