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Good 18th Century Style Coin Silver Spoon by Henry McKeen of Phila.

Good 18th Century Style Coin Silver Spoon by Henry McKeen of Phila.
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$25.00

Offered is an interesting American coin silver teaspoon by Henry McKeen of Philadelphia, working as a watchmaker and silversmith in that town between about 1823 and 1861. This piece is in a late 18th or very early 19th Century style, and is not typical of McKeen's usual fiddle pattern spoons. It may have been made to match an earlier English or American set of spoons. In any event, it is the Old English style, and has a period script monogram consistent with spoons of that generation. The maker's mark on this piece is clear and well-struck, and the condition of the piece overall is good, with some surface wear and light dimpling of the bowl, but no repairs. There is a small stress mark from the manufacturing process on the underside of the handle, but it is not a split and does not adversely affect the piece. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. All in all a nice piece with a good clear example of McKeen's less common maker's mark!

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