'Josephine' is a lovely pattern which features a threaded edge and an acanthus leaf at the top. The Smithsonian has a spoon in this pattern with the initials 'MTL' which belonged to Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln' (see Gorham Silver, p. 48). The handle underneath the leaf is engraved 'LBF'.
This wonderful coin silver server is marked on the back 'COIN/ PAT1855'. It measures just shy of 5.5 inches long, weighs .55 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.
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