1st-12th items: 12 pieces coin silver flatware in the rare Knot pattern, all marked W.H. Calhoun in rectangle (William H. Calhoun, working Nashville, 1835-d. 1865). Includes 6 forks (7 3/4" L), 2 tablespoons, 1 dessert spoon, and 3 teaspoons. A few pieces have other tiny assorted illegible marks, possibly journeyman marks, next to the Calhoun marks. All pieces with engraved period monogram B. Combined weight: 16.86 total troy ounces. Also included (13th-16th items) are a tablespoon and teaspoon both, with monograms SS and incuse marks "R & W Wilson Philada"; 1 teaspoon marked for Robert Best & Co., Cincinnati (working 1815-1820); and 1 unmarked teaspoon. Combined weight all items: 20.04 total troy ounces. CONDITION: Calhoun marks on forks are very worn. Some wear to tips of bowls on spoons. Repair to handle of 1 fork. Some fork tines slightly bent. R. Best & Co spoon with small tear to handle and dents.
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