C. & A.W. Johnson, Albany, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Tablespoon
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Working with his brother, Alonzo, in Albany, New York, 1831-38, Chauncey Johnson is identified as a silversmith and jeweler.
In addition to the "C. & A.W. Johnson" for that partnership stamped on this 8 1/2" long, 1.5 T. oz., tablespoon, it also carries an "eagle, D, bust" pseudo hallmark. In his benchmark work on these marks, McGrew associates this with Hall and Hewson, also of Albany.
A straightforward, down-turned "Reverse Tipt," design, this is akin to much production of the period. It stands apart, however, because of the fineness of the work, and its impeccable condition with a beautifully patinated finish. It is essentially without wear, showing itself as it presented some 180 years ago.
There is a large and handsome feathered script "LW" on the handle, which enhances its proud presentation.