1715-1740 John Burt of Boston Silver Hanoverian Spoon Set Complete for 12 - American Colonial Silver


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John Burt was one of the most important colonial American silversmiths in America's most important city for early silver, Boston, Massachusetts. While he was relatively prolific in his 52 years of life (b.1692 d.1745), complete sets like this are a rarity. For some historical perspective, John Burt apprenticed with John Coney-- as did Apollos Rivoire, father of later American silversmith and patriot Paul Revere.

This set features 12 sleek rat tail teaspoons with a simple engraved pattern on the handle. Each is well marked for John Burt. Patina and satin finish are perfect and not overpolished. Very conservatively, there are typical signs of use commensurate with age, subtle areas of dark patina, slight wear to some hallmarks, and minor dints. Spoons are not monogrammed.

The set will not be split and will not be shipped out of the United States. Additional photos available on request.

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