Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
Offered is a fine fiddlethread pattern master butter knife bearing the mark of Mobile, AL jeweler and watchmaker Albert J. Leslie, and the manufacturer's mark of Wood & Hughes. This is not technically Southern coin silver as it is marked sterling, but it dates just to the end of the coin silver era, circa 1865-75. This piece measures almost eight inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. It is graced with a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, legible retailer's mark for A. J. Leslie. Condition overall is very good, with a few scratches from normal use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine 19th Century Alabama silver serving piece!