Faber and Son Antique Coin Silver Scoop, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1865
This beautiful, large scoop is an exceptional serving piece. The handle has a stunning hand-engraved foliate design with a band engraved 'HJE.' The shaped blade is lightly gilt and shimmers on its matte finish. A 3-dimensional leaf is engraved above a wonderful aesthetic foliage scene.
This rare server is marked 'FABER & SONS' and 'COIN.' It measures 10.5 inches long, weighs 2.95 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.
Provenance:From the collection of Dale E. Bennett
Literature:"History Of Ice Cream And Its Servers Part Two of Two" by Dale E. Bennett, in Silver Magazine, July/August 2005, pp. 22-31. This server is pictured on page 29.