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Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale
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$35.00

Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark associated with John Curry, and a period engraved script monogram. By style and given the floret mark, this piece probably dates to the 1820s. Condition is very good, with a tiny dimple in the bowl, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely piece of early American coin silver!

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