Six Knoxville, Tennessee coin silver teaspoons with oval tipt handles, monogrammed Florian in script, marked S. Bell in rectangle on reverse (Samuel Bell, b. 1797-d. 1881, working Knoxville, TN 1819-1852 and later,Texas). According to "Tennessee Silversmiths" by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., this mark is among those used by Bell during the time he worked in Knoxville. Bell also served two terms as Knoxville's mayor before migrating to Texas. 6"L, 5.17 oz troy. Circa 1825. Provenance: Private Arkansas Collection. Condition: Some wear to spoon ends and monograms, one spoon has a 1/2" tear to bowl.
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