Five (5) TN coin silver spoons, including Biddle, Raworth. 1st and 2nd item: Two teaspoons with fiddle handles marked J. BIDDLE (possibly the "Biddle" listed on page 40 of Tennessee Silversmiths, first name unknown, who joined E. Raworth to form a partnership in Nashville about 1814. The firm was dissolved by mutual consent in 1817. Cutten records a John S. Biddle working in Wheeling, W. Virginia about 1807. Both spoons monogrammed "M." 3rd-5th items: Three tablespoons with fiddle handles marked E. RAWORTH in rectangle (Edward Raworth, working Nashville 1808-1820). One spoon is monogrammed RKEA (illustrated, Tennessee Silversmiths p. 141). 5.44 total oz troy. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Marks are very worn on all spoons; some slight loss to ends of bowls.
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