This is a beautiful, flat bladed server. It is larger than most buckwheat pancake servers and could serve a multitude of foods.
The handle is beautifully hand-engraved with various designs and flowers. It has a lovely 'MCA' engraved monogram.
The large, shaped blade has stunning, engraved birds in flight.
This unusual server is marked on the back 'J.E. CALDWELL & CO/ STERLING. It measures 9.5 inches long, weighs 3.35 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.
Provenance: From the collection of Dale E. Bennett
Literature: Silver Magazine, "Buckwheat Pancakes and their Servers" by Dale E. Bennett, November/December, 2005, pp. 28-34.