Lincoln & Foss "Oval Thread" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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Lincoln & Foss, c. 1850, is one of several Boston partnerships that Charles Foss entered into.
This example is a 6 5/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., preserve spoon or large sugar spoon.
The style is characteristic of the period, with an "Oval Thread" pattern handle and a shell bowl. The backside carries a script "JAL" monogram.
In very good condition, it is essentially absent wear and has a warm, bright, patina. The bowl is free of dents, dings, cracks, or burrs.
Marks are a rubbed "Lincoln" alongside "& Foss," and "Sterling," although the style and period of this would usually be to a coin standard.