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Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-03   $65.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in... Click for details

Harrisburg Coin Silver Teaspoon by George Beatty
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141021-02   $35.00


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Offered is a very fine early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg craftsman George Beatty. Beatty seems to have focused mainly on clocks, and his silver generally bears the "Philadelphia Eagle" manufacturer's mark, thought to have been in use between 1825 and 1850. Biographical information on Mr. Beatty follows the description of this piece. This spoon is engraved "R.McClure" in period script and has good legible mark. It measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and... Click for details

Excellent Lancaster Coin Silver Spoon by Zahm & Jackson
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141008-03   $22.50


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A fine American coin silver teaspoon by prolific Lancaster, Pennsylvania jewelers, watchmakers and silversmiths Michael Zahm and John W. Jackson, working in partnership as Zahm & Jackson from about 1845 on. This spoon is in excellent condition, with little surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. This spoon features a legible maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. All in all a fine piece of... Click for details

Rare Paterson, NJ Coin Silver Teaspoon - David Laverack
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-05   $20.00


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Offered is a great, early American coin silver teaspoon from the little-known shop of David Laverack, working in Paterson, NJ circa 1850-65. A watch paper from Laverack's shop in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society. Laverack is also listed in Kirkbride's New Jersey Business Directory for 1850. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. Condition overall is fair, with some wear and dings, but no splits or repairs. There is a small notch from... Click for details

Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Table Fork by William Brady
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-03   $45.00


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Offered is a very fine and heavy American coin silver table fork by William Brady, circa 1850-57. Brady is not well known, but luckily his obituary, which gives good information, was published in the July 22, 1879 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph: "William Brady. The last of five brothers, all well - known, and each highly esteemed in the business circle in which he moved in this city the last of these brothers died last night. William Brady, the subject of this brief sketch, was the... Click for details

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-02   $30.00


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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16... Click for details

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Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Miller
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140615-01   $37.50


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A very good early American coin silver table spoon marked W.MILLER with a pseudo-hallmark of an eagle. This mark is sometimes given to a South Carolina silversmith by the name of William Miller, but the weight of evidence is that this mark is one of the marks used by Philadelphia silversmith William Miller, working circa 1810-40. So, likely not Southern coin silver. This spoon is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only moderate wear from normal usage. It is... Click for details

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2169   $1650.00


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Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

Charles Leveridge's birth spoon, NY historical interest
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2148   Sold


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length 7 3/8 inches, weight 1.27 oz. Troy, retailed by Augustus Mathey, excellent condition.

Leveridge was part of a prominent New York family, many of whom were attorneys. His grandfather John William Chase Leveridge (please see fourth photo) served in the war of 1812, and upon his death in 1886 was the oldest living lawyer in the city. According to the New York Times' obituary, "he retained the full use of his faculties up to the time of his death," an accomplishment to which we all... Click for details

18th c American basting spoon, Joseph Anthony,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2139   P.O.R.


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Philadelphia circa 1790, a fine, large and massive piece, length 14 inches, length of bowl five inches, weight 6.87 Troy ounces, marked JA struck twice in cut cornered rectangle. There is a minor fill at the edge of the bowl (please see fifth photo) and some scratches on reverse, but excellent overall condition.

This spoon is not monogrammed and does not appear ever to have been, which is most unusual for early American silver.

Benjamin Burt teaspoon, Boston circa 1760
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2134   Sold


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round upturned end with full front midrib and thirteen-lobed shell drop, length 4 5/8 inches, engraved with initials "D N", weight .32 oz Troy, some annoying abrasions in bowl but very good overall condition.

Faithful readers of our little web page know we never tire of mentioning that Burt was a substantial and by all reports jovial fellow who weighed three hundred and eighty pounds.

William Simes teaspoon, Portsmouth circa 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2133   Sold


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length 5 5/8 inches, weight .45 oz. Troy, pointed downturned end with rounded drop and thirteen-lobed shell below, excellent condition, monogrammed "B".

Come ye citizens of Portsmouth and reclaim thy heritage!!

six coin silver teaspoons, J. Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2129   $90.00


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retailer, with arrow - W - monarch maker's mark, length six inches, with short front midrib and pointy shoulders, monogrammed "Lewis".

These are substantial and well made spoons, weighing in at 4.69 oz. Troy, the lot. The overall condition is excellent. Whether any of this lends them a premium over the silver value, or whether they'll be swallowed up by the smelter's gaping maw remains to be seen...

18th century French FIDDLE THREAD forks and
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2125   Sold


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dessert spoons, Paris circa 1780, .950 standard, maker's mark LTA (please see fifth photo), total Troy weight 20.75 ounces, some light wear but fine overall condition, with crest as shown though one spoon also has a period script "S" monogram. The forks measure 20.5 and the spoons 19.5 centimetres.

French silver from this period is quite scarce. Price is for the total of eight pieces.

Elias Darby (attrib.) coin silver soup ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2123   $350.00


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Elizabethtown NJ circa 1826, length 12 7/8 inches, weight 7.44 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "MSM" in conjoined period script with flourishes (obverse) and "1801" (reverse), round downturned end with short back midrib, round chamfered shoulders and rounded drop. A fine, massive and well executed piece of silver with an exceptionally wide (4 3/8 inches), deep and capacious bowl. Voss attributes this mark to Darby, though Elias Davis, Jr. of Newburyport is also within the... Click for details

Joab Gillett coin silver tablespoon, Cazenovia regional
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2089   Sold


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interest.

Readers of our little web page know that there's not much coin silver flatware here-- that is, pieces made between 1825 and 1868 in the good old U.S. of A. Why? Because most of it was thin, mass produced, and of inferior quality. Indeed, the majority of what we now see was made in New York, Boston or Philly and simply stamped with local marks.

But then again there are items such as this spoon by Joab Gillett of Cazenovia, a man who did actually work as a silversmith, which... Click for details

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