Exceptional Watson "Little Bo Beep" Sterling Silver Child
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Dating from early in the 20th century, this 5 5/16" long, just under .9 T. oz., spoon shows remarkably refined die and finish work.
Sculptural in manner, it was made by Watson, whose design and execution in silver manufacturing consistently reflects a high standard.
The subject is drawn from the nursery rhyme "Little Bo Peep" and features a complexly detailed, three dimensional, portraiture of the miss herself.
She is adorned with a big bonnet hat, is wearing a corseted bodice that is ballooning over her hips, and has lace shoes tied in a bow. She is holding a shepherd's staff in her right hand, and has her left hand raised above her brow, seeking to sight her lost sheep.
The lower portion of the handle front reads "Little Bo Beep" in raised lettering, while the backside incorporates an Art Nouveau poppy blossom.
The bowl is inscribed "J.W.W." in flowing script.
It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear or damage, and having a bright, clean, finish.
Marks are the Watson pennant emblem and the word "Sterling."