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Silver Spoons219 of 375Nut spoonSilver handmade caddy spoon from Europe 1943-1945
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    Posted 8 years ago

    sunnynatur…
    (88 items)

    Today I found six large Robert Rait spoons at a recycling station. All are stamped Marked 1847, Patent. They are larger than most tablespoons -- approx. 2 ounces each. I don't know much about them but they are really very lovely.

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    1. solver solver, 8 years ago
      You should be feeling particularly "sunny." :-)

      Robert Rait was a New York silversmith, jeweler, and retailer between between 1833 to 1866.
      source: http://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Silversmiths/SSR1.html
      and
      source: 925-1000 dot com forum post "Scots in the Mid-Atlantic States 1783-1883 by David Dobson."
      http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18989

      This retail store sold silver made by many fine silversmiths. Therefore, your spoons are probably antique COIN SILVER, which is 900/1000 silver purity, as opposed to 925/1000 purity for sterling. Of course, this would need to be confirmed by a reputable silver dealer who could see them in person.

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