SOLD! for $206.00.
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Eleven silver spoons of Mississippi and Tennessee interest. Includes six coin silver teaspoons in the Fiddle Swell pattern with incuse mark in all capital letters, "F.H. CLARK & CO." attributed to Frederick Harvey Clark, monogrammed MSB, 3.69 oz troy; and five Wallace sterling silver teaspoons or five-o'clock teaspoons in the pattern known as No. 43 (introduced 1910) with gilt bowls engraved "Natchez," retailer mark A. Graves & Co., 2.37 oz troy. Note: Frederick Harvey Clark was born in Connecticut in 1811 and is listed as a watchmaker in New York City directories in 1829-34. According to the exhibit catalog for "Mississippi Silver" at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Clark then moved to Vicksburg, and ads for watches of Clark's own design appear in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1833 and 1834. In 1841, Clark and James Merrmian formed a partnership in Memphis. Clark continued working in Memphis under various business names (including as F.H. Clark & Company) until his death in 1866. The "A. Graves Co" is listed as a Memphis Jewelry company in the 1917 Jeweler's Circular directory. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. CONDITION: Very good condition with some small dents and light wear.