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.
`Retailed by E. Mead & Co., St. Louis -- feathered script mono W F L on scimitar-like blade; 6-3/4" in length. Excellent condition. Josephine was Mary Todd Lincoln's pattern. Other than the last initial of the mono, there is absolutely no indication that these pieces were part of her set.