James Watts ( American, 1810 - 1888 )
Butler McCarty & Company
- c. 1865
Prolific Philadelphia silversmith James Watts specialized in flatware. This spoon, with its eccentric profile and intricate engraved ornament, is an example of his finest work. Bright-cut decoration was especially popular in Philadelphia, unlike other cities where customers preferred cast ornament.
DMA unpublished material
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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