Pair 18thC brightcut teaspoons with engraved birds
$75 ea., $125 pair
Marked O.PINI -- probably Italian -- brightcutting and wrigglework design entire length of handle, with flower just below cartouche with bird. Script mono L A just below birds. Length is 5-1/8", with drop on bowl back and reverse tip. Condition of both spoons is near-mint.
Fancy that: an 18th-century coin silver spoon probably made in Italy half a century or more before Italy was born.