Rare 1879 Antique Holmes Booth & Hayden "Japanese" Shelled Sugar Spoon

An absolutely gorgeous and rare antique sugar spoon. The pattern is called "Japanese." The font has an ornate tip to the handle. Below is a butterfly and bamboo. The back is equally as beautiful with a bird sitting in a blossoming tree. The "Japanese" pattern dates from 1879.

This antique shelled sugar spoon measures just shy of 6 inches long. Marked, "Holmes, Booth & Hayden A1." This pattern is also available from Meriden Silver Co., Rogers Smith, and Rogers & Hamilton. Very good condition with just a slight bit of wear to the back of the bowl.