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Silver Collecting37 of 68 Lovely pure coin silver spoon made by the Alvah Skinner  Boston, Massachusetts. Salvaged: Silver Engravers work sample.
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Posted 5 years ago


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Handle has 3 berries on top A. SKINNER and COIN. Strawberries possible? Here is some new shots i just took.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    I'll agree with the Berries, but I don't think strawberries. Lovely piece and thanks for sharing. Love "Silver" things.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, all! Great photos, filmnet!!

    For those who missed the two earlier Show and Tell entries on this item, follows below a link to the one that was posted five days ago. That associated thread discusses this item in great detail.

    This gorgeous Aesthetic Movement ladle was designed by Knowles & Ladd in/circa 1870. It is marked "COIN" (to designate coin silver) and “A. SKINNNER” (the Jeweler’s/Retailer’s mark). It bears no maker’s mark, but this was not unusual in K & L items of this period. The unexpected name of this pattern is “Queen”, and, yes, those are strawberries. I read today an article on K & L silver, and the author described the pattern name that K&L had assigned to this proprietary pattern as “bizarre”.

    Work is still needed on the cases. Could one of you gentlemen who knows antique fasteners and other such hardware please inspect the box and hardware and indicate whether you think that this beautiful ladle and box belong to one another? Thank you!

    We were also unable to determine the exact function that this ladle was designed for. I tentatively submit that perhaps it is a gravy or sauce ladle Notice its size. I think that it is too small to be a punch ladle.

  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Beautiful! Love it!!!!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, Bellin! Thank you so much! : D And so are you, sir!

  5. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    Oh filmnet: This is just a beautiful article, thanks for posting. Just my humble pretty uninformed opinion, but the box surely is the original for this ladle, it just looks like it was "made for it", others more knowlegeable will tell. I haven't had chance to read the other post/s (I know I should before commenting BUT I had to enthuse as soon as I laid eyes on it!!!). I would be on fairly firm ground when I observe that this is a "Punch Ladle" .... perhaps a nice summer fruit punch? Just love it! Thanks again for posting.
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    I don't know if anyone else has spotted this detail (could just be irrelevant coincidence!): But in photo 2; the handle where it joins the bowl, it looks like a fork with it's tines splayed apart to connect to the bowl. Could the handle be a pre-existing fork (? desert fork with berry decoration) that the silversmith has formed into the ladle handle?
  7. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Great work!!!!! Thanks every one, and Mikko must love silver. I put other silver on here 12 months ago i will look for the files Mikko you may love these.
  8. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Mikko here is the silver
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Thank you, filmnet! They're beautiful! So glad that you have these treasures. And they have been very well cared for, too.
  10. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    They were in a box with string form a store which clean then. Really beauty silver.
  11. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    I will shot some nice old Sterling spoons soon to show you i have the first Witch spoon.

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