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Excellent Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoon by Charles Louis Boehme

Excellent Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoon by Charles Louis Boehme
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Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme.

According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through 1810. After that date no trade is listed. He began to sell and rent real estate about 1806, and devoted himself exclusively to this business after 1814. In 1822, however, a person of the same name is listed on Western Row as a “brick maker.”"

This tablespoon is the second of two; see my other listings for the other spoon. This spoon has a very well done period feathered script engraved monogram of "JSJ" and a clear, legible maker's mark. This piece measures about 9 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 55 grams. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of classical Baltimore coin silver at its height!

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