Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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Dating from the mid 19th century, these two coin silver spoons have New England origins. One is marked "W.J. Goodsell" with an eagle and star pseudo hallmark for the Hartford, Connecticut jeweler, and the other is stamped "Harwood Brothers" for the Boston firm. Both pieces have "Tipt" ends and shell bowls, but each is distinct in how these are presented.
The Harwood is the longer, at 6 11/16", and slightly heavier at .8 T. oz., compared to the Goodsell which measures 6 7/16" and weighs .6 T. oz. Functionally they are likely preserve, but possibly large bowl sugar, spoons.
The Goodsell has a fancy, script "VAS" monogram on the front side of the handle, while the Harwood has a rubbed, possibly "Annie," inscription on the back side of its handle.
Both pieces are in choice condition with especially fine finishes and flawless bowls.