Dirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Five O'Clock SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Five O'Clock SpoonDirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Five O'Clock 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 individual five o'clock spoon measures 5 1/4" in length and weighs .5 ounces. The spoon 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. Wonderful vintage condition with no filigree damage.

Item ID: RL0004684

Dirksen Silver Filigree Co. - Sterling Silver 'Filigree Handle' Five O'Clock Spoon

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