Queen Anne Britannia silver marrow scoop
John Ladyman, London, 1712
Of good gauge silver and usual double ended form, the bowl endings somewhat squared;
marks with light wear;
Mark : LA in script, a crown above, a pellet below
(Ref. London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Timothy Kent) : John Ladyman was apprenticed to spoonmaker George Watkins, London, 1675, and free 1687. He was a major spoon specialist of his generation, and the proprietor of one of the two IL marks of the period. He entered his NS marks in 1699 (Grimwade #1897) and continued to make spoons for many years. The important specialist Charles Jackson was apprenticed to him in 1700.
Condition : Excellent for age and the softer Britannia silver, with good patination and a minor edge nicks and areas of pitting
8.25” Long / 1.1 oz.
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