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Good Queen's Pattern Variant Dessert Spoon by Frederick Marquand

Good Queen's Pattern Variant Dessert Spoon by Frederick Marquand
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century. Marquand produced and sold high-quality silver flatware and hollowware, and it is possible to build a service bearing his mark. This dessert spoon, measuring about 6 3/4 inches in length and weighing about 33 grams, is a form that is much more difficult to find than would be a teaspoon or tablespoon. This piece does not have a monogram or crest, and shows no obvious sign of erasure. The maker's or retailer's mark and the pseudo-hallmarks are well-struck and still legible. Condition overall is good, though the edge of the pattern has a small scratch on one side (this is not a crack as there is no sign of it to the reverse - see pics); the pattern shows little sign of wear, and there are no dents or repairs. All in all a fine and useful piece of Southern coin silver or perhaps NYC coin silver!

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