Eight (8) pieces of Norfolk, Virginia related coin silver, including 18th century spoons and a 4 pc. salt set in original Greenwood, Norfolk VA box. 1st and 2nd items: Pair of 18th century teaspoons with coffin end handles, period monogam FM or FH, marked J.Gaskins and Norfolk in separate rectangles (James Gaskins, working Norfolk 1770-1776 and 1804-1806). 3rd item: Tablespoon with pointed oval handle, monogram CEP, marked JG in rectangle (James Gaskins – note: he also worked Portsmouth, VA 1780-1804 and 1806-1827; ref. Silversmiths of Virginia by Catherine Hollan, p. 306-309, both marks illustrated). 4th item: Teaspoon with pointed oval handle monogrammed AKM, marked on back W.C in rectangle, possibly William Carter (Norfolk, VA 1771-1795, Gates County NC 1797). 5th-8th items: Two coin silver salt cellars or salt dips, circular with gadrooned edges and footed bases monogrammed CMG, and two salt spoons with shell bowls and twisted handles terminating in engraved ends monogrammed CMG. Spoons are marked for Wood & Hughes of New York with incuse retailer mark for C.F. Greenwood (Charles F. Greenwood, 1858-1904, Norfolk, Virginia). Salt cellars are unmarked. All housed in the original fitted case with paper label reading: CF Greenwood, 21 Main Street, Watches Jewelry Silverware &c, Norfolk VA . Salts – 2 1/4" dia. Box – 2 1/2" H x 7" W x 4" D. 5.8 oz troy combined weight. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Leonard spoon has worn, rubbed surface. Adam spoon has 1/4" tear to bowl base and some pitting. Greenwood silver box has some wear to exterior, light spotting and fraying to silk lined interior top.
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