Boston c. 1870 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
A premier name from the mid 19th century well into the 20th century, Boston's Bigelow, Kennard & Co. served a market that was increasingly eager and able to procure fine goods, of which this 9" long, weighty, 2.2 T. oz., serving spoon is an example. The design is characteristic of a Boston style especially popular in the 1860's leading into the 1870's. The handle is basically "Old English" with a tipt backside. The bowl is eggplant shaped and plain. The distinguishing feature on these pieces is the apparently limitless variety of engraved designs found on the handles. This piece exhibits particularly fine and detailed bright cut work. Furthermore, there is no visible wear so the diamond like surfaces show to maximum effect. There is a fancy "EGP" script monogram. The condition is flawless. Marks are the company name and the word "Sterling."