Seymour (Syracuse) "Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Stamped with the "star, S, eagle," pseudo hallmark of Joseph Seymour, Syracuse, this is also stamped "M.C. Haight" for the Geneva, New York retailer.
Dating from the mid 19th century, it is a large, 8 9/16" long, nearly 1.5 T. oz., table or serving spoon in very fine condition.
The handle has a broad, tipt, end, high narrow shoulders off the bowl, and beveled edges. It is engraved "H.M. Dorman" in stylishly rendered script lettering. This cross references with the inscription on a L.O. Dunning (Penn Yan) teaspoon also listed, see item 2159f.
The backside is plain. The bowl is ovoid and tapered to a rounded point.
There is no evident wear. The engraving remains crisp and the finish has an appealing patina. The bowl remains well-shaped and without tip wear, dents or burrs, but has surface scratches consistent with age and perhaps two very subtle pinprick dimples.