‘Josephine‘ is a lovely pattern which features a reeded 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 shaped, circular, flat blade has exceptional engine turning and engraving with a central floral scene.
This wonderful coin silver server is marked on the back ‘COIN/ PATENT 1855’. It measures 7.75 inches long, weighs 1.90 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in very good antique condition.