Brightcut and roulette work on upper arms, lower portion twisted; unique (?) pointed-end acorn nips decorated with roulette work (see pic); block mono S over D S in cartouche on bend; only 5-1/4" in length. Condition is mint throughout. Marked W (pellet) R on both arms.
Short front rib, c1775 -- long drop on bowl back, block mono A * B on reverse of handle, over the numeral 6 (meaning that it the 6th spoon in a set of 6 or more). Length is 8-1/8", with good weight. Condition is fine, no wear to bowl.
Deep and broad front ribs, c1760 -- 11-lobe shell drop on bowl back, shaded block mono I (device) T on reverse; 7-5/8" in length. Both spoons have a modest amount of tipwear. Both have excellent marks (as shown).
Double-molded drop on bowl back, long front rib, shaded block mono I (device) V (device) A over script 1682 on reverse; 8" in length. Oversized bowl with a few shallow bumps. No wear to speak of. It looks like VanDyke's mark may have been struck a second time, but not very well.
Pointed-end handles, c1790 -- large double-molded drop on bowl back (see pic), feathered script mono J C B on front; 9" in length. Weight is 3-1/2 Troy oz. One has light tipwear, the other in excellent condition. These spoons are said to have come from the Bradford family of Plymouth, Mass.
Austin worked first in Boston and then in Hartford. After 250 years, this pair is still in near-mint condition. They have a short front rib, with startingly crisp 11-lobe shell drops on the bowl backs. Mono on reverse of handle in block letters: L over W.A. Length is 7-7/8". Bowl tips unworn, excellent condition throughout.
Long forward rib on handle front, c1765 -- molded drop on bowl back, shaded block mono D over R M on reverse; 8-3/16" in length. Condition is excellent, just a shade of tipwear, and two good crisp marks -- C (pellet) H. (See Gerstell for discussion of Hall's work.)
Hammersley worked in NYC. This piece was made about 1750. Its rattail extends 2/3 of the bowl length (see pic). Interesting mono on reverse: tiny block letters M C over I E, over ornate foliate design. Length is 8". Condition is excellent, with just a touch of tipwear.