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Need Help identifying silver spoons


I recently purchased a set of 6 spoons. “Sterling” is stamped on the back of each one. To the left of that is Asian hallmarks (I’m guessing it’s a hallmark). Then to the left of that is an “S”.

The box is original and the lid is spring loaded.

That’s all I know about them

If anyone knows when and where they were made and an approximate value, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Your spoons are American - by Gorham of Providence, RI. This form of their mark was in use during the last quarter of the 19th century. You may be able to get some idea of the value by searching Ebay’s “sold” listings.


Thanks! I did a little more research with the info you gave. After magnifying the hallmarks again, I noticed they weren’t Asian marks after all. It looks like the earliest year for these marks is possibly 1853.

I couldn’t find any exact comps on eBay, but it looks like they could be worth up to $150. Possibly more.

Either way, it’s a pretty good find for $8.