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E.S. & D.R. Burr, Berlin, Wisconsin, Coin Silver Chicago Place Spoon

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E.S. & D.R. Burr, Berlin, Wisconsin, Coin Silver Chicago Place Spoon
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$34.00

This 7 7/8" long, not quite 1.1 T. oz., coin silver spoon has a double provenance.

It is stamped "E.S. & D.R. Burr" and "coin," for the jewelers located in the small, central Wisconsin town of Berlin. An entry in a 1919 "Jewelers' Circular," notes the death of Daniel Riley Burr at age 85, still resident in Berlin.

There is also a right-facing, bust that McGrew in his work on pseudo hallmarks identifies as an unknown Chicago maker. He cites only Chicago retailers associated with this, so this spoon is evidence that this maker's work made its way some distance outside the city.

The piece has a "Tipt" end on a broad handle that is engraved "Hamilton" in script.

It is in good shape overall and has an even patina, but the bowl is markedly pebbled, especially in the heel area; otherwise it is without cracks, bends, or tip wear.

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