Watson "Govenor Dummer" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
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Derivative of the early 20th century Colonial Revival movement in design, the pattern on this 8 1/4" long, 2.1 T. oz., small berry, aka casserole, spoon is in fact named after a Colonial period governor of Massachusetts, William Dummer (1677-1761).
Issued in 1925, it is markedly similar to Towle's popular "Mary Chilton" which was introduced a decade earlier in 1912.
Sharing the same diamond-shaped handle, Watson's iteration is more elaborated than Towle's. Rather than plain, the handle adds a double width margin, egg and dart like detail on the lower portion, and a fan flourish at the tip. The generously proportioned bowl has flange shoulders.
Without a monogram or removal, it is in choice condition. There is no polishing wear, the bowl is free of dents, nicks, or burrs, showing only light surface scratches, and the finish is brilliant.
Marks are Watson's "crown, W, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Gov'R DUMMER" imprinted on the handle backside.