1st item: Hester Bateman sterling silver tongs with bright cut decoration, oval grips, monogram TMA, London, no date mark (c. 1785). 2nd through 5th items: Two pairs of matching Hester Bateman tablespoons. Includes one pair with C monogram, London, 1785-86, and one slightly smaller pair with rooster crest, London, 1787-88. 6th item: William Bateman stuffing spoon, monogram S, date mark for 1831-32, London. 12"L. 7th item: Ladle with fluted bowl and narrow handle, mark for Peter Bateman, Ann Bateman and William Bateman, London, 1804. 9"L. Combined weight: 15.87 oz troy.
Private Nashville, TN Collection.
Repair and bending to ladle stem. Slight wear to tips of 2 tablespoons. Otherwise all items excellent condition.