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Silver Rush

From the Editors of Traditional Home
  • The one-and-only "Jack-and-the-beanstalk" sauce spoon (so-dubbed by collector John LeHeup), made by jeweler/silversmith James E. Spear, who worked in Charleston between 1849 and 1851.
  • South Carolina silver lovers John and Vickie LeHeup. The former defensive tackle attacks Southern silver with the same passion he once displayed on the football field. "Discovering new information through research is almost as good as owning a piece," says John, a past president of the South Carolina Silver Society who lectures on Southern silversmiths.
  • Spoons, from left: The Spear spoon, mulberry pattern by William Ewan, and shell patterns and monograms by Louis Boudo. At top are sugar tongs by Charleston silversmith Charles Harris (d.1798). Portions of silver fish slices are shown on either side of the photo.