This beautiful 7.75" nut server
sterling spoon is an example of this artistry.
At the top of the spoon a squirrel is attached (telling us it is a nut
just below that a leafy bamboo branch is attached.
The rest of the handle front is chased with a stylized foliate motif
The spoon was manufactured by well known firm of Dominick and
Haff of New York
and it was retailed by Bigelow, Kennard and Co. of Boston
On the back swirly engraved initials and the date
Nov. 22, 1880
MIXED METAL TEA SET
This set of six 4.5" sterling spoons are each set with a gold/copper
They were also manufactured by Dominick and Haff of New York.
Each of the spoons has a different element attached. Some look like
insects, some look like flowers
Also note the detail chasing work around each of these elements.
Some look like bugs, some look like natural debris
On the back of each spoon an old English style "D" is engraved
Edward Moore was a collector of the Japanese style artistry.
He experimented not only with Japanese design and Japanese metal
Silver, copper, brass and gold were used interchangeably with very
elaborate designs. Natural elements like animals and plants were major
This Tiffany coffeepot is crawling with insects.
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