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“Hidden” Messages on Flatware
Figures 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 3, and 3a

Pea spoon in the La Marquise pattern by Reed & Barton
Fig. 1 (Click to Enlarge)

Figs. 1 and 1a. Pea spoon in the La Marquise pattern by Reed & Barton, introduced 1895.  All silver-gilt with enameled lilies of the valley on the front of the handle.  “PEA SPOON” inscribed within the pierced bowl.  Stamped on the stem reverse with “(eagle) R (lion) / STERLING.”  Length 8 7/8 inches.  Unless otherwise credited, the illustrated flatware is in the collections of the authors, and photos are by Thomas R. DuBrock.

 

Figs. 2 and 2a. Pea spoon in Reed & Barton’s La Marquise pattern.  Enameled flowering clematis vines on the front of the handle.  “PEA SPOON” inscribed within the pierced bowl.  Stamped on the stem reverse with “(eagle) R (lion) / STERLING.”  Engraved in the center of the bowl with a complex cipher probably representing “A L deK.”  Length 8 7/8 inches.  Collection of Dottie Seymour.

Figs. 3 and 3a.  Macaroni spoon in Reed & Barton’s La Marquise pattern. “MACARONI” inscribed within the pierced bowl.  Stamped on the stem reverse with “(eagle) R (lion) / STERLING.”  Length 9 3/8 inches.

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