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Interesting Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Spoon by Thomas Whartenby

Interesting Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Spoon by Thomas Whartenby
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Offered is a very uncommon item in Philadelphia coin silver - a sheaf of wheat pattern teaspoon. Aside from some sheaf of wheat pieces by R. & W. Wilson, this pattern and style of decoration is almost unknown in Philadelphia. This piece bears one of the maker's marks used by Thomas Whartenby, along with an eagle pseudo-hallmark. It has a very clear maker's mark, and also has a slightly faded period engraved script monogram. I haven't seen another decorated example by Whartenby, though he had a very successful career, and there must be a few examples extant. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is fair overall, with lots of dings and dents and quite a bit of surface wear, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of a form that never caught on in Philadelphia!

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