S.D. Brower "Medallion" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Each, two available.
Sperry Douglas Brower was an Albany silversmith and manufacturer of repute and substantial size.
Examples of his work are readily found, although that is not the case with his "Medallion" pattern, as instances of it are scant. In fact, Don Soeffing in his work on Medallion silver shows two spoon examples and states they are the only pieces he had seen (admittedly some time ago now as that publication is aging).
This piece is a 8 1/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., tablespoon (likely a place spoon in its time). It features a left facing, beaded and helmeted male figure. There is a rosette set mid handle and a leafy terminus. The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for the imprint "S.D.Brower & Son."
The condition is excellent. The figure remains crisp and sharp, free of polishing wear. The bowl is well-shaped and without tip wear, dents, burrs, or nicks. The finish is lustrous.