William DeMatteo sterling grape shears,
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hand wrought, length 6 3/4 inches, weight 4.33 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.
DeMatteo produced objects for Colonial Williamsburg, and often used designs by the 18th century Virginia silversmith James Geddy as his inspiration. These were marked I ˖ G in addition to the usual trademarks (see third photo).
Over the years, we've bought and sold more than a few items by the DeMatteo family. This is unquestionably the best we've had the privilege to offer.