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Bailey & Co. "Kings" Heavy Coin Silver Place Spoon
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Bailey & Co.
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This 7" long, very weighty at 1.8 T. oz., coin silver spoon variously identified as a place, dessert, or oval soup, has a double provenance.

It is marked Bailey & Co. (1848-78) for the firm that became Philadphia's renowned "Bailey, Banks & Biddle." It also carries the pseudo hallmark of manufacturer "Taylor & Lawrie," who sold to "Bailey & Kitchen," forerunner of "Bailey & Co."

Citing D.A. Soeffing, Dorothy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" notes, "In... Click for details

Fine Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Fries of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-07   Sold

Fine Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Fries of Philadelphia
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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith John Fries, who was working in that city from about 1830 to 1858 or later. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good, with only modest wear from normal use but with some minor scratches to the end of the underside of the handle. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a... Click for details

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160820-06   Sold

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright
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Offered is a very good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Thomas F. Albright (born circa 1811), working in that city circa 1835 to about 1860 or later. This spoon probably dates to the 1835-50 range as it bears the Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark or trademark in use mainly between 1825 and 1850 or so. This spoon also has a clear, well-struck maker's mark, which was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece... Click for details

Scarce Early Frankford (Philadelphia) Spoon by Samuel Huckel, c1818-30
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-05   $30.00

Scarce Early Frankford (Philadelphia) Spoon by Samuel Huckel, c1818-30
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Offered is a rare example of the work of Frankford (in NE Philadelphia) clock and watch maker and silversmith Samuel Huckel (b. 1798 - d. 1883). This teaspoon by style should date to the early part of Huckel's career, circa 1818-30. His silver flatware is very hard to find, and the mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a good clear maker's mark and features... Click for details

Pair of Early Chicago Coin Silver Spoons c1850-54 by Samuel Hoard & Co
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-01   $32.50

Pair of Early Chicago Coin Silver Spoons c1850-54 by Samuel Hoard & Co
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Offered is a good pair of earlier Chicago coin silver spoons, bearing the mark of Samuel Hoard & Co., in business at 117 Lake St. from about 1850 to 1854. Chicago silversmiths, jewelers and watchmakers are not widely documented, and it is always a treat to find silver bearing their marks. These teaspoons also each have a period engraved script monogram. They measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and the pair weighs a total of about 28 grams. Condition overall is good, with modest... Click for details

Cream Ladle by Socrates Ayers of Elmira, NY c1836-45, with City Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160819-02   Sold

Cream Ladle by Socrates Ayers of Elmira, NY c1836-45, with City Mark
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Offered is a good Elmira, NY coin silver cream ladle by silversmith and jeweler Socrates Ayers (1814 - 1897), who worked in Elmira for most or all of his career. This piece is in very good condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. It has an unusual maker's mark that incorporates the city mark in the same punch. This piece also features a period engraved script monogram. This ladle measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. All in... Click for details

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Worn 18th Century Coin Silver Birdback Spoon - Joseph Richardson, Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-07   $45.00

Worn 18th Century Coin Silver Birdback Spoon - Joseph Richardson, Jr.
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Offered is a nice serviceable but worn early American coin silver teaspoon by major Philadelphia and Quaker silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790. This spoon features die-struck birdback decoration, though it is about 80 percent worn off. The bowl also has wear and a few small dings. There are no splits or repairs. This spoon has a period engraved block monogram and the maker's mark for Richardson, Jr. is struck twice near the top of the stem. This is one of the earliest spoons... Click for details

Dover, New Hampshire Coin Silver Spoon by George Gray Circa 1826
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160813-10   $19.50

Dover, New Hampshire Coin Silver Spoon by George Gray Circa 1826
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Offered is a nice Dover coin silver teaspoon by silversmith George Gray, who was born around 1800 and worked in Dover from the 1820s until at least 1860. He was listed as retired in 1870 and died around 1875. This spoon bears one of several maker's marks known for him, in this case his initials in a serrated rectangular punch. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It has an engraved period script monogram and the maker's mark is clear and legible. ... Click for details

Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Conrad Bard & Son
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-06   $27.50

Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Conrad Bard & Son
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Offered is a good American coin silver pair of master salt spoons by well-known silversmith Conrad Bard and his son E. Milford Bard, working in partnership circa 1849-59. These spoons measure about 3 3/4 inches in length on average and weigh a total of about 16 grams. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram of EML and a well-struck maker's mark. Condition on these spoons is very good, with minor surface wear and signs of use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine and... Click for details

Mt. Holly, New Jersey Coin Silver Teaspoon - Henry B. James c.1834-55
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-01   $22.50

Mt. Holly, New Jersey Coin Silver Teaspoon - Henry B. James c.1834-55
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by New Jersey watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Henry B. James, whose biographical information appears below. This teaspoon measures 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a nicely executed period script engraved monogram, and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. Condition overall is good, with some surface wear and signs of use and shallow dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This spoon would almost certainly date to... Click for details

Fiddle Pattern Dessert or Luncheon Fork by Samuel T. Crosby Circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160807-09   Sold

Fiddle Pattern Dessert or Luncheon Fork by Samuel T. Crosby Circa 1850
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Offered is a useful American coin silver dessert or luncheon fork in the fiddle pattern by Samuel T. Crosby of Boston, circa 1852-61. This piece measures about 6 13/16 inches in length and weighs a heavy 40 grams. It features a worn period engraved script monogram as well as Mr. Crosby's maker's mark. Condition is fair, with some surface wear but only moderate tine wear and no splits or repairs. All in all a good usable fork for a fiddle pattern coin silver set!

Heavy Philadelphia Coin Silver Table Fork Engraved w/Monogram & "USA"
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20160807-07   $45.00

Heavy Philadelphia Coin Silver Table Fork Engraved w/Monogram &
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Offered is a scarce American coin silver fiddle pattern table fork by Philadelphia silversmith Peter G. Perdriaux, working circa 1850s. Perdriaux was born circa 1830 and died circa 1865, cutting short a promising career as a manufacturer. This fork is of typically good quality, measuring about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighing approximately 50 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram, and below that is engraved (probably slightly later, but within the same generation) "USA". ... Click for details

Scarce Maryland or Pennsylvania Coin Silver Spoon by Emanuel Holsey
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20160723-12   $25.00

Scarce Maryland or Pennsylvania Coin Silver Spoon by Emanuel Holsey
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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by itinerant Maryland and Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Emanuel (or Emmanuel) Holsey (ca. 1798 - 1849), who apprenticed to Henry Biershing in Hagerstown, MD around 1815 and who was working on his own in Williamsport, MD circa 1820-21, Hagerstown circa 1821-23, Chambersburg, PA circa 1823-39, and perhaps in Union County, PA circa 1839-49, where he died. Holsey's silver is graced with his relatively crude maker's mark and a great eagle... Click for details

Fine 18th Century Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspn - Joseph Richardson Jr
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160723-09   $50.00

Fine 18th Century Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspn - Joseph Richardson Jr
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "CB" in period script and bears one of Richardson's larger maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and some minor dents and dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. There could have been a silver test given there is a small notch on the... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Joseph Richardson Jr. c.1790-1800
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20160723-08   $60.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Joseph Richardson Jr. c.1790-1800
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Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "SM" in period script and bears one of Richardson's smaller (and less common) maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear but no dents, splits or repairs. The surface is a little bright but I am fairly sure it was not machine buffed. All in... Click for details

Rare Chicago Coin Silver Teaspoon with City Mark by Isaac Spear/Speer
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160717-03   $22.50

Rare Chicago Coin Silver Teaspoon with City Mark by Isaac Spear/Speer
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Offered is a very rare and fairly early example of Chicago coin silver from the 1840s or 1850s, by Chicago silversmith Isaac Spear (also spelled Speer). Mr. Spear's information appears below the item description. This piece has a lightly engraved period script monogram and a good clear maker's mark. The CHICAGO city mark is scarce and difficult to find. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some slight dimples in the bowl... Click for details

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