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Greencastle, IN Coin Silver Spoon by Alexander R. Brattin w/City Mark

Greencastle, IN Coin Silver Spoon by Alexander R. Brattin w/City Mark
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$29.50

Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Greencastle, Indiana (1860-1887) jeweler Alexander R. Brattin, who trained in Cincinnati in one of the large shops (perhaps Duhme & Co.), and then established his own firm in Greencastle just prior to the outbreak of war. He seems to have found much success there, and opened branch locations in Danville and Spencer in the mid-to-late 1880s. He moved on to Kansas City and then St. Louis late in life, and passed away in 1897 or so. This spoon may have been made in Cincinnati by Duhme or a similar company and retailed by Brattin, as indicated by the fineness mark; the spoon also bears Brattin's name mark and a nice mark of "GREENCASTLE IND" in a banner. It is also engraved with a nice period script monogram. The likely period of manufacture of this spoon is about 1860s or early 1870s. This piece measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good overall, with only modest surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of Indiana coin silver!

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