NORFOLK, VIRGINIA COIN SILVER TABLE SPOONS, LOT OF TWO, each with tipped back rounded end fiddle handles, monogram "J.J.W." and marked to underside of handle "J. M. Freeman" for Joseph M. Freeman (1806-1882). Together with a coin silver serving spoon with tipped back rounded end fiddle handle marked "Brooks" to underside of handle, possibly for Samuel Brooks, of Philadelphia, PA, Norfolk, VA, and Richmond, VA. Three pieces total. Total weight: 3.335 ozt. Circa 1844-1850, the Freeman examples. Freeman examples 7 1/2" L, Brooks example 8 3/4" L. Literature: Hollan - Virginia Silversmiths, p. 284, mark c. Provenance: From an Alexandria, VA private collection.
Freeman examples excellent condition; Brooks example with a repaired break to handle.