Elgin Silver Toddy Ladle, c.1820 Thomas Stewart

Elgin silver toddy ladle Thomas Stewart Breadalbane Scottish
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Toddy Ladle - Fiddle pattern - Elgin circa 1820 by Thomas Stewart - 16.8cm long; 28g - AV/5289

Silver from the Moray town of Elgin is scarce and this is a fine example of a silver toddy ladle with a famous Scottish collection provenance.

The fiddle pattern handle has the long, slender proportions that identify it as being of Scottish origin - often called oar pattern. The handle remains free of any personalised engravings and has had none removed.

The Scottish provincial marks to the reverse read "TS" for Thomas Stewart, "ELN" for Elgin and "cathedral wall" denoting the front facade of the ruined Elgin Cathedral which is located near the centre of this north eastern Scottish town. Also stamped on the reverse is the facsimile mark "Breadalbane"

Provenance: The spoon was formerly part of the famous silver spoon collection of Gavin Campbell the 1st Marquess of Breadalbane that was sold at Christies in 1926. He signed all the spoons in his collection with his name - as seen on the reverse of the stem.