Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Silver Cheese Scoop
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Medium sized, this cheese scoop measures 6 7/8" long and weighs just under 1.5 T. oz. The pattern is International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac," which is an Art Nouveau lily design dating from 1903.
This is an early, fully original, i.e. not custom or made up from another piece, example. The handle has an upturned end while the scoop itself has attractively scalloped shoulders. Marks are the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of International "helmet over shield," along with "Pat." and "Sterling."
There is a script "A" monogram.
It is in outstanding condition. The pattern detail remains exceptionally well-defined, showing all the fine line elements of the blossoms and leaves, and even pollen flecks on the petals. The scoop is smooth and well-formed. Apart from one long surface scratch along a sidewall, it is free of signs of use. The finish is bright and even.