A Rare American Silver Serving Spoon of Chicago Interest Northwestern Silver Ware Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL, 1865-71 the shaped bowl partly fluted and engraved with panels of wrigglework and foliate sprays, extending to a twisted handle terminating in an applied lion head and paws, the reverse engraved with script initials AMS marked on reverse of handle and stamped 900/1000 3 ozt 8 dwt Length 10 3/4 inches Estimate $ 200-400
The Northwestern Silver Ware Mfg. Co. was founded in Chicago shortly after the end of the Civil War. The firm, which was located at 483 S. State Street was demolished during the Great Fire in October 1871, and was never rebuilt.