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Providence, RI Coin Silver Coffin-End Tablespoon by John K. Pitman
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-02   $35.00

Providence, RI Coin Silver Coffin-End Tablespoon by John K. Pitman
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Offered is a rare example of the work of John Kinnicutt Pitman (1779 - 1819), Providence, Rhode Island silversmith and son of famous silversmith Saunders Pitman. This piece is marked PITMAN in large roman capitals in a rectangular punch; it is thought that this is one of the marks used both by the father and the son. However, the coffin-end form makes it more likely that John made this piece, as Saunders died in 1804 and this piece was probably made between about that date and 1810. This... Click for details

Finely Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-04   Sold

Finely Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O
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Offered is a lovely and well-made early American coin silver table spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Perry O'Daniel (sometimes termed Perry O. Daniel). This piece measures about 8 13/16 inches in length and weighs a very good 54 grams. It has a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, well-struck maker's mark. All in all a fine example of Philadelphia coin silver flatware from the first half of the 19th Century!

Heavy and Well-Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon, 74 Grams
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-03   Sold

Heavy and Well-Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon, 74 Grams
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Offered is a very fine and heavy early American coin silver table spoon by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert & William Wilson, circa 1825-50. This is one of the best quality American coin silver fiddle pattern spoons I've come across. It measures about 9 1/16 inches in length and weighs a very heavy 74 grams. It has a well-executed period script monogram of "TAG" and one of the Wilsons' maker's marks, as well as their STANDARD mark, which seems to be associated with heavier, higher... Click for details

Superior Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John McMullin of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-02   $60.00

Superior Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John McMullin of Philadelphia
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Offered is a lovely and very fine large early American coin silver table spoon by famous Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (1765-1843), whose biographical information appears below. This piece measures about 9 1/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 64 grams. It bears a well-executed period script monogram of "DCD" and has a good clear maker's mark for McMullin, as well as a lovely set of pseudo-hallmarks - including McMullin's desirable eagle hallmark. Condition on this piece is... Click for details

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   $120.00

Exquisite Coin Silver Basket of Flowers Pattern Sugar Tongs c. 1825-35
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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 Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160924-01   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
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Offered is a rare surviving American coin silver spoon bearing a mark of SPACKMAN, in the Philadelphia taste, probably for George Spackman, jeweler born CT in 1798, residing in Philadelphia circa 1820s into the 1850s. Spackman seems to have been a generalist and not too successful, and this is the only piece of coin silver I've seen bearing what appears to be his mark. The mark on this spoon, even though rubbed, was used for "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, as no other examples have been... Click for details

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Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
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2852f   $22.00

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
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This nut pick measures 5" long and weighs just over .4 T. oz. Made by Boston's "Farrington & Hunnewell" c. 1860, it is imprinted with an "F. & H" on the reverse.

The terminus is rounded, with a "Tipt" backside, and a tapered, slightly upturned, pointed end typical of the form.

It has a satin finish that is plain on the backside and finely engraved in an intricate, stylized design on the front. There is a reserve area which has an Old English "M" monogram.

It is in mint estate... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-04   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
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Offered is an interesting Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith and spoon manufacturer Osborn Conrad, who worked in the industry for only about a decade or a little more, but who seems to have been extremely successful. Many of his spoons survive, though this is the only one I've come across with this particular maker's mark. This mark was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-03   $17.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
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Offered is a nice Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by silversmith William Baily, Jr., bearing a specimen example of his early mark, with the Jr. being used while his father (also a silversmith) was still alive. This piece probably dates prior to 1835. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some dimpling to the bowl and some ripples in the handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Philadelphia silver!

Gorham & Co. "Bead" Solid Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2850f   $46.00

Gorham & Co.
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This 7 3/8" long, slightly over 1.0 T. oz., youth knife is an early example of "Bead."

It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.

Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.

It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs. There are... Click for details

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-03   Sold

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
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Offered is a rare pair of early American coin silver table spoons by Easton, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith George Bush. Mr. Bush apprenticed to Christian Bixler from 1806-12, and worked in Easton from 1812 through at least the mid-1830s. This pair of spoons each have a period engraved script monogram of "MT". This pair also has a good clear maker's mark on each spoon. Condition is very good overall, with the bowl of one spoon slightly out of round and having a few dimples, and the... Click for details

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-01   Sold

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4
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Offered is a nice little early American coin silver coffee spoon or extra small teaspoon by well-known Newburyport, MA silversmith Joseph Moulton III. Although this spoon bears the mark of Joseph Moulton II, he appears to have been working only until around 1780, and his nephew Joseph Moulton III is believed to have used this mark on a number of items. This spoon should date to the 1795-1805 timeframe, give or take a few years on either side. It has a an engraved reserve and period block... Click for details

Ezekiel Burr teaspoons pair of early American, Providence ca 1790,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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2225   $95.00

Ezekiel Burr teaspoons pair of early American, Providence ca 1790,
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a title that only the google could love, length 5 3/4 inches, weight .82 oz. Troy, some light wear as shown but fine overall condition, monogrammed "MD 15 (and 16) in period script.

Though it's a bit sad to think about what has happened to such a once-large set, at least spoons fifteen and sixteen are able to keep each other company for the foreseeable future...

Tiffany "Olive" Flat Handle Coin Silver Tea Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2836f   $50.00

Tiffany
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This 7 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., tea or dessert knife is unusual in several regards.

One, it is an example of Tiffany retailed coin silver. Early to adopt a sterling standard, coin instances perforce go deep into the history of that storied company.

Second, it an "Olive" pattern, which is one not commonly found among Tiffany's offerings.

Lastly the maker is unknown, with this only marked "Tiffany & Co." on the backside of the blade, and absent a manufacturer's identification that... Click for details

Large 19th Century Engraved Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2830f   $90.00

Large 19th Century Engraved Sterling Silver Pie Server
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Generously sized at 9 7/8" long overall and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this item is a pie server.

It has a 4 5/8" by 3" at the widest, blade with raised shoulders that have flange shoulders with scalloped edges.

The handle has a fan shaped end. It and the blade are extensively engraved in a stylized design that suggests a dating circa 1870.

The backside is plain save for the imprinted word "Sterling," without a maker's or retailer's identification.

It appears barely ever to have been... Click for details

Large Delaware Coin Silver Tablespoon by James Guthre Ca. 1822-50
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160828-01   $55.00

Large Delaware Coin Silver Tablespoon by James Guthre Ca. 1822-50
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Offered is a very good American coin silver table spoon by Wilmington silversmith James Guthre (1796-1877), who was working by about 1820 and continued to work for a fairly long period of time. Guthre was fairly prolific and this tablespoon is a good example of his work. It bears a clear strike of his maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram of JPJ. This piece measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 58 grams. Condition overall is good, with a very... Click for details

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