Watson & Newell Co Sterling Silver "Filigree Handle" Powdered Sugar Sifter

The Watson & Newell Co. Attleboro, Massachusetts, was a major manufacturer of sterling silver flat-ware, souvenir spoons, vanity items and novelties. Founded by Clarence L Watson and Fred A Newell in 1880, it continued until 1955.

The term filigree is derived from the Italian word filigrana, which is originally from the Latin word filum, meaning a thread of wire and graum, meaning a grain or bead. Various American silversmiths produced filigree decorated flatware during the late 1800's, the Watson & Newell Co. was included within this group.

This fantastic powdered sugar spoon, circa 1900, has a wonderful pierced filigree, hand-decorated handle with beaded edge and scroll embossed, decoratively cut designed bowl The piece measures 5 1/2" in length and is marked 'Sterling' and the insignia 'H within a pennant' designating the Mechanics Sterling Co. which was a subsidiary of the Watson & Newell Co. Near mint condition with no filigree damage.

Item ID: RL0001458

$245 USD

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