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Excellent Norfolk, Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Joseph Clarico

Excellent Norfolk, Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Joseph Clarico
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Offered is a lovely, well made and well preserved early American coin silver table spoon by noted Norfolk silversmith and jeweler Joseph Clarico (b. 1785 - d. 1828), working in Norfolk at least from about 1810 to his death in 1828. His advertisements indicated all kinds of silverwork could be made by his shop, so he or journeymen working for him appear to have made some or all of the silver he sold. This piece probably dates to the latter part of his career, based on the discussion about his styles and marks in Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths"; it is heavy and well made. Please review all the pictures. This tablespoon measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 52 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram of what appears to be "SHW" and has a clear maker's mark, though the die seems to have worn down by the time this spoon was marked. All in all a lovely piece of Southern coin silver by a noted Norfolk maker!

I also have a number of teaspoons by Clarico, bearing the same monogram and from the same family. Those are offered separately.

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