SOLD! for $885.00.
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- Low Estimate: $400.00
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- Realized: $885.00
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Six pieces Vicksburg, MS coin silver flatware: 3 tablespoons, 1 dessert spoon, and 2 teaspoons, all with various marks related to John Alexander Klein (working Leesville, Virginia 1833-circa 1836, then Vicksburg, Mississippi circa 1836 through at least 1854). Includes 2 fiddle and thread pattern tablespoons, monogrammed Smith; 1 olive variant pattern tablespoon also marked Patent 1850 J.W. (incuse marks) on back, and monogrammed M on front; 1 fiddle and thread pattern dessert spoon monogrammed Smith; 1 fiddle and thread pattern teaspoon; and 1 fiddle pattern teaspoon monogrammed NMF. Last spoon (monogram NMF) is marked "Wilson and Klein" in rectangle; all others have incuse marks "Klein & Brother" or "Klein & Bro". Sizes range 6-1/2" to 8-1/4", combined weight 7.845 oz troy. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. CONDITION: The 3 spoons monogrammed "Smith" are in generally good condition, although all 6 spoons have some wear to backs of bowls and monograms and/or marks. The other 3 spoons have old transparent tape labels or tape residue which we have not attempted to remove. Wilson & Klein tablespoon has several dents and a 1/4" tear to bowl. Olive pattern variant tablespoon has wear and slight loss of definition to pattern on both sides.