Pr. Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoons, Marshall & Tempest
Offered is a fine pair of American coin silver tea spoons by Philadelphia silversmiths Joseph Marshall and Robert Tempest, working in partnership from 1813-65. Despite the long tenure of this partnership, silver bearing its mark is not commonly seen. This pair of teaspoons probably dates to about 1825-40 by style, and each spoon is finely engraved with a period script monogram. Each spoon also has a clear, legible maker's mark, and both spoons are in good condition with light wear from normal usage, but no dents (beyond a few tiny dimples to the bowls) splits or repairs. Each spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 17 grams, for a total weight of 34 grams for the pair. All in all a fine example of Philadelphia coin silver!