Extremely Rare Southern Spoon Martin Noxon, Edenton, NC
Fine early tablespoon by one of the rarest Southern makers, Martin Noxon of Edenton, North Carolina. It has a pointed handle and dates from about 1805. It is in excellent condition, measuring 8 7/16 inches and weighing 1.68 troy ounces. It also has a beautifully engraved, elegant script monogram on the handle. I have also noted that the hallmark is the only one I know which reads the same upside down. We have owned this spoon for almost a decade and have carefully followed sales of Noxon items, only spotting three spoons for sale, all on eBay and all teaspoons (one pointed end and two later fiddle-handled models). Of course, I could have missed a sale on eBay or somewhere else.