Old Reed & Barton "Intaglio" Sterling Silver Place or Dessert Spoon
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Made by the same company that produced such premier patterns as "Love Disarmed" and "Les Six Fleurs," "Intaglio" stands with those designs as an outstanding, early 19th century, Art Nouveau pattern. As the name implies, the imagery is inset in the silver, as well as raised up.
It is a floral, multi-motif line, with the name of the particular flower identified on the backside of each piece. The flower on this 7 1/4" long place or dessert spoon is identified as a "petunia."
Following after the line, it is a heavy piece at just over 1.6 T. oz. It is without a monogram or removal.
In very good condition, it retains excellent pattern detail free of polishing wear. The bowl is well-shaped, noting a hint of tip wear. The interior is without dents or burrs, but does have some flecked scratches.
Marks are the Reed and Barton "eagle, R, lion" emblem and "Pat. Appl'd" for in very fine lettering exactly as it should be on an old piece. In addition, it is stamped with the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co.," along with the aforementioned word "Petunia."