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Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon - Katherine Pratt
Reference: S1767
Period: George V
Year: Circa 1920
Silversmith: Katherine Pratt
Place: Boston
Price: $ 260.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 10.9 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A lovely American Arts & Crafts sterling silver caddy spoon, made by respected silversmith Katherine Pratt. The spoon has an unusual but striking curved shovel shaped bowl with a flat terminated bowl edge, most caddy spoons have rounded bowls. The bowl edges are slightly raised, this is a well made spoon. The handle is long and elegant, and very practical for use. The spoon is stamped "STERLING" and "PRATT". These are in different fonts, the Pratt font is quite distinctive and typically Arts & Crafts. Katherine Pratt (1891-1978) has been described as "America's foremost 20th century woman silversmith" although information on her is sparse and her silver is rarely seen on the market today. She graduated from the Boston Museum School in 1914, and trained under both George Hunt and George Gebelein, both leading Arts and Crafts silversmiths. She worked at the Handicraft Shop, and was recognised by the Boston Society of Arts (Craftsman 1916, Master 1918, and the prestigious Medalist Craftsman in 1931, the only female silversmith to achieve this). In 1937 she won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition des Arts et des Techniques (Rinker, 1999, internet article). The Dedham Historical Society claims to own the largest collection of Pratt silver, including a beautiful bowl, depicted on their website. In addition to her Arts & Crafts silver, Pratt also made Colonial inspired silver such as porringers, an example of which can be seen in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Her wor is also depicted in the book "Collecting by Design, Silver & Metalwork of the Twentieth Century, Margo Grant Walsh Collection, page 30 (we also highly recommend this book).
Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon - Katherine Pratt
Katherine Pratt sterling silver caddy spoon

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon - Katherine Pratt
STERLING PRATT

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon - Katherine Pratt
Pratt sterling silver caddy spoon - back

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon - Katherine Pratt
Arts & Crafts sterling silver caddy spoon - scale

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