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A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoons (5) - USA


A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoons this set of five fiddle thread silver spoons are marked A.D. Norton, STERLING and the ancient Gorham hallmark. They have monogram EMZ
These spoons are published in the Silver Lining of May/June 2006 edition of SILVER MAGAZINE and receive this reply on July/August edition:
There are two different types of marks pictured on the fiddle- end teaspoon submitted by reader Giorgio Busetto. The retailer for the spoon was the firm of A. D. Norton and is represented as an incuse mark. The manufacturer of the spoon was the Gorham Company, and is represented by their manufacturer’s mark. The Gorham mark pictured on the spoon, with the lion facing right, was not in use until after 1865 (Rainwater and Redfield’s Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers), long after the Goshen, Connecticut silversmith A. D. Norton was active. So additional research needs to be done to determine where the retail location( s) for the A. D. Norton firm were. An excellent reference source is the book Manufacturers’ Marks on American Coin Silver by John R. McGrew, Argyros Publications, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 2004.
Richard Weiss
Stone Harbor, NJ
The retailer of these spoons was identified as Alfred Darrow Norton, born 1851 in Rome, NY. He worked from circa 1875 to 1890 as a jeweller in Gloversville, NY with a shop at 18 South Main Street.
The spoons measure 5 3/4 in. (cm. 14) and were bought by an US dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some advertisings of websites of silver and antique dealers
A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoons
A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoons
A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoon monogram
A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoon hallmark A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoon hallmark
Trade card A.D. Norton

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