Unusual antique Rockford Silver Plate casserole spoon shell with a sterling silver handle. This large sterling and silverplate casserole spoon features a deep bowl (3.5" x 2.75" and 3/4" deep).
The Casserole Spoon features a larger bowl than a serving spoon, and is typically used for serving large portions of casserole. This type of large serving spoon is useful as a salad serving spoon, a vegetable spoon and for serving meats. This type of spoon can also be used as a berry spoon, a fruit cup spoon and for compotes.
This antique Rockford silverplate and sterling silver casserole spoon is in pretty good condition for its age. There are a few surface spots within the bowl - evidence of past use, and light heel wear. The sterling silver handle is impressed with STERLING HANDLE on both sides and shows quite a few nicks. Usually, only the ferule is sterling, but in this case, the entire back-end of the handle is solid sterling silver. We are not certain that this sterling silver handle is original to the piece, as we have never seen another.
A very noticeable blemish, though, is that the sterling silver ferule is pulling away from the tang of the spoon handle as seen in the photos. Over time, this may affect the structural integrity of the spoon itself. In the meantime, though, this is a highly unusual antique silver spoon to add to your collection, your table and I'm certain would give many years of enjoyable service.
This sterling and silverplate casserole spoon measures 9.5" in length, with a bowl measuring 3.5" x 2.75" x 3/4" deep and weighing a hefty 3.8 ounces. Touchmarked on the back of the spoon handle with ROCKFORD S.P., and the back portion of the handle is touchmarked on both the front and back with STERLING HANDLE. You can read more about the history of Rockford Silver Plate Company from our Silver Manufacturers pages.
A1591 - Antique ROCKFORD SILVER PLATE Casserole Spoon Shell STERLING SILVER HANDLE