Old Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Sterling Sugar Spoon
This 5 7/8" long, 1.2 T. oz. sugar spoon in Reed & Barton's Les Six Fleurs is an original item and about as finely rendered an example of this popular Art Nouveau design as might be found. It is certainly to be distinguished from the contemporary reissues and restrikes of this pattern. There is no wear on the high relief and precisely detailed floral portraiture. The imagery exquisitely conveys the sinuosity for which Art Nouveau is known, with the silver seeming virtually liquid. This item is without wear, presenting itself as it did over 100 years ago when it was made. There is no monogram or removal. Marks are the Reed & Barton emblem, Sterling, and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co." This is also stamped "Pat. Dec. 10 1901" in very fine lettering along the backside edge of the handle.