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Rare Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, George K. Lentz
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20140517-05   Sold

Rare Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, George K. Lentz
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A good American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia watchmaker and clockmaker George K. Lentz, working circa 1825 at 96 N. 4th Street. This is the first and only example I've seen of silver marked by Lentz. He appears on page 370 of Hollan's book under the clockmakers, but isn't listed as a silversmith as no silver was known by him until now. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs 16 grams. It features a well-executed period engraved script monogram of "EAM" and a good... Click for details

MD or PA Teaspoon by Emanuel Holsey, Circa 1820-39
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20140517-04   Sold

MD or PA Teaspoon by Emanuel Holsey, Circa 1820-39
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A fine American coin silver teaspoon by Maryland and Pennsylvania silversmith Emanuel (Emmanuel) Holsey, born circa 1798, who apprenticed with Henry Biershing of Washington County, MD circa 1815. Holsey worked in Williamsport, MD circa 1820-21, Hagerstown, MD circa 1821-23, and Chambersburg, PA circa 1823-39. He died in 1849 in Union County (probably IL or PA). This spoon measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram of "ETC" or... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon by Christian Smith of Philadelphia
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Coin Silver Teaspoon by Christian Smith of Philadelphia
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A good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith and spectacle maker Christian Smith, circa 1820-30. This maker's work is rarely seen. This spoon is marked with the maker's mark of "C.Smith" in script, and the familiar Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark. The spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of CSG. Condition overall is good, with little tip wear and no splits or repairs, but with some surface wear and scratching. This piece measures about 5 5/8 inches in... Click for details

Large R&W Wilson "Thread" Coin Silver Dinner Fork
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2063f   $65.00

Large R&W Wilson
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Stamped "R&W. Wilson." for the Philadelphia partnership dating from the second quarter of the 19th century, this coin silver dinner fork is to a European scale rather than American, and is sometimes referred to as "banquet" size. It measures 8 1/4" long and weighs approximately 2.0 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Thread" aka "French Thread," and appears on the front and back sides. There is a fancy, feathered script "JB" monogram.

The condition is choice estate. There is no polishing wear... Click for details

Sugar tongs by Samuel Tingley, NYC, c.1760's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5145   $400.00

Sugar tongs by Samuel Tingley, NYC, c.1760's
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ST mark is inside one grip. Length 5". Weight 2/3 troy ounce. No monogram. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good.

Sugar tongs marked J.CONNING & MOBILE, mid-19th C.
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Gebelein  
5144   $400.00

Sugar tongs marked J.CONNING & MOBILE, mid-19th C.
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Kings pattern-shell grips, shell at shoulders. Good tension. Length 6-1/2" Weight 1.4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script FAH at the bow. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
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20140420-01   Sold

Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
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A lovely American coin silver teaspoon by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has an engraved period script monogram of "MF" and a clear maker's mark of H.BIERSHING in a serrated rectangle. Biershing's work is rarely seen, despite his relatively long career. A... Click for details

Large Coin Serving Spoon with "Vanderveer" Provenance
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2034f   $80.00

Large Coin Serving Spoon with
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Many 19th century social conventions seem at odds with current practices. Such is the manner of notating gifts or presentations. The first person of interest in today's world is the recipient, while the second one is the giver; the order is "to" and "from." The 19th century practice was typically the reverse of this, with the giver the more significant figure.

That custom is evidenced by the inscription on this large, 9 3/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., coin silver serving spoon. The front is... Click for details

Six Coin Silver Spns, Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA
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20140408-01   Sold

Six Coin Silver Spns, Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA
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A fine set of six American coin silver teaspoons by little-known watchmaker and jeweler Asa Hartshorn, who was working and advertising as a watchmaker and jeweler as early as 1818 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hartshorn bought the drugstore in Montrose around 1826 and also continued to function as a jeweler. He sold out in 1833. Hartshorn's mark is very uncommon. These spoons measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 96 grams. There are six... Click for details

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
364   $250.00

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, 1856-61 -- flared shoulders, script mono Farmer on front; 7-1/4" long. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
359   $65.00

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
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Downturned fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, feathered script mono L C on front; 6" long. Condition is excellent.

Coin Silver Tspn, Thomas. A. Boullt of Hagerstown, MD
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20140406-07   $35.00

Coin Silver Tspn, Thomas. A. Boullt of Hagerstown, MD
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A good and scarce American coin silver tea spoon from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider silver from these towns to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants. This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West Washington Street in Hagerstown.... Click for details

A&W Wood "Lily" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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2028f   $25.00

A&W Wood
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Abraham and William Wood "operated a solid silverware manufacturing business in New York City between 1849 and 1871" according to Dorothy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." Coles and Reynolds was a successor firm and that operation was eventually bought out by George Shiebler, so the business lineage was lengthy and significant.

This 6 1/8" long, approximately .8 T. oz., oversize tea or possibly youth spoon is an example of the firm's rarely found "Lily"... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
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20140406-03   $25.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
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An excellent American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Lewis Quandale, circa 1825-50. This spoon is in great condition, with no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. A fine piece!

Rare Decorated Easton PA Coin Silver Spoon, George Bush
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20140406-02   $65.00

Rare Decorated Easton PA Coin Silver Spoon, George Bush
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A rare early American coin silver teaspoon by Easton, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith George Bush. Bush apprenticed to Christian Bixler from 1806-12, and worked in Easton from 1812 through at least the mid-1830s. This spoon has a highly unusual period engraved decorative element to the handle, and also has a period engraved script monogram "MO". This spoon also has a good clear maker's mark. Condition is very good overall, with some light dimpling to the bowl and a small amount of... Click for details

Coin Silver Tablespoon by John Smart of Philadelphia
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20140406-01   Sold

Coin Silver Tablespoon by John Smart of Philadelphia
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American silver (coin silver) table spoon bearing the maker's mark of John Smart, watchmaker and jeweler of Philadelphia. Smart was working circa 1836-58. This spoon measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 40 grams. Condition is good with no dents, splits or repairs. John Smart's mark is not commonly seen.

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