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John Brown Baltimore Coin Silver Rattail Pap Spoon

John Brown Baltimore Coin Silver Rattail Pap Spoon

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Coin: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 787987
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A nice coin silver rattail spoon by John Brown, active in Baltimore from 1799, after apprenticing in Philadelphia. The bowl is rather narrow, suggesting it was to be used as a pap spoon. The spoon must have been an early piece from Brown's shop, as the design is quite clearly drawn from late 18th century styles. The three-letter monogram in a bright-cut cartouche is also characteristic of the period. The back is marked with Brown's punch.

Origin: Baltimore, ca. 1800. Condition: a few small to moderate dings in the bowl. Size: 5-5/8". Weight: 11.25 grams.