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Pr. Frankfort, KY Spoons by B. F. Meek; Engraved for Parsonage, M.E.C.

Pr. Frankfort, KY Spoons by B. F. Meek; Engraved for Parsonage, M.E.C.
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$135.00

Offered is an important and interesting pair of Kentucky coin silver spoons by noted Frankfort silversmith, watchmaker and fishing reel maker Benjamin F. Meek, working circa 1830s - 1870s in the silversmithing line on and off. Although Meek's work is always sought-after, this pair of spoons has something more special about them. They are engraved "Parsonage" over "MEC" - presumably for the parsonage (home of the pastor) of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Frankfort, or another nearby. Church silver of the South is highly uncommon, and rarely available in private hands. These teaspoons measure about six inches in length or a little under, and the pair weighs about 37 grams altogether. Condition is fair on one, with some wear and some small dings to the bowl and one ding to the upper handle; condition on the other is not as good, with a small split to the bowl (pictured). Please review all the pictures by clicking on the first picture. Each spoon is clearly marked with Benjamin F. Meek's maker's mark. All in all a fine and rare pair of Southern coin silver spoons made for the use of the clergy in Kentucky!

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