Large 19th Century Engraved Sterling Silver Pie Server
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Generously sized at 9 7/8" long overall and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this item is a pie server.
It has a 4 5/8" by 3" at the widest, blade with raised shoulders that have flange shoulders with scalloped edges.
The handle has a fan shaped end. It and the blade are extensively engraved in a stylized design that suggests a dating circa 1870.
The backside is plain save for the imprinted word "Sterling," without a maker's or retailer's identification.
It appears barely ever to have been used. The engraving is crisp and the finish is brilliant, with a hand polished only luster. The blade is flat and even, free of any bends, nicks, or burrs.
There is a "St. J." script letter monogram that is actually a second monogram, as it sits on a slight dip in the silver indicating something previous was buffed away.