Widely popular during the 1860's and 70's, the various "Medallion" patterns were the quintessential expression of the Renaissance Revival taste in silver tableware. These beautiful teaspoons were made by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, NY, but virtually every manufacturer of the period produced some version of the design: a Greco-Roman profile within an oval or circular cartouche, augmented by various classical motifs.
Although the pattern is identical on all six, five of these spoons are exact matches and the sixth an addition or replacement from the same period. The five matching spoons each bear an engraved period monogram "MKW" that is a work of art in itself. The sixth has a handsome "B" rendered in Old English style. (see photos) All are in excellent condition.
See also our listing for a Master Butter Knife in the same pattern.
Dimensions: 6" length, total weight 132.1 grams, 4.25 troy oz.
Marks: 5 marked "H & S" and "STERLING". 1 marked "H & S" and "MERMOD JACCARD & CO".
Condition: Excellent, minor wear consistent with age and use. No dents, splits, or repairs.
Item ID: RL-12-114
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