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Frederick Marquand Antique Coin Silver Platter Spoon, Savannah, Georgia/ NYC, c. 1820s

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This very rare serving spoon is an early variation of the popular Kings pattern.  It features a robust shell with foliate accents at the top of the gracefully curved handle .  Another shell decorates the reverse of the oval bowl.

This early American silver serving/ stuffing spoon is marked 'FM' on the back along with pseudo-hallmarks.  In the traditional scolarship of "Savannah Silver and Silversmiths" in the March 1967 edition of The Magazine Antiques, James A. Williams asserts that the 'C' is Marquand's date mark for 1821. However more up-to-date research indicates Marquand was a retailer and these pseudo-hallmarks cannot be positively attributed to any one maker but are associated with the shop of William Thompson or Henry Salisbury or Garrett Eoff, all of New York City.

It measures just shy of 12.25 inches long, weighs 4.20 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition with very slight wear to the left side of the bowl.