Watson "Meadow Rose" Sterling Serving 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 have crisper and sharper pattern detail, and tend to have finer finishes than later pieces. That is the case with this 9 3/16" long, 2.7 T. oz., fish fork. The high relief, representational rose design is true to life and offered in an Art Nouveau manner. The four tine serving end has scalloped edges and shoulders as well as a rippled surface. It is without a monogram or removal, and in immaculate condition.