Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

December 1, 2023: Premier Americana – Day One

Fri, Dec 1, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 1232

MITCHELL & TYLER, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA RETAILED COIN SILVER PLACE FORKS, ASSEMBLED SET OF 12

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for
$531.25
Sold Price includes BP

Bid Increments

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$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

MITCHELL & TYLER, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA RETAILED COIN SILVER PLACE FORKS, ASSEMBLED SET OF 12, each piece having a thread fiddle handle with pointed shoulders and an engraved "C" initial. Each with a partially worn or mostly worn "MITCHELL & TYLER" retailer's mark for the partnership between Samuel P. Mitchell and John H. Tyler, Sr. of Richmond, VA (active 1845-1866); seven forks with "G&H" maker's marks for Gale & Hayden of New York City, NY (active 1845-1850) and most having "1849" date marks; and five forks each with pseudo hallmarks of a lion passant, crown, and right-facing bust for an unidentified maker. Total weight: 27.07 ozt. Mid 19th century. 7 3/8" LOA.

Condition

Very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including nicks, minute/minor denting, and worn spots to raised decoration, to engraving, and to marks.

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From the collection of Robert and Margaret Mayo, Gloucester, VA.