S.D. Brower "Medallion" Coin Silver Teaspoon
click for more pictures for item 2186f
Each, five available.
This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., teaspoon was made by Sperry Douglas Brower who 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, which this is, 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.
This example features a right facing, slightly matronly looking, classical female figure set in an oval. There is a rosette located mid handle and a leafy terminus. The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for an Old English "T" monogram and the name of the retailer, "Goewey."
The condition is excellent. The figure remains crisp and sharp, free of polishing wear. The bowl is without tip wear, dents, burrs, or nicks. The finish is lustrous.