Nice antique silverplate soup ladle by 1835 R. WALLACE in the well-regarded LAUREL pattern. (c. 1910) This nice soup ladle is in very good condition, but does show some heel wear on the back of the bowl. Never monogrammed.
A bit of history about "1835 R. Wallace" - Robert Wallace was a silversmith born in 1815. By 1835, his business was actively in operation making spoons. His company evolved over the years into Wallace Silversmiths. The "1835 R Wallace" pieces were not made in 1835 and the patterns did not originate in 1835. The date and name are just product names developed much later by the company, evidently to honor its founding or founder.
The "A1" designation simply refers to the thickness of the silver applied to the surface. Also on the back of the handle is PAT.DEC. 29-09.
Having a soup ladle around the house can be quite useful, as these deep spoons make great utility tools in the kitchen. Two characteristics set the soup ladle apart from other spoons. The first is the deep bowl, which is designed to accommodate a large amount of liquid.
These ladles are often used at large dinners, and they can be seen in self-serve food lines as well, to encourage people to use the ladles rather than their own spoons.
This heavy silver plate soup ladle in the LAUREL pattern by R. Wallace measures 3" x 3.5" in the bowl, 10.5" in total length and weighs 4.9 ounces. An excellent silver flatware piece to add to your fine silver collection.
A1875 - Antique Silverplate 1835 R. WALLACE Soup Ladle LAUREL c. 1910