A famous maker, Benjamin Burt , of Boston made this wonderful shellback serving spoon sometime between the mid to late 1700s. Master gold and silversmith, Mr.
Burt both learned the trade from his equally famous father John, and his siblings, and was master to many other notable makers. This incredibly strong looking spoon, is just that-no skimping on silver content here, and the sweet shell just above the drop makes it his very own brand of spoon. A special spoon approaching 300 years old has the longevity to tell a story, and this one's written all over it in character!
This rare find, from a man whose wares are housed in the great museums of this country, is a welcome choice. This gracious spoon remains in good antique condition. See condition description for exceptions.
And will continue to endure with the loving care of a collector! Weight: 1.45 troy oz (45g).
The item "RARE BENJAMIN BURT EARLY AMERICAN 18THC. COIN SILVER SHELLBACK SERVING SPOON" is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Coin Silver (. The seller is "shrinkflyer" and is located in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.