Southern Spoons by Adam Lynn (Jr.) SOLD

Adam Lynn (Jr.) spoons circa 1795-1812 SOLD



This pair of tablespoons was made in Alexandria, Virginia between 1795 and 1812 by Adam Lynn (Jr.). His father, Adam, was a flour inspector for George Washington’s flour mill in 1772.

Adam (Jr.) sold items to George and Martha Washington. Mount Vernon has a bill of sale from Sept 15, 1802 from Lynn for Martha Washington’s purchase of a pair of pearl bracelets and a gold chain. Lynn also made the seal for the District of Columbia, which then included Alexandria, Georgetown and Washington. Lynn served in the War of 1812 as major and made Brigadier General in 1817. The spoons have dents and wear attesting to their long life. They measure 9 inches and weigh 3 Oz. 16 Dwt. SOLD


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