Fine Early Ohio Tablespoon by A. G. Peck of Ashtabula, Circa 1820-30
Offered is a very good and large early American coin silver table spoon bearing a period engraved script monogram and a maker's mark of A.G.PECK. Little is known about the silversmith behind this mark, although an A. G. Peck was listed by Knittle as working in Ashtabula, Ohio circa 1823. Such a date would certainly fit this piece, which could have been made in Ohio based on style. It should also be noted that an Asahel G. Peck, silversmith and jeweler, born about 1820 and died around 1904, was working in Iowa in the 1870s and 1880s - presumably he was working much earlier and could have been a son or other relation to the A. G. Peck working in Ashtabula circa 1823. This tablespoon measures about 9 inches in length and weighs about 48 grams. Condition is very good, with minor wear from normal use but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece!