Sale Price: $696.50 2016 Holiday Sale Listed Price $995.00
Sterling silver soup ladle in medallion pattern. Made by Bailey & Co. (predecessor to Baily, Banks & Biddle) in Philadelphia, ca 1870. Curved handle terminating in oval medallion applied with centurion’s head on engraved linear ground. A great piece by a regional maker in the fashionable classical motif. The stylized flower and leaf mounts are forward-looking touches. Ovoid bowl is gilt.
Hallmarked Bailey & Co. (1846-78). Very good condition with rich patina.