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Hebbard & Moore "Engraved Ivy" Twist Handle Sterling Silver Spoon

Hebbard & Moore "Engraved Ivy" Twist Handle Sterling Silver Spoon
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$32.00

A 6" long, .7 T. oz., this piece was likely an individual for ice cream spoon, although it could even have been a sugar.

Stamped "H & M" for the partnership of (Henry) Hebbard & (George) Moore, New York City, it dates 1861-65.

It is also stamped "Sterling," and while coin silver was still the dominant standard in this period, Hebbard retailed much of his output through Tiffany, which required sterling, so he likely produced with this in mind.

The design is singular, but characteristic of the period. The shank is twisted and leads to a broad, shield-shaped, end that is finely engraved in an ivy and berry motif.

The reverse of the handle is engraved in a Victorian style "MM" monogram.

The bowl resembles a pointed spade, has notched shoulders, a cupped heel, and retains traces of an original gold wash.

It is in very good condition. The engraving remains sharp and well-defined. The bowl is free of dents or burrs, but shows some very light pinpricks in the base.

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