Group of 22 American Colonial and Federal coin silver spoons, most with oval handles, some having bright cut decoration. Makers include Anthony Rasch of Philadelphia, working c. 1807; Houghton Perkins of Boston, working c. 1756; Niles Potter of Westerly, RI, working 1780-1790 (3); Daniel Dupuy of New York and Pennsylvania, c. 1719-d. 1807 (3); Daniel Coen of New York, working 1787-1805 (2); Moore & Ferguson of Philadelphia, working 1801-1805; Edward Sherburne Moulton of Rochester NH and Saco Maine, b. 1778-d. 1855; John Ward Gilman of Exeter, NH working c. 1767; Abraham Forbes of New York, working 1769. There are also some ambiguous marks including WH – possibly William Holmes of Boston, c. 1739; JR – Joseph Richardson Jr. of Philadelphia c. 1773 or Joseph Rogers of Newport, RI c. 1780; JS – likely Joel Sayre of New York, c. 1799; JTD – unattributed; WR or INR (worn) – possibly J & N Richardson, working Philadelphia c. 1771; DDod- unattributed; IR – possibly Joseph Richardson or Joseph Richardson Jr. of Philadelphia; and 1 with illegible marks. 8.4 oz troy combined weight. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Rasch spoon is very tarnished and has a possible repair to handle. Forbes and WH spoons have signficant denting to bowl, other spoons with scattered minor dents and wear, overall good condition.
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