SOLD! for $348.00.
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- Low Estimate: $275.00
- High Estimate: $375.00
- Realized: $348.00
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Four pieces of 19th century coin silver flatware, all with agricultural presentation inscriptions, including 2 with engraved pigs. 1st item: gravy or sauce ladle with fiddle tipt handle, inscribed on back "Mad..n Co. Agl. Society Premium 1850, maker's mark Willard & Hawley (working Syracuse, New York, mid 19th c.), monogrammed MP on front, 5-3/4"L. 2nd item: Fork in the French Thread pattern, inscribed on front "American Institute to Thos. Bell for Farm Stock 1848", maker's mark on back John A. Cole (working New York, 1841-1859), 7-5/8"L. 3rd and 4th items: a pair of Fiddle handle spoons, each engraved with a pig motif and the word "Premium". Marked on back J. T. or I. Spear. Note: the shape and overall design of the mark resembles the mark found in Kovel's American Silver Marks for Isaac Spear of Newark, N.J. and Boston, however the first letter on these spoons' marks appears to be a J or , rather than an I. A James Spear worked in Charleston, South Carolina from 1846-1871, and his brother Thomas Spear worked in Columbus, Georgia circa 1858. Both were born in New Jersey and were likely related to Issac Spear. Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: Scattered light minor denting to bowls of spoons and ladle, overall very good condition.