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Very Scarce Nazareth, PA Coin Silver Spoon by Josiah O. Beitel
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181014-06   $57.50


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Offered is a rare and lovely early American coin silver spoon by Nazareth, Pennsylvania silversmith Josiah O. Beitel, who was born and died in Nazareth (b. 1811, d. 1898, and worked there all his life. Mr. Beitel apprenticed under Jedediah Weiss in 1825, and this spoon probably dates to shortly after that. It has a good clear maker's mark and a lovely period engraved script "ECD". This piece measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is fair at best, some... Click for details

Lancaster Coin Silver Teaspoon with Maker's Mark of "Zahm's Corner"
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181014-03   $32.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon with a very unusual maker's mark of Zahm's Corner. This refers to the shop in the late 1860s or 1870s run by the silversmith E. J. Zahm. The shop was at the corner of N. Queen St. and Center Square. This piece measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition overall is good, with modest wear from normal use but no dents aside from normal small dimples, and no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example from the... Click for details

Westervelt, Newburgh NY, "Floral" Eight Matching Coin Silver Teaspoons
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3649f   $135.00


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Produced by John. L. Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, as indicated by the "star, lion, bust" pseudo-hallmark imprinted on the backsides, and also marked for retailer "B. Marsh" of nearby Albany, these eight, matched teaspoons are in the "Floral" pattern.

Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz. Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.

All have a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.

The pattern appears on both the front and back of the... Click for details

R&W Wilson "King" Flat Handle Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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3647f   $46.00


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Measuring 7 1/16" long and substantial weight at just under 1.5 T. oz., this solid coin silver master butter knife has a flat handle on a plane with the blade.

Stamped "R&W. Wilson Philad" on the blade, it was made by brothers Robert and William with dates spanning the second quarter of the 19th century.

The pattern is a "King," and more specifically what Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies as a "Honeysuckle" variant for the stylized floral element set midway on... Click for details

Great Set of Five Fiddlethread Coin Silver Dessert Spoons, R&W Wilson
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-05   $120.00


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Offered is an excellent set of five hard-to-find American coin silver dessert spoons in the fiddle and thread pattern, by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, working circa 1820s-1850s. These spoons each bear the Wilsons' maker's mark and a city mark of PHILADA, and each has a well done period engraved script monogram. Please take a look at the various pictures. These spoons measure between 7 1/8 inches and 7 1/4 inches in length, and the total weight of the group is about 226 grams. ... Click for details

Alvin "Cherub" Sterling Silver Youth Knife
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3640f   $62.00


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A charming composition, this 6 3/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth knife incorporates a cherub-like child sitting on a floral garland swing, surrounded by an open, scrolled border that is situated above a raised heart. The handle end is surmounted by a basket of flowers.

A non-line, meaning it was not produced in a full service, flat handle, pattern, it is stamped on the blade "Sterling," and with Alvin's early lion emblem. The quality of design and execution is equal to such other well-regarded... Click for details

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6 John Cook coin silver "Anthemion" dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1388044   $195.00


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New York circa 1855, length 8 inches, weight 10.45 Troy ounces (avg. 1.75 oz. T each), excellent condition, monogrammed "F.E.M." in period script; see third enlargement, marked with his trademark and J. Cook incuse.

One could spend a substantial number of hours searching through design patents looking for the original name of this pattern, and come up empty handed. Then again, one might find an exact date, and "design for the handle of a spoon." Either way, we find this early die struck... Click for details

Six J.C. Moore "Patent 1847" Heavy Coin Silver Tea or Dessert Forks
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3638f   $275.00


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Recognized as the creative impulse who, with his son Edward, transformed Tiffany & Co. from a retailer to the major silver manufacturer that it became, New York City's John C. Moore was an established silversmith long before his association with Tiffany began.

He was in fact the second manufacturer, after Michael Gibney to patent a flatware design, with that on these six, matching, coin silver tea or dessert forks, dating to 1847 as indicated by the "Patent 1847" mark on the reverse. The... Click for details

Whiting Aesthetic Ten Matching Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
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3635f   $85.00


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A non-line flatware pattern, meaning it was made in only a limited number of pieces, the design on these ten, 4 1/8" long, 2.9 T. oz. the group, coffee spoons (slightly larger than a true demitasse) features of series of graduated size rosettes on the front a scalloped edge handle.

Aesthetic in manner, and likely dating about 1880, there are two types of blossoms, one six petaled and one multi-petaled.

The relatively generously sized bowls, 1 3/8" long by 13/16" at the widest, have crimped... Click for details

Maryland coin silver preserve spoon, P.B. Sadtler & Sons,
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2352   $55.00


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Baltimore circa 1850. Length 9 1/8 inches, weight 1.71 Troy ounces, attractive floral engraving, monogrammed "Clintonia."

We've checked the big bad auction site, and can't find anything similar there for under one hundred mighty dollars, so if you're a reseller, there's a good chance that you'll be able to make enough on this to buy a minor league sports team, or at the very least a small yacht.

Wood & Hughes "Diana Medallion" Coin Silver Place Fork
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3622f   $75.00


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New York City manufacturer Wood & Hughes responded to the pronounced interest in and popularity of "Medallion" pattern silver by producing several different series.

The example on this 7 1/8" long, relatively weighty at 1.6 T. oz., place fork is commonly referred to as "Diana" for the classical, female goddess portrayed without variation on all the pieces.

It dates from 1863 and was made to a coin silver standard, as indicated by the "WwH" stamped on the reverse with no additional marks.... Click for details

6 Theodore Evans "French Thread" Coin Silver Coffee Spoons
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3620f   $95.00


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Each measuring 4 9/16" long, with the set weighing 2.4, these six, matching, coffee spoons trace to the mid 19th century.

They are stamped "T[heodore] Evans & Co.," for the New York City and Newark, New Jersey firm with dates 1855-65.

The pattern on these is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" aka "Plain Thread" and they are monogrammed "Hofman." in script lettering set sideways on the handles.

In excellent condition, they retain well-shaped, pointed bowls that are free of tip wear,... Click for details

John Cook "Anthemion" coin silver teaspoons, 12
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2348   $150.00


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length 6 inches, total Troy weight 9.1 ounces, marked and monogrammed as shown in enlargements, excellent condition. We also have dinner forks available, length 7 7/8 inches, weight 1.75 oz each.

To give these some historical perspective, consider that the high relief, elaborately detailed patterns such as New Art and Chrysanthemum didn't spring into existence out of nowhere. Early (1850-60's) die-struck designs such as this were the middle step between simple, swaged decoration and... Click for details

Good Queen's Pattern Variant Dessert Spoon by Frederick Marquand
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180908-01   $47.50


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century. Marquand produced and sold... Click for details

Teaspoon marked IC, c. 1740's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5433   $400.00


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Rattail, upturned handle, tipt on top, long midrib. Cartouche at ends of mark curve outward, thus;().

Tablespoon by Wm.Cowell,Jr.,Boston,.c.1740's
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Gebelein  
5431   $645.00


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Upturned handle, shell on heel, long midrib, tipt on top. Mark used by both Sr. & Jr. Jr. lived 1713-1761. Length=8".Weight= 1.5 troy ounces.. The monogram on the back of the handle is EW/to/MP. Overall and nark condition are excellent.

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