Scarlett O'Hara's Coin Silver???
Gone With the Wind period coin silver from Atlanta, Georgia. Seven teaspoons (six large and one smaller) and one sugar shell, all marked ER LAWSHE incuse. Er Lawshe (1824-1897) cane to Atlanta in 1848 and worked as a cabinet maker. In 1850 he opened a retail shop selling and repairing silver, jewelry, etc. and was in business for several decades. He obviously purchased his silver from the north as six of the teaspoons have the G (Head) (Lion Passant) mark attributed by McGrew to the Gurnees of NYC, who worked from 1821 to 1850+. Carrington and Mood of Charleston also carried Gurnee stock. These spoons appear to be from the 1850 period, which would make sense given the years Lawshe worked. The bowls of the 6 large teaspoons are fair, the bowl of the little one has a crack through in one place. The little teaspoon and the sugar shell have only Lawshe's incuse mark. A very rare find!! I bought these in Marietta, Georgia, which is just south of Kennesaw Mountain. I expect they have been in the Atlanta area since before the War Between the States and survived Sherman and his March to the Sea. A great addition to a Southern coin silver collection. (Only five of the larger teaspoons are pictured as I just found the 6th in the same location and have added it to the group.)