The reverse of the spoon is hallmarked "PL", though worn, and the neck of the spoon features period correction designs and the monogram "BS". The reverse of the bowl has a heavily worn image of bird, most likely an eagle.
Nothing is missing, this is not for a funnel. The front is hand engraved with a monogram of the initials AEFB. The side has a small loop to hang the strainer from. This piece is in good overall condition for its age.
The handles are finely hand engraved with bright cut designs, bow decorations and each one has a monogram of the initials LC. One spoon is engraved with the letter 4 underneath the monogram and the other is engraved with the number 5.
This mid to late 18th century spoon is done in a classic, rounded antique pattern and the back has a monogram of the initials MT. The back of the bowl has a shell accent. This spoon is in excellent overall condition for its age.
This late 18th century set was made by Joseph Richardson Jr. of Philadelphia. Each handle is done in a classic rounded antique form and is finely hand engraved with bright or diamond cut designs surrounding a fancy monogram of the initials LMH.
Born in Branford, Connecticut, Samuel Buel was a third cousin of silversmith Nathaniel Crittenden (1752 – 1828) and a second cousin, once removed, to the engraver and counterfeiter Abel Buel (1738 – 1822).
They weigh xxx grams total. Each is engraved with three initials, JAG on the end. This particular style of spoon, with the wide supports on the sides of the bowl, originated in or about 1820. They are marked on back Wm Smith.
As it is of a colonial style rather than Federal, our guess is earlier rather than later. This historic artifact was hand chased and has so much raised work (oak and acanthus leaves) that there is no doubt that this would have been one of a family’s most cherished heirlooms.
The long arms and ogee shaped elbow suggest a possiblePhiladelphia origin. This elegant and attractive item remains invery good to excellent antique condition with age-appropriate wear. A superb collector's piece in wonderful condition!