Grouping of Tennessee related items including a pair of Samuel Bell coin silver spoons, and 19th century James Polk and Sam Houston prints, 4 items total. 1st item: Pair of Samuel Bell coin silver teaspoons with downturned reverse fiddle tipt handles, pointed fins, marks for Samuel Bell (1797-1881). Monogrammed "W". Length 6", 1.29 oz troy. Silversmith Samuel Bell was active in Knoxville from 1819-1852 and the mark illustrated is similar to the mark illustrated in Benjamin Caldwell's "Tennessee Silversmiths", p. 33-34. Samuel Bell also served two terms as Knoxville's mayor from 1840-42 and 1844-46. In 1852, Bell moved to San Antonio, Texas and continued his silversmithing there. 2nd item: Currier colored print of "James K. Polk Eleventh President of United States", published N. Currier 2 Spruce St. NY. 19th century frame. Sight: 11 1/2" x 15 1/2", Frame: 15 5/8" x 19 3/4". 19th century. 3rd item – Colored 1862 steel engraving portrait of Sam Houston, "engraved by W.J. Edwards from a daguerrotype," over a cartouche with small illustration titled "City of Houston in Texas". 9 7/8" x 6 3/8". Provenance: Gatlinburg, TN collection. Condition: 1st item – overall very good condition with dents to bowls. 2nd item – minor toning to margins. 3rd item – light toning, tears to top and left margins, repair to tear at lower left margin corner.
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