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H.I. Sawyer, NYC & Hartford, Coin Silver "Tipt" Sugar Spoon

H.I. Sawyer, NYC & Hartford, Coin Silver "Tipt" Sugar Spoon
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A 6 7/16" long, .9 T. oz. piece, this sugar spoon has a broad scallop shell bowl with high shoulders leading to a narrow handle that broadens into an oval, tipped end.

It is marked "H.I. Sawyer," for Henderson Inches Sawyer, who worked in New York City 1835-45, then Hartford, Connecticut, 1845-58.

It also carries a "lion" pseudo hallmark that McGrew identifies in his benchmark work on marks as characteristic of the Hartford area, so this item likely traces to Sawyer's (earlier based on style) working years there.

There is a handsome, feathered script, "FCPC" monogram set sideways on the handle.

It is a clean piece, absent wear, with a bright finish, and a perfectly shaped bowl that is free of dents, nicks, or dings.

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