Washington, DC Coin Silver Tablespoon Greenbury Gaither
A rare and fine American coin silver table spoon by Washington, D.C. silversmith Greenbury Gaither, working in the Nation's capital between about 1822 and 1834. According to extant family history, Greenbury Gaither was born in 1792, went to Alexandria, Virginia to learn the jewelry and silversmith business (probably in conjunction with his much better known relative John Gaither), and eventually opened his own store on Pennsylvania Avenue in what was then known as Washington City. This spoon is in top-notch condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only minimal wear from normal usage. It is engraved with a period script monogram of EJ, and has a crisp, clear maker's mark. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs 60 grams. All in all a fine piece of Southern coin silver!