Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon with Rare Mark - George Keesee of VA
Offered is a very good and rare example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark of George Keesee of Richmond, Virginia, working circa 1831-47. Silver bearing Keesee's mark is rarely encountered, perhaps because he died at age 36 in 1847. This piece has a good clear mark for Keesee and manufacturer's marks for Philo Gilbert. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is decent overall, with some surface wear to the engraved period script owner's initials, and some shallow dings to the bowl. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Southern coin silver!