Posted 8 years ago
I purchased this sterling spoon today because I like the pattern and details it carries. It marks “Sterling, Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co”. I believe that it is more than 100 years old, made in Saint Louis. I got several questions regarding it, and will really appreciate it if somebody can give me some clues.
1) The pattern seems a kind of coats of arms without a shield ( 2 lions with lily) , is it? Anybody can identify this pattern?
2) It seems to me that there is a monogram removal, since there is a smooth step-down on the right side of the “Jewelry Co” marks. But I am not sure.
3) There are 3 signs on the left side of the “sterling ” mark. At middle is a clover leave; a British pound sign is at right; another is unrecognizable. Are they town marks, date codes, tax stamps, or a maker’s signature?