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Farrington & Hunnewell/ Bigelow Bros and Kennard Antique Sterling Silver Pancake Server, Boston, MA, c. 1870

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This lovely pancake (also referred to as buckwheat cakes) server is beautifully engine turned and engraved on the handle around a shield engraved with Gothic lettering 'F McG' monogram. The shaped blade is also wonderfully engraved with wheel work.

The 925 in an oval mark was used by Farrington & Hunnewell, flatware makers in Boston.  Bigelow Brothers & Kennard sold this rare server. This great firm, a rival to Shreve, Crump & Low, was the other great jeweler in Boston.

Provenance: Collection of Dale Bennett.

Literature: "Buckwheat Cakes And Their Servers" in Silver Magazine, Nov/ Dec 2005, illustrated p. 32.

This lovely server is marked 'BIGELOW BROS & KENNARD/ 925.' It measures shy of 8.75 inches long, weighs 2.40 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.