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J S MacDonald, Baltimore, Engraved Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon

J S MacDonald, Baltimore, Engraved Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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$105.00

Lengthy at 9 5/8" and weighty at 2.9 T. oz., this serving spoon has a large, 4" long by 2 1/2" at the widest by 5/8" deep, bowl with flanged shoulders, a central rib in the base, and a gold washed surface that is bright cut and wriggle work engraved in a blackberry and leaves design.

Dating circa 1880, it is stamped "J.S. MacDonald" for the late 19th century Baltimore firm, and with the word "Sterling."

The "Old English Reverse Tipt" handle features an engraved "Lily" pattern that shows the Aesthetic (Eastlake) design sensibilities of the period.

The handle has a satin matte background and is inscribed with a feathered "B" monogram.

In excellent estate condition, the only evidence of use is some polishing loss of the gold on the bowl. The engraving remains crisp and well-defined and the finish shows a soft patina. The bowl is free of dents, bends, nicks, or burrs.

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