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Simple, unadorned silver ladle with deep, round bowl and curved, tapered handle.

Ladle

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Simple, small silver chamber candlestick with attached snuffer, the well round with beaded edge, the edge of the C-scroll handle/snuffer holder likewise beaded, the urn-shaped candleholder raised on an open pedestal that would have held a fire starter or match, the upper flared rim of the candleholder likewise with beaded edge and the foot decorated with bright-cut engraving, the conical snuffer fits into the holder with an L-shaped hook and has a beaded edge.

Chamber Candlestick and Snuffer

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Long, simple silver marrow scoop, or spoon, on one side a long, narrow bowl used to extract marrow from smaller bones, and on the other a shorter, wider bowl used for larger bones, on the reverse of the larger bowl the engraved image of a griffin.

Marrow Scoop or Spoon

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Small, simple teapot of oval shape with beading around the bottom and upper edges, with plain, straight spout and loop handle that is encased in wicker, the hinged, flat cover with pineapple knop, the main body engraved on both sides with oval reserves (left empty) above two crossed and bound leafy sprigs and below a ribbon.

Teapot

Covered Sauceboat

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Small covered dish in silver, originally with glass liner, resting on four leafy ball feet, the lower and upper edge of the body with a band of beading, the body with a narrow band at top and bottom in a pierced guilloche pattern – repeating, interlacing curved bands enriched with rosettes – the central body decorated with bright-cut engraving, on each side a central oval reserve flanked by floral garlands, on one side the reserve engraved with a stag’s head cabossed (crest associated with many different families), on the other with a flower and leaf motif, with two loop handles that terminate in leafage, the domed cover engraved at the edge with a band of leafy motifs, with acorn and oak leaf finial.

Covered Dish

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
One of a pair (with 1973.3a-b) of silver, boat-shaped, covered sauceboats, each raised on stepped oval foot with beaded edge, the upper rim of the main body likewise beaded, with two large, loop handles with reeded accents, the fitted, domed cover notched to accommodate a ladle, with beaded urn finial, both the cover and the body on one side engraved with a stag crest.

Covered Sauceboat

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Simple, plain, large silver tankard of waisted, baluster-shape, on round, stepped foot, with double C-scroll handle that terminates in a heart-shaped motif, with hinged, domed lid, at the hinge a decorative, applied, strap element, with open scroll thumb piece.

Covered Tankard

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Small silver tea caddy spoon, the bowl shell-shaped and the handle slightly curved and decorated with bright cut engraving in a pattern of dots and swags, with an oval reserve at the tip designed for a monogram (left empty).

Tea Caddy Spoon

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Silver hot water jug resting on short stem that tapers to small, round beaded foot accented with bright-cut engraving in a scallops and dot pattern, resting on a square plinth with four ball feet, the plinth decorated with bright-cut engraving comprised of floral elements at each corner with dots in between, the urn-shaped body with a wide band of engraved ovals and dots at the shoulder between an upper and lower band of beading, the neck narrows in the middle, the lower edge likewise engraved with a decorative pattern, the beak-shaped spout edged with beading, the hinged lid with urn finial, with attached ear-shaped walnut handle with thumb rest, the main body under the spout engraved with an oval reserve with crossed leafy branches and a ribbon (left empty).

Hot Water Jug