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Albert Coles "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver c. 1850 Large Place Spoon x 4

Albert Coles "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver c. 1850 Large Place Spoon x 4
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$38.00 Price per piece, four available.

At 8" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this piece is nearly the size of a contemporary tablespoon, but in its mid 19th century period it would have been a standard place piece used as part of an individual setting.

A "Tipt" aka "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, it has a handsome feathered script "ARL" monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.

Stamped with Albert Coles' three part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem, it is a rare early example from this maker.

A well-established New York City silversmith in his time, Coles was known for his pattern ware and was also a significant producer of hollowware. His work was sophisticated and his designs set him apart. This piece clearly traces to his earliest years and illustrates the beginnings of his work before he rose to prominence.

In very good condition, this shows little evidence of use and no damage or repairs. There finish has a rich patina with only light surface scratches consistent with age. The bowl is well-shaped, free of dents or tip wear, although there is some very shallow pebbling in the base.

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