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Rare set of twelve Knoxville, Tennessee coin silver dessert spoons with downturned coffin handles having mid-rib backs, 7-1/4"L, all monogrammed AEN on front of handles and marked S. Bell in rectangle on reverse (Samuel Bell, b. 1797-d. 1881, working Knoxville, TN 1819-1852 and later,Texas). According to "Tennessee Silversmiths" by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr., this mark is among those used by Bell during the time he worked in Knoxville. Bell also served two terms as Knoxville's mayor before migrating to Texas. 7-1/4"L, 12.355 oz troy. Circa 1825. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some tiny dents to bowls and light scratches.