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Good CT or VT Coin Silver Spoon by Isaac Thompson Ca. 1805-17
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-09   Sold


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Offered is a good transitional finless fiddle coin silver teaspoon by Litchfield, Connecticut and Brattleboro, Vermont silversmith Isaac Thompson (1777 - 1844). Thompson was working alone in Litchfield from about 1805 to 1811 and in Brattleboro between about 1811 and 1817. This spoon was probably made in Connecticut but could have been made in either locale. This piece measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good with minimal wear and no splits or... Click for details

Rare Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Jean Felix LeFevre Ca. 1805
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-04   $29.50


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Offered is a very rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece is in fair condition at best, with a lot of surface wear and a dinged and dented bowl, but has a decent legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. LeFevre's work is usually quite good, though this spoon is a bit lighter than most of his spoons. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a good... Click for details

Mystery Mark Challenge - Solve the Mystery and Win a Coin Silver Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable and supportable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition (worth about $15-20) as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there.

This piece measures about 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 64 grams. It is marked "R.L" in an squarish... Click for details

Good Set of 4 Late 18th Century Coin Silver Spoons by Joseph Lownes
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170121-01   $95.00


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Offered is a lovely set of four early American coin silver teaspoons by the well-respected Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes. By style, this set probably dates to the 1790-1800 period, but could be a few years earlier or later. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram and a legible maker's mark. These spoons measure between about 5 3/4 inches and 6 inches in length, and the set weighs about 84 grams altogether. Condition overall is good, with each spoon having moderate surface... Click for details

Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by John Reynolds Ca. 1810-32
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160723-11   $45.00


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Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known maker John Reynolds (1770-1832), working from the 1790s through 1808 and probably much later. By style, this spoon should date to circa 1810 or later. This is one of several marks attributed to Reynolds; others include a different initials mark, and the mark J.Reynolds in script. This mark is shown in several reference works on Maryland silver. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. ... Click for details

Rare Pair Philadelphia Spoons w/Mark of Joseph Anthony & Son c1810-14
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160723-10   $60.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony and his son Michael. This partnership was short-lived, lasting only from 1810-14. The two spoons here were used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" despite the rubbing of the marks, due to the extreme rarity of the mark of this partnership. The spoons are each also marked with the manufacturer's mark of Thomas Harper (working circa 1811-17), who also made silver for (Jean)... Click for details

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Very Early Columbus or Wooster, OH Condiment Spoon by Lindel Sprague
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160405-02   $65.00


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Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820. He... Click for details

Fine Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by William H. McDowell of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160228-03   $60.00


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Offered is a very fine and large early American coin silver dessert spoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Hanse McDowell, working circa 1817 to his death in 1842. McDowell was typically listed in city directories as a watch and clock maker, and silver bearing his mark is exceedingly hard to find. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. Given the style of the piece and the appearance of an eagle head mark similar to that used by William... Click for details

Lovely Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs, Ward & Cox c.1811
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-05   $125.00


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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Ward & Cox, a very short-lived (1811) partnership between silversmiths Jehu Ward and Benjamin Cox. This pair of sugar tongs, dating back more than two hundred years, is exceptional for its form and execution. See the pictures for the lovely detail on the grips and the fine proportions. These tongs measure about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weigh about 44 grams. The tongs bear an engraved period script monogram to the bow, and a... Click for details

Fine Large Bethlehem, PA Coin Silver Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-04   $45.00


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Offered is a large and early Bethlehem, Pennsylvania coin silver tablespoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by silversmith Jedediah Weiss - this spoon relates to a pair of spoons I am listing today with Weiss' initial mark; this spoon, however, bears Weiss' full name mark. Weiss' biographical information follows a description of the tablespoons. These spoon measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. This spoon bears a large and well-executed period engraved script... Click for details

RARE MUSTARD CASTER, Abner Reeder, Trenton, NJ (c. 1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7382B   $1875.00


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Rare mustard caster made by Abner Reeder of Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey (c. 1800), 5 1/2" tall, hemispherical bowl on cast splayed molded foot, tight-fitting tall tapering cover, seamed with four engraved panels (two with diaper engraving centering simple holes and two with scroll piercing under snowflake-shaped design of simple holes capped with tear-shaped piercings), bell-shaped finial, marked twice underneath "A.R" (pellet raised) in rectangular punch on each side of center punch.

Very Rare Matched Pair of Gravy Ladles by Lewis & Smith Circa 1805-11
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-07   $225.00


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Offered is a fine and rare pair of early American coin silver gravy or sauce ladles by the celebrated Philadelphia partnership of Lewis & Smith. Harvey Lewis and Joseph D. Smith worked in partnership from about 1805 to 1811, and produced some of the most finely executed and beautifully engraved silver of their era. Many examples of their excellent holloware and flatware are extant in public collections. This lovely and well-made pair of ladles measures about 7 1/4 inches in length on average,... Click for details

Unusual Coin Silver Teaspoon by Joseph Shoemaker of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150822-01   $15.00


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Offered is an unusual example of an early American coin silver spoon made in the workshop of Joseph Shoemaker but also struck with a large mark of a "T" - the mark could be a journeyman's, but is so large and placed in such a way as to undercut Shoemaker's maker's mark. As such it is unlikely the mark was on the spoon when it was first marked by Shoemaker. It is possible the spoon was resold by someone else, but the most likely explanation is that it was an inventory stamp within the family. ... Click for details

Rare Coin Silver Teaspoon by Charles & George Fletcher of Phila.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150816-03   $65.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of Charles and George Fletcher of Philadelphia, brothers to the famous silversmith and proprietor Thomas Fletcher, whose firm Fletcher and Gardiner would set the standard for monumental silver for a time in Philadelphia. Charles and George united in partnership in July 1818, and dissolved their union by early 1824. Their run in business together appears to have been rather unsuccessful; aside from this teaspoon, I have observed... Click for details

Important Dessert Spoon by John Beck of Warrior's Mark, PA Ca. 1824-30
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150719-06   $145.00


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Offered is an important find - an early American coin silver dessert spoon by John Beck, a silversmith working in Warrior's Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania around 1824-30. This information comes from Metzgar and Whisker's "Pennsylvania Clockmakers and Watchmakers Goldsmiths and Silversmiths - A Checklist". Metzgar and Whisker also cite a reference to an 1887 history of Clarion County, which notes that one John Beck was the first watchmaker there (perhaps the late 1830s to 1840s). I have... Click for details

Important Set of Six Chambersburg, PA Teaspoons by Charles Young
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-01   $325.00


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Offered is a fine and rare set of American coin silver teaspoons circa 1805-10 by sought-after Chambersburg silversmith Charles Young, whose biographical information appears below. The spoons in this set of six measure about 5 5/8 inches in length on average, and the set weighs about 76 grams altogether. Each piece is marked with a clear maker's mark and all are engraved with a period script monogram. Condition is very good, with minor tip wear and signs of use, but no dents of note and no... Click for details

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