As our friend Don Soeffing has recounted in "The Battle of the Birds" (Silver Magazine, November/December 1995), production of this pattern was short lived, because W & H lost this particular battle against Tiffany for infringement of their design pattern...
The blade features a restrained and well executed bit of engraving (please see third enlargement) with brite-cut foliage and shaded flowers.
The obverse features a refined bit of engraving, done by a skilled and steady hand.
One of these days, a more scholarly colleague will reveal the true name of this pattern...
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William Adams Walker Stewart (1876 - 1960) graduated from Princeton with the class of 1897 and practiced law in New York City. As Vice Commodore of the N.Y.Y.C. during some hard years, he managed to find a way to increase the number of yachts competing in the schooner class ("Everyone knows how little of this expensive type of yachting has been go...