Group of 7 coin silver spoons, Athens, Tennessee. Includes 2 fiddle pattern teaspoons marked "Sehorn" in rectangle with additional eagle marks (attributed to William Sehorn of Athens, 1842-d. 1876), and 1 fiddle pattern teaspoon marked Sehorn with sunburst or paterae marks (attributed to William Sehorn or his brother George Sehorn, working 1825-1840 in Athens/McMinn County), 5-3/4" to 6-3/8" L. Also included are 4 tablespoons with fiddle swell handles and worn, illegible makers' marks with the word "Athens" in rectangles, having faint script "G" monograms, 8-3/4" L. Combined weight 7.12 oz troy. Provenance: Estate of Bill Selden, Athens, TN. Note: See "Tennessee Silversmiths" by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell Jr. for a discussion of the Sehorn family silversmiths, including Bill Selden's contribution to research on the marks. Condition: Minor bends and minor dents in some bowls of spoons. Wear to ends of bowls. One bend in handle of one Sehorn teaspoon.
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