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E. Borhek, Philadelphia, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon x 2

E. Borhek, Philadelphia, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon x 2
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$20.00 Price per piece, two available.

In her benchmark work on Philadelphia silversmiths, Catherine Hollan identifies "E. Borhek," the mark on this 5 11/16" long, .5 T. oz., as Edward, 1806-87. She notes that 1835-37, he was known as "Borhex."

In his later years he operated as an optician and spectacle maker, although as this spoon attests, silver was his stock in trade in earlier years.

This is a well-crafted piece, which a broad handle end with a subtly tipt backside, a line drop on the heel, and high, angular shoulders off the bowl.

It is inscribed "MW" in a fancy, feathered script on the front, and stamped "Standard" on the backside, which was a Philadelphia area term for coin silver.

It is in very fine condition, showing no wear and having a rich patina. The bowl remains well-shaped, free of tip wear, dents, bends, or burrs.

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