6 Ezekiel Burr 1805 Coffin-End Coin Silver Tablespoons
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Up for bid is a scarce set of six coffin-end coin silver tablespoons by Ezekiel Burr of Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1805. The spoons measure about 8 3/4 inches long and together weigh 286 grams, or a bit over 9 troy ounces. The handles have chamfered edges and downturned pointed coffin ends. The spoons have an even patina and are monogrammed "JSB" in script capitals on the fronts of the handles. The pieces are marked (EB) in an oval, one of several different marks used by Ezekiel Burr.
Condition on the spoons is good. There is some minor tip wear and some other dings to bowl edges. There are a few shallow bowl dings as well, but nothing out of the ordinary. There are no cracks or repairs, and they have never been buffed. A nice set of spoons!