Spoon

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Colt
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Spoon

Postby Colt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:12 pm

This spoon was found with the forks in my previous post.

No maker's mark, only a scratched "I H"

15 cm in length

Very delicate and light

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Many thanks in advance.

Karl

dognose
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Re: Spoon

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi Karl,

Welcome to the Forum.

This would be an American Coin Silver spoon. Without any marks it would impossible to attribute it to any particular maker.

Trev.

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Re: Spoon

Postby Argentum2 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:31 pm

If not mistaken, this may be an example of a coffin spoon. They were usually given to pall bearers. The practice died out in England by the beginning of the 18th. century but continued in the North American colonies well into the late 19th. century. On style, this would appear to be early 19th. century.

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Re: Spoon

Postby Argentum2 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Here is an article from the Collector's Weekly which would suggest that the rounded ends would date the spoon to post 1820 in examples made in Vermont which produced practically nothing other than flat ware

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/article ... at-a-time/

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Re: Spoon

Postby silverly » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:05 pm

I'd call it a fiddle pattern Spoon.

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Re: Spoon

Postby silverly » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:07 pm

And it looks like it was engraved and the engraving is well worn.


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