18thC tsp. by John Lamson, Boston & Baltimore, c1790
Pointed-end handle brightcut its entire length, slashed drop, feathered script mono E R in cartouche on front; 5-7/16" long. Lamson presents a bit of a mystery, although he's listed in various books -- Belden, Flynt & Fales, "Maryland Silver," etc. Thorn gives a pretty good representation of his initial mark, which is picked up by Kovel, and is shown in one of the pix associated with this piece. Lamson seems to have begun his working life in Boston, c1790, and by 1817 produced 55 oz of silver objects with Baltimore assay marks (and a good deal more the next year). This spoon is in excellent condition, unusual in appearance with its sharply pointed handle and excellent in condition.