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Wilson McGrew, Cincinnati, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Serving Spoon

Wilson McGrew, Cincinnati, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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The Cincinnati Art Museum holds an essentially matching piece to this 8 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., table or serving spoon. The Museum's example is shown in Figure 81 of Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940.

Coin silver, this was made by Wilson McGrew, c. 1840-56, and carries his mark on the backside.

It has a pronounced "Fiddle" shaped handle with a "Tipt" end, and high, angular and chamfered, shoulders, all characteristic of a silver style of this region and period.

It is engraved "Butterworth" in fine script lettering set sideways on the handle.

It remains in outstanding condition, free of polishing wear, and retains a well-shaped, pointed, bowl that is absent dents, bends, or nicks. The finish shows a soft patina.

Note:near identical Smith & Boerner, also Cincinnati, 1862-64, spoon available.

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