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Myer Myers Spoon

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Title Myer Myers Spoon

A Rare Myer Myers Colonial American Coin Silver Place Spoon. New York City, circa 1770; 1.91 troy ounces; 8-1/4 inches. Condition: Rubbed monogram to reverse terminal, some light wear to underside of bowl from table contact. A Myer Myers place spoon (8-1/4 inches), double-stamped to reverse in square cartouches with conjoined MM. Myer Myers (1723-1795) was a leading silversmith in New York City during the late colonial period, famous for his religious silver and refined English rococo style. He was Chairman of the Gold and Silver Smiths Society of New York in 1786. The society included distinguished members Ephraim Brasher and John Burger. Of particular note is the rarity of domestically produced Myers silver wares, with less than 400 documented objects known today. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society."

Eleven Rare Ephraim Brasher Colonial American Coin Silver Place Spoons. New York City, circa 1775; 9 inches long (each); 20.42 troy ounces (average 1.86 troy ounces each). Condition: Errant nicking and scratching from use, few minute pin dents, otherwise in overall good condition. Each with bright-cut decoration to stems and terminals, engraved cartouches to terminals with monogram MF in period script, double-stamped to reverse in oval cartouches EB. Born of Dutch parents (Ephraim and Catherine Brasher) on April 18, 1744, Ephraim Brasher lived most of his life in New York City. An announcement of his death appeared in the November 17, 1810, issue of the Columbian newspaper in New York City: {blockquote}Died Last evening, Ephraim Brasher, esq. His relations and friends are requested to attend his funeral at his late residence in Orchard street, between Delancey and Rivington street, to-morrow afternoon, at 4 o'clock.{/blockquote} In addition to his business and political pursuits, Brasher was a lieutenant in Col. John Lasher's Regiment in New York during the Revolutionary War. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15060, realized $5040. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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