We will never know, but it is quite interesting. Hester Bateman's husband, John Bateman, was a known London silversmith and he passed away in 1760. He left her his tools in his will, which she used to build a thriving business that lasted for over 30 years. She retired in 1790 and two of her sons continued the business operations for a few more years. To this day, Hester Bateman is considered to be one of the finest English silversmiths of all time.
The Georgian sauce ladle offered here weighs approximately 40 grams and measures roughly 6.5" wide X 2" wide at the bowl. It retains its original patina, as we do not clean or service vintage sterling silver. Please review the photos carefully, including the embedded video. Hester Bateman Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle, 1776 - YouTube. The item "Rare 1776 Hester Bateman Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle with American-Style Eagle" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.nor-20" and is located in Fountain Valley, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.