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Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 99

Silver Julep Cup and 23 Spoons, G. Wolf, KY

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Coin and sterling silver julep cup and spoons marked for George Wolfe and Wolf & Durringer, working Louisville, Kentucky, 1859-1900, 24 pieces total. 1st item: Sterling julep cup or beaker with incuse mark GEORGE WOLF & CO STERLING with English or pseudo hallmarks, engraved "Mrs. Belle Meissenger Dec. 2 1883". 3 1/2" H. 2nd - 24th items: Twenty-three (23) coin and sterling spoons, including seven (7) coin silver teaspoons marked WOLF & DURRINGER LOUISVILLE, monogrammed SE; eight (8) sterling silver dessert spoons with incuse mark GEO WOLF STERLING with additional W & H marks for Wood and Hughes of New York, all monogrammed "Fannie"; seven (7) coin silver teaspoons with incuse marks GEO WOLF COIN with additional mark for Whiting, New York, monogram FAA; and one (1) coin silver teaspoon with incuse marks G WOLF COIN, monogram STP. Ranging in size from 5 5/8" L to 7 1/4" L. Combined weight, items marked sterling: 11.52 troy ounces. Combined weight, items coin silver: 8.50 troy ounces. Note: German immigrant George Wolfe first appeared in the Louisville directory in 1859 and by 1860 was in partnership with Joseph Durringer. The partnership seems to have dissolved by 1872. Wolfe, who seems to have been mainly a retailer, used a variety of marks throughout his career, sometimes without the E in his last name. By 1883 the firm's name had changed to George Wolf/Wolfe & Co. (source: M. Boultinghouse, SILVERSMITHS OF KENTUCKY, p. 285-286).

The Estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


1st item: Some small dents, wear to monogram. 2nd - 24th items: Overall good condition with some small dents and wear to bowls.