Watson "Grape" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Fruit Spoon
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Watson produced an extensive line of fruit, floral, and even vegetable patterns around the turn of the 20th century that were exceptionally finely rendered and reflected Art Nouveau sensibilities.
An example from that series, this 6 1/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.2 T. oz., spoon has an elongated and pointed bowl and is probably for citrus.
The motif is grape, showing a large cluster of high relief fruit surrounded by leaves and sinuous vines. The backside repeats the theme in diminished scale, with a stippled, open, area which in this instance has a script "MAP" monogram.
It is in very fine condition, showing no wear and having a lustrous finish. The bowl remains well-shaped and free of nicks, burrs, or dents.
Marks are the Whiting Mechanics pennant and sterling.