in rectangle. Is this Joseph Carman? John Chalmers? Joseph Carpenter? Am I failing to Inspire Confidence? Truly, as with many initial marks, the answer may never be known. Length 5 7/8 inches, monogrammed "M" in period script, the bowls are a bit chewed up (see fourth photo) and there is some tip wear-- priced accordingly.
Shell and bead pattern (D&H called it Charles II, introduced 1894, now obsolete). Length 8-3/8". Weight 1.3 troy ounces. The monogram is a script KS on the top of the handle. Overall and mark condition are excellent.
Marked 925 1000, each in an oval; or perhaps 925 000 with the 000 in an oval with vertical left end. Pointed, downturned handle with floral engraving at the end. Probably has a gold wash on bowl. Length 8-3,4". Weight 2-1/3 troy oz. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent. Maker is Marshall Field wholesale division.
Shaped and pierced blade, upturned handle, hammered finish. Length 7-9/16". Weight 1.1 troy ounces. Old English one-letter monogram on the top of the handle (can't read it). Overall and mark condition are excellent.
bowls, marked only "sterling" and "J.E.Caldwell & Co." To say that these are "highly carved" would be an understatement, and though about a hundred years old they are in essentially new condition. Length five inches, no monogram.
Some might hold out for pie in the sky when they die, others would prefer to eat it now. We won't confess to endorsing either preference but will provide the right utensil for those who fall into category number two. Just shy of 7 1/4 inches long, excellent condition, monogrammed "LRM" (script, obverse, see third photo).