Pair W. I. Tenney "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
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Priced as a pair.
William Ingalls Tenney, 1806-48, was a silversmith of note in New York City. In partnership with his brother Daniel from 1828 until his death, the name Tenney came to be associated with ecclesiastical silver.
This pair of spoons are marked "W.I. Tenney" "N.Y." and date early in William's working years.
At 6 1/4", they are lengthy for teaspoons, and rather weighty at nearly 1.6 T. oz. the pair. They have "Reverse Tipt," down-turned handle ends and exposed drops on the bowls. Each one has a feathered script "JAH" monogram.
The condition is very good overall. The inscriptions are softened from polishing, and while the bowls are well-shaped, and free of dents or burrs, there is some pebbling in the bases, on one of the two in particular.