Pair of American Silver Scrollback Tablespoons, Paul Revere Jr., Boston, Circa 1775

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January 24, 06:24 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Pair of American Silver Scrollback Tablespoons

Paul Revere Jr., Boston

Circa 1775

with rounded ends and scrollback bowls, bright-cut wrigglework borders, the terminals engraved with contemporary script initials G.G

each marked on lower stems pellet REVERE capitals in rectangle, (Kane mark B)

3 oz 10 dwt

112 g

length 8 1/4 in.

21 cm

These spoons match a tablespoon with initials GG circa 1775 for Gardiner Greene per Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, p. 835 noted in The Magazine Antiques 86, November 1964, 531 advertised by Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont.

Gardiner Greene (1753-1832) was a cotton planter and merchant with a plantation Greenfield in Demerara and a house with elaborate garden and sweeping harbor views on Pemberton Hill, Boston. He was an official of the United States Bank and proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum. His third wife, whom he married in 1800, was Elizabeth Clarke Copley (1770-1866), daughter of John Singleton Copley and sister of John, afterwards Baron Lyndhurst, three time Lord Chancellor of England.