W.R. Evans Kentucky Coin Silver Tablespoon
This 8 3/4" long, weighty, near 1.8 T. oz., coin silver tablespoon is stamped "W.R. Evans." His dates are c. 1844-1860 and he worked first in Cincinnati and then across the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky. It has the broad, rounded, tipt end and high shoulders typical of the lower Ohio River Valley and areas south. There is a feathered script "MER" monogram on the front. It is in very good condition. The bowl is well-shaped and free of tip wear, but with a slight bit of pinpricking in the base. The handle is free of bends, nicks, or visible wear, and the piece overall has a good finish.