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L. Heck, Lancaster, PA, 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon

L. Heck, Lancaster, PA, 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon
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$46.00

This 8 1/2" long, 1.6 T. oz., table or place spoon is marked "L. Heck" for Lewis or Ludwig. The volume "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania" by Vivian Gerstell lists his dates as 1755-1817, first showing up in tax records in 1778.

Gerstell also notes that he "held various positions in the community," indicating he was a person of standing and good reputation, and she illustrates both hollow and flatware made by him.

This piece dates late eighteenth century. It is a "Pointed Antique" pattern with a down turned tip and midrib backside with an exposed drop.

The front has a fancy, embellished, engraved "CH" monogram.

Well-made, it remains in excellent condition, save for the bowl which shows considerable tip wear. The left-hand edge is flattened from repeated use by a right-handed person. Otherwise it is free of dents, cracks, or repairs, noting some slight unevenness in the interior. The finish is bright, with a warm patina.

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