Wood & Hughes "Medallion" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Wood & Hughes produced a number of designs in the 1860's that fall into the "Medallion" category, of which this 6" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz. sterling silver teaspoon is one. It is commonly referred to as "Diana." It is single die struck, meaning the design appears only on the front, with the backside plain save for an engraved feathered script "CU" monogram in this instance. The condition is exceptional. Pattern detail remains crisp and sharply defined. The bowl is well-shaped and free of dings, dents, burrs, or tip wear. Marks are "WwH," "Sterling," and a star (which is probably a journeyman's mark).