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Fine Hamilton or Cincinnati, Ohio Coin Silver Teaspoon by Joseph Budd

Fine Hamilton or Cincinnati, Ohio Coin Silver Teaspoon by Joseph Budd
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Offered is a good Ohio coin silver teaspoon by little-known silversmith Joseph Budd, whose biographical information appears below. I'll be listing other items by Budd from a small collection in the coming days. This teaspoon is engraved "HLS" in period script and bears a clear maker's mark (the smaller of two known marks for Budd).

See my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from the same family, engraved "HMS".

This spoon measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weigh about 13 grams. Condition is very good overall with modest wear and signs of use and age, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this silversmith's work!

Joseph Budd worked in Cincinnati in 1836; he was listed in the directory as a watchmaker and his shop was on the east side of Main St., between 7th and 8th Sts. He was born around 1800 in New Jersey, worked in Mount Holly and Pemberton before setting up a shop in Hamilton, OH around 1830. He was listed as a silversmith and clockmaker there, with a shop on the north side of the public square in 1833. He sold his business in 1842. Could very well be the J.M. Budd listed in the 1850 census, a New Jersey-born silversmith living in Columbus. [Dehan, Amy Miller. Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940.]

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