Baltimore MD circa 1790, round downturned end with just a hint of a rear midrib extending 3 inches down the handle, unusual double arched drop, length 8 3/4 inches, some tip wear as shown but good overall condition, monogrammed "H" in period script. How certain are we of this attribution? Well, if it's American then the spoon is most certainly Dowig...
in rectangle. Is this Joseph Carman? John Chalmers? Joseph Carpenter? Am I failing to Inspire Confidence? Truly, as with many initial marks, the answer may never be known. Length 5 7/8 inches, monogrammed "M" in period script, the bowls are a bit chewed up (see fourth photo) and there is some tip wear-- priced accordingly.
Brightcutting and roulette work extend two-thirds of the way down arms and around bend; square shoulders, round nips, ornate feathered script A W in cartouche on bend; 6" in length. Condition is near mint.
Oval-end handles, drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono K on front; 5-3/4" long, fine condition. Silver by Wm. Gethen is rather hard to find; William is not to be confused with the more prolific John Ward Gethen.
Shell on heel. Downturned handle with rounded end, drop, tipt on back. Length 8-9/16". Weight 1.8 troy ounces. The monogram is a block P*R. Overall condition is very good (a little tip wear). Mark condition is excellent (Belden mark c; Parsons mark A).
Bright cut reserve, shell on heel (worn), oval end downturned handle. Length 8-1/2". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram is a block A D. Overall condition is very good (shell worn). Mark condition is good- (rubbed).
Downturned handles, tipt on back. Drops. Length 9". Weight 1.95 troy ounces each. No monogram (can't see erasure). Overall condition is very good (slight tip wear). Each spoon is marked twice (Fales mark b); three of the marks are excellent, one good.
Downturned handles with oval ends. Elaborate engraved reserve on tops of handles. Oval drops. Length 9". Weight 1-1/3 troy ounces each. The monogram on the top of the handle is a block C/FF and 1799. Overall condition of one is good, the other fair (one has a little tip wear, the other a repaired tear in the bowl); mark condition is good.
Downturned handle with rounded end. Long modeled drop. Length 8-3/4". Weight 1-2/3 troy ounces. The script monogram on the top of the handle is LB. Overall condition is very good (a little tip wear; slight curl could be repaired); mark condition is excellent.
Downturned handle with rounded end. Drop. Length 9-3/8". Weight 1.95 troy ounces. The script monogram is HT. Overall condition is excellent; mark condition is very good (the J is rubbed) (Belden mark a).
Shell drop on heel, downturned handle. Length 8-5/8". Weight 2 troy ounces. The monogram is a block EH on the top of the handle. The overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is excellent. Marked twice with Fales' mark 32d in her book on the Richardsons. This is the first piece we have seen with downturned handle and the IR mark of Joseph Richardson, Sr.; it was really made by Jr.