Towle sterling silver flatware continues to embody some of the finest quality and design available, and this exquisite antique berry spoon is no exception.
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.
This beautiful spoon is rendered in .925 sterling silver and features the highly sought-after "Canterbury" pattern which dates to 1893.
The wide bowl and unique tip make it ideal for berry scooping, hence the name.
As you can see, the bowl features a beautiful pattern of stamped foliate scrolling on the edges and inner surface.
A gorgeous beaded edge ornaments the edges of the handle while the tip is stamped with an elegant and demure symmetrical scroll design.
On the reverse of the handle near the bowl, the first maker's mark you will see reads "925" over "1000".
The spoon has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver.
This mark is followed by the Towle hallmark and finally, by the words "Sterling" and "Copyrighted".
While most of the silver shines brightly, some areas of the spoon feature a rich patination.
We believe this gives the stamped design a great look of depth and dimension.
Overall, it remains in outstanding antique condition.
Measurements: 5-3/4" long, Bowl is 2-1/4" long, 1-5/8" wide and 1/4" deep, Handle is 3mm-15mm wide and 2mm thick Weight: 20.1 grams (0.71 oz)