Posted 3 years ago
I've been meaning to post a few more of my coin silver spoons. Here is a special one in my opinion. A lot of times, silversmiths neglected the thickness of the spoon. Back then silver was, as it is today, expensive and valuable. With limited amounts of silver, silversmiths would make longer spoons with wider bowls by compromising the thickness. Thus, many of the spoons we see today are very thin, and very light.
Certain coin silver spoons feel right, they have the perfect weight and the perfect shape. This is one, I believe it has to do with a much much thicker stem. It has the double swell handle, which is a little less common, and nice sharp shoulders. It is has the monogram DGR written horizontally, also less common. A fine example in my opinion. Thanks for looking!
S. KIRK & SON 10.15
S. Kirk & Son of Baltimore, MD c. 1846-1979. see the link below for more info.