Classic coffin-end handle, molded drop, script JC on front; 9-3/8" long, excellent weight. Mint condition, extended bowl tips unworn.
This is one of F&G's earliest pieces, made around 1810, before their removal to Philadelphia. Indeed, the Yankee Eagle -- often seen on New England silver of the period -- frames the F&G mark (see pic). This spoon is in near-mint condition. It has square shoulders, an incised pointed arch drop on the bowl back, and a feathered script mono F C C on the front. It is a shade over 9-3/8" long. It weighs about 1.5 Troy oz., or 51 grams. The bowl is completely unworn.
Oval-end handle, drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono P C L on front; 4-1/3". Excellent condition.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #292594 (stock #380)
Downturned spatulate-end handle, flared shoulders, script mono C B on front; 5-3/4" long. Mint condition.
Oval-end handles, long drops on bowl backs, reverse tipt, block mono A F on front; 8-1/2" long, each over 2 T oz. Condition is near-mint throughout, bowl tips unworn.
Short, deep front rib, 13-lobe shell drop, block mono K over G * I on reverse; 7-5/8" long. Significant bowl wear. Mark is crisp (see pic).
Double-swell fiddle handle, c1860 -- by Jeremiah Gray, Richmond, ME -- flared shoulders, feathered script mono A.H.G. on front; 6" in length. Most unusual is the decoration -- practically unknown by the middle of the 19th century. Spoons were machine-made and sold with the mono engraved, nothing more. The decorative flourishes on these spoons were engraved, probably on specific order and done by Gray himself.
Pointed-end handles, pointed drops, ornate feathered script mono E G on front; 6" long. Excellent condition, extended bowl tips unworn.
All Items : : Pre 2000 item #221204 (stock #105G)
Pointed handle end, reverse rib, feathered script mono H C K on front; 8-3/8". Excellent condition on both; extended bowl tips unworn.
Spatulate-end fiddle handles, high flared shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front; 5-1/2" long. Neat.
Classic coffin-end handles with shaded block mono DM on front -- incised pointed-arch drop on bowl backs; 9-5/8" in length. Condition of both is excellent.
Made by Sigourney & Hitchcock, Watertown, NY, for the Jeff. Co. Agl. Soc. (see pix). Watertown is the center of Jefferson County in upstate NY. Description of the spoons is as follows: forward-tipt fiddle handles, flared shoulders, 6" in length. Condition is very good - a few bowl dings and very little wear. Agricultural premium silver is always interesting as an artifact of 19thC rural American history.