Outstanding Tiffany/Moore/Hebbard Coin Platter Spoon
Beautiful stuffing or basting spoon in the “Louis XIV” pattern first patented in 1847 by John Chandler Moore. It was variously produced by John Polhemus (Polhamus) and Henry Hebbard, all of whom sold through Tiffany prior to Tiffany's own silver production. This must have been an early example because it's not marked “sterling” as most other pieces made for Tiffany were; rather, it is coin. There is a monogram WCA. The double-struck pattern is crisp, and scratches are only very superficial. The acanthus on the heel is strong, the bowl is beveled with no wear, and there are no bends, dents or pits. Its length is 11.5 inches (the bowl is 3.75 inches), and the weight is a hefty 126 grams.