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Antique, Coin Silver, Fiddle Head, Serving Spoon, Monogram, Leonard Forbes, St Louis

Welcome to ROBINS NEST MIDWEST!

One of my consignors takes in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items I can.

Up for offer now…

AGE: C.1845-1869

ITEM: A coin silver serving spoon in a fiddle head design. The front of the piece is beautifully engraved with the initials ST or PT - there are a lot of flourishes that make it hard to make out exactly what the letters are.

CONDITION: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time. The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.

METAL CONTENT: Coin Silver

HALLMARKS: L Forbes, St. Louis

SIZE: Length is 8-1/2"; width at the spoon is 1-13/16".

WEIGHT: 44 Grams

FINAL COMMENTS: Leonard Forbes worked as a silversmith in St. Louis from 1845-1869. The 1850 census identifies Connecticut as his birthplace. The Missouri Historical Society has in its collection, silver flatware by L. Forbes. To be given honor in a museum is testament to its unique history.

Anyone want?

(SCJ#68c)

FINAL COMMENTS: When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.

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ITEM ID
7850SCJ/#68c
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Serving Spoons, Spoons
COLOR
Silver

Antique, Coin Silver, Fiddle Head, Serving Spoon, Monogram, Leonard Forbes, St Louis

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