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Wolcott & Gelston, Boston c. 1825, "Shell End" 5 Coin Silver Teaspoons
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4418f   $70.00


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Measuring a lengthy 6 1/4" each and weighing 2.7 T. oz. the group, this matched set of teaspoons are marked for the Boston partnership of "Wolcott & Gelson" (1820-30).

The Heritage Foundation Collection of Silver by Flynt & Fales suggests that Henry Wolcott was the principal member of the pairing. According to a curious detail in the biographical entry from the above, Wolcott died at about 33 years old, and it was in a probate filing that his widow identified that half his assets... Click for details

S. Richard NYC 19th Century Coin Silver Patterned Pickle Knife & Fork
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4402f   $85.00


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A matched set, this c. 1835, coin silver, 6 5/8" long, likely pickle, fork and 7 1/2" knife, 2.8 T. oz. combined weight, are marked "S. Richard" for the New York City silversmith Stephen Richard.

The handles are filled (which is included in the total weight above), and feature a complex, double-sided, pattern that incorporates leaves, scrolls, flowerets, and two kinds of shells, one that is spiraled and one that appears to be a conch.

The pattern may be attributable to Richard's... Click for details

Duhme, Cincinnati, Twist Handle Engraved Four Coin Silver Place Spoons
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4400f   $180.00


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A matched set, each of these four place, aka dessert or soup, spoons measures 7 1/8" long, with the group weighing 5.0 T. oz.

They are all stamped "Duhme & Co.," for the Cincinnati manufacturer and jeweler, and all have the same feathered "TGM" monogram inscribed sideways on their handle.

The pattern is "No. 1," introduced in 1869.

These have twisted stems with flat, oval, ends, which are engraved with wriggle work borders as well as leaf and other period detailing."

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Shreve & Co. San Francisco "French Thread" 6 Coin Silver Place Spoons
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4397f   $325.00


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Very early examples of San Francisco marked flatware, this set of six, matched, 8 3/8" long, 10.9 T. oz. the lot, coin silver spoons date circa 1860.

They are stamped on backsides "G.C. Shreve & Co., which firm according to an entry in Dorothy Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, was established in 1852.

It eventually became the West Coast's premier jeweler and silver manufacturer.

In its early years, however, as noted by Rainwater, flatware was sourced from... Click for details

A.E. Lyon "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Large Spoon with Period Monogram
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4390f   $46.00


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Otherwise typical of "Fiddle Tipt" pattern coin silver flatware of its mid 19th century period, this 8 5/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., table or serving spoon stands apart by virtue of its exquisitely rendered, high style, Victorian "CMG" entwined monogram.

An inch and a half high and three-quarters of an inch wide, it sits boldly on the handle front. Hand engraved, it employs fine line, stippling, and wriggle work detailing.

In very good condition, this is without damage or evident wear. The bowl... Click for details

Akerly & Briggs NYC circa 1845 "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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4382f   $18.00


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This slightly oversized at 6 1/8" long, just under .5 T. oz. (14 grams), coin silver teaspoon is a particular fine example, exceptionally well-designed and crafted, in pristine condition, and with a brilliant finish.

Note: there is one scratched area on the handle backside, evidence of someone confirming the purity of this. Resistant to hand polishing, it could be eliminated by buffing.

It has a "Fiddle" shaped handle with a slight "Tipt" backside, high, rounded, shoulders, a plain drop,... Click for details

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William Gale & Son "Italian" Sterling Silver Place Fork x 5
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4380f   $46.00


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Patented in 1860, and so stamped on the reverse, the pattern on this 7 3/8" long, just over 1.5 T. oz., fork is "Italian," which is very much a period design. It incorporates gadrooning, beading, leaves, and an anthemion tip, much akin in composition to contemporaneous maker John Polhamus's "Armor."

It is also stamped "Wm. Gale & Son" for one of the many partnerships of maker William Gale, this one dating 1862-66 (Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers).

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R&W Wilson "King" aka "Honeysuckle" Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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4365f   $46.00


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Measuring 7 1/16" long and substantial weight at just under 1.5 T. oz., this solid coin silver master butter knife has a flat handle on a plane with the blade.

Stamped "R&W. Wilson Philad" on the blade backside, it was made by brothers Robert and William with dates spanning the second quarter of the 19th century.

