George Franciscus Jr. Coin Silver Teaspoon
George Franciscus Jr. had a working history that began in Baltimore in 1810 and then Lancaster, Pennsylvannia from 1819 until his death in 1840. Several marks are associated with him include the "G. Franciscus" in an engrailed rectangle that appears on this 5 7/8" long, .6 T. oz. teaspoon. According to Gerstell's "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania," this mark "is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition of southern silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1968." This piece has a feathered script "SE" monogram and is in very good condition. There is light polishing wear on the exposed drop on the backside of the bowl, and one pinprick dimple in the otherwise flawless, well-shaped bowl.