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Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
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Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to the post-1845 years, and the sugarloaf shoulders affirm the strength of that attribution. These teaspoons probably date to the 1845-56 period. Each spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of about 42 grams. Each has a clear maker's mark and a somewhat rubbed period engraved script monogram of "DBF". Condition overall is good, with a dimple in one bowl and some surface wear, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a fine pair of Lynchburg coin silver teaspoons!

Please see my other listings for a pair of Williams & Victor teaspoons from the same family, though with a different monogram.

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