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21 pieces coin silver flatware attributed to Stephen D. Choate, working Cincinnati c. 1836-1840, Louisville, Kentucky c. 1840-1855, and Shelby County KY 1855-1860+. Includes 1 egg or medicine spoon with oval bowl and long fiddle swell handle with tipt end; 5 tablespoon; 6 dessert spoons; and 9 teaspoons. All pieces are have incuse marks S.D. CHOATE LOUISVILLE except for 1 teaspoon which is not marked Louisville and 1 teaspoon stamped CHOATE in rectangle. 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon are additionally marked 5 STREET and all of the dessert spoons and egg spoon bear a flower stamp between CHOATE and LOUISVILLE (not pictured in Boultinghouse's photograph of the Choate Louisville mark). Combined weight: 17.05 oz troy. Reference: Boultinghouse, Marquis. Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock and Watch Makers of Kentucky, 1785-1900. p. 299.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, KY.
CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some spoons, including egg spoon, with dents to bowl and wear to tips of bowls. One tablespoon with 5/8" tear to bowl.