Griswold "Tipt End" Coin Silver Teaspoon
There are a surprisingly large number of coin silver makers with the surname of Griswold. Marked simply with that name, this one was likely produced by Gilbert, born 1788 and worked in Middleton and later Portland, Connecticut, including c. 1820 in partnership with his brother William. This is a straightforward "Tipt End," 6" long, not quite .5 T. oz., teaspoon. It has a feathered script "LH" monogram on the backside. It is simply a quiet example of a well-made spoon of its period, with a bowl that is appealingly elongated, has a slightly pointed end, and is thicker gauge than average. It is in excellent condition. There two pinpricks in the base of the bowl, but otherwise no signs of wear.