It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.
The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.
There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece.
It is in exce...
Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.
This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.
There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram...
Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.
There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear o...
Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.
The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table se...