Skip to comments.American Colonial Silver Spoon Offered for $222,848
Posted on 03/19/2014 2:51:39 PM PDT by mdittmar
A marrow spoon attributed to silversmiths Daniel Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd will be for sale at an antiques fair in England in April. Asking price: almost a quarter million dollars. The spoon has a cast 3-D hand at the end of the handle and a scalloped bowl. It's dated 1766-68. The high price is based on the quality of the silver work and the spoon's history (provenance), proven by the engraved words "John Wentworth Esq to Thomas Smith." Wentworth was the wealthy British Colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1767 to 1775, and Smith, also important in the Colonies, was his friend. It is suggested that the hand on the spoon's shaft represented their friendship. Recorded high prices for other pieces of antique American silver have been $708,000 for a coffeepot (c.1770-1775) by Paul Revere Jr. that sold in 2004; $775,750 for a wine cup (c.1660) made by John Hull and Robert Sanderson Jr. that sold in 1993; and a punch bowl by Cornelius Kierstede (c.1700-1710) for $5,906,500 that sold in 2010.
Pawn Stars would offer them 12 thousand for it.
My best find was a Fulper vase with the incised mark,got it at Value Village for $12.00.
John ‘F’in Kerry’s is worth much more than that.
“Pawn Stars would offer them 12 thousand for it.”
And the’d complain about the cost of framing it, and that it would take up too much room, and that the market is very small. I’m tempted to take my custom-color ‘57 Strat to them, just to see what they’d say. It ain’t for sale, as it’s a part of me, but it might be fun to tell them “Hell no!”
My brother plays guitar,nice.
But, I didn't care for FDR in the middle so I found an artist who agreed
to do some plastic surgery on FDR and turn him into Ronald Reagan.
My three favorite presidents now sit on my mantle.
I remember hearing a news report that then CT governor Grasso wanted to sell the state’s silverware service, made by Paul Revere, for $50,000, to close the state’s budget gap.
It’s the same color blue as a ‘57 Caddy Eldorado Convert! Stunningly great guitar! Fairly beat up, but just perfect to me!
Brother has an Ibanez copy that he has hung on to for years,since the day their band played.
In my opinion, your alteration only increased the value, because now it’s a “one of a kind”!
The artist who did the work for me was a huge Reagan fan and put her very best effort into it. She found out after she began working as a sculptor that her great-great aunt was Vinnie Ream who sculpted the standing Lincoln in the Capitol Rotunda.
I sold one of my sterling pickle forks for $125
Salt dips,pickle forks,castor sets,they are all collectable.
When I said mine, I meant the one I made
I’m not Paul Revere, but I strive
If it was a silver spoon from the Twelve colonies of Kobol, then it might be worth 222,000 bucks.
I guess Governor Grasso didn’t revere the silverware service that much.
OTOH, Paul's a DWM.