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Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1834
Period: George IV
Year: 1824-1826
Silversmith: Samuel Kirk
Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Price: $ 470.00
Weight: 162 grams
Dimensions: 21.1 cm
Condition: Excellent, strong tips and bowls, very good gauge.

Description: A fabulous pair of Baltimore silver tablespoons, in the Kings pattern, by Samuel Kirk of Baltimore, and bearing Baltimore assay marks for 1824-1826. The spoons are very good quality and gauge, unlike many American spoons of the period, which were often thinner and lighter than their English counterparts. They are single struck (in Scottish fashion), the back of both spoons is engraved Lyon, we assume the original owner. In addition to makers mark S.Kirk in script in rectangular punch, the spoons have the oval Baltimore Coat of Arms quality mark, in rectangular punch with cut corners, and date letter C, used by Assay Master LeRoy Atkinson between 1824 and 1826 (see www.imperialhalfbushel.com for information on these marks). These date to an interesting period in American silver history, Baltimore between 1814 and 1830 was the only place and date where hallmarks were required on silver in the USA, following the passing of the Assay Act by the State Legislature of Maryland in 1814 (it was unpopular so repealed in 1830). Samuel Kirk became the founder of Kirk & Sons, which became the most successful (and longest running) silver manufactory in the USA.
Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Baltimore Coin silver tablespoons - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore assay marks

Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Baltimore assay marks - Samuel Kirk

Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Baltimore silver spoons - Kings pattern

Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Baltimore silver spoons - back

Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Lyon

Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoons (Pair) - Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Assay Marks
Baltimore silver spoons - scale

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