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Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-02   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
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Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then,... Click for details

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-01   Sold

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
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Offered is a fine pair of late 18th Century Georgian English sterling silver sugar tongs, by well-known Jewish silversmiths (a rarity in London at that time) Duncan Urquhart and Napthali Hart (more on these men below). This pair of sugar tongs measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram of "SAF" and is nicely decorated, including unusual decoration to the grips. The hallmarks include the standard mark, the duty mark and the... Click for details

Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2847f   On Hold

Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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Rather than the characteristic round or oval shape of most napkin rings, this piece is essentially rectangular. It has a flat bottom and top joined by arched sidewalls.

It is a large item, measuring 2 1/4" by 1 5/8" on the base and 1 3/4 by 1 5/8" on the top. It stands 1 3/16" tall and weighs a generous 1.3 T. oz.

The bottom and sides are reticulated in a leafy design and have engraved surfaces that complement this motif.

The top is also engraved in a flower and diamond cut pattern... Click for details

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-01   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
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Offered is a very nice George IV silver snuff box, by William Simpson, Birmingham 1827-28, rectangular form, with engine-turned decoration, the hinged cover initialed in period script letters of "RHS" and with a gilt interior. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1827-28, and bears Simpson's maker's mark on the interior of the lid and body. This box measures about 2 1/2 inches in length by 1 3/8 inches across, and weighs about 40... Click for details

Watson "W 16" Solid Sterling Silver Jigger
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2841f   On Hold

Watson
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Of a superior quality to most examples of this form, this double shot glass, i.e. jigger, stands 3 3/8" tall and weighs a robust 2.4 T. oz. It has a larger measure 1 13/16" in diameter that is stamped "2 oz.," and a smaller one that is 1 5/8" across and stamped "1 oz."

It is model number "W 16" as identified on one rim. Made by Watson, the company's "crown, W, lion" hallmark, along with the words "Sterling Silver," adjoin the "W 16."

It is cleanly made, following after the Arts and... Click for details

Fine Georgian English Sterling Silver Lemon/Fruit Strainer, c.1739-55
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160828-02   Sold

Fine Georgian English Sterling Silver Lemon/Fruit Strainer, c.1739-55
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Offered is a very good early 18th Century English sterling silver fruit strainer, sometimes also called a lemon strainer, fully hallmarked for London. The hallmarks are rubbed, but based upon the shape of the punch for the lion passant and the shape of the leopard's head, the date range of 1739-55 or so seems the most likely candidate. This is an excellent example of a scarce form, with lovely hand-piercing and unusually fine cast handles. One handle has a scratch weight engraved on the... Click for details

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Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2221   $750.00

Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
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height 3 1/4 inches, weight 10.37 Troy ounces the pair, engraved 1) "Merry Christmas / Love / Chris - Rick / 1978" and 2) "Merry Christmas / Uncle Wat / Love / T.G.M & Sam / 1978", excellent condition.

Please note that each bird is slightly different in form, and that only one bears Adler's mark. However, we do believe them to be of a pair.

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2757f   $55.00

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
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Measuring 5 1/4" by 4" by 3/4" high and weighing 2.3 T. oz., this soap dish was made by Gorham in 1956 according to the date symbol imprinted on the underside.

Other marks include the company name and "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "60."

While fitting in the "mid century modern" period, and having the clean lines of that category, it is more truly Chippendale in style. It has a repeating rib design that appears beaded on the rim.

In excellent condition,... Click for details

John Bettridge, Birmingham, 1820 Sterling Vinaigrette
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2727f   $165.00

John Bettridge, Birmingham, 1820 Sterling Vinaigrette
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The website of the "Small Collectors of Antique Silver" states that "Vinaigrettes, popular from the late 18th century through the mid-19th century, were small containers used for holding various aromatic substances, usually dissolved in vinegar. A tiny piece of sponge, soaked in the liquid, was contained beneath a grill or perforated cover."

