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Very Rare Philadelphia Coffin-End Teaspoon, circa 1806
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141005-11   $45.00

Very Rare Philadelphia Coffin-End Teaspoon, circa 1806
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Offered is an extremely scarce example of a coffin-end spoon definitively from Philadelphia; in fact, this is the only such example I've ever observed. Coffin-end spoons from New York and New England are quite readily found, but the style never took hold in Philadelphia, and is virtually never seen. This spoon was made by John W. Gethen and retailed by Allen Armstrong, who was working circa 1806-16. This piece features good clear marks and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is... Click for details

Early Teaspoon by Daniel Dupuy, Jr. of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141005-10   $30.00

Early Teaspoon by Daniel Dupuy, Jr. of Philadelphia
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Daniel Dupuy, Jr. (1753 - 1826). By style, this spoon probably dates to about 1805-10. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good, with some light tip and surface wear but no dents, splits or repairs. There is a good clear maker's mark and a nicely engraved period monogram. All in all a fine early Philadelphia coin silver spoon!

Rare Philadelphia Spoon by Browne & Seal Ca. 1810-13
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141005-08   $35.00

Rare Philadelphia Spoon by Browne & Seal Ca. 1810-13
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Offered is a rare example of early American coin silver bearing the mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of silversmiths Liberty Browne and William Seal, working as Browne & Seal circa 1810-13. This spoon bears their banner maker's mark, although in this case my suspicion is that the spoon was actually made by Samuel Williamson and supplied to Browne & Seal to retail. This spoon has unusual proportions and an even more unusual drop; both features match known spoons by Williamson... Click for details

Rare Lewisburg, PA Teaspoon, John K. Housel Ca. 1823-45
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140925-02   $47.50

Rare Lewisburg, PA Teaspoon, John K. Housel Ca. 1823-45
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Offered is a rare and fine American coin silver teaspoon by Lewisburg silversmith John K. Housel. There were a number of Housels working as silversmiths and watchmakers in Pennsylvania over the course of at least two generations, and the relationships between these men are confusing and poorly documented. However, the Union County Historical Society, covering Lewisburg (which is north of Harrisburg) holds silver with this mark, attributed to John K. Housel. Housel is known from tax lists to... Click for details

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-03   $75.00

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Carlisle clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hendel. Jacob Hendel (1772-1836) was one of three brothers who made and marked silver, the others being George and Bernard; he was also cousin and nephew to members of the Hall family of silversmiths. Jacob Hendel is primarily known as one of the foremost clockmakers of Carlisle, and a number of his clocks are extant. He was also very involved in community affairs. Jacob Hendel served as... Click for details

Thomas Fletcher Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-04   $12.50

Thomas Fletcher Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810
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Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon with a maker's mark of T.F - I believe this is a mark that Thomas Fletcher was using in Boston before moving to Philadelphia. This piece measures about 5 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 8 grams. Condition overall is very good, with light surface wear but no significant dents or dimples, and no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of American silver!

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Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved "Miss C Harris"
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-05   $65.00

Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver dessert spoon or very large teaspoon by noted Philadelphia and New Orleans silversmith Anthony Rasch. This spoon probably dates to Rasch's Philadelphia years. It is engagingly engraved "Mifs (Miss) C Harris". The maker's mark was struck twice and is clear. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs 28 grams. Condition is very good with moderate wear from normal use, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. A fine example of... Click for details

Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-04   $125.00

Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver table spoon by Lancaster, PA silversmith George Haverstick (b. 1788, d. 1824). Although silver from George's brother William is encountered fairly often, that of George and of his brother John is quite uncommon. This is especially the case with a large tablespoon like this one. This piece measures about 9 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. Condition is good overall, with moderate wear to the surface but no major dents and no splits... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1812-1824 Marked O.PIERCE
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-02   $15.00

Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1812-1824 Marked O.PIERCE
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A good small American coin silver teaspoon by an undocumented silversmith with maker's mark of O. Pierce (first name unknown), circa 1812-24. Although this mark has traditionally been associated with a Boston tradesman circa 1824, which would fit by style, there is also an Oliver Pierce, "jeweller" (or silversmith), listed in the New York city directory for 1812, at 189 William St. He is not listed in the 1813 directory. Although this piece is too late for that date, it is possible Oliver... Click for details

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2163   Sold

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
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length 12 3/4 inches, weight 5.65 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed "M" (period script with flourishes) obverse, retailed by Bailey and Kitchen.

