18th CENTURY COIN SILVER TABLESPOON William MOULTON IV - For Sale
18th CENTURY COIN SILVER TABLESPOON William MOULTON IV
The monograms indicate the spoon was given to someone, probably on a birthday . There is a monogram, then the word "to" and the monogram of the one who received the spoon. There is also the letter "B" and the date 1745, the "B" probably meaning born 1745. The maker of this spoon is W. Moulton IV, working 1772-1861, one of the Moulton Silversmiths forming the lineage of craftsmen to be later known as the Towle Smithsmiths in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Length 9 1/2" condition excellent.