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Merriman, Memphis, Tennessee, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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3114f   $46.00


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Measuring 8 5/16" long and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this coin silver tablespoon is stamped "Merriman," for James Merriman, c. 1847-60, and "Memphis."

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design, with a broad end characteristic of the lower Ohio River Valley and extending down the Mississippi.

A pre Civil War item, this is in fair to good condition. The bowl has a rough bottom, but apart from that, it is free of tip wear or dents. There is on one small burr on the side of the handle near the end. The... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon with Mark of Haas & Trau
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170514-03   $22.50


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Offered is a good Philadelphia coin silver spoon bearing the retailer's mark of jewelers James A. Haas and J. Philip Trau, trading under the partnership name of Haas & Trau. This piece has a clear mark and a good period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is good overall with minor wear and signs of normal use but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this firm's wares!

Tablespoon by John Andrew; Salem,MA; circa 1775
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5320   $290.00


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Upturned handle, long midrib. Length 8-1/8". Weight 2-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the back of the handle is I*P. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tablespoon by John Blowers, Boston, circa 1740
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5319   $995.00


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rattail, upturned handle, long midrib. John Blowers lived only from 1710-1748 and Kane's Colonial MA Silversmiths lists no tablespoons by him.Length 8". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram on the back of the handle is A/C? ?. Overall condition is very good (slight tip wear); mark condition is good (bottom of letters rubbed).

E.E. & S.C. Bailey, NH, "Tipt" Six Matched Coin Silver Teaspoons
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3089f   $90.00


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Each of these six spoons measures 5 7/8" long and is engraved with the same "AI" monogram. The group weigh just under 2.4 T. oz.

They are stamped "E.E. & S.C. Bailey," for brothers Ebenezer and Samuel, who established a partnership in Claremont, New Hampshire, circa 1825.

They are particularly well-crafted and elegantly formed. Slender in shaped, they have elongated "Tipt" handles with upturned ends. The bowls are also rather narrow and long, and have pointed tips and exposed drops on... Click for details

Excellent Pair of Kings Husk Pattern Dessert Forks by Benjamin Gurnee
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170416-01   $85.00


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Offered is a lovely and well-made pair of American coin silver dessert or table forks in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of these pieces. These forks are exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing a total of 106 grams, or more than three troy ounces, for the pair. Each is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and each bears Gurnee's mark and... Click for details

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Four Gerrish "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons, Engraved "Pote"
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3077f   On Hold


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Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oliver Gerrish established himself as an able silversmith and jeweler in not far distant in Portland, Maine.

These four, matching, generously sized, 6 1/8" long, 2.5 T. oz. the lot, teaspoons bear his mark and have a second provenance in the inscriptions on the backsides, which read, "J.S. Pote" in script.

They are in choice condition, showing no wear and having bright finishes. The pointed tip bowls remained well-shaped and are free of dents, burrs,... Click for details

6 Teaspoons marked D.B. Miller, Boston, c. 1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5307   $75.00


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Downturned fiddle, rounded fins, tipt on back. Mark is D.B.MILLER in a rectangle. Length 5-3/4" Weight of 6=2-1/2 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition good-excellent.

C.E. Keyser, Leipzig, 800 Standard Silver Wine Caddy or Plate
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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3069f   $75.00


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Dating from around the turn of the 20th century, this item measures 6" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Flat bottomed, it has an upraised, 1" wide, bowed and scalloped edge rim that is embossed with a repeating acanthus leaf and gadroon motif.

This is high fashion and complimented by a fancy leaf style lettered "EGD" monogram.

It could be a plate or equally serve as a wine caddy, of a size that could accommodate either a 750 ml or 1.5 liter bottle.

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Gale Wood & Hughes "Fiddle Thread" Embellished Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3064f   $48.00


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Measuring 8 1/4" long, and weighty at 1.9 T. oz., this tablespoon in today's usage, would have been a place piece in its 1833-45 period according to one source, 1841-45 to another.

Marked "G.W & H" and with "bust" and "eagle" pseudo hallmarks, it was made by the firm of Gale, Wood and Hughes, one of the numerous partnerships that New York City's William Gale established.

The pattern is a "Fiddle Thread," aka "French Thread," and in this regard not much to be distinguished from other good... Click for details

I. Reed & Son, Philadelphia, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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3059f   $18.00


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In her work on Philadelphia silversmiths, Catherine Hollan indicates I[saac] Reed & Son may represent a partnership with "Osmond," 1830-40, or "G. Washington," 1844-53.

The "Reverse Tipt" design on the handle of this 5 1/2" long, not quite .5 T. oz., teaspoon which carries this mark, suggests the earlier years.

The piece presents in a diminutive manner that in its delicacy is appealing. It has a broad handle end, with high, beveled "fins" off the join with the bowl.

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Stieff "Williamsburg Queen Anne" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3058f   $95.00


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Marked on the reverse "Stieff - Sterling" and with an oval emblem with a "CW" inside it, this fork was one in a line of reproduction silver made for and sold exclusively by Colonial Williamsburg.

The pattern is "Queen Anne" which has a broad rounded end, upturned handle, narrow stem, and a mid rib. The backside is plain, save for the marks.

This piece is a four-tine cold meat fork that measures 8 1/2" long and weighs a robust 2.3 T. oz.

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Albert Coles Twist Handle Engraved "Mary" Coin Silver Egg Spoon
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3040f   $28.00


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A charming mid 19th century coin silver piece, this egg spoon reflects the design sensibilities of its period.

It was made by Albert Coles of New York City, whose three-part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem appears on the backside.

It measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over .5 T. oz., which is relatively heavy for its size.

The center portion of the handle is twisted while the sculpted edge upper end is extensively bright cut and engraved in line pattern, front and back sides.

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Heavy Decorated Bailey & Co./George Sharp Dessert or Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-25   Sold


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Offered is a heavy and nicely decorated American coin silver dessert or ice cream spoon by George Sharp and retailed by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, circa the 1855-70 timeframe. This piece has a strong stem, pointed tip and sleek bowl, indicating it was expected to be able to bear stress in use. The spoon is nicely engraved with a quilted pattern to the fore, excepting only a reserve for the period engraved monogram. The maker's marks and retailer's marks are well struck and legible. This... Click for details

Early (c. 1760-80) Coin Silver Spoon with Maker's Mark BB (Perhaps)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-24   $27.50


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Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the... Click for details

Good Philadelphia Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Samuel A. Mansfield
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-21   $32.50


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Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,... Click for details

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