While the dates for this firm are generally given as 1837-1850, the style and construction of this spoon is would tend to indicate that it was made several years before 1837.

Though English items in Fiddle Shell and Thread are common, American examples are quite scarce and those in such exemplary condition nearly... Click for details

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

North Hill Antiques  
786   $600.00

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
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In 1825, the Erie Canal opened, sending to NYC and beyond the agricultural riches of Ohio and ultimately the entire midwest. For 10 years -- from 1825-35 -- this cornucopia was celebrated in the arts, including the art of silvermaking. The basket-of-flowers and sheaf-of-wheat flatware patterns are examples; so too is this mug with its band of farm produce and equipment -- corn-filled wagon, barn, windmill, beehives, farm house, corn crib, scythe, rake, and a sheaf-of-wheat design repeated 10... Click for details

Charles Hall, Lancaster, Pa, 18th C. Coin Silver Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Old Friends  
1638du   $110.00

Charles Hall, Lancaster, Pa, 18th C. Coin Silver Spoon
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In her work, "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia, 1730-1850," Vivian Gerstell describes Charles Hall (1742-1783) as a "prominent citizen as well as silversmith." She further remarks that he "played a prominent role in Lancaster during the Revolution. In 1774, he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence and of the Committee of Observation."

This modest, and rather primitive looking, small spoon bears his identified "C. Hall" on the reverse, along with a second mark which is... Click for details

Early 19th C. Isaac Reed Large Coin Silver Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Old Friends  
1573f   $85.00

Early 19th C. Isaac Reed Large Coin Silver Tongs
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Documented as working in Frankford, Pennsylvania c. 1800-20, and subsequently in nearby Philadelphia, Isaac Reed was the maker of this 6 3/4" long, 1.1 T. oz., pair of coin silver tongs. In addition to having his personal mark, "I. Reed," imprinted on the inside of each arm, they carry what John McGrew describes in his work on pseudo hallmarks as the "Philadelphia eagle." The style suggests a date from early in his career. The have plain, convex, fiddle shaped arms, have a broad arch with... Click for details

Rattail coffee spoon - Josiah Austin, Charlestown,c1745
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
101L   $700.00

Rattail coffee spoon - Josiah Austin, Charlestown,c1745
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Long and deep front rib, long rattail extends 4/5 of the way down bowl back; block mono S * L over K V over Coin on reverse; 4-1/2" long. Condition is excellent. The word Coin (see pic) looks original; its meaning may allude to the silver content of the spoon.

SET of 6 TEASPOONS, W.G. Forbes, New York City, c. 1800
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Hampton Galleries  
6924B   $300.00

SET of 6 TEASPOONS, W.G. Forbes, New York City, c. 1800
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Set of six teaspoons by William Garrett Forbes of New York City (c.1800), 6" long, raised V drop, full bowls, coffin end handles with feather script monogram "AJG" on front, marked "WGForbes" in rectangular punch.

Beaker by William Moulton IV, Newburyport, c1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

North Hill Antiques  
787   $950.00

Beaker by William Moulton IV, Newburyport, c1810
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Baluster form with knurled band applied at base, feathered script mono C on side; 3-1/2" tall, 3" diameter at rim. Later date 1822 engraved on bottom (see pic). Overall condition is excellent. Similar, although smaller, pair of beakers is shown on p. 24 of "Simple Elegance," a catalog of Newburyport silversmiths published by the Historical Society of Old Newbury.

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