Browse Lots

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A SILVER TABLESPOON
PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND GENTLEMAN
A SILVER TABLESPOON

MARK OF PAUL REVERE, BOSTON, CIRCA 1787

Details
A SILVER TABLESPOON
MARK OF PAUL REVERE, BOSTON, CIRCA 1787
The handle bright-cut engraved with husks, flower and monogram OLE, marked on reverse with Kane mark B
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long; 1 oz. 10 dwt. (59 gr.)

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

The monogram is that of Oliver and Lucy Everett.

Oliver Everett (d. 1808) married Lucy Hill, daughter of Alexander S. Hill of Philadelphia in 1787. Everett was a graduate of Harvard College in 1779 and served as pastor of the New South Church in Boston from 1782 to 1792. Their son Edward Everett was president of Harvard College from 1846-1849, served as a United States Representative and Senator, and was Governor of Massachusetts from 1836 to 1839.

A pair of tablespoons from the same set and engraved with the same monogram are in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and are illustrated in Kathryn Buhler, American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1972, vol. 2., no. 382, p. 432. Another matching tablespoon is cited in Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 831.
;

More from Important American Silver Including Magnificent Tiffany

View All
View All