Coin Silver Tablespoon by Eben Whitney of NY Circa 1806-42
Offered is a fine American coin silver table spoon by New York silversmith Eben Whitney (biographical information can be found below). This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 52 grams. It is in good condition overall, with modest wear from normal use, but no dents, splits or repairs. This piece is graced with a well-executed period engraved script monogram, and the maker's mark is crisp and clear. All in all a fine piece by a New York/Connecticut silversmith!
According to Whitney family genealogical information online (google Eben Whitney and silversmith): Eben Whitney . . . was bound to his brother, Asa Whitney, 15 May 1798, to learn his trade of silversmith and watchmaker . . . . They settled in New York. The Directory places him at 20 Chambers Street, 1805; 290 Water Street, 1806; 338 Water Street, same as his brother, Asa Whitney, 1807; William Street, 1808; 381 Pearl Street, 1809; and there he continued till 1840, and was succeeded in 1842, by his son, Edward Tompkins Whitney. Eben Whitney was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and later returned to spend his remaining years there after a long career in New York City.