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Fine Ohio Silver Dessert Spoon w/Shaped Eagle Maker's Mark - S. Robb

Fine Ohio Silver Dessert Spoon w/Shaped Eagle Maker's Mark - S. Robb
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Offered is a lovely and rare example of the earlier of two maker's marks used by S. Robb, a mysterious figure working in Xenia and/or Chillicothe, Ohio, probably between about 1820 and 1840.

This piece appears to be from the 1820s, given the wrigglework arch drop and the shoulders. This spoon has a nicely executed period engraved script monogram and an excellent strike of Robb's integrated eagle maker's mark, probably cut by the same die-sinker who made similar marks for Arundel Hill and Thomas McCarty. Robb's other maker's mark also tracks one of Arundel Hill's marks in style, suggesting a relationship between the two men.

This dessert spoon measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. Condition overall is very good, with some minor bumps to the bowl and wear, but no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of an unusual and attractive maker's mark, and a nice piece of Americana!

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