Grouping of Tennessee coin silver. 1st item: Rare East TN coin silver teaspoon by B. Karsner & Co, working in Kingston, Roane County TN circa 1821, marked “B. Karsner & Co” within a rectangle and flanked by starbursts to each side. 5 3/8″ L. Note: This is a very scarce known TN maker. The only other example known is a beaker that is illustrated on page 117 in the book “Tennessee Silversmiths” by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr. 2nd – 4th items: 3 East Tennessee coin silver teaspoons by David Large Hope, working Knoxville, TN, 1828-1869, marked “Hope” in rectangle. All monogrammed RCW in script. 5 3/4″ L. 5th item: East Tennessee coin silver salt spoon by David Large Hope, working Knoxville, TN, 1828-1869, marked “Hope” in rectangle. Script monogram RCW. 3 3/4″ L. 6th item: Knoxville, Tennessee-retailed sterling silver teaspoon, fiddle tipt pattern, marked on back “Hope & Miller”, working Knoxville, circa 1870, and “W & H” for Wood & Hughes, New York. Handle with B script monogram. 5 7/8″ L. 7th item: Knoxville, Tennessee-retailed sterling silver ladle, having a shaped parcel gilt bowl, marked on back “Hope Bros. & Co” (working Knoxville, circa 1870) and with the Towle Silversmiths hallmark. 6″ L. 8th item: Coin silver teaspoon marked on the handle G & W for Gale & Willis (working in New York 1859 – 1862). 9th item: Coin silver teaspoon marked on the handle “SM”, possibly for Samuel Musgrove, working Nashville, 1853-1860. Script monogram to handle HH. 5 7/8″ L. 3.415 total coin silver troy ounces. 2.305 total sterling troy ounces. CONDITION: All spoons with overall good condition with general use wear. Some monogram loss due to use wear.
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