Tea infuser spoon

Object Number: 
ca. 1892
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 in. ( 14.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm )
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "TIFFANY STERLING PAT 1892 T" in roman letters
Cast silver spoon handled tea infuser; Richelieu pattern with an upturned-ovoid end with shell decoration, down-turned handle with floral decoration and bell flowers down the center, and a perforated, elliptical bowl with a outlined shell on the back; perforated cover with a hinge at the handle joint; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
The "Richelieu" pattern was patented on November 15, 1892. The patent was given to Paulding Farnham (active before 1888-1908)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mildred S. Rosenberg, Queens, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group