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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    A RARE SET OF EIGHT SILVER TABLESPOONS

    MARK OF PAUL REVERE, BOSTON, CIRCA 1790

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    A RARE SET OF EIGHT SILVER TABLESPOONS
    MARK OF PAUL REVERE, BOSTON, CIRCA 1790
    Heavy gauge, Old English pattern, the handle engraved with script monogram P, marked on reverse with Kane mark C
    8¾ in. long; 16 oz. 10 dwt. (8)


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    These fine tablespoons appear to belong to the same service as a soup ladle from the Pauline Revere Thayer collection, now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (illustrated in Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1972, p. 471, fig. 421). Both the tablespoons and the ladle are large scale, have an identical engraved monogram, and bear the same version of Revere's mark.

    Provenance

    FIRESTONE & PARSON


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