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Caddy spoon

Caddy spoon
Caddy spoon
Caddy spoon
Title
Caddy spoon
Date 
ca. 1895
Medium 
Silver, gilt
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 5/8 in. ( 9.8 x 6 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Cast and wrought silver tea caddy spoon; Holly pattern with a down turned handle decorated with holly leaves and berries over stripes; gilt, heart-shaped bowl with raised and flared edges; engraved in the center of the bowl, "M E C;" makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Mildred S. Rosenberg, Queens, New York
Object Number 
1988.26
Marks 
engraved: in the center of the bowl: "M E C" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "m/ TIFFANY & Co/ STERLING/ 257"
Gallery Label 
The "Holly" pattern was not a full line pattern and is related to other Christmas patterns by Tiffany, such as "Holly and Mistletoe" pattern. The pattern can be found in the costin gsection of the spoonwork book from 1869-c.1895.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group