Dirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving Spoon

The term filigree is derived from the Italian word Filigrana, which is originally from the Latin word filum, meaning a thread of wire and granum meaning a grain or bead. Various American silversmiths produced filigree decorated flatware during the late 1800's. One notable firm was the Dirksen Silver Filigree Co. of Freeport, Illinois. Founded by Garrit Dirksen, a German silversmith who came to America about 1844, and operated a small shop from the from the early 1880's until 1905. He purchased sterling pieces from various manufacturers for his shop. This item, from a Freeport, Illinois estate, is not marked but was undoubtedly created by the Dirksen Co.

This beautiful berry scoop or serving spoon measures 8 1/4" in length, with the bowl portion measuring 3' X 2 3/8" in size and weighs 1.79 ounces. The bowl has a satin finish and may originally have had a gold wash. The piece is stamped "Sterling" with the logo for the A F Towle & Sons Silver Company, Greenfield, MA, which was in existence from 1890-1902 and was an offshoot of Towle Silversmiths. The firm was absorbed into Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen. Near mint condition with no filigree damage.

ITEM ID
RL0003455
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
CREATOR
Towle
PURPOSE
Spoons
COLOR
Silver

Dirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Berry Scoop/Serving Spoon

$245


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