1730's coin silver spoons?

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dw171
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1730's coin silver spoons?

Postby dw171 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:38 pm

I picked up these spoons at a sale. I believe they are dated 1730 or 1731 on front. I'm having trouble identifying the maker or even reading the mark. The last two letters are definitely "DE", but the first is too worn, possibly "I,S, or J". One of them appears to have an additional mark, but I have no idea what it might be. Can anyone help identify these? They're about 8" long and were purchased with with many other pieces of American coin silver.

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Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Postby Traintime » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:39 pm

Not much help, but.....Book--"Early Connecticut Silver 1730-1840" found easily on-line (rules restrict links to commercial sites, but it starts with "GOO") has a period account of stolen items with one can "marked I.G.E." (???). Supposedly this victim got most of their stuff from Boston Silversmiths.

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Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Postby Traintime » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:41 pm

Sorry, that should have read "marked I.D.E.".

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Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Postby silverly » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:42 am

The style does not look like 1730's. Are there more marks?

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Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Postby Traintime » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 pm

The worn engraved dates look more like 1830 to my eye...just can't see a "7" in there at all.


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