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Teaspoon

1998.5528 (RS24380)

Description

Silver teaspoon w/ twisted handle. Handle twisted at center, rounded at tip.

Details

Maker
New England Nickel Silver Co. (Maker)
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle back: ""N.E. NICKEL SILVER CO.""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Silver
silver (metal)
TEASPOON
teaspoons
Dimensions
1.125 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5528
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24677

Comments

Value #

AvatarPosted by Justin on July 5, 2014
I have a set of six of these and I was wondering if they hold any value.

Appraisal values of objects #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on July 7, 2014
Thank you for your interest, Justin.
We cannot ethically provide appraisal values of objects, but I would be happy to send you a list of professional appraisers in the New England area, if you would like to send me an email at: nchalfant@historicnewengland.org.
Sincerely, Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager

Silver? spoon #

AvatarPosted by V. Stephen Vaughan on September 16, 2015
Judging from the name of the manufacturer of the above spoon and from its appearance, I would say that you have a silver plated piece, not solid silver which the word "silver" implies. With the egg-shape bowl and the twist handle it could be an olive spoon; although they tend to be pierced in the bowl, or some form of a muddler but definitely not a teaspoon. It's strange that you don't indicate its length.