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J. Munro, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Silver Teaspoon
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2504f   $22.00

J. Munro, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Silver Teaspoon
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Canadian pseudo hallmarks frequently mirror their English counterparts even more closely than American ones do, and that is the case with this 5 5/8" long, just under .5 T. oz., silver tea, or actually coffee, spoon.

It is stamped with a crown, a bust, a lion passant, and the letters "IM" and "NB." The letters stand for J. Munro and New Brunswick (Canada) respectively, while the symbols look very much like hallmarks for Sheffield, England.

Munro's dates are from the 1810s to the 1860s. ... Click for details

Rare New Lisbon, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon, Charles D. Hostetter Ca. 1830
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150701-01   $45.00

Rare New Lisbon, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon, Charles D. Hostetter Ca. 1830
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Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver spoon by little known watch and clock maker and silversmith Charles D. Hostetter, working in New Lisbon, OH circa 1820s through about 1840. Biographical information on Mr. Hostetter and his family follows. This teaspoon is the first and only piece I have seen or heard of bearing the mark the mark used by Charles D. Hostetter - C.D.HOSTETTER in a rectangular punch. The mark is crisp and clear. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and... Click for details

Isaac Speer, Chicago, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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2499f   $22.00

Isaac Speer, Chicago,
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Stamped "I. Speer" and "Chicago," this coin silver teaspoon measures 5 7/8" long and weighs .45 T. oz.

Speer is documented as a jeweler and watchmaker about 1840-70. The style of this locates it at the beginning of his working years.

It has a "Reverse Tipt" handle with a rubbed "LH" script monogram on the front.

It is in very good condition. There are overall surface scratches, but no other signs of wear such as bends or burrs. The bowl remains well-shaped and with a pointed tip,... Click for details

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Tea or Dessert Fork
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2480f   $38.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf or shell motif that had contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts.

This piece is a 6 3/4" long, rather heavy at just over 1.3 T. oz., tea or dessert fork. It is an early item, marked "Patent 1855," "Coin," and with the name of the retailer, Pittsburgh's "J. Stevenson."

There is a handsome, feathered script "AG" monogram set sideways on the handle.

It is in exceptionally fine condition.... Click for details

Gorham "Grecian" Flat Handle Coin Silver Youth Knife
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2463f   On Hold

Gorham
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If sentiment can be attributed worth, then this 7 3/16" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., youth knife may have an intrinsic value above its peers.

It is engraved "Bennie From Papa 1870" on the backside of the handle. Bennie and Papa are now lost to history, but the affection of one for the other remains with the piece and is a reflection of how artifacts can take on a near spiritual component and thereby transcend the usual metrics of price.

The pattern is "Grecian" by Gorham. The company... Click for details

8 Teaspoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's
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8 Teaspoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's
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Each marked twice JR. Bright cut, tipt on back. Length 5-3/8", weight of 8=4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script P in a reserve. Overall and mark condition are very good.

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COIN SILVER PORRINGER, John Gibbs, Providence, RI (1785-1795)
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Hampton Galleries  
7360   $2,750.00

COIN SILVER PORRINGER, John Gibbs, Providence, RI (1785-1795)
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Coin silver porringer by John Gladding Gibbs of Providence, Rhode Island (1785-1795), 5-¼” wide bulbous bowl with everted rim, 2-1/8” tall, 2-¾” long keyhole handle, fancy feather script monogram “MAH” on top of handle, marked “J.GIBBS” in serrated punch on bottom of handle.

Fine Early Ohio Tablespoon by A. G. Peck of Ashtabula, Circa 1820-30
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150509-01   $45.00

Fine Early Ohio Tablespoon by A. G. Peck of Ashtabula, Circa 1820-30
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Offered is a very good and large early American coin silver table spoon bearing a period engraved script monogram and a maker's mark of A.G.PECK. Little is known about the silversmith behind this mark, although an A. G. Peck was listed by Knittle as working in Ashtabula, Ohio circa 1823. Such a date would certainly fit this piece, which could have been made in Ohio based on style. It should also be noted that an Asahel G. Peck, silversmith and jeweler, born about 1820 and died around 1904,... Click for details

Polhamus "Shell" ("Leaf") 1855 Coin Silver Place Fork
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2453f   On Hold

Polhamus
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Measuring 7" long and weighty at nearly 1.5 T. oz., this fork is marked "J.P." for New York's John Polhamus, "Patent 1855," and with the retailer's name, Pittsburgh's "J.B. McFadden & Son." It may be a tea, dessert, or lunch fork.

