Thursday, April 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday--Frederick Sterling Silver Spoon


I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth....they have just come to me through various family estates. Here is another sterling silver spoon from my maternal Frederick family collection. The last time I posted a spoon, I received a comment from Liz over at My Big Fat Cajun/Irish/ Scottish/English/German/ French/Southern Family Blog. She was able to identify the name of the pattern. Maybe this one will also be familiar.


The engraved Frederick "F" is clearly marked. The pattern looks somewhat gothic. I wonder if this belonged to one family member to be used as a teaspoon or if it was part of a set.

Using my Kovel book, the maker's mark belongs to R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Company, Wallingford, Connecticut (1871-1956).


The red arrow is pointing to the year mark. Unfortunately, I was not able to find out any information as to the year. The mark is a letter "E". I would ballpark it as mid to late 1890's.

Sources:

-Kovel, Ralph and Terry, Kovels' American Silver Marks: 1650 to the Present, Crown Publishers, New York, 1989, page 386.

-The Online Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks, Letter W.


© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

4 comments:

  1. What a handsome piece. Good job on the photography.

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  2. Linda, I love the pattern. It really does give a "gothic" feel. Hope you can get some leads here.

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  3. What a wonderful treasure! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Another lovely spoon. How do you clean them? I hope to post some photos, but the spoons are so tarnished. Your pieces almost look like gold. Between your lovely spoons, dresses, Easter Egg, the darling yellow dress, goodness, you've shown some lovely things. Thank you.

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