4 Tennessee coin silver salt cellars and spoon. Includes two matching round cellars with beaded rims, 1 oval form salt cellar with footed base and twisted rim and handles, and one round cellar with lobed, gilt-lined bowl, beaded rim and band of acanthus decoration at foot ring. All 4 are marked Merriman in rectangle (James E. Merriman, working Memphis, 1841-1860 and later). Also included is a salt or condiment spoon with fiddle handle, marked J. Peabody (John Peabody, working Nashville c. 1836-d. 1850). Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tennessee. 5.67 oz troy combined weight. Condition: Overall good condition with some tiny dents (largest is 1/4", to gilt bowl) and scattered minute areas of pitting; rim of one of the circular salts is slightly uneven.
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