SOLD! for $431.00.
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Three pieces of Tennessee silver, Samuel Bell and Hope Bros. & Co. 1st item: A Samuel Bell coin silver teaspoon marked " S. Bell", ( Knoxville silversmith, Samuel Bell (1797-1881). Bell was active in Knoxville from 1819-1852, where he served two terms as mayor from 1840-42 and 1844-46. In 1852, Bell moved to San Antonio, Texas and continued his vocation as a silversmith. Condition: Monogrammed, with several dents to bowl. .555 troy ounces. 2nd item: Sterling silver Table or Serving Spoon. Retailer mark "Hope Bros. & Co.", and "Sterling W&H" (Wood and Hughes of New York, 1840-1899). Very good condition, monogrammed. 8 1/4" L., 1.62 troy ounces. 3rd item: Silverplated Fork with incised floral and leaf decoration, marked "Hope Bros. & Co. 12 oz' and monogrammed "Q". Good condition. 7 1/2" L. John William Hope (Knoxville, 1846-1914) was the son of silversmith David Large Hope and apprenticed with his father. Family records indicate John and his brother David James Hope formed a partnership with Fred Miller after the death of their father in 1869. John and David later formed the partnership "Hope Brothers" (reference "Tennessee Silversmiths", Benjamin Caldwell, p. 112, example of mark, illustration 84).