Who says sterling can't be fun? This antique sterling spoon features a gorgeous stamped handle, a hand-etched name in the bowl, and serious style.
Made by the always elegant Towle Silver Company, this beautiful sterling spoon has real personality.
Although it was not officially founded until 1857, it is said that Towle Silver is some of the oldest and most storied in American history.
By some accounts, the company's first silversmiths were working as early as the 17th century.
As you can see, the handle of this spoon is stamped with a complex pattern exhibiting foliate-scrolling and delicate beading.
This is Towle's classic "Old Colonial" pattern which was patented in 1895.
The spoon's bowl features a unique sectional pattern.
The name "Edna" has been hand-engraved into the center of the bowl in bold, elegant capitals. It's surrounded by linear and scrolling designs.
There are several maker's marks visible on the underside of the handle; the first of these reads "925" over "1000" and is encased by a laurel border.
Next, you will find the Towle hallmark, though it is a bit faded. The final mark reads "Sterling, Pat. 1895" in large capital letters.
Even the underside of the handle features pretty design elements. The spoon shows some minor surface scratching and a few teeny areas of oxidization.
We leave polishing to the buyer, but we know this beauty will shine beautifully. Overall, it remains in great antique condition.
We don't know who Edna was, but we do know she had great taste.
Measurements: 5-5/8" long, Handle is ¼"-1/2" wide and 1/8" thick, Bowl of spoon is Approx. 2" long, 1 1/8" wide and 3/8" deep
Weight: 25.3 grams (0.89 oz)