Spectacular Colonial Serving Ladle
An extremely well executed Colonial period wooden ladle in original surface.
Carved from the block of American maple wood and executed gracefully in form. A square shafted and tapered and curved neck terminates in a tapered handle both with fine chamfered edges. The bowl is executed beautifully with sensitive attention to proportionally appropriate size showing a delicate, yet generous shape with superb kerf and tool marks remaining on both the interior and exterior.
Very likely formed as a substitute for an identical form in silver, the emulation is extremely well executed.
Remains in fine condition with a superb surface. Presents well with mellow color.
New England origin. Ca. 1790-1830. 20"L.