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Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons

Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons
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$55.00 Priced as a Pair.

Measuring 5 1/4" long, and light at .7 T. oz. the pair, these matched spoons were likely intended more for coffee than tea.

They are a "Pointed Antique" design with engraved fronts, a slightly tipt backside, and exposed drops on the bowls. There are reserve areas that are without monograms or inscriptions.

Marks are a harp for Ireland, Hibernia for sterling silver, and a distinct, script "JO" for John Osborne, working in Dublin 1784-1809.

They are in good condition, noting some wear. The engraving remains well-defined, showing only slight softening from polishing. The bowls are well-shaped and free of tip wear, but have some shallow pebbling. The marks one one spoon are quite crisp, but rubbed on the other, although still readily discernible.

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