Six Matched Westervelt "Ivy" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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Located in Newburgh, New York, John L. Westervelt was one of the most successful of the 19th century silver manufacturers located in New York State's Hudson River Valley.
The "Ivy" design on these six, 5 7/8" long, 3.5 T. oz. the lot, matching teaspoons, is one of the firm's signature patterns. Made to both a coin and sterling standard, these are marked "Sterling," dating them to 1870 or later according to silver scholar D. A. Soeffing.
Each one has a feathered script "M.A.S." monogram set sideways on the handle.
They are in superb estate condition. Pattern detail remains sharply defined on both sides of the handles, and the finishes are bright. The bowls are free of tip wear or dents, with one only showing some pebbling in the base.
The backsides are imprinted with a three part pseudo hallmark and the word "Sterling."