Irish Hook-end Soup Ladle, 1760

Irish silver hook end soup ladle Dublin 1760 John Laughlin
Irish silver hook end soup ladle Dublin 1760 John Laughlin DSCN3290 DSCN3292 DSCN3294 DSCN3295

£440.00

Soup Ladle - Hook-end - Dublin 1760 by John Laughlin - 33.5cm long; 145g - JU/8184

This is a good, early Irish silver soup ladle with a stunning engraved crest to the front terminal.

In the traditional style of Irish servers from the mid-18th century, this large ladle has a hooked-over end to the handle. Curiously the reverse of the handle is struck with hallmarks that includes two maker's marks; the maker "IL" is likely to be John Laughlin and presumably the "RT" mark is for the Dublin retailer Richard Tudor. This soup ladle is in fine condition.