Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by John Reynolds Ca. 1810-32
Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known maker John Reynolds (1770-1832), working from the 1790s through 1808 and probably much later. By style, this spoon should date to circa 1810 or later. This is one of several marks attributed to Reynolds; others include a different initials mark, and the mark J.Reynolds in script. This mark is shown in several reference works on Maryland silver. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It is graced with a good engraved period monogram and a clear, well-struck maker's mark. Condition is very good overall, with some dimples to the bowl and some surface wear, but no splits or repairs. This is a hard-to-find example of the work of earlier Hagerstown silversmiths and clock and watch-makers. All in all a fine piece of Maryland coin silver!