Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
$50.00 $20-35 each or $50 for all three
Offered is a fine and rare group of three American coin silver teaspoons by little-known silversmith, jeweler and clock and watch maker Michael Bush, working in Easton, Pennsylvania circa 1831. His available biographical information appears below. These spoons average about 6 1/8 inches in length and the three together weigh about 46 grams. There is no monogram or sign of erasure on any of the spoons. Condition is fair, with modest tip wear and dents and dings to the bowls. The maker's mark is legible on each spoon - the best strike is pictured. All in all a fine and rare example of the work of this little-known Easton, Pennsylvania craftsman!
It is highly probable that Michael Bush was a son of Easton silversmith George Bush, who was an apprentice of Christian Bixler and worked in Easton from about 1812 into the 1830s. According to the 1906 book "Local and Biographical Notes Collected by Ethan Allen Weaver from Files of Newspapers Published in Easton, Penna", Michael Bush had his shop opposite the Green Tree Inn, circa 1831. He was a clock and watch maker and jeweler and silversmith.