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Pair of Georgia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Wentworth & Co.

Pair of Georgia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Wentworth & Co.
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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver spoons by the little-seen maker Cyrus King Wentworth (1816-47), who worked for a few years in Boston after his apprenticeship and then spent the rest of his career in Georgia, first in Milledgeville (1840-44) and then in Macon (1844-47) before his untimely death. The Georgia Museum of Art has at least one piece made by Wentworth & Co., and it is likely these spoons were made in Georgia, though they could also have been made during Wentworth's Boston period. These spoons each have a period engraved script monogram and a clear, well-struck maker's mark (please see all pictures). They measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average and weigh a total of about 25 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some tip wear and signs of use but no splits or repairs. All in all a very good example of an extremely uncommon maker's mark in Southern coin silver!

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