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Baltimore Coin Silver Sugar Tongs Prince Albert Pattern
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140518-02   Sold

Baltimore Coin Silver Sugar Tongs Prince Albert Pattern
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A pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Baltimore silversmith Robert J. Brown. Robert J. Brown (1798-1882) was active as a silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler in Baltimore, Maryland from 1824 to 1880. He worked in the firm Robert Brown & Son from 1849 to 1852. This piece is marked R.BROWN&SON in a rectangle, along with the Baltimore fineness mark and a tradesman's mark of a spade. This pair of tongs is rare in that it is in the Prince Albert pattern. It has an engraved period script... Click for details

A&W Wood "Lily" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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A&W Wood
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Abraham and William Wood "operated a solid silverware manufacturing business in New York City between 1849 and 1871" according to Dorothy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." Coles and Reynolds was a successor firm and that operation was eventually bought out by George Shiebler, so the business lineage was lengthy and significant.

This 6 1/8" long, approximately .8 T. oz., oversize tea or possibly youth spoon is an example of the firm's rarely found "Lily"... Click for details

Sugar tongs by R&W Wilson, Phila, c. 1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Gebelein  
5115   $150.00

Sugar tongs by R&W Wilson, Phila, c. 1840's
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Kings pattern (shell, etc. each side of handle). Shell claws. Length 7". Weight 3-1/3 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is a script H. Overall and mark condition are excellent (good tension).

Serving spoon maried Rumrill (NYC), c.18840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Gebelein  
5114   $200.00

Serving spoon maried Rumrill (NYC), c.18840's
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Floral engraving on shaped bowl. Olive pattern. Length 9-1/4". Weight 2.85 troy ounces. The monogram is a lengthwise script SHC(?). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

18thC beaded edge tablespoon by Alexander & Riker, NYC
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
105H   $375.00

18thC beaded edge tablespoon by Alexander & Riker, NYC
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Oval-end handle, c1795 -- raised pointed drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono J E S on front; 8-3/4" long. Condition is excellent. Pseudo marks (as shown) are a sunburst and a lion, both upside down in relation to A&R mark. NOTE: beaded edge, the first flatware pattern, originated in England in the 18thC. This is perhaps the first U.S. example of the pattern. It became common here, of course, in the 1830s and beyond.

Gravy ladle by Alanson D. Wilcox, Troy, NY, c1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
867   $70.00

Gravy ladle by Alanson D. Wilcox, Troy, NY, c1850
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Pattern is a variation of Olive, with styllized leaf on back of bowl. The mono is Danchy in block letters on front. Length is 7-1/2", oval bowl is 2-1/2" x 2". Good weight at nearly 2 T oz. Condition is excellent throughout.

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Strawberry scoop by R&W Wilson, Phila, c1840
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
868   $225.00

Strawberry scoop by R&W Wilson, Phila, c1840
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Single-struck Kings pattern, flared shoulders, scalloped hourglass scoop picturing berries and plant surrounded by brightcut flowers and wrigglework decoration; feathered script monos on reverse, E M K over F C L. Overall length is 8", scoop is 4" x 2-1/2". Weight is over 2 T oz. Condition is excellent. This is a neat piece, perhaps unique.

Out-sized fish set by R & W Wilson, Phila, c1840
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
869   $2750.00

Out-sized fish set by R & W Wilson, Phila, c1840
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In the beaded-edge pattern -- 14-1/2" blade in shape of fish and 13-1/2" fork with 2-3/4" tines. Weight is a hefty 12.5 T oz. Condition is near-mint throughout. This set is suitable for serving salmon, sturgeon, and perhaps a big-muddy catfish with a minimum weight of 20 pounds.

Beaded-edge shell-bowl serving spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
871   $175.00

Beaded-edge shell-bowl serving spoon
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Made by Gorham, PATENT 1861, retailed by D.C. Jaccard, St. Louis (see pic) -- gold-washed bowl, script mono Silver Wedding on front; 8-1/2" long. Condition is excellent throughout.

Jenny Lind fish slice by Albert Coles, NYC, c1860
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
872   $425.00

Jenny Lind fish slice by Albert Coles, NYC, c1860
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Pierced blade engraved with styllized scrolls, feathered script mono J E H on hollow handle. Length is 12-18". Weight is 137 grams. One dent on reverse of handle, otherwise condition is fine.

L. Ladomus (Phila.) "Leaf" Coin Silver Tea Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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L. Ladomus (Phila.)
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This 7" long, 1.3+ T. oz., tea or dessert fork is stamped "Patent 1850" and with the name "L. [Lewis] Ladomus." This is a very early patent date for a die struck pattern, and with a nod to an informed source on the matter, the design has been identified as belonging to James Watts. Watts and Ladomus were both located in Philadelphia. The design is an elaborated leaf pattern, offered in a period style. There is a fancy, feathered script "HLR" monogram. The condition is very good. The tines... Click for details

Sheaf-of-FLAX cold meat fork by Gebelein
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

North Hill Antiques  
1014   $125.00

Sheaf-of-FLAX cold meat fork  by Gebelein
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In the 1930s, Gebelein was commissioned to design a pattern based on the classic Sheaf-of-Wheat, but unique: a Sheaf-of-Flax. Only a few pieces were produced. This cold meat fork is 6-1/4" long and weighs a hefty 36 grams. It is in mint condition. Several other pieces remain in our collection.

Set of 6 beaded-edge forks by Gale & Son, NYC, 1855
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

North Hill Antiques  
477   $250.00

Set of 6 beaded-edge forks by Gale & Son, NYC, 1855
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Luncheon forks, 7" in length, feathered script mono RMLM on front, RMW on reverse. Weight is 278 grams, just shy of 9 T oz. Condition is excellent. (Other beaded-edge flatwear available.)

Shell-bowl ladle by Schohay, Ludwig & Co., Phila
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
880   $275.00

Shell-bowl ladle by Schohay, Ludwig & Co., Phila
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Twist stem handle with end decorated in flower-like engraving and wrigglework, decoration carried over to front and back of bowl; 11-1/4" in length, a bit over 3 T oz. in weight. Condition is near-mint. Schohay, Ludwig is identified as the maker by the company's arrow mark, as shown in McGrew. S&L was a silver manufacturer, in business from 1867-73; note that this piece is marked COIN.

a fine Cape Silver master butter knife, Fredrik Waldek,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2072   $450.00

a fine Cape Silver master butter knife, Fredrik Waldek,
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double struck King's pattern with conforming hand chased double thread on blade and eleven lobed shell drop, length 7.5 inches or if you'd prefer 18.75 cm, weight 1.92 oz. Troy, a few minor scratches as shown in third enlargement but excellent overall condition, scarce.

We could only wish that it had a fine old family name but alas there is no engraving and happily no removal.

Fiddlethread knife-&-fork dessert set for (almost) 12
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

North Hill Antiques  
490   $1500.00

Fiddlethread knife-&-fork dessert set for (almost) 12
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Made by Ball, Tompkins & Black, NYC, c1845 -- 12 forks, each 7" long, and 11 knives with silver blades, 8-1/4" long. Mono on all 23 pieces is M D (shown). Only the knives are marked with the makers' names. Some of the hollow handles have light dings, but, by and large, overall condition is excellent.

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