Paris, Kentucky Coin Silver Tablespoon, W Hinton
A coin silver tablespoon/serving spoon, 8 1/4 inches long, retailed by William M. Hinton of Kentucky. He was in Paris, Kentucky form c. 1844-1847, in Shelbyville, Kentucky from c. 1847-1854, and again in Paris c. 1854. Manufactured by the Norton/Seymour group in Syracuse, NY, working ca. 1849-60 as shown by the Star/D/Eagle mark on the reverse, which places the spoon from ca. 1849-54. Also marked "W M HINTON" incuse on the reverse.
Sales in the South by local retailers dealing in Northern silver were common. Engraved "K.S.B." in cursive script on the front. Bowl has significant wear on the left, but is still serviceable. Handle is fiddle, oval, tipt design.