Helmeted head looking right surrounded by tiny beads; lightly gold-washed teardrop bowl with etched styllized leaves; script mono Hutchins on reverse; 13" in length. Marked COIN on reverse of stem. Condition is excellent.
Shaped handle with roulette and engine-turned decoration (see closeup), old English mono S on handle; 7" in length. Condition is near mint, extended bowl tips unworn. Other twist-stem flatware in stock.
The wreath pattern came into existence in Philadelphia about the same time as the sheaf-of-wheat and basket-of-flowers patterns. It never caught on outside Philly. Each of these 5 is in near-mint condition, the wreath crisp, the bowl tips unworn. The mono is L H F in feathered script. They have pointed shoulders and there is a drop on the bowl back. Length is 6".
Probably made in the year of its patent - 1871. The set consists of 12 dinner forks, 12 luncheon forks, 12 tablespoons, 12 dessert spoons and 12 teaspoons -- a total of 60 pieces with a weight of 77 T oz. NOTE: As often occurs with antique sets of silver, there are no knives. Replacement knives are usually modern, often pistol-handled.
Coin silver dessert fork in the fiddle thread pattern, 6 3/4 inches long. Tines worn. Engrave "FJK" on reverse in copperplate script. Marked "E.A.TYLER.NEW ORLEANS" in rectangle. Tyler was in business in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1838 to 1879. This fork is probably from the 1845 to 1861 period.