Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Johnston & Boullt Ca. 1846-51
Offered is a fine and scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Johnston & Boullt, a partnership between William Johnston and Thomas A. Boullt in Hagerstown, Maryland lasting from 1846 to 1851. William Johnston was a watch and clock maker and dentist working in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia before his time in Hagerstown; Thomas Boullt enjoyed a long and successful career in Hagerstown. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It bears a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is fair, with some wear to the surface and over-polishing, and modest signs of use. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of a rare maker's mark!