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Lot 105

15 Pcs. Georgia Coin Silver Flatware

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Fifteen (15) pieces of coin silver with marks for Georgia makers and retailers. Includes 1 tablespoon marked W. CATLIN in rectangle for Willys Catlin, working Augusta c. 1823; 2 teaspoons marked C. CATLIN in rectangle for Charles Catlin, working Athens c. 1841 and Augusta c. 1845-60, with with additional rubbed marks; 2 shell back tablespoons in the King pattern marked FM with pseudohallmarks, attributed to Francis Marquand, working Savannah 1820-1826; 4 shell back dessert spoons in the King pattern marked M EASTMAN in rectangle with psuedohallmarks, attributed to Moses Eastman, working Savannah 1828-1850; 1 teaspoon marked CLARK.R. &CO. for Clark, Rackett & Co., Augusta 1840-1852, with psuedohallmarks; 1 tablespoon and 1 gravy ladle marked CLARK & CO in rectangles for Francis and Horace Clark et. al, working Augusta c. 1852-1856 (ladle also has marks for Wood, Gale & Son of NY); 1 teaspoon marked F. & H. CLARK for Francis and Horace Clark, Augusta, 1830-40; 1 condiment ladle with incuse stamp H.P. HORTON (Savannah, c. 1850) and 1 butter knife with incuse stamp J.N. FREEMAN (retailer, Augusta c. 1860). Ranging in size from 5 1/2" to 9" L. 19.62 oz troy total weight. Provenance note: All pieces except for the 2 tablespoons attributed to Francis Marquand acquired by descent originally from the estate of Thomas W. Hardwick (1824-1888).

The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia. Additional provenance information in description.


Most pieces monogrammed. Scattered small dents to bowls, light wear to backs, tips, marks and monograms. Clark/Rackett teaspoon has solder repair to narrow part of handle. F&H Clark teaspoon has loss to end of bowl. Clark & Co. tablespoon has tear to bowl and considerable wear.