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Teaspoon Ca. 1817-26 by Merriman & Bradley w/Unknown Pseudo-Hallmark

Teaspoon Ca. 1817-26 by Merriman & Bradley w/Unknown Pseudo-Hallmark
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Offered is a very nice American coin silver teaspoon by the noted New Haven, CT partnership of Marcus Merriman and Zebul Bradley, working as Merriman & Bradley from 1817 to 1826. This spoon is engraved in period script with the initials "BS" and has a legible maker's mark, as well as a very interesting pseudo-hallmark of a star or sun, which doesn't normally appear on this partnership's silver, and which is not documented in McGrew's "Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver". This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. It is in good condition overall, with some small dimples in the bowl and minor surface wear, but no splits or repairs. Please click on the first photo to see all of the photos. All in all a nice example of Connecticut coin silver from about two hundred years ago, with an apparently undocumented manufacturer's mark!

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