Item: Cream Ladle Description: Old English
Feather-edge Pattern Hallmark: London 1784 by Hester
Bateman (Duty Drawback mark) Dimensions: 106 mm long
Comments: A nice ladle with an ultra rare mark.
The duty drawback mark (symbolised by a standing figure of
Britannia holding a spear and shield) was first used at the same time as
the duty mark (1st December 1784) to represent the repayment of duty for
exempt items that were being exported. It was discontinued on 24th July
1785 because of the damage caused to finished goods by it's stamping.
Therefore the mark is only found on items that were exported in an eight
month period. This is one of only two examples we have had in stock and is
by far the clearest example.
Ref. No.: PR/2098
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