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Rare Pair Philadelphia Spoons w/Mark of Joseph Anthony & Son c1810-14

Rare Pair Philadelphia Spoons w/Mark of Joseph Anthony & Son c1810-14
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$60.00 $40 each or $60 the Pair

Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony and his son Michael. This partnership was short-lived, lasting only from 1810-14. The two spoons here were used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" despite the rubbing of the marks, due to the extreme rarity of the mark of this partnership. The spoons are each also marked with the manufacturer's mark of Thomas Harper (working circa 1811-17), who also made silver for (Jean) Simon Chaudron and others to retail. These teaspoons measure about 5 5/8 inches in length and weigh a total of about 30 grams for the pair. Condition is fair, with some small dings and dimples to the bowls and moderate surface wear, but no splits or repairs. Each spoon is graced with rubbed but mostly legible marks, as well as a period script monogram. All in all a fine pair of two hundred year old American Philadelphia coin silver teaspoons!

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