Early silver sifting draining spoon or ladle made by John Blake and hallmarked in London in 1788. Old English pattern.
Georgian silver sifting ladle John Blake 1788
Nice quality silver sifting ladle made in 1788 by John Blake, with excellent hallmarks and in excellent antique condition. John Blake was registered in London from 1788 making this one of his earliest pieces.
In Old English pattern the bowl of the spoon is pierced with small circles and crosses to the centre and foliate piercing around the edge.
The terminal of the spoon is engraved with a crest of a rising hand (possible the Aaron family crest).
Good set of crisp clear hallmarks. It weighs 30 grams and measures 16 cms long and 5 cms across the bowl at the widest point.