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Five 19th-Century American Coin and Sterling Silver Serving Pieces

an unmarked Durgin coin silver "Strawberry" pattern berry spoon, retailed by Alexander Stowell, Boston, the bowl with engraved pineapple, l. 8-1/2";
a James Watt, Philadelphia, coin silver twist stem cracker scoop, with matte-gilt bowl and engraving similar to his "Sonata" pattern, l. 9";
an unmarked sterling "down tipt" cracker scoop, retailed by William Wilson & Son, Philadelphia, with engraved bowl and handle, monogrammed "SGM", l. 8-3/4";
an unmarked sterling modified "coffin" berry spoon, with floral-engraved gilt bowl and elaborately gilt handle, monogrammed "EF", l. 7-3/4"; and
an unmarked sterling "down tipt" sugar sifter, with gilt and pierced lobed bowl and floral engraved handle, l. 7-1/4".
9.72 total t. oz.


**All pieces are in good used condition, with no dents, breaks or repairs. The gilding is mellowed, particularly on the Watt scoop. The very strange proportions of the "coffin" berry spoon suggest that the tip of the handle has been clipped, but neither the engraving or edge show any evidence of it, and the odd shape may well be original. Each piece marked "Coin" or "Sterling" and with maker's/retailer's marks as noted in the description.

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Five 19th C. American Silver Serving Pieces

Estimate $400 - $700Dec 11, 2019
Starting Bid $275
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