Towle "No. 38" Engraved Sterling Dessert Spoon
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Towle produced a number of engraved patterns in the 1880s, some of which are known by the name of the flower they portray, at least two, "Florence" and "Gladys," by women's names, and the remaining by numbers.
This 7" long, moderately heavy 1.2 T. oz., dessert spoon is "No. 38" in this family of designs.
As with other similar pieces, it has a rounded, up-turned end, and satin matte finish. The bright cut work incorporates Aesthetic elements combined with leaf and floral detailing. The flower appears to be some sort of pom pom.
The backside is engraved "M A Walts" in script.
It is in excellent condition. The engraving remains crisp and well-defined. The bowl is rounded, with no tip wear, but does have light surface scratches. There is a fine patina.
Marks are the Towle emblem and the word "Sterling."