Hard to find pair of extra coin silver plate muddler / muddle spoons by Niagara Silver Co. in the BRIGHTON pattern, which was one of Niagara's first patterns (c. 1899).
Antique silver chocolate muddlers are identified by their long handles and small round bowls. The muddler would be used to stirring chocolate in the exquisite silver chocolate pots of years gone by. Extra Coin Silver Plate was a mark used by the Niagara Silver Co., formed in 1899 as manufacturers of silver and silverplated wares". In 1900, Niagara purchased the flatware department of the Pairpoint Mfg. Company.
These coin silver muddlers were obviously well loved and used, as silver wear is noted to the very edges of the tip and polishing marks within the bowls and the handles. Both muddler spoons show slight wear on the heels and the back tip of of the handles, though one shows slightly more silver wear than the other. Today, these muddler spoons can be used as bar spoon, pitcher spoon or lemonade spoon. Ideally suited to serving relishes from a pickle caster.
Each silver spoon measures 8" in length, weighs 1.1 ounces and is touchmarked on the backs of the muddler spoon handles with COIN SILVER EXTRA PLATE and a patent of May 2 or 12 of 1899.
A1304 - Pair of Antique NIAGARA SILVER CO. COIN SILVER Extra Plate Chocolate Muddler / Muddle Spoons BRIGHTON (c. 1899)