Large Irish 1840 sterling silver rat tail soup ladle Dublin with Belfast retailer mark
This is a wonderful, large and elegant sterling silver soup ladle measuring 34cm in length and weighing a hefty 258g.
It is very well made and solid piece with the additional flourish of a ‘rat tail’.
The maker’s mark is for Christopher Cummins Junior who was active between 1831 and 1866 based at 42 Great Ship Street, Dublin. The additional hallmark is for a very high end retailer based in Belfast, Robert Neill.
The date mark is the upper case letter “U” with serif and in a shield, with ’rounded’ corners at the top and pointed at the bottom.
There is Gothic letter ‘M’ for the original owner and it must have been a very wealthy family to have owned this large ladle in 1840.
We have come across a similar large rat tail soup ladle being offered at £750 but is English and slightly later in date (full details available on request).
Please note that is amazing piece is in very good, clean and unrepaired condition.
It is a used piece and it is 180 years old so there is some commensurate minor wear and tear but this does not detract from the overall pleasing appearance.
Fully insured UK postage is included in the price.
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