Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

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Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Postby tzarevich » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:24 pm

Did the spoons belong to Capt. Cook ?? Just a joke. Actually I have no idea who they belonged to, the pattern is 1820's correct? The C. Cook is a silversmith? or Individual?

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Re: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Postby Waylander » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:26 pm

Hi

I'll let someone else with more expertise comment on the style/pattern and possible dates.

As regards the mark, the excellent website run by the esteemed Wm Voss doesn't list a silversmith with that name, but does list a retailer (jeweler) called Charles A Cook, born 1849 and probably active mid 1870s onwards. That doesn't fit with the 1820 date you've mentioned.

I'll let the resident experts on this forum comment further!

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Re: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Postby silverly » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:08 pm

I am unable to pin this maker or retailer down for sure, but there was a Charles S Cook who was born Connecticut in about 1841 and is listed in the 1860 US Federal Census for Providence, Rhode Island as an apprentice silversmith. He was listed in Providence Business Directories from at least 1866 to 1906. I think the style of these spoons would fit fine in the third quarter of the nineteenth century and beyond.

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Re: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Postby WesternPA » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi,

By style these are very likely Ohio spoons, but could also be Kentucky or Missouri. It is a challenging name to run down, but I haven't checked the Missouri book yet.

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