Southern coin silver teaspoon, Stephen Baker, Wilmington & NY
This is a small early teaspoon in decent condition. It's lack of shoulders and handle form indicate early 19th century, 1800/1810. It has some minor dings in the bowl, but no bowl wear. It has a miniscule crack (less than 1/64") where the bowl & handle meet. It is marked S. Baker, NY and Wilmington, NC. The book " Silversmiths of North Carolina" states that it is unknown when Baker came to Wilmington. These early, possibly Southern spoons are hard to find.