Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Lobster Ladle
Likely Cincinnati, Ohio
Maker: Duhme & Co.
12 3/8″ length
Ref. No. 68
Sterling Silver. Likely made at Cincinnati within the decade of the 1880s. See Amy Dehan’s Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 for a bowl illustrated on page 129 exhibiting the lobster theme. Substantial weight. Excellent original condition aside from a possible removal of a hook opposite the lobster on the handle. A small knob remains which is visible in an image. If the ladle actually had this device it would have been intended to anchor the ladle to the side of a punch bowl so to prevent the ladle from slipping into the food or beverage.