Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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Made by San Francisco's Koehler & Ritter, and so marked, this coin silver serving spoon measures a lengthy 9" overall and has a generously proportioned, 3 3/4" by 2 1/2", plum-shaped bowl. It weighs approximately 2.3 T. oz.
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border. The interior has a matte surface with a pale gold finish, while the backside is polished silver.
There is a finely engraved, Old English, "M" monogram set sideways on the handle.
The condition is choice estate. Pattern details remains crisp, showing no polishing wear. The bowl is flawless, without any dimples, nicks, or burrs.