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Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1752
Period: Victorian
Year: 1853-1870
Silversmith: A.F. Burbank.
Place: Boston
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 48 grams
Dimensions: 23.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, no engraved initials, very good tip and bowl.

Description: A Coin silver American tablespoon in the Fiddle pattern, made by A F Burbank in Boston, Massachusetts, made around 1853. The spoon is the usual American Fiddle pattern, quite different to English Fiddle pattern, with flat broad handle and pointed bowl. The spoon has very clear hallmarks, A.F. Burbank. and Boston, which are both well struck and very clear. This is the earlier Burbank mark, the later one is incuse, hence we believe this spoon was made early in his career. The spoon has a 3rd hallmark, a very small swan in oval punch (tiny but very clear), this is a French import mark used between 1893 and 1970, indicating legal fineness, so this spoon spent some time in France (Tardy, international Hallmarks, pg 208). The term "Coin Silver" is used for American silver flatware made before 1870 that is not Sterling, slightly lower grade at 90% silver (sterling is 92.5%), made from melted coins, prior to discovery of silver in the USA.
Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
Coin silver tablespoon - Boston, Burbank

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
Coin silver spoon hallmarks - Burbank, Boston

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
A.F. Burbank. Swan French import hallmark

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
Boston silver hallmark

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
Coin silver Fiddlepattern tablespoon - back

Coin Silver Tablespoon - Boston, A F Burbank
American coin silver spoon - scale

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