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Nine (9) pieces coin silver flatware, including some rare West Tennessee marks. 1st item: 1 Tablespoon with fiddle swell handle, incuse mark S. Freeman (Samuel Freeman, working Trenton, Gibson County, 1858-1860 and later). Monogrammed Mary Willard. Note: This spoon and the mark are illustrated in Tennessee Silversmiths, p. 87. 2nd item: 1 dessert spoon with fiddle swell handle marked S. SIMPSON in rectangle (Samuel Simpson, working Clarksville, Montgomery County, 1837?-1838; 1860. Ref. Tennessee Silversmiths, p. 154-155), monogram C. 3rd item: 1 fiddle pattern tablespoon marked W.D. KELLY in rectangle (attr. William Kelly, working Brownsville, Haywood County c. 1860 and Trenton, Gibson County after 1860. Ref. Tennessee Silversmiths, p. 118). Monogrammed EBL. 4th-9th items: Six coin silver teaspoons with fiddle handles and shell backs, marked E. Watson, monogrammed FBN or FBV. 6.64 total oz troy. Note: Tennessee Silversmiths lists an E. Watson working as a jeweler in Memphis/Shelby County TN c. 1850, and a mark similar to this one is pictured (p. 164-165). However, a similar mark is also attributed in other reference books to Edward Watson of Boston, circa 1821, and the shells on these spoons are more stylistically consistent with Boston than Memphis. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items in very good condition with handle of one Kelly spoon mildly bent.