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N. Carolina Coin Silver Spn - Thomas Trotter of Greensboro & Charlotte

N. Carolina Coin Silver Spn - Thomas Trotter of Greensboro & Charlotte
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Offered is a nice early Southern coin silver teaspoon by noted North Carolina silversmith Thomas Trotter, whose biographical particulars follow below. This piece dates by style to the early part of Trotter's career, perhaps his Greensboro days between 1820-24. It bears the maker's mark attributed to Trotter on page 175 of "Silversmiths of North Carolina" (1984 edition), as well as a period engraved script monogram of "AB". This spoon measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is fair overall, with a slight ripple in the handle and moderate surface wear and small dimples to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of earlier North Carolina coin silver!

Birth: Dec. 7, 1800, Virginia, USA; Death: Mar. 31, 1865, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

Thomas Trotter was a silver and goldsmith and jeweler. He was a son of Dr. Thomas Trotter, of Nasemond County, Virginia. He was apprenticed as a silversmith in Salisbury at the age of 18, and opened a silver shop in Greensboro, NC in the early 1820s. He came to Charlotte, NC in 1824. Source: FindaGrave.com

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