LADLE MADE IN 1766
This ladle was made in 1766 in London by James Tookey and features the “Onslow Pattern”. An interesting point to note is the join ¾ of the way up the handle. The technique used is called a half-lap joint that was more common in carpentry. Technology at the time of manufacture would not have allowed for the handle to be cast in one solid piece of silver, so the half-lap joint was employed. Difficult to see and impossible to feel, the joint is as strong today as it was the day it was made.