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Rhoads, Lancaster PA, Six Matched Twist Handle Coin Silver Teaspoons

Rhoads, Lancaster PA, Six Matched Twist Handle Coin Silver Teaspoons
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$135.00 Price for the set of six.

Measuring 5 7/8" long each and weighing 3.2 T. oz. the lot, each of these six spoons has a broad, tipt end handle with a twisted stem. The bowls are generously proportioned at 2 1/8" by 1 1/4" and have pointed tips.

They are marked "Rhoads" for Henry Zahm Rhoads, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania jeweler and watchmaker. Information in an online biography suggests these date within a narrow time frame, between 1861 when Rhoads returned from an apprenticeship in Virginia at the outbreak of the Civil War, and 1868 (1865 according to another source), the year he entered into a partnership with his brother Charles.

The mark of that firm, "H.Z. Rhoads & Bro." is apparently more common than that on these pieces.

Each one is inscribed "E.G." in a feathered script, and all of them are in excellent condition. There is no visible polishing wear, the bowls are without dents, bends, or nicks, and the finishes have rich patinas.

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