George Gebelein Large Coffin End Repro. Serving Spoon
George Gebelein was known for "making fine reproductions and adaptations," and as a collector and authority on silver according to Dorothy Rainwater in "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." He was a recognized participant in the Boston arts and crafts movement, and well-established in that city. This example of his work is a 9 5/8" long, just over 2.1 T. oz., serving spoon that is imitative of a c. 1800 coffin end piece with an exposed drop on the heel. It is stamped "Gebelein Sterling Boston," which was a mark established in 1927, and has a fancy feathered script "LHC" monogram. It is in excellent condition, with a perfectly-shaped bowl that is free of tip wear, dings, or dents, and an overall fine patina.