Group of 12 American coin silver flatware items, mid 19th century, and a pair of English sterling sugar tongs, 13 items total. Coin silver includes a fish slice with pierced and shaped blade, scroll and acanthus handle with incuse retailer mark for Farr & Thompson (Philadelphia, PA, working mid 19th century), also marked "Pure Coin," engraved on top of handle MTW from EBO; 7 dessert spoons with fiddle tipt handles, incluse marks on back for R & W Wilson, Philadelphia, monogram CS or U; and 4 tablespoons with fiddle tipt handles, marked only COIN in rectangle, no monograms. Ranging in size from 6" to 12 1/2" L. Total weight coin silver: 18.33 oz troy. Also included is a pair of English sterling sugar tongs with plain oval grips, no city hallmark, unidentified maker's mark IN, monogrammed M or W, late 18th century; 1.28 oz troy. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Some small dents to spoon bowls. All tablespoons show solder lines between handle and bowl.
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