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Krider Large Engraved Coin Silver Mid 19th C. Shell Bowl Serving Spoon

Krider Large Engraved Coin Silver Mid 19th C. Shell Bowl Serving Spoon
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$70.00

Dating from the 1850s, and measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing approximately 1.9 T. oz., this coin silver berry or other serving spoon is stamped "P.L.K." for the Philadelphia silversmith Peter L. Krider.

Relatively plain in design, it nonetheless bespeaks its origins.

The "Reverse Tipt" handle is extensively engraved on the front in a design that is evocative of Philadelphia work of the period. It incorporates leafy elements, wriggle work, bright cutting, and fine line hatching that mimics engine turning.

There is a feathered script "HAW" monogram set sideways in a reserve on the front, while the handle backside is plain save for the marks.

The bowl is shell form with a scalloped edge, and generously proportioned at 3 1/8" long and 2" at the widest.

It is in excellent condition. The engraving remains crisp, absent any polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or nicks. The overall finish shows a rich patina.

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