For more than a century, Lunt Silversmiths maintained a proud silver-smith tradition. George Colby Lunt was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on December 30, 1864. He began his silver-smith career as an apprentice engraver at the jewelry store N. & T. Foster. He later joined A.F. Towle & Son in 1882 and studied design and modeling in Boston with the sculptor, Max Bachman. Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen Company was incorporated in Greenfeld, Massachusetts soon after the failure of A.F. Towle & Son in 1900. There, Lunt began crafting sterling flatware, hollow-ware and gift-ware of impeccable quality and classic style.
This lovely set of 6 nut cups are the Summer Song pattern, introduced in 1954 and continued until 1997. The form is a ribbed, open clam shell with several floral blossoms at the top. They measure 2 1/2" across, 3" in length and weigh a total of 3.86 ounces. The pieces could be also be used for mints, bonbons or as a tea caddy. Each is stamped 'Lunt Sterling' along the edge. Near mint condition.