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Bailey & Co Sterling Silver Fruit Serving Spoons (Pair) - Philadelphia     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11153
Period: Victorian
Year: 1871- 1878
Silversmith: Bailey & Co.
Place: Philadelphia
Price: $ 150.00
Weight: 65 grams
Dimensions: 17.8 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A beautiful pair of sterling silver fruit serving spoons, made by Bailey & Co of Philadelphia between 1871 and 1878. The spoons have bright cut bowls which are gold washed, the handles also have a lovely design with palm leaves, we have not been able to identify the pattern (assistance welcome). The spoons have engraved owners initials MII in fancy script. The hallmarks are clear on both spoons, "STERLING PAT 1871, 1A, BAILEY & Co." The bowls also have an additional hallmark, an ornate shield with fancy design. Bailey & Co worked between 1832 and 1878 when they became Bailey, Banks & Biddle, they still exist today. Joseph & Charles Bailey are remembered for excellent quality, these spoons are no exception. The firm claimed the distinction of being the first to introduce the sterling 925 British standard to the American public, at the time the standard was 900 (Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, page 33).
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