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8 coin silver spoons marked for Samuel Wheritt or Wherritt (working Richmond, Kentucky by 1824, died 1877). Includes 2 dessert spoons with plain fiddle handles marked S. WHERITT in rectangles beside serrated rectangles containing another, obscured mark, plus 6 teaspoons with plain fiddle handles marked S. WHERITT in rectangles alongside eagle pseudohallmarks. Circa 1830-1850. 5.22 oz troy. Reference: Boultinghouse, Marquis. Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock and Watch Makers of Kentucky, 1785-1900. p. 308.
CONDITION: Teaspoons – very good condition with some wear to monograms and marks. One dessert spoon with wear to end of bowl and small (1/4") tear to side of bowl. Both dessert spoons repaired, one at stem, one or both at stem and bowl, and both with significant wear to marks. Monograms.