Watson "Meadow Rose" Sterling Cold Meat Fork
Later produced as a Wallace pattern, "Meadow Rose" originated with Watson in 1907. This is an early example, having the Watson crown, W, lion, hallmark, along with the W in a pennant emblem, and the word "Sterling." Older pieces that are without wear as this is, have crisper and sharper pattern detail, and tend to have finer finishes than later pieces. That is the case with this 7 3/4" long, quite heavy, 2.5 T. oz., cold meat fork. The representational rose design is true to life and offered in an Art Nouveau manner. It is without a monogram or removal, and as suggested in the above statements, in immaculate condition.