SOLD! for $4,080.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
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- Low Estimate: $800.00
- High Estimate: $1,000.00
- Realized: $4,080.00
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1st item: Large Memphis Tennessee coin silver soup or punch ladle, downturned fiddle handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle for James E. Merriman and Frederick H. Clark during their short-lived partnership in Memphis 1841-47, along with eagle psuedohallmark, and monogrammed WSR. 11 7/8" L. 5.22 troy ounces. 2nd item: Coin silver condiment or long handled salt ladle, fiddle handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle and monogrammed WSR, 5 1/2"L. 3rd item: Coin silver teaspoon with long oval end handle having an illegible worn monogram and marked J.__ in serrated rectangle (possibly J. Pyle, working Gallatin c. 1830-1860) or J.W.P. (unknown). 5 1/4"L. 4th item: Coin silver sliding spectacles or eyeglasses marked MCALLISTER PHILA. 4 1/2"W. Total weighable silver: 5.98 oz troy.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Tinka Brown, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Large ladle is in excellent condition, including mark. Small ladle – very good condition. Mark on teaspoon is partially illegible and monogram is very worn; some denting and scratching to bowl. Spectacles – part of one arm is missing. Silver is tarnished and we have not attempted to polish it.