American sterling silver ice serving spoon in the Venetian pattern by Wood and Hughes Silversmiths, c.1875. It was retailed by J. R. Reed and Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This attractive, scarce and useful Gilded Age serving spoon has an engraved, pierced, gilt bowl and is 8" long, weighing 52 grams or 1.7 ozs. Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.