Nice to have a set of four, these fiddle pattern tablespoons were made by William Veith in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They would date to around 1850. They are in very good condition and are monogrammed 'AMM'.
Good clear pseudo hallmarks.
They measure 22.5cm long and weigh a combined 262 grams.
William Veith was born in Halifax in 1827 and died 1900, hence the 80 years. Veith trained in Halifax with the German silversmith Peter Nordbeck and in 1847 went into partnership with George Witham (also recorded as Whitham) at Granville Street, Halifax. It was a very short partnership and from the end of 1848 Veith continued alone. He is said to have gone out of silversmithing after a fire in his premises around 1854.