Large Delaware Coin Silver Tablespoon by James Guthre Ca. 1822-50
Offered is a very good American coin silver table spoon by Wilmington silversmith James Guthre (1796-1877), who was working by about 1820 and continued to work for a fairly long period of time. Guthre was fairly prolific and this tablespoon is a good example of his work. It bears a clear strike of his maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram of JPJ. This piece measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 58 grams. Condition overall is good, with a very minor, shallow dimple in the bowl and some modest scratches and marks to the underside of the handle. All in all a fine example of antique Delaware silver!