Fessenden "McKinley" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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Although Fessenden produced several Art Nouveau style floral designs early in the 20th century and named them after the respective flower portrayed, this perhaps chrysanthemum pattern in that series was an exception to that practice and was named "McKinley."
Measuring 7" long and weighing 1.1 T. oz., this example is a preserve or jelly spoon. The pattern is double die struck, meaning it appears on the front and back sides of the handle. It is high relief and highly detailed. The bowl is uncommon in that it is round, has a scalloped rim, and is finished in a matte gold wash.
The condition is mint estate and there is no monogram or removal. There is no polishing wear and the finish is bright. The bowl is without dings, dents, burrs, or wear to the gold.
Marks are "F" and "Co" in diamonds, plus "Sterling" and "925/1000."