Antique Victorian Mermod Jaccard Aldine Pattern Ornate Silverplate Serving Spoon No Mono
Manufactured for and retailed by Mermod Jaccard of St. Louis MO, may I offer this ornate silverplate Victorian (C.1895) serving spoon in the Aldine pattern - a lovely curlicue handle and gold washed bowl. No monogram either back or front. Condition for its age is very nice with just the usual marks of use, love and years! The gold in the bowl has mellowed and is not a bright shiny hue. The casting of the piece is still crisp and the piece definitely fools the eye into thinking it is solid silver.
Metal Content: Silverplate with a Hallmark of Mermod, Jaccard on the back of the handle.
Size: Length is 8-13/16" on a straight line; width at the bowl is 3" at the widest area.
Weight: 100 grams
MERMOD, JACCARD: Known as the Tiffany of the Midwest, the history of Mermod Jaccard began in 1829. Louis Jaccard, a Swiss watchmaker, immigrated to the United States and settled in St. Louis, Mo. His first place of business was a little shop located on Main St., which he shared in partnership with Charles Recordon. In 1837, Mr. Recordon exited the firm and Louis sent for his nephew, Eugene, With his arrival, the became known as Louis Jaccard & Co. In 1848, Louis retired and sold his interest in the firm to Eugene, who operated under the name E. Jaccard. In 1852 Eugene brought in A. S. Mermod (another family member) as a partner and then in 1855 added David Constant Jaccard as a third partner. At that point, the firm became known as E. Jaccard & Co.
In May of 1849, a major fire in St. Louis destroyed the store and its contents. The partners quickly rebuilt and business continued with the same success as before. The partnership of E. Jaccard & Co. lasted until 1864 when it was dissolved, with two businesses resulting - D. C. Jaccard & Co. was formed by D. C. Jaccard, A. S. Mermod and C. F. Mathey. A year later, Goodman King would join the firm- the resulting entity renamed Mermod, Jaccard & Co aka The Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co.
Final Comments: Ready for any holiday table!
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