All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #152880 (stock #GTscoop)
A Gorham coin silver tea scoop or sugar scoop which is quite rare on 2 counts... It has the lion mark facing left (like English marks) which was only used in the period 1848-55. The tea scoop in this size is also hard to find. Fancy monogram as shown can be interpreted variously.
3.8"" long very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #148049 (stock #53BPtchr)
A fun and robust 19th century American coin Silver pitcher by Jones Ball & Co. of Boston. Nice strong gadroon around the top rim. Wonderful "armorial" of 3 stags in a cartouche on one side, initials "W A G 1853" on the other. Maker's mark reads "Jones Ball & Co." "Boston" & "Pure Coin Silver". Jones Ball & Poor is listed in the Wyler book on old silver p. 298. Said to be active ca. 1840. Whether Poor joined before or after is anyone's guess.
8.5" high x 8" widest spout to handle...