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Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140827-01   $85.00

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Offered is a fine pair of Southern coin silver sugar tongs by Washington, DC silversmith Charles Pryse (see below). These tongs bear Pryse's maker's mark, and are also engraved GADSBY on the side, for the original owner. The likely owner was John Gadsby, either in his own capacity or through his hotel (see below). These tongs measure about 6 1/2 inches in length, and weigh approximately 56 grams. There is a small repair (pictured) to the bow. All in all a fine historical piece of DC silver!... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-02   $95.00

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
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Offered is a fine and rare set of Western Maryland coin silver tea spoons by little-known Cumberland City (Allegany County) jeweler and watchmaker John H. Kelenbeck, circa 1860. Mr. Kelenbeck appears to have started his career in Baltimore, as a John Kehlenbeck, watch & clock maker, jeweler, is listed in "Silver in Maryland" as working in that city circa 1845-51. That same volume references that the jewelry firm of "Kellenbeck & Johnson" was working in Cumberland circa 1867. However, Mr.... Click for details

Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-01   $15.00

Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
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Offered is a good little Southern coin silver teaspoon by William and Archibald Cooper of Louisville, circa 1836-46. This partnership between brothers William and Archibald Cooper began in Cincinnati for the first months of its existance, but moved shortly after its inception to Louisville, where it remained for almost ten years before its dissolution. The partnership also operated an outlet in Frankfort during its latter years. This spoon is about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12... Click for details

Marquand & Co. "Kings" Coin Silver Small Fork
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Old Friends  
2165f   $70.00

Marquand & Co.
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Frederick Marquand is one of the storied names associated with New York City silversmithing, having established the lineage which eventually became "Ball, Black & Co." and subsequently "Black, Starr & Frost." He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.

This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.

It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back. The front is inscribed "Rockwell"... Click for details

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
681   $5,000.00

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
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val-end handle, c1790 -- drop on back of bowl, light reverse rib, feathered script mono B O on front. Long slender handle extending 14-7/8" and ending with 3-3/4" oval bowl.

Until recently, this JG mark was unknown, or attributed elsewhere. Then, a few years ago, Catherine Hollan published her excellent volume on Virginia silversmiths, and there the questions were resolved.

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
665   $750.00

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
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Oval-end fiddle handle, c1834 -- pointed shoulders, reverse tipt, large unusual circular drop on bowl back, ornate feathered script mono AWC on front; 13-1/2" long, 3-1/2" round bowl. Minty condition throughout.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina Teaspoon by John Selph
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-08   $175.00

Fayetteville, North Carolina Teaspoon by John Selph
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Offered is a fine and very early example of the work of Fayetteville, NC silversmith John Selph, working circa 1807 to 1838. Selph's work is quite scarce, and this piece is the earliest I've seen by style. The square shoulders and tapered transitional handle put this in the first decade of Selph's career, most likely somewhere between 1807-15. This piece bears a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram that is a little rubbed but appears to be ERW. Condition is decent... Click for details

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-01   Sold

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
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A fine early American coin silver teaspoon by St. Louis, Missouri silversmith Auguste Guelberth, circa 1831-40. Guelberth was born in Switzerland in 1797, and moved to the Hudson's Bay Territory before settling in St. Louis in 1827. Guelberth began his career in St. Louis working for Joseph Bouju, but struck out on his own by 1831. Although several marks have been identified as his, work bearing his name is quite scarce. Guelberth was volunteer firefighter, and was a slaveholder in a state... Click for details

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Hampton Galleries  
7354   $145.00

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
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Coin silver gravy ladle retailed by Hayden & Whilden, Charleston, SC (c. 1855), 7-¾” long, bowl is 2-¾” wide, Mayflower pattern, feather script monogram “AEW” on front, marked “HAYDEN & WHILDEN” incuse with illegible maker’s mark incuse near bowl.

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140710-01   $275.00

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
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Offered is a good set of six Southern coin silver tablespoons from Wheeling, [now West] Virginia, circa 1850-60. These table spoons are by James T. Scott, of Wheeling, WV, and bear his maker's mark of JAMES T. SCOTT. (Some of these spoons are overstruck with a mark of R.BROWN, perhaps for Robert Brown of Baltimore. However, these spoons were made for the Wheeling market as other silver from this family with the same monogram had the mark of J. Bishop of Wheeling.) These spoons measure on... Click for details

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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Old Friends  
2138   $70.00

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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Baltimore assay standards were particular to that city and bore their own marks.

This 7 1/4" long, weighty at 1.6 T. oz., dessert or place spoon reflects that particularity. It is stamped "11 oz." which indicates a silver content between coin and sterling.

It is also marked "S.K & Son," for Samuel Kirk & Son. This combination of identifiers suggests a date circa 1830, with the standard mark passing out of use about then and this particular maker identification coming into use about... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Tspn by Thomas Boyle Campbell
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-07   $45.00

Southern Coin Silver Tspn by Thomas Boyle Campbell
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A good American coin silver teaspoon by Thomas Boyle Campbell of Winchester, Virginia, circa 1820-30. Southern coin silver by Campbell is occasionally seen in the Western part of VA, and this spoon came from that Shenandoah region. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of "K" and bears a clear maker's mark. It measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some light tip wear and some small dents to the bowl, and light surface wear... Click for details

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
657   $3,500.00

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
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Made c1753-60 -- 2-5/8"-tall cylinder opens on hinged cover to disclose steel grater, name of original owner, E.Keele, and the name of his home, Sarum, which is still located on State Rte 234 near Newport, MD. Patterson's mark -- I (pellet) P -- is struck inside the grater's cap.

Until recently, Pattison was located in research books as working in Annapolis, MD, c1750. Then, Catherine Hollan published her work on Virginia silversmiths. There was Pattison, relocated to Fredericksburg. ... Click for details

Washington, DC Coin Silver Tablespoon Greenbury Gaither
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140420-02   $165.00

Washington, DC Coin Silver Tablespoon Greenbury Gaither
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A rare and fine American coin silver table spoon by Washington, D.C. silversmith Greenbury Gaither, working in the Nation's capital between about 1822 and 1834. According to extant family history, Greenbury Gaither was born in 1792, went to Alexandria, Virginia to learn the jewelry and silversmith business (probably in conjunction with his much better known relative John Gaither), and eventually opened his own store on Pennsylvania Avenue in what was then known as Washington City. This spoon... Click for details

SERVING SPOON, Young & Co., New Orleans (c. 1850-1853)
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Hampton Galleries  
7351B   $120.00

SERVING SPOON, Young & Co., New Orleans (c. 1850-1853)
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Coin silver serving spoon, Young & Co., New Orleans, Louisiana (c. 1850-1853), 8-1/8", shell bowl with straight everted rim, no drop, short chamferred shoulders, oval scalloped and bright cut pattern with Old English monogram "Bettie" inside bright cut oval cartouche, marked on back "YOUNG & CO" and "COIN", both incuse.

BASTING SPOON, James. S. Sharrard, Shelbhyvile, KY
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Hampton Galleries  
7351C   $595.00

BASTING SPOON, James. S. Sharrard, Shelbhyvile, KY
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Coin silver basting spoon, James S. Sharrard, Shelbyville, Kentucky (c. 1840-1861), 12-3/4", French Tipt bowl, Jenny Lind pattern, script monogram "Akers" over "Oct 14, 1860" on front, marked "J.S. SHERRARD" in rectangular punch.

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