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Fine Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1825 by John J. Parry of Philadelphia

Fine Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1825 by John J. Parry of Philadelphia
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$27.50

Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Philadelphia watchmaker and jeweler John J. Parry (fl. 1790s - 1835); this spoon should date to about 1825 and bears the Philadelphia eagle mark that either signifies manufacture by R. & W. Wilson, or was used by a percentage of the makers of Philadelphia between about 1825-50 to denote quality and/or origin. See my other listings for a separate and somewhat earlier piece bearing Parry's mark alone. This spoon has a good clear maker's mark (used in "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan) and a nicely executed period engraved script monogram of "AM". This spoon measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear and one or two shallow bumps to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of this man's wares, and of Philadelphia coin silver spoons of this period!

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