English in origin, some makers specialized in this form, and that is the case with this example made by John Bettridge of Birmingham in 1820. A web... Click for details

Pair of Scottish Georgian Silver Toddy Ladles by William Constable
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160508-01   Sold

Pair of Scottish Georgian Silver Toddy Ladles by William Constable
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Offered is a good pair of antique Georgian Scottish sterling silver toddy ladles by Edinburgh silversmith William Constable. These ladles were assayed in Edinburgh circa 1822 and bear corresponding hallmarks. Each ladle also has an engraved period script monogram. These ladles measure about six inches in length and the pair weighs about 48 grams altogether. Condition overall is good, though one ladle has a very slight waviness in the handle (see picture). There are no splits or repairs. ... Click for details

Lovely Ornate Cast Georgian English Sterling Wine Label Circa 1807
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160414-02   $95.00

Lovely Ornate Cast Georgian English Sterling Wine Label Circa 1807
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Offered is a fine Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket in the "two putti" style, first introduced by Sandilands Drinkwater in the mid-18th Century, and widely copied by 18th and 19th Century specialist label makers thereafter. This piece is hallmarked for 1807, and the maker's mark of J.A may be for Joseph Angell. This piece measures about 2 3/8 inches across and weighs about 28 grams. Condition is very good, although a couple of links in the chain indicate they may be... Click for details

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label Circa 1806 - Madeira
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160414-01   $40.00

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label Circa 1806 - Madeira
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Offered is a fine and useful English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket made in the Georgian era, and hallmarked apparently for 1806 and probably London. The maker's mark is partially rubbed, but appears to be ?S over ?B. This piece is made to be used to denote Madeira wine, from the Portuguese island. It measures about 1 3/4 inches wide and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is very good overall, with a very slight ripple to one side that is difficult to discern. All in all a lovely... Click for details

Bright Cut Christmas 1899 Sterling Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2664f   $45.00

Bright Cut Christmas 1899 Sterling Napkin Ring
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Measuring 1 5/8" in diameter, standing 1" high, and weighing just over .7 T. oz., this plain band napkin ring is stamped "Sterling" and with the model number "11" on the inside. It is without a maker's identifier.

It has a matte finish surface with knurled margins and a bright cut leaf and scroll design.

There is a "TGM" script monogram in the reserve area of the engraved design, while the inside of the band is inscribed "From J.W.F. Jr. Dec. 25 '99."

It is in excellent condition,... Click for details

Fine Crested Georgian English Sterling and MOP Dessert Fork and Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160219-02   Sold

Fine Crested Georgian English Sterling and MOP Dessert Fork and Knife
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Offered is a scarce example of very early hallmarked sterling silver from Sheffield - a fine dessert fork and knife hallmarked for 1805-06, and bearing the maker's mark of noted Sheffield silversmith John Law. These pieces have decorated mother of pearl handles and the knife is also engraved with an armorial of a ram's head. The knife measures about 7 11/16 inches in length, and the fork about 6 3/8 inches in length; the pair weighs a total of about 64 grams. Condition is good overall, with... Click for details

Fine Victorian Scottish Silver and Agate Brooch with Original Box
Jewelry : Fine

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160219-01   Sold

Fine Victorian Scottish Silver and Agate Brooch with Original Box
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Offered is a fine early Scottish agate and silver brooch, circa 1860-80, in what appears to be its original box. This type of pebble jewelry was made popular by Queen Victoria's interest, and the decoration on this brooch is most often seen before 1880. This piece is set with two types of agate; I don't know their proper names or where they may typically be found. This piece measures about 1 3/4 inches in length by 1 1/8 inches in height, and is in very good condition. The box is also in... Click for details

Gorham Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2636f   $47.00

Gorham Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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This napkin ring is a plain band of solid silver that measures 1 5/8" in diameter, stands 1 1/4" tall, and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem is stamped on the inside, it is model number "673" which is also imprinted on the interior, along with the word "Sterling."

Dating circa 1880, it is Aesthetic or Eastlake in style, engraved in a pattern that is part foliate and part stylized.

It has a fancy, feathered script, "HMR" monogram.

The... Click for details

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