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Very Fine Early American Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1775-85, Maker "JA"

Very Fine Early American Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1775-85, Maker "JA"
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Offered is a lovely and early American coin silver tea or coffee spoon circa 1775-85, by maker "JA"; I've not solved the maker of this mark (if you can, I will send you a coin silver teaspoon!), but a Hanoverian pattern teaspoon circa 1760-70 with the same mark is shown in the Winterthur online collection. In addition to the maker's mark, this piece is decorated with a period engraved block initial monogram of "O*F". One can dream up an instant ancestor for the original owner of this spoon, e.g., "Obadiah Flattersworth" or some other Jane Austen-sounding character. This piece measures about 4 5/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is very good for a piece of this age, with virtually no tip wear and only some minor bumps and dimples to the bowl and modest surface wear. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely and early example of American silver!

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