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trefid2

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I just acquired this sterling caddy spoon which came from the Rhode Island area. It's 3 3/4" in length, weighs 36 grams and has a turquoise stone inset. It's unmarked except for the engraved block initials K.B.Y. on the back of the spoon. I'm suspecting these are the maker's initials. Based on the style of the spoon/initials as well as the general wear, my thought is first quarter of the 20th C. Has anyone come across these initials on their silver travels or have thought on origin? Thanks for any insight.


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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 03-20-2020 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know but I think it is an attractive caddy spoon. There were many people during the arts and crafts era who were making this style of silver, and also there were many students who were making small simple items such as this spoon as learning projects. Unless someone here recognizes these letters, my first thought is that it might be a student item? I could be wrong and if anyone knows for sure I would like to learn.

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Kimo, it very well might be a student piece, hard to say. Regardless, it is an attractive piece and worthy of the display cabinet for curios. Thanks for your insight.

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