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Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Nut or Other Scoop

Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Nut or Other Scoop
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An early 20th century design, Watson's "Altair" shows the free-flowing expressiveness of its Art Nouveau period, with a rococo flair. It features an asymmetrical array of acanthus leaves with floral (rose) detailing.

This example is 6 3/8" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz., scoop, likely for nuts.

Watson used two bowls for this piece (which was generally pierced), of which this splayed, shovel-like with scalloped end and scrolled flange shoulders, is the less common. This retains traces of an original, satin finish, gold wash.

Never monogrammed, it is in excellent condition. Pattern detail is clear and free of polishing wear. The finish is warm and even. The bowl is without dents, bends, or breaks, but shows a couple of dulled spots in the bottom heel.

Marks are Watson's "pennant" emblem and "Sterling."

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