Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in partnership for a couple of years, before ultimately going their separate ways. Daniel L. Bixler left the trade at about that time, or shortly after. William Bixler died in 1848. This pair of spoons dates to about 1840-45. Each spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and the pair weighs about 30 grams altogether. Each spoon is graced with an engraved period script monogram and a clear maker's mark. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and signs of normal use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of Easton silver with a rare maker's mark!