Rare Paterson, NJ Coin Silver Teaspoon - David Laverack
Offered is a great, early American coin silver teaspoon from the little-known shop of David Laverack, working in Paterson, NJ circa 1850-65. A watch paper from Laverack's shop in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society. Laverack is also listed in Kirkbride's New Jersey Business Directory for 1850. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. Condition overall is fair, with some wear and dings, but no splits or repairs. There is a small notch from someone doing a silver test, and a little corrosion from a rubber band. However, the rarity of the mark trumps the condition in this case, and the mark is clear. All in all a fine example of American silver!