Large Eno & Co., Phila., "Fan" Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
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While his early working years were spent in Hartford, Connecticut, George Eno is identified as a Philadelphia silversmith where he spent most of his life.
This large, 7 3/4" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle is stamped "Eno & Co." and "Coin," dating it 1854-60, prior to Eno's 1860-70 partnership with George Bechtel.
This area is an exceptionally handsome piece that is in pristine condition.
The 2 7/8" by 2 1/4" by 5/8" deep oval bowl has a scalloped rim. The narrow handle is hexagonal with two square insertions. The end is broad and spreads out into a fan form. This is finely engraved and outlined in wriggle work. The open area in the center of the engraving has a delicate, feathered script "EJM" monogram. The lower portion of the handle at the place where it joins the bowl is also engraved. The backside of the piece is plain save for the marks.
There is no polishing wear whatsoever, and the finish is brilliant. All other aspects of the piece are flawless.