The pattern is a "King," and more specifically what Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies as a "Honeysuckle" variant for the stylized floral element set... Click for details

Westervelt for Halliwell "Oval Thread" Six Coin Silver Place Forks
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4352f   $225.00


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Mid 19th century Hudson River Valley in origin, these six, 6 7/8" long, 6.8 T. oz. the lot, coin silver tea or dessert forks are all stamped with the "star, lion, D" pseudo hallmark of Newburgh silversmith John L. Westervelt, and the name "G[eorge]. W. Halliwell," for the nearby Poughkeepsie silversmith and jeweler.

The are an "Oval Thread" pattern, with each piece engraved with a script letter "M.H.H." monogram set sideways on the handle.

A matched set of forks of this vintage is a... Click for details

Scarce Spoon by Fowle & Kirkland, Northampton, Mass., Ca. 1828-33
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20200819-01   $15.00


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Offered is a beat-up American coin silver spoon with a scarce mark of FOWLE&KIRKLAND in a serrated punch, used by the Northampton, MA partnership of Nathaniel Fowle and Samuel Warner Kirkland, circa 1828-33. This piece has a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is pretty poor overall, but it would be a shame to consign this to the smelter. All in all a nice Northampton... Click for details

C.C. Williams, Bangor Maine, "Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon x 3
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4320f   $22.00


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One of three matching pieces, this teaspoon is large scaled, measuring 6" long and weighing .8 T. oz.

A "Tipt," aka "Fiddle Tipt," pattern, the handle has an upturned end, high, rounded shoulders off the bowl, and a plain drop on the backside.

The handle reverse is engraved with a fancy script letter "AMC" monogram.

Coin silver, it is marked "C.C. Williams." and "Pure Coin," which is a term typical of New England.

Williams is absent from standard references, but a publication from... Click for details

Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1815 Marked "O.&C." - Location/Maker Unknown
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20200727-07   $35.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver spoon circa 1815, give or take five years, with a maker's mark of "O.&C." and a period engraved script monogram of "UT". The maker is unknown, at least to me - while Ott & Cluff of Virginia has been suggested, this spoon feels to be a bit late for that partnership. As such, it is a bit of a mystery! This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some small waves in the handle and a few minor... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Hammered" Sterling Silver Sugar or Preserve Spoon
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4301f   $65.00


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Of an overall length, 6 1/8", suggestive of a sugar spoon, the large, 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", bowl on this .9 T. oz. piece implies it was designed for preserve or jelly.

Made by Dominick & Haff, it is stamped with the company's three part emblem and the word "Sterling" on the reverse.

An unnamed pattern, it likely dates from the Aesthetic period, circa 1885, which date is corroborated by the retailer's stamp that appears on the backside, Boston's "Rand & Crane," 1886 successor to Boston's "C.W.... Click for details

Hall, Hewson & Brower c. 1850 Bright Cut Coin Silver Pickle Fork
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A form peculiar to the 19th century, American pickle forks were similar to later pie or fish forks and often found paired with a pickle knife.

This 6 1/8" long, .7 T. oz., coin silver example is stamped with the three part "HH&B with eagle" emblem of the Albany, New York partnership of Hall, Hewson & Brower.

Although the firm and the main principal, Walter S. Brower, have a history that encompassed most of the 19th century, this partnership had narrow dates either side of 1850.

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F. Marquand, Savannah GA & NYC, "Shell Back" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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4277f   $28.00


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Born in Connecticut in 1799, Frederick Marquand learned silversmithing from his father in New York City, which was the location of his primary business activity. He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia, where he was listed in directories 1820-26 (Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths).

The identifier on this 5 7/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with a shell back bowl, is "F. Marquand" with a three part "bust, lion, G" pseudo hallmark.

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Not for Sale - Solve this Mystery Mark and Win a Coin Silver Spoon!
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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This spoon is an interesting mystery, that might be easily solved, or not. If you can provide a definitive identification of the maker of this spoon, with a reference, you will receive a nice coin silver spoon in good condition, or $15 off your next order with me. This spoon resembles some spoons by William Moulton, and may be by him, though I've not located a reference to this specific maker's mark. It could also be by someone else. The heel is quite specific. The spoon appears dirty, but... Click for details

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