Sterling Wood & Hughes Zephyr Youth Set - 1885
The Zephyr pattern, introduced by Wood & Hughes in 1870, was made with a variant – this one – that was without flanges on the handle, revealing a Pointed Antique form. The double-struck pattern (that is, it appears on both the front and back of the implements) is delicate, with a sort of thread enclosing a suggestion of filigree in the midsection of the handle. The condition is very good, with only very, very superficial scratches. There is a monogram of MHB in beautiful script, and on the reverse is the date 1885. The knife is 6.7 in., the fork a hair under 6 in., and the spoon 5.6 in.; combined weight is 60 grams.