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Albany Coin Silver Tablespoon c1820-27 by Chauncey Johnson

Albany Coin Silver Tablespoon c1820-27 by Chauncey Johnson
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Offered is an American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark of Chauncey Johnson, who worked there from about 1820 into the 1840s, before relocating to Bastrop, Texas. This spoon can be dated to the 1820-27 period as it bears two strikes of a manufacturer's mark of an eagle head looking left, attributed by John R. McGrew to Green Hall of Albany, working circa 1810-27. This same mark appears frequently on work marked by Nehemiah B. Bassett (died 1819) alone and in partnership as Bassett & Warford (1801-12). As such, it appears likely this spoon was manufactured by Green Hall between 1820 and 1827, and was retailed by Chauncey Johnson. This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 39 grams. It has clear marks but no monogram, and appears to have been machine buffed at some point. Condition is otherwise good, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of these Albany silversmiths' marks!

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