The pattern is referred to as "Shell," and sometimes "Leaf." The motif was popular in the period, and produced by several manufacturers. This is strongly akin to Gorham's "Josephine," patented in the same year.

There is a fine, feathered script "CMP"... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell Engraved Mid 19th Century Coin Silver Nut Pick
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2451f   $22.00

Farrington & Hunnewell Engraved Mid 19th Century Coin Silver Nut Pick
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A period piece made in Boston c. 1860, this solid, coin silver nut pick measures 5" long and is relatively heavy at just over .4 T. oz.

It has a "Reverse Tipt" handle with a finely engraved front with detailing that resembles engine turning.

There is an Old English "M" monogram.

It is in flawless condition, free of any wear or damage. The engraving remains crisp, the upturned, pointed end is without nicks or burrs, and the finish has a warm patina.

Marks are "F&H" flanked by... Click for details

Scarce Gorham & Co. "French Thread" Coin Silver Place Fork
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2448f   $40.00

Scarce Gorham & Co.
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Dating somewhere between the early 1850s and mid 1860s, this 7" long, weighty at just over 1.5 T. oz., fork is stamped "Gorham & Co." and "Coin." It likely was a tea or dessert fork, although it could have been a lunch place piece.

The markings are not readily found, and while a standard motif for the period, the "French Thread" pattern was not one that Gorham seemed to produce in significant quantity, so this is a doubly unusual piece.

It is engraved "A.L. Fiske." in very fine script... Click for details

Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Johnston & Boullt Ca. 1846-51
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-02   $60.00

Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Johnston & Boullt Ca. 1846-51
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Offered is a fine and scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Johnston & Boullt, a partnership between William Johnston and Thomas A. Boullt in Hagerstown, Maryland lasting from 1846 to 1851. William Johnston was a watch and clock maker and dentist working in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia before his time in Hagerstown; Thomas Boullt enjoyed a long and successful career in Hagerstown. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It bears a good... Click for details

Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
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2435f   $28.00

Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
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A fully formed, "Reverse Tipt," design that mimics a tea or tablespoon, this just over .2 T. oz., "miniature," piece is only 3 5/8" long.

Uncertain to purpose, it may be for salt, coffee, or for a child's use.

Dating from the 1830s, it is stamped "Mead Adriance & Co." for the early Saint Louis firm. The front is engraved "MEW" in a fancy, feathered script.

It is in very good condition. The handle remains well-formed and the engraving is crisp. The bowl is free of tip wear,... Click for details

Evansville, Indiana Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1860-67, G. A. Bittrolff & Co.
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150405-01   $15.00

Evansville, Indiana Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1860-67, G. A. Bittrolff & Co.
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Offered is an early silver teaspoon made by Wood & Hughes and retailed by Evansville, IN jeweler G.A. Bittrolff & Co., circa 1860-67. Mr. Bittrolff's biographical information appears below. This spoon was made during the transition from coin silver to the sterling standard. It measures about 6 inches in length, and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings to the bowl and a slight wave in the handle. The marks are clear and legible. All in all a nice Indiana piece! The... Click for details

Henry Hebbard New York City "Shell" aka "Leaf" Coin Master Salt Spoon
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2420f   $22.00

Henry Hebbard New York City
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A generously sized master salt spoon, this piece measures 3 7/8" long and weighs just under .5 T. oz.

It is stamped "H H & Co" for Henry Hebbard. Other marks include "Patent 185x," "I," and the retailer's name, "H. Salisbury & Co" for the New York City jeweler.

It is a "Shell" aka "Leaf" pattern, similar to contemporaneous designs produced by such other manufacturers as Albert Coles, Polhmanus, William Gale, and Gorham, which company called its design "Josephine." The leaf motif... Click for details

Early Dayton, Ohio Coin Silver Tablespoon by Best & Son, Circa 1860
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-04   $37.50

Early Dayton, Ohio Coin Silver Tablespoon by Best & Son, Circa 1860
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Offered is a good American coin silver tablespoon by the Dayton, Ohio firm of Best & Son, circa 1860. This piece measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. It is engraved "Smith" in period script for the original owner(s), and bears the makers' mark of BEST&SON in a rectangular punch. Condition is good overall, with some minor surface wear and a few dings and dimples to the bowl and handle; there are no splits or repairs. The maker's mark is well-struck and legible. ... Click for details

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