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Paul Revere Silver Dessert Spoons

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This silver dessert spoon service by Paul Revere is an important example of American silversmithing

Key Features

  • A rare and exquisite set of 12 silver dessert spoons by Paul Revere
  • Each feature elegant bright-cut engraving
  • It is incredibly rare to fine a complete set of spoons by Revere
  • Best known as an American patriot, Revere was a gifted silversmith of Huguenot ancestory
  • Revere's works are regarded as important artifacts of Americana
  • Each spoon bears Revere's maker's mark
  • Circa 1780

Item Details

  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
An incredibly rare and important example of early American craftsmanship, this exceptional set of 12 silver dessert spoons was created by famed silversmith and American patriot Paul Revere. The spoons feature elegant bright-cut engraving with the monogram "JSR" in a cartouche. Renowned for his work in the Georgian and English Neoclassical styles, this complete set of spoons are exemplary of Revere's talents as a silversmith. While his midnight ride made him a legend, it was Paul Revere's extraordinary work as a silversmith that has left such a valuable legacy on the American decorative arts. In fact, Revere was among the very few American silversmiths who had the talent to actually complete a piece of silver from start to finish, including the engraving.

The spoon bears the silversmith's "PR" mark

Circa 1780

6 1/2" length
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Paul Revere...The American Patriot

Born in 1734 to a Huguenot silversmith, Paul Revere's patriotism and his contribution to the American decorative arts is of inestimable value. He was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere which tells of how he heroically rode through the countryside warning of the approaching British troops. This legendary event along with his extraordinary work as a silversmith has left a lasting legacy for Paul Revere. Read More »

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