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Scarce Pair of Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Spoons by Robert C. Green

Scarce Pair of Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Spoons by Robert C. Green
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$39.50 Available Individually for $25 Each

Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by Pottsville, Pennsylvania coin silver jeweler and watchmaker Robert C. Green, whose biographical information appears below. Green's mark is quite uncommon, and these teaspoons each have a clear, well-struck maker's mark, and a pseudo-hallmark or journeyman's mark in the form of a leaf. Each piece also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of about 30 grams. Condition is very good overall, with each spoon having some small dimples and dents in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of this man's wares!

Robert C. Green, Sr. was born in South Carolina or in Philadelphia (period accounts vary), on October 20 or 21, 1824. He seems to have apprenticed in Philadelphia. Married Miss Mary Shelley of Pottsville. He was working as a jeweler and watchmaker (watch paper known) in Pottsville circa 1846 or 1847 to his retirement around 1905. He was also at one time a director of the Pottsville Safe Deposit Bank. He reputedly died in December, 1912. His son, Robert C. Green, Jr. (b. 1 Dec 1864, d. 28 Mar 1926) became a partner in the business circa 1885 and bought his father out around 1905. Later generations continued the jewelry business in Pottsville.

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