Krider & Biddle (Philadelphia) Engraved Coin Berry Spn.
Made by Krider & Biddle c. 1865, and marked with that company's emblem, this 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz. berry spoon has a reverse tipt end handle with an engraved front. There is a reserve that has never been monogrammed. The engraving is finely rendered, as would be expected of this firm and as was generally so of mid 19th century Philadelphia silver. The bowl is an unusual shape, with notched edges and raised ribbing on the interior. It is finished in an original bright gold wash front and backsides. The piece is in essentially mint condition. Apart from a slight scuff mark on the upper left front of the handle, there are no signs of wear.