Long-handled serving spoon by Robert Best & Co., Cinc.
Best, his 2 brothers and father were early silversmiths in Cincinnati. This spoon was made during the period he was associated with Deterly and Woodruff, from 1815-17. It has a downturnd fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, and is 9-1/2" long. This piece was never engraved. It is in excellent condition with just a touch of tipwear.