Sep 29, 2023 12:00 EST

Boston Collects

 
  Lot 1095
 

1095

Boston Revolutionary Interest: Paul Revere Jr. Silver Tablespoon
Late 18th/ early 19th century

The rounded terminal engraved block "M/WI", the reverse with Kane mark B. Length 8 inches, approximately 1 ounce.

The American patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818) is today remembered for his famous midnight ride to announce the coming of the British, but by trade he was one of Colonial America's most proficient silversmiths with a shop that supplied Boston's tables with the most fashionable silver articles. The records from the shop show that Revere's patrons included not only Boston's top families, but also client's from the city's growing middle class. While larger silver pieces like tea services would have been out of reach of most Bostonians at the time, his books record over 6,000 pieces of silver having been made by the shop, including numerous spoons made in sets of six and twelve. Revere's silver lives on in pieces like this tablespoon to provide a tangible link to our nation's great patriot silversmith.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

The rounded terminal engraved block "M/WI", the reverse with Kane mark B. Length 8 inches, approximately 1 ounce.

Notes:

The American patriot Paul Revere (1735-1818) is today remembered for his famous midnight ride to announce the coming of the British, but by trade he was one of Colonial America's most proficient silversmiths with a shop that supplied Boston's tables with the most fashionable silver articles. The records from the shop show that Revere's patrons included not only Boston's top families, but also client's from the city's growing middle class. While larger silver pieces like tea services would have been out of reach of most Bostonians at the time, his books record over 6,000 pieces of silver having been made by the shop, including numerous spoons made in sets of six and twelve. Revere's silver lives on in pieces like this tablespoon to provide a tangible link to our nation's great patriot silversmith.

One small raised minute imperfection to edge of bowl and roughness elsewhere to edge of bowl. Wear to decoration on handle.

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Auction: Boston Collects, Sep 29, 2023

  • Successful Boston Collects Auction on September 29, 2023 in Boston
  • Artwork, Furniture, Americana, Silver, Decorative Arts, Jewelry and More
  • Featuring Property from the Private Collection of Sylvia Napier


BOSTON, MA – Following Doyle's successful Inaugural Boston Auction, our second auction, Boston Collects on September 29, 2023, saw competitive bidding and strong results. Held in Doyle's Boston gallery and livestreamed on Doyle.com, the Boston Collects auction featured a wide range of artwork, furniture, Americana, silver, decorative arts and jewelry from collections and estates in the New England area and beyond.

Featured in the sale was Property from the Private Collection of Sylvia Napier. A Massachusetts native, Sylvia lived her life abroad, traveling the world as a collector and antiques dealer. Sylvia owned a beautifully eclectic and world-renowned antiques shop on Kings Road in London that showcased art and antiques from Asia and Europe. Sylvia kept many beloved items in her personal collection, which then travelled to her grand 17th century home in Arles, France and ultimately her historic 1770s house in Weston, Massachusetts. Her collection was assembled with care, love and a discerning eye.

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