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Sale IT191 Lot 1065

JOHN ADAMS DESCENDANTS' FAMILY SILVER, THREE SPOONS AND A FORK including a fork with four tines, four unread marks and a small circular punch, with a round English terminal, the reverse with 'John Adams' in script, l: 6.75 in.; a tablespoon with lion passant, crowned leopard mark and maker's mark of W pellet F in rectangle probably for William Fearn, with conjoined script monogram of AA to downturned terminal, l: 6 7/8 in.; a teaspoon, marked with lion passant, Monarch's head in profile, date letter of C in circle (possibly for 1798) and maker's mark of T & H in rectangle, possibly for Thomas Harper II, the terminal in a Fiddle pattern with light script monogram, l: 5 7/8 in.; and an American coin silver coffee spoon, maker's punch to reverse of D pellet V in rectangle, possibly for Daniel Van Voorhis, Philadelphia and New York, worked between 1782-1787, with bright cut border and script monogram in oval cartouche, l: 5.25 in. (4)
NOTE: Silver pieces said to have descended in the Corlette family from Cornelia Adeline Abbott (1838-1925), who married Jacob Abbott, and is referenced in the book, "Adams Family" by Andrew N. Adams, page 456, as having family connections to John Adams. Cornelia and Jacob Abbott were grandparents of the consignor's uncle, George Jacob Abbott, who was married to Agnes Irvine McCulley (also MacCulley), sister of the consignor's mother. Agnes passed down the silver directly to the consignor in the Corlette family.

Provenance: Thebaud Family

Estimate $1,000-2,000

Sold for $1,600.00

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