Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon by Thomas Richards, Circa 1805-15
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Offered is a fine American coin silver master salt spoon by New York City silversmith Thomas Richards, working between about 1790 (apprenticeship) to about 1830. This piece bears Richards' maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 4 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is very good, with no major dings or dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a fine earlier example of an American coin silver salt spoon!