I believe I found my answer! Sylvanus E. Lamprey spoon maker Boston 1909-1912, I read he marked with STERLING L but still can not verify. I have posted 2 photos of 9" handmade spoon, any help appreciated donboy
Hi, and welcome to the forums. Have never seen a piece attributed to Lamprey other than when he was a craftsman for Arthur Stone from 1909-12; his mark there was a simple serifed "L", stamped in addition to the Stone mark. While your spoon resembles Stone's 'Pointed End' pattern, it's a classic handle design.....
The making of hand-wrought silver is the revival of an art that was almost lost sight of until a few years ago, since which time there has been a continual branching out. The rather “crude hammered” pieces which marked the early stages of craft in this direction have been replaced by masterly creations in its most varied forms. S. E. Lamprey, with his thirty-five years' experience, makes a complete line for the table in original design and also executes suggested ideas. Specialty is made of matching old pieces.
Source: An Illustrated Annual of Works by American Artists & Craft Workers - Artists Guild Galleries - Chicago - 1916