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Gorham & Webster "Reverse Tipt" Six Coin Silver Teaspoons, Immaculate

Gorham & Webster "Reverse Tipt" Six Coin Silver Teaspoons, Immaculate
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$135.00 Price for the set of six.

Dating to the earliest decades of Gorham's history, these six, matched, coin silver, spoons are marked "Gorham & Webster," for a partnership that traces to 1831-37.

Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In their time, when large scale was favored, these would have served as standard place pieces.

They have a substantial feel, although they weigh marginally less than 1.0 T. oz. each, with the group coming in at 5.7 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Reverse Tipt," with a downward curved handle, and slight bit of midrib on the backside.

Each one is engraved "Almy" in script on the handle. Since Almy is a name with a place in Providence history where these were made, and these came from a Rhode Island source, they presumably always had a history there.

They are in remarkably fine condition. The bowls remain perfectly shaped and are free of tip wear, or dents or burrs. Polishing wear is nil, with the inscriptions remaining sharp and clear, as are the marks. The finishes have a fine patina.

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