Heavy antique silverplate SOUP LADLE by W.R. (William A. Rogers) in the LEONORA / LENORA pattern. (c. 1905) This fine antique silver ladle is in very good condition, with only slight heel wear on the bottom of the bowl. Never monogrammed.
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.
The cross and keystone marks were used by William A. Rogers Ltd. William A. Rogers, Ltd. was succeeded by Oneida Silversmiths in 1929 who continued to use Wm. A Rogers trademarks. Rogers had factories in Ontario Canada and New York City.
This fine heavy antique silver plate soup ladle is marked with a "cross" and a "keystone", the initials "W.R." and the pattern is Leonora/Lenora. This soup ladle measures 3.75" x 3.25", is 10.75" in length and weighs 3.1 ounces. An excellent silver flatware piece to add to your fine silver collection.
A1876 - Antique Silverplate W. R. (William A. Rogers) "LEONORA / LENORA" Soup Ladle (c. 1905)