Two coin silver tablespoons or serving spoons with downturned fiddle handles, monogrammed RNA and marked on back E. Raworth in rectangle. 9-1/8" L, 4.12 oz troy. Note: According to TENNESSEE SILVERSMITHS by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Edward Raworth was one of Nashville's earliest silversmiths, working there as early as 1808. His final ad ran in 1820, noting that he was leaving town; he died in 1835. Provenance: descended in the family of Richard and Nancy Alexander of Dixon Springs, TN, parents in law of Sarah Donoho Alexander (whose sampler is also included in this auction). Condition: One spoon is excellent, the other exhibits wear to end of bowl and a 1/2" scratch to handle.
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