Group of coin silver flatware, including makers from Savannah and Columbus, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana and Hagerstown, MD, together with a snuff box and tongs, likely Continental .800 silver. 1st-3rd items: 3 coin silver tablespoons in a Classical style pattern, incuse stamp S.B. Purple for Samuel B. Purple (1813-1858), working Columbus GA in partnership with William Foster 1844-1845, as a solo silversmith in Columbus, GA 1845-1856, and for approximately one year (1856-1857) prior to his death in Northfield, MA. Engraved monogram LG. 8" L. 4th item: Tablespoon with double swell fiddle tipt handle marked H. Bliss in rectangle (working New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1830), monogram A.A. Logan. 9" L. 5th item: Teaspoon with fiddle and thread handle marked Horton & Rikeman (working Savannah, GA, c. 1850-1856), 5 7/8" L. 6th item: Table/serving spoon with coffin handle marked J. Reynolds in rectangle (attr. John Reynolds, 1770-1832, working Hagerstown, MD c. 1790-1832). 9 1/4" L. 7th item: Snuff box with engine turned decoration to top and sides, the hinged top engraved YB; interior lid marked FB with some illegible numbers (probably .800). 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W x 1 1/2" D. 8th item: Pair of sugar tongs with bright-cut decorated arms, shell grips and monogram JM in oval on bridge. Marked "d" in square to one arm with illegible (IFG?) mark in square to other arm. 6" L. Snuff box and tongs: 3.96 oz troy. Coin silver flatware total weight: 9.44 oz troy. All items early to mid 19th century. CONDITION: Bliss and Reynolds spoons have dents to bowl and wear to bowl ends. Horton and Rikeman spoon: possible monogram removal. Snuff box: Overall good condition but lid does not seal tightly. Most items monogrammed.
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