Made by Theodore B. Starr, this is a charming collector’s piece. A scalloped scooper serving spoon with intricately engraved floral pattern along the stem and handle boasting a peacock style handle tip. There is a finely etched monogram in the center of the front side of handle.
marked STERLING and monogrammed, marked Theodore B. Starr (back stem)
spoon length: appx. 6″
Theodore B. Starr was a company of silversmiths founded in New York in 1862 by Theodore Starr in 1864, he was joined by Herman Marcus, and the company became known as Starr and Marcus. Marcus left to join Tiffany’s in 1877, and Starr bought back control of the company, with the name of the company becoming Theodore B. Starr… Theodore B. Starr also sold casts of bronzes by Henri Crenier and was the dealer for the work of Solon Borglum.
Another collector’s Theodore B. Starr spoon is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue in New York.