Thank you, Tom, for your consideration. I tend to think the spoon is American and not Brit provincial due to these facts, in increasing order of importance: the engraving is a monogram and not a crest, the finial is rather thin, there are no other marks, not even provincial pseudo-hallmarks, other than the maker's mark (which is either double struck or an overstrike, I think the former), it is constructed of hand-hammered sheet showing small but numerous folding separations, and there is no demarcated drop, the junction of the stem and bowl is completely smooth. None of these items is conclusive in and of itself, but taken all together seem to point to an American origin in my opinion. The Scottish Oar Pattern in America seems to have been a none-too-popular transition from Old English to Fiddle Pattern, about 1800-1810 or so? The hand-hammered sheet would argue for an early date, but the lack of an embossed or engraved drop would argue for perhaps a later date (1820 or so?) when American makers decided to "drop the drop". Another item in favor of an earlier date is the shape of the stem, very straight from the bowl to the swell at the finial, not a continuous curve. Just a strange spoon made by an occasional silversmith, I guess. Thanks again, any other ideas?