12 W. H. Calhoun coin flatware items – 6 coin silver teaspoons with fiddle tipt handles, marked "W.H. Calhoun Nashville" (incuse marks, some double-struck), monogram LBW, 5-3/4"L, circa 1855, and 6 forks with threaded pointed oval handles marked "W. H. Calhoun" (incuse retailer mark) with additional pseudohallmark mark P-star-S for maker (Polhamus & Strong, working New York, 1859-1863) and monogram A.A. Page, 7-1/2"L, circa 1865. According to Tennessee Silversmiths by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., William Henry Calhoun made and later retailed silver in Nashville from 1835 until his death in 1865 and was perhaps Nashville's most prolific silversmith. Combined weight 13.99 oz troy. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. Condition: Very good condition with minor small dents to spoon bowls.
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