American sterling silver platter or stuffing spoon in the Italian pattern by William Gale Silversmiths of New York City, Patent 1860.
This scarce and useful serving spoon has excellent detail, showing little if any signs of wear and is 10 7/8" long, weighing 102 grams or 3.3 ozs. Troy. The front of the handle has an ornate, period monogram: E.M.G.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.