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S/3340 Antique Treen Charles II Drinking Ladle

An exceptional Charles II drinking ladle, probably used in conjunction with a small wassail bowl, for drinking as one would using a dipper cup. The bowl, with four double incised lines, is a scolloped silver mounted coquilla nut, with a most unusual feature in having a flat base, so that the ladle remains in a stable position on the table. The slender tapered fruitwood handle is finely turned, ending in a double knop and finial. The whole has a lovely colour, condition and patination, and is a serious collector's item.

Sold 12 in. (31 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) High
2 in. (5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1680