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Eight Matching Boston c. 1865 Engraved Sterling Silver Place Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3364f   $235.00


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Each of these eight, matching forks, measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs a substantial 11.6 T. oz.

Marked "Sterling," they were retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) and carry forward some of the design sensibilities of earlier coin silver flatware.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned terminals. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

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M.S. Smith, Detroit, Michigan Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3362f   $46.00


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With a history tracing to 1859-60, M(artin) S. Smith became the largest jeweler of its time in Detroit. At least one source lists the firm as a manufacturer as well.

This 6 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., spoon dates from the earliest years of the firm, and may have been produced by it.

It has a flat handle, with notched edges and an anthemion shaped tip. The surface front is extensively engraved with diamond bright cutting, wriggle work, and cross hatching. The backside shows much simpler,... Click for details

Early Connecticut Coin Silver Tablespoon by Christopher Gallup c1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20171231-03   Sold


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Offered is an interesting and heavy early American coin silver table spoon by scarce Connecticut silversmith Christopher Gallup; by style, this piece should date to about 1810 but could be a few years earlier or later. This piece bears Gallup's maker's mark of CG in a serrated rectangle, and is engraved with period script initials CMG. This spoon measures about 9 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 55 grams. Condition is fair, with the bowl a bit out of round and having modest tip wear, but... Click for details

Tablespoon by Ebenezer Moulton, c. 1805
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End

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994   $150.00


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Coffin end, drop. Length 8-1/2". Weight 1.5 troy ounces. No monogram (erased?. Mark condition very good. Overall condition - small tear in bowl has been repaired, otherwise excellent.

Frederick Marquand "Kings" c. 1830 Coin Silver Small Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3354f   $38.00


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Frederick Marquand is one of the storied names among New York City silversmiths. Furthermore, he established the lineage which eventually evolved into "Ball, Black & Co." and subsequently "Black, Starr & Frost."

He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.

This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.

It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back. The front is inscribed... Click for details

Mystery 18th Century Coin Silver Spoon - Solve the Mark & Win a Prize!
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171227-01   NOT FOR SALE


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For your consideration is an interesting late 18th Century style American coin silver spoon, marked "W (pellet) D". It is my assumption at least that this piece, which measures about 4 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams, is American. It does not feel Canadian or British Colonial to me, nor does it come across as Continental. The light weight, unusual shell-back decoration, small bowl size, mark and engraving to the handle indicate to me that it is probably American and quite... Click for details

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Excellent Coin Silver Teaspoon by Squire & Brother of NY, NY c.1845-53
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20171226-07   $12.50


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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by the partnership of brothers Bela Scoville Squire and Seth P. Squire, working in partnership from about 1845-53 in New York City. This isn't a rare mark, or a particularly distinguished spoon, but it is in excellent condition has good weight, and bears attractive period engraving for the original owner, one C. A. Bamford. This piece measures about six inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is quite sturdy. Condition is excellent, with... Click for details

Gale, Wood & Hughes 6 "Fiddle Thread" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3350f   $135.00


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Each of these matching, coin silver, teaspoons measures 5 7/8" long and has a script "AM" monogram set sideways on the handle. The group weigh 5.2 T. oz.

They are a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" design with slightly upturned handle ends, and oval, pointed, bowls.

Dating circa 1840, they are all stamped "G W & H" for the New York City partnership of William Gale, Jacob Wood & Jasper Hughes, along with a right facing eagle and bust pseudo hallmark that McGrew in his work on marks... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon with Mark of James K. Rauch of Bethlehem, PA
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20171222-04   $15.00


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Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Bethlehem jeweler and watchmaker James K. Rauch, who was in business for about 65 years. His biographical information appears below. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of "MSB" to the front. It also has an interesting close-to-period script monogram of "H de S" to the reverse. This piece also bears a manufacturer's mark for James Watts of Philadelphia. The spoon probably... Click for details

Pair of Hagerstown Coin Silver Tablespoons by Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20171221-03   $85.00


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Offered is a good and scarce pair of American coin silver table spoons from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider silver from Maryland towns like Hagerstown to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants. These spoons bear the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. Take a look at all the pictures In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as a jeweler... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Venetian" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon, Akron, Ohio
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3342f   $78.00


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A 7 5/8" long, 1.5 T. oz., preserve, small berry, or possibly pudding, spoon, this piece has an implied provenance.

It is engraved "Martha" in script on the handle front, and "Akron. O." "Dec. 25. 1891." on the reverse.

Made by Wood & Hughes, the pattern is that company's "Venetian," which is a Moorish or Renaissance Revival design.

The plum-shaped bowl is relative large and elongated at 3" by 1 13/16" wide, by 3/4" at the deepest. It has a central groove in the base, a flange rim,... Click for details

Rare Whiting "Tommy Tucker" and "Lucy Locket" Sterling Youth Set
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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As charming as they are unusual, this knife and spoon set were made circa 1885.

The pair is comprised of a 7 3/8" long knife and a 6 3/8" spoon. Both are very heavy, with the knife weighing 1.8 T. oz., and the spoon 1.5 T. oz.

Made by Whiting, the handles have the same shape and proportion as that company's "Berry" pattern, save the design on these is acid etched (rather than die struck) and portrays characters from children's rhymes. On a par with Tiffany's "Jack and Jill" youth... Click for details

S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 19th Century "10.15" Solid Silver Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3338f   $60.00


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This 5 1/2" long, .7 T. oz., knife is an early example of Kirk's signature "Repousse" design, dating 1846-61, as indicated by the "1015." silver standard mark (roughly equivalent to coin) accompanied by "S. Kirk & Son" stamped on the lower edge of the handle.

It has a flat, solid silver, handle with a square end, and a pointed and tapered blade, and may be a (butter or cheese) spreader or for fruit. Whatever its function, it is not a readily found piece.

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Ball Black & Co. "Tuscan" Large Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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3336f   $85.00


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Striking in scale at 8 3/4" long overall with a large, 3 3/8" by 2" at the widest, shell form bowl, this 2.2 T. oz. berry or other serving spoon dates to the mid 19th century.

The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.

The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG"... Click for details

Decorated Coin Silver Tablespoon by Daniel Van Voorhis Circa 1780-90
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20171210-04   $37.50


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Offered is an early American coin silver tablespoon by noted New York silversmith Daniel Van Voorhis, circa 1780-90. This piece could have been made when Van Voorhis was working in New York, in Princeton, NJ, or in Philadelphia. It appears by style to date to the 1780s. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. In addition to a maker's mark (full name) and pseudo-hallmark, this piece is decorated with engraving including a period script monogram. Condition... Click for details

5 Teaspoons by Jonathan Bliss; Middletown, CT, circa 1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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5392   $500.00


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Downturned handles with pointed ends. Length 5-7/8". Weight 7 dwt each. The monogram is a lengthwise script AS. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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