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Frank Smith Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Knife & 12 Spoons

Frank Smith Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Knife & 12 Spoons
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$395.00 Price for the set.

It is unusual to find an intact set of twelve ice spoons along with their original serving knife, aka slice, and even more so to have the set in such pristine condition as this group.

Made by Frank Smith, whose early "S in a circle" mark and "sterling" are imprinted on the backside of all pieces, along with the name of the retailer, "Worcester & Co.," Lowell, Massachusetts.

The server measures 10" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while each of the spoons is 5 3/4" long with the twelve weighing 6.8 T. oz. combined.

Dating from the late 19th century, the rounded end, slightly upturned, satin finish, handle fronts are bright cut engraved with wriggle work detailing. This work is exquisitely rendered, and is exemplary of the best of diamond cutting, with highly reflective faceting on the petals of the flowers and leaf surfaces.

The handle backsides are plain save for the marks, and have polished finishes.

The fine engraving is complemented by very fancy period "CA" monograms inscribed in the reserve areas of all thirteen pieces.

The oval spoon bowls have ribbed heels and are finished in a deep matte gold on both front and back sides.

The blade is essentially flat with scalloped shoulders and end, which comes to a point, and an upraised back edge.

It is finished in the same matte gold as the spoons, and is bright cut in a flower design that matches the pattern on the handles.

As indicated, while estate pieces, these remain in essentially unused condition, showing no evident wear or damage.

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