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Pair of Kirk & Son Sterling Silver and Gilt Repoussé Berry Spoon

Pair of Kirk & Son Sterling Silver and Gilt Repoussé Berry Spoon


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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Pre 1900: Item # 1297757
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This is a magnificent pair of berry serving spoons from Kirk & Son in beautiful fine repoussé depicting detailed berries, grapes, and flowers with combination of gilt and sterling silver. This unique design is one of the signatures style of Kirk and Son, a silver-maker company founded by Samuel Kirk in Baltimore in 1815. The serving spoons are London 1808 (N) and 1809 (O) from the Victorian era, in perfectly pristine shape and condition with engraved handles. In 1828, Kirk introduced a highly ornate which he called "Repoussé". Kirk's repoussé also inspired other Baltimore silver maker to create pattern in the same highly ornate style. It was largely due to Samuel Kirk that Baltimore became the center of the American repoussé silver. The first serving spoon measures 8.5 inches - 22 cm and weighs 48 grams. The second serving spoon measures 8 3/4 inches - 22.5 cm and weighs 58 grams. Total weight is 106 grams. It is indeed an exclusive addition to your sterling silver flatware collection.