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Dominick & Haff Aesthetic "Hammered" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon

Dominick & Haff Aesthetic "Hammered" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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Of an overall length, 6 1/8", suggestive of a sugar spoon, the large, 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", bowl on this approximately 1.0 T. oz. piece implies it was designed for preserve or jelly.

Made by Dominick & Haff, it is stamped with the company's three part emblem and the word "Sterling" on the reverse.

An unnamed pattern, it likely dates from the Aesthetic period of silver design, circa 1880.

It has an overall hammered surface (including the edges of the handle), which in this instance appears to be more chiseled than pounded. This is unusual, with the imprinting presenting laterally and layered rather than rounded.

Both the handle and border margins are irregular, further reinforcing the organic quality of this, creating the impression that it was carved right from a slab of rock.

The bowl is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides.

In perfect condition, this shows no evidence of use and possesses a bright, even, overall finish.

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