New York, East
23 October 2000
AN AMERICAN SILVER HOODED NUT SPOON AND TWELVE INDIVIDUAL NUT SPOONS
Maker's mark of George B. Sharp, Philadelphia, circa 1865
The serving spoon with a gilt pierced bowl with a realistically modeled squirrel atop the hood, the beaded hexagonal stem terminating in a model of a seated squirrel with acorn, the individual spoons of similar design with gilt bowls and squirrel topped finials.
The serving spoon 10½in. (26.7cm.) long; gross weight 15oz. (13)
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This piece is illustrated in Tiffany Silver Flatware, 1845-1905, When Dining Was an Art, by William P. Hood, Jr., page 30.
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