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Coin Silver Tablespoon by Watts and Retailed by E. F. Bills Circa 1860
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-05   $30.00

Coin Silver Tablespoon by Watts and Retailed by E. F. Bills Circa 1860
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Offered is a good American coin silver tablespoon made by James Watts and retailed by E. F. Bills, probably Edward, circa 1860. This spoon measures about 8 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. It has a clear set of marks and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is very good overall, with moderate wear to the bowl and surface, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good Philadelphia coin silver spoon!

Scarce Coin Silver Spoon by Erwin (Edwin) Bishop of Philadelphia, PA
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-04   Sold

Scarce Coin Silver Spoon by Erwin (Edwin) Bishop of Philadelphia, PA
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Offered is an excellent American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Erwin (or Edwin) Bishop, working circa 1825-42. The maker's mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is excellent, with little wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all an excellent example of this maker's work!

Good Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright of Philadelphia
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-02   $17.50

Good Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright of Philadelphia
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Offered is an early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Thomas F. Albright, working from about 1835 until at least the 1860s. More information on Mr. Albright can be had in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths"; the mark on this spoon was used for that volume. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good, with moderate wear from normal use but no notable dents and no splits or repairs. All in... Click for details

Pair of teaspoons by Caleb Wheaton; Providence, RI, circa 1810
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Gebelein  
5220   $100.00

Pair of teaspoons by Caleb Wheaton; Providence, RI, circa 1810
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Bright cut, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 5-1/4". The monogram on one is 4/R*S; on the other 6/R*S.Overall condition is excellent (handles need slight regulating). Mark condition is fair (part excellent).

12 teaspoons by John Westervelt, Newburgh, NY, circa 1850
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Gebelein  
5219   $215.00

12 teaspoons by John Westervelt, Newburgh, NY, circa 1850
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Marked incuse CRAMER (Poughkeepsie retailer) and pseudohallmarks for maker John Westervelt. Downturned fiddle, tipt on back, rounded fins. Length 6-1/8". Weight .57 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script ADB. Overall condition is excellent (a few minor problems with some of the bowls). Mark condition varies from excellent to good.

Tablespooon by Richard Riggs, Philadelphia, circa 1815
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Gebelein  
5221   $215.00

Tablespooon by Richard Riggs, Philadelphia, circa 1815
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Rounded end crescent drop. Length 9-1/4". Weight 1-2/3 troy ounces. The monogram is a script B?J/1762 (perhaps date of birth). Overall condition is good (slight tip wear and possibly a minor bowl repair). This is a fairly rare Philadelphia maker who died in 1819.

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Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jehu Ward, Ca. 1820-40
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151030-01   $17.50

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jehu Ward, Ca. 1820-40
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Offered is a very good early American coin silver tea spoon bearing the maker's or retailer's mark of Jehu Ward, and a Philadelphia eagle manufacturer's mark. This piece is graced with a well-executed period script monogram and is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. The mark on this piece was used in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths". All in all a fine piece!

Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John Frederick Ernst of Cooperstown NY
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-09   $32.50

Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John Frederick Ernst of Cooperstown NY
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Offered is a large early American coin silver tablespoon marked ERNST in a rectangular punch; the monogram and style of the punch indicate this piece is definitely American, as does the style of the spoon itself. John Frederick Ernst, Jr. worked in Cooperstown from circa 1808 to his death in 1830, and though the Darling Foundation's book on New York silversmiths does not have a picture of a mark for him, he is the best fit to have made this piece by style. However, if you have a better... Click for details

Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-03   $65.00

Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
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Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in... Click for details

Set of Three Very Early Coin Silver Spoons by James S. Sharrard of KY
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-04   Sold

Set of Three Very Early Coin Silver Spoons by James S. Sharrard of KY
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Offered is a very scarce example of the early work of Kentucky silversmith James S. Sharrard (1816 - 1880). Sharrard was working in Paris, KY by 1836; around 1841 he moved to Shelbyville and moved again around 1856 to Henderson. Around 1863 Sharrard moved to Louisville, where he spent the majority of his final years, though he appears to have been buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville. The book "A New History of Kentucky" by Harrison & Klotter (2009), notes Sharrard also had a presence... Click for details

Good Early Detroit, Michigan Coin Silver Tablespoon, Charles Piquette
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150829-01   $35.00

Good Early Detroit, Michigan Coin Silver Tablespoon, Charles Piquette
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Offered is a good American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark of Charles Piquette, silversmith and gold pen manufacturer of Detroit. Charles is one of two sons of Jean-Baptiste Piquette, silversmith of Montreal, who came to Detroit circa 1803. Charles and his brother, John B. Piquette, were trained by their father in the silversmith's profession, but it is more likely this spoon was manufactured by someone else and retailed by Charles Piquette, as his focus seems to have been on the... Click for details

Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon Owned by the Tams Family
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150824-01   $35.00

Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon Owned by the Tams Family
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver table spoon made by Philadelphia silversmiths Samuel Hildeburn and James Watson, working in partnership as Hildeburn & Watson from about 1829 to about 1834. This tablespoon bears a good clear maker's mark and is also engraved with the name of the owner(s), "Tams". This piece was very likely owned by either Sampson Tams or Williams Tams - these men were brothers, and were some of the wealthiest men in the city in the 1830s and 1840s. The source of... Click for details

18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1783
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150823-09   Sold

18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1783
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Offered is a quite early pre-Revolution French silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, initialed "PE" and marked with hallmarks for Paris, circa 1783, and a maker's mark for Louis Jullien Anthiaume, who was working in Paris by 1779 and continued through at least 1791. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams, or one troy ounce. Condition overall is good, with no dents, splits or repairs. The spoon has likely been buffed at some point as the surface is a... Click for details

Decorated Twist-Handle Toy or Demitasse Coin Spoon by Mayer & Graff
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150823-06   $22.50

Decorated Twist-Handle Toy or Demitasse Coin Spoon by Mayer & Graff
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Offered is a fine American coin silver toy or demitasse spoon (it measures 3 13/16 inches or so in length, and weighs 8 grams) bearing the mark of Ft. Wayne, Indiana silversmiths and jewelers Mayer & Graff. This firm seems to have been active in Fort Wayne from the 1860s on. This piece is in the twist handle style peculiar to parts of the Mid-West around the 1860s and 1870s. It has no monogram engraved. Condition overall is very good, though there is a little corrosion in the bottom of the... Click for details

W. Brown, Baltimore, Large "French Thread" Coin Silver Tongs
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Old Friends  
2544f   $110.00

W. Brown, Baltimore, Large
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The Baltimore Museum of Art reference volume on Maryland Silver lists William Brown working in Baltimore ca. 1810-52.

This pair of 6 1/8" long, just over 1.5 T. oz., coin silver tongs carry his mark, "W. Brown," along with the rather unusual identifier "Balt." stamped on the inside of each arm.

The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread." There is a feathered script "JMD" inscribed on the arch. The grips are scallop shell form.

They are in excellent condition. There are... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Fork by Samuel B. Purple of Columbus, Georgia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150816-01   $75.00

Southern Coin Silver Fork by Samuel B. Purple of Columbus, Georgia
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Offered is a fine American coin silver christening or dessert fork bearing the mark of Columbus, Georgia jeweler and silversmith Samuel B. Purple, working alone in Columbus from about 1845-57. This fork is a pattern example and probably dates to the latter part of Purple's career; it is assumed Purple retailed rather than manufactured this piece. This fork has a good clear mark as well as a well-executed period script monogram. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about... Click for details

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