A solid sterling silver soup ladle in a Fiddle Pattern. Plain, oval and deep bowl.
Handle front beautifully decorated with engraved a squirrel as a family crest, please see photos. P" into a square punch with a "dot" between initials for well-known London silversmith Richard Poulden; "little mark next to initials is a tally mark. Made in London, England, ca. 1820 Pictures will tell you more. Weight: 5.83 troy oz.
Clean, free of dings, dents and blemishes. Dark spots you are seeing on the photos, are reflections of a camera and other objects.Commensurate with age, the condition is excellent. Rare ladle for its maker and overall condition.