A sterling-silver Gibson spoon, struck with maker’s mark only: ”NP”. We have not been able to identify this maker and suspect he was provincial silversmith. Gibson “invented” his sick-feeding spoon in 1828 and this example was likely made within a decade of that date. A tad chewed where the teeth would be placed but overall in good condition with a tight hinge on the lid.
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