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Annapolis coin silver tablespoon by Benjamin Mead,c1820

Annapolis coin silver tablespoon by Benjamin Mead,c1820
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Benjamin Mead is cited as an Annapolis silversmith (and storekeeper, etc) by Whisker et al in "Maryland Clockmakers" and allied craftsmen. Quoted are excerpts from the Maryland Gazette of 9/11/1819, 11/11/19 and 1/11/21, which depict Mead's work. This spoon appears to be a modified coffin-end -- that is, the handle end is sliced lengthwise rather than clipped (see pic). It has square shoulders, is 8-5/8" long, and the mono is E M. Overall condition is excellent. (NOTE: Flynt & Fales, in their Old Deerfield book, cite a Benjamin Mead in Maine in 1804, who may have moved on to RI. We believe that he kept on moving south to Annapolis.)

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