Wm. B. Meyers Arts & Crafts Sterling Platter Spoon
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Located in Newark, New Jersey, sources cite dates of 1907-c. 1958 for the William B. Meyers Co.
Renowned for its line of miniature reproductions, the company also produced a variety of other items in silver. Rainwater notes in her work on American silver manufacturers that Meyers "was noted for the fine quality, the good design and excellent craftsmanship of his pieces."
This 11 3/4" long, weighty at 4.2 T. oz., platter or stuffing spoon, is a product of their Arts & Crafts effort, at which the company was also accomplished. It is marked with the firm Old English "M" emblem, along with "Sterling" and "Hand-Made."
It has a down-turned, reverse tipt handle and a thumb drop on the bowl. The entire piece has a hammered surface. There is a script "VVHP" set vertically on the front of the handle.
The condition is mint estate. Signs of use are limited to light surface scratches consistent with normal use. The bowl is perfectly shaped and free of dents, burrs, or tip wear. The finish is brilliant.