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Coin Silver Tablespoon - Philadelphia     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1382
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1797
Silversmith: Samuel Alexander
Place: Philadelphia
Price: $ 160.00
Weight: 61 grams
Dimensions: 21.5 cm
Condition: Good, makers mark crudely struck, a little unclear, definitely SA. Small casting crack runs through hallmark. Tip condition good.

Description: American coin silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, with "long drop" usually associated with earlier Hanoverian pattern spoons. The tablespoon has the initials RB crudely engraved with an interesting device between them, quite attractive overall, has a Colonial feel. "Coin silver" refers to silver produced from coins, which applies to all American silver prior to 1865, when silversmiths started using the higher grade "Sterling" standard. Samuel Alexander worked at South Second Street between 1797 and 1808 (Ensko, American Silversmiths), first alone, then in partnership with Christian Wiltberger (Wiltberger & Alexander). The spoon has a"colonial" feel, the quality not quite what you would expect from English spoons of the period.
Coin Silver Tablespoon - Philadelphia
Coin silver tablespoon - Philadelphia

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Philadelphia
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Coin Silver Tablespoon - Philadelphia
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Coin Silver Tablespoon - Philadelphia
Makers mark

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