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Pair of Scarce Coin Silver Tablespoons by Theodore LeHuray

Pair of Scarce Coin Silver Tablespoons by Theodore LeHuray
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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver table spoons by Philadelphia merchant and jeweler Theodore LeHuray, circa 1846-51. These tablespoons are rare survivors in that Theodore only went into the jewelry and silversmithing business for a few years, after his father (Nicholas LeHuray, Jr.) died in 1846. His attempt to carry on the family firm under his own name appears to have been unsuccessful, and he soon turned to other pursuits. The maker's mark of T LE HURAY in conjoined boxes is almost never seen, and the mark on these pieces was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan. I haven't observed any other examples of Theodore's wares. Each of these tablespoons has a good clear maker's mark and also features a period engraved script monogram. Each spoon measures about 8 5/8 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of about 90 grams. Condition overall is good, with some surface wear in the bowls, but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice pair with a rare mark!

Available Singly for $50 Each, or $87.50 for the Pair

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