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Jacob Harley, Phila., "Antique Tipt Engraved" Coin Silver Sugar Sifter

Jacob Harley, Phila., "Antique Tipt Engraved" Coin Silver Sugar Sifter
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The name "Jacob Harley," which appears along with the word "Coin" on the backside of this 6 3/4" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., sugar sifter is best known by virtue of his 1852-61 Philadelphia retail jewelry partnership with Isaac Stauffer.

This item dates from the ten year period when Harley operated on his own after the dissolution of the partnership.

The style is characteristic of its place and time, with a rounded end, engraved, "Antique Tipt" handle.

There is a block letter "JFS" replacement monogram, the style of which clearly postdates the manufacture of the item. The area around the monogram is slightly cupped, indicating a previous monogram removal.

The 1 7/8" diameter, 1/2" deep, round bowl has coffered sides and a pierced interior.

Apart from the altered monogram, this is in original, exceptionally fine, condition. There is no polishing wear, nor bends or breaks in the bowl. The finish is bright and even.

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