Watson "Orleans" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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Dating from early in the 20th century, Watson's "Orleans" is an acid etched design with a decidedly French sensibility to it.
It incorporates a central shield-like reserve on the upper front side and a corresponding open area on the backside. These areas are surrounded by tracery that is interspersed with numerous fleurs-de-lis, which are representative of the city which presumably inspired the pattern.
This example is a 6 1/8" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has a generously proportioned, 2 1/4" by 1 1/4", deep, flange rim, ovoid bowl.
It is without a monogram or removal and in superb estate condition. Wear is nil and the finish is bright and even. The bowl is free of dents, nicks or burrs.
Marks are Watson's "crown, W, lion" emblem and "Sterling."