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S.N. Story "Olive" Shell Bowl Coin Silver Preserve Spoon

S.N. Story "Olive" Shell Bowl Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
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Dating from the mid 1850s, this 6 7/8" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., preserve spoon has New England origins.

It is stamped "S.N. Story" for the Worcester, Massachusetts silversmith and jeweler. Also marked "Pure Coin," which was a regional term, this was likely made in Boston.

The pattern is "Olive," which was a very popular design in the period.

What sets this apart from other examples is its intermediate size, shell bowl, solid weight, quality manufacture, and good condition.

The name "Lilla." is inscribed sideways on the handle.

There is light polishing wear on the high spots of the design, and the "Pure Coin" is quite rubbed, otherwise all details remain clear and well-defined. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or cracks, and the overall finish is bright and even.

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