Rare Coin Silver Teaspoon by Charles & George Fletcher of Phila.
Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of Charles and George Fletcher of Philadelphia, brothers to the famous silversmith and proprietor Thomas Fletcher, whose firm Fletcher and Gardiner would set the standard for monumental silver for a time in Philadelphia. Charles and George united in partnership in July 1818, and dissolved their union by early 1824. Their run in business together appears to have been rather unsuccessful; aside from this teaspoon, I have observed only a pair of sugar tongs and two tablespoons bearing the maker's mark of this partnership. This piece is light in weight, measuring about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighing about 14 grams. The spoon has a good legible maker's mark and a period engraved script owner's monogram. Condition is fair, as the spoon was probably at some time buffed, and there are a few small dings and scratches, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good rare piece of Philadelphia coin silver!