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4 MEDALLION coffee spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2370   $125.00


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In what Donald Soeffing has lovingly labeled a "naive" pattern (see Medallion Silver, p. 95); 4 7/8 inches long; weight 2.13 Troy ounces, fine condition; no monogram; applied warrior's head in high relief surrounded by engraving; marked only "COIN 1".

These are far above average in terms of quality, condition, and design.

Fine Coin Silver Salt Spoon in Fiddlethread Pattern - Thomas Whartenby
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181021-05   $27.50


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Offered is an excellent early American coin silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, and bearing one of his many maker's marks. This piece is engraved "Sarah Wilson" to the reverse in period script. The maker's mark is clear and legible. This piece measures about 3 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good, with minor wear from normal use but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of this mark... Click for details

6 John Cook coin silver "Anthemion" dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1388044   $195.00


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New York circa 1855, length 8 inches, weight 10.45 Troy ounces (avg. 1.75 oz. T each), excellent condition, monogrammed "F.E.M." in period script; see third enlargement, marked with his trademark and J. Cook incuse.

One could spend a substantial number of hours searching through design patents looking for the original name of this pattern, and come up empty handed. Then again, one might find an exact date, and "design for the handle of a spoon." Either way, we find this early die struck... Click for details

John Cook "Anthemion" coin silver teaspoons, 12
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2348   $150.00


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length 6 inches, total Troy weight 9.1 ounces, marked and monogrammed as shown in enlargements, excellent condition. We also have dinner forks available, length 7 7/8 inches, weight 1.75 oz each.

To give these some historical perspective, consider that the high relief, elaborately detailed patterns such as New Art and Chrysanthemum didn't spring into existence out of nowhere. Early (1850-60's) die-struck designs such as this were the middle step between simple, swaged decoration and... Click for details

Good Queen's Pattern Variant Dessert Spoon by Frederick Marquand
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180908-01   $47.50


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century. Marquand produced and sold... Click for details

Soup ladle by Shreve, Stanwood & Co., Boston, 1860's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Gebelein  
5396   $225.00


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Pattern has leaves in 3 places on the end of the handle. Length 12-3/4". Bowl width 4-1/8", front-to-back 3-1/2a'. Weight 6 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Ball Black & Co. "Tuscan" Large Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Old Friends  
3336f   $85.00


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Striking in scale at 8 3/4" long overall with a large, 3 3/8" by 2" at the widest, shell form bowl, this 2.2 T. oz. berry or other serving spoon dates to the mid 19th century.

The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.

The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG"... Click for details

George Sharp Coin silver King's shell bowl serving spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2249   $250.00


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length 10 3/4 inches, weight 4.02 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number three.

Over the years, we've bought and sold many King and King's variant items in coin silver, but this is a particularly fine example in terms of form, quality, and condition.

Ram's head coin silver sauce ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2238   $225.00


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length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.84 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement, gilt bowl, outstanding original condition. Concerning the engraving, both the quality of design and the execution are far above average.

Marked only "coin," back in the day we would have hastened to read through many musty issues of "Silver Magazine" in order to find the maker of this fine ladle, but now, in our dotage, we will leave this task to you, dear reader.

Exquisite Coin Silver Basket of Flowers Pattern Sugar Tongs c. 1825-35
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161002-01   $95.00


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Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon with Rare Mark of Marshall & Smith
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160228-02   $30.00


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Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs... Click for details

Fine Decorated Cincinnati Coin Silver Spoon by Clemens Oskamp c1854-70
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160124-03   $20.00


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Offered is a very finely decorated American coin silver teaspoon by Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Clemens Oskamp, and bearing his maker's mark. This spoon is nicely engraved M.McM and is in very good condition, with only modest wear and no major dents, and no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver for display or daily use!

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

Gebelein  
5115   $150.00


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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 marked Rumrill (NYC), c.1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Gebelein  
5114   $200.00


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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.

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

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2072   $425.00


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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.

Old Set of Coin "Beaded" Forks, Spoons - Philadelphia
Silver

Bargentum  
X2265   $850.00


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“Beaded” became a “standard pattern” – that is, there were many makers and versions from ca. 1850 through the coin period. Philadelphia's is distinguished by the inclusion of a fleur de lys at the top and bottom of the handle. This group bears the mark of Philadelphia retailer C. Bard & Son. There is wear to the pattern, more on the forks than the spoons (see enlargements; the first 2 pics are the forks, the next 3 the spoons). The group is structurally sound – that is, there are... Click for details

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