Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright
Offered is a very good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Thomas F. Albright (born circa 1811), working in that city circa 1835 to about 1860 or later. This spoon probably dates to the 1835-50 range as it bears the Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark or trademark in use mainly between 1825 and 1850 or so. This spoon also has a clear, well-struck maker's mark, which was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It has a period engraved script monogram. Condition is very good, with little wear and only a minor dimple or two in the bowl; there are no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this mark and an excellent Philadelphia fiddle pattern coin silver spoon!