This is a stunning small English early 18thC circa 1700 to1720 silver toddy ladle dating from the Queen Anne / George I period judging by the bowl decoration and cartouche surround. The cartouche surround is very similar to my 1713 silver Porringer. Small silver ladles were made in England in the 17thC and baleen was also being used, but in my opinion this ladle was probably made a little bit later than the James II coin. The bowl has a very rare James II shilling from 1687 inset into the base in extra fine condition. It looks like the 7 on the date of 1687 was overstamped when minted on a coin from 1686 which can. It has a lovely barleytwist baleen handle surmounted with a silver cap engraved with the initial’S’. There is a tiny split in the silver where fastened, mentioned for accuracy. There are no hallmarks that I can find which would be normal for a small silver item from this period, especially with the fact that the maker defaced a coin of the realm which was illegal. The bowl is decorated with fine chasing and repousse birds, foliage, flowers and grapes with a central cartouche engraved with the original owners initials’MW’. Around the rim in repousse are the words “VICESIMO NONO DECVS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI” which is the. Latin motto around the milled James II coin inserted into the base. The condition is outstanding with a lovely patina and it has no damage, dings or repairs. The bowl is 59mm diameter and it is 29cm from bowl to end of handle. There is a tiny flea bite to the baleen handle shown in photos which form part of the description. The item “FINE & RARE ANTIQUE 18thC QUEEN ANNE SILVER TODDY LADLE 17thC JAMES II COIN 1687″ is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Ladles”. The seller is “anlincs” and is located in brigg. This item can be shipped worldwide.