Soup Ladle hallmark identification

CibermermaidMarch 20, 2011

Could someone please help identifying the hallmark on this soup ladle please?

Thank you.

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lindac

It would be easier if you showed both sides of the whole thing....
But I can tell you what it isn't...
It's not American silver, nor British, it's not Any form of American nor British plate I have ever seen.
It looks like no french nor Italian silver mark I have ever seen....it's not old American pewter.
Where did you get it....that may provide some clue.
Linda C

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 10:52AM
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Cibermermaid

Thank you for the reply. I bought it at a estate sale, in Irvine, CA. I believe the homeowner was from the middle east somewhere. I was told it was very old...

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:36AM
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lazy_gardens

Can you show the whole ladle, and a close-up of the decorated side of the handle?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:39AM
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Cibermermaid

Here is the full ladle...

Here is a link that might be useful: full ladle

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:44AM
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Cibermermaid

Handle detail.

Here is a link that might be useful: Handle detail

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:46AM
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lindac

Looks like "silver" but not sterling quality...perhaps 700 parts fine?
Could be all sorts of arab countries...
by very old....maybe 100 years? possibly as much as 130 years.

Take some International or Wrights silver polish to it and see what happens....or perhaps some simichrome.
I'll bet it will polish up to a nice shine....and you won't be removing any value enhancing patina.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:50AM
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Cibermermaid

The ladle measures 13" long.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 11:51AM
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Cibermermaid

Thank you lindac!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 12:18PM
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lazy_gardens

The mark looks like a stylized bird with partly spread wings ... but much of this stuff will never be identified.

It might also be some obscure South American company.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 9:40PM
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