This novel desk item, a stamp or letter moistener, carries the company name, the words "Sterling 925/1000 Fine," and "Baltimore."
It measures 4" overall and weighs a relatively hefty .9 T. oz., which includes a negligible amount for the sponge tip.
It has a stick-like, flat handle with a rounded end. Both sides have a dense repousse pattern typical of Baltimore silver...
In her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" Dorothy Rainwater notes that by the turn of the twentieth century, the firm had established branches in Newport and London, obviously seeking to be accessible to a select clientele.
This 6" long, 7/8" wide, nearly 1.2 T...