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SET OF COIN SILVER TEASPOONS
A set of 5 teaspoons made by J. H. Morse b. 1829 in Westfield, Massachusetts. James Harvey Morse went on to train as and work as a silversmith and an engraver in Westfield. This set is nicely engraved with the initials E. C. The spoons bear good strong maker's marks and are also marked with the words pure coin. One of the spoons may not have been as pure as the rest because it is a little scattered light pitting Otherwise these 6" teaspoons are in very good condition.
SIGNED STERLING CHATELAINE
This is a beautiful sterling silver chatelaine. It dates c. 1880. It has five sterling silver attachments; a perfume, a pencil, a notebook, a comb, and a pill box. The chatelaine brooch is hallmarked. I am not certain of the maker.
SET OF 3 COIN SPOONS BY O. D. SEYMOUR
This set of 3 tea spoons was made by Oliver Dewitt Seymour. He worked in Hartford, Connecticut in 1842 and then for several years with a partner Julius Hollister and further again in Hartford until 1854 where he employed upwards of a dozen hands. He also partnered with Clark Lindsley during the years 1854 - 1856. Each spoon is approximately 6 1/2" long. These spoons are monogrammed with letters which I believe are H.A.H.
SET OF 6 COIN SILVER TEA SPOONS BY T. STEELE & CO.
This is a set of coin silver tea spoons marked T. Steele & Co. Hartford. All but one bears that mark. The spoon that does not is completely unmarked but bears the same monogram and is identical in every way to the rest of the set. The maker of this set of tea spoons is Thomas Steele of Hartford, Connecticut. While he worked in Hartford for a number of years, this mark was used during the years 1844 through 1866 when Thomas Steele worked at his shop at 195 Main St Hartford.
At this point, he was a silversmith, jeweler and watchmaker.The set is in excellent condition. each spoon is approximately 6" long. They are monogrammed with what I believe may be the letters J M H
This looks like the type of mortar that a druggist would use. it is heavy and of solid brass. The height is 4 1/8". The base diameter is 3". There are some gouges to the brass as seen in the photos. The interior is smooth.
STERLING SILVER TEA SET
This beautiful tea set of Federal design was made circa 1920 by the Watson Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts. The four piece set consists of a 8 1/2"tea pot, 10 1/2" coffee pot, 7 1/2" covered sugar and 5 3/4" creamer. All of the pieces are monogrammed with the letters KMC.
CHILD'S CUP STERLING SILVER
This 19th century child's mug has a nice early shape. It was made by a silver company called Wood & Hughes of New York, New York. The company made coin and sterling silver holloware, beginning business in 1845, and that may account for the early shape of this beautiful little mug. It dates to the later 19th century though, circa 1875. Inside of the very decoratively engraved cartouche is a monogram that I believe reads E S M. The child's mug is 3 1/8" tall with a 2 3/4" diameter. There are a few minor shallow dents.
SET OF EIGHT COIN SILVER TEASPOONS BY D.S. HULETT
This set of eight coin silver teaspoons was made by Daniel Hulett of Schenectady, New York. Hulett worked between the years 1833 - 1849. The set is monogramed with the nitials E.T.J. All eight spoons are in excellent condition but need polishinf.
VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER HORN BOOK
This is an beautiful and unusual sterling silver horn book circa 1860. It is engraved with the upper and lower case alphabet with a separate line for the vowels. In addition it is inscribed with two rows of floral decoration and, at the bottom, a bird with a branch in his beak. The horn book was originally worn by being hung from the hole in the tab at the bottom. There is some wear on the inside of the hole, and to the back of the tab from the book being repeatedly raised. In more recent times, a sterling silver hanging hook was added with silver solder at the top so that it would hang upright from a chain. It measures a tad over 2 5/8" X 1 5/16".