Antique Victorian Howard Sterling Co Monarque Pattern Sterling Silver Serving Spoon with Gold Wash Bowl
Produced in 1899 by the Howard Sterling Co (or Mount Vernon) may I offer this silver serving spoon with a pale gold washed bowl - the pattern is Monarque. There is a monogram letter at the top of the stem, the letter P in a find Old World Script.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time (as well as some dust particles showing in my pictures). The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: Howard hallmarks, Sterling
Size: Length on a straight line is 8-3/4"; width at the bowl is 2-11/16".
Weight: 90 grams
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
Even if not marked as such, offers are always welcome on any item in my shop. Buy with Confidence, Robins Nest Midwest has the highest rating attainable on Ruby Lane.
Monarque 1899 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon