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Beautiful Philadelphia Coin Silver Covered Sugar Bowl by Harvey Lewis
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190407-06   Sold


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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver covered sugar bowl by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major... Click for details

Kidney & Johnson, New York, Fixed Handle c. 1868 Coin Silver Basket
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3798f   $385.00


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Dorothy Rainwater in Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers offers extensive biographical material about silversmiths Edmond Kidney and Samuel Johnson, who formed a partnership in 1868 that lasted until at least 1874.

With working histories for each of them tracing to the early 1850s, they were already established names among New York City silversmiths when they joined efforts.

Their product line was extensive and of excellent quality, of which this 6 1/4" long, 4 3/4" wide,... Click for details

Pair Ball, Tompkins & Black "Georgian" Coin Silver Master Salt Cellars
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3781f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Mid 19th century items, each of these two, large, open master salts measures 3 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide, stands 1 5/8" at the highest, and weighs 106 grams (3.4 T. oz.) in one instance and 108 (3.5 T. oz.) in the other.

"Georgian" in style, they stand on four tiered feet, have applied rim edges, are finished in bright gold washes on the interiors, and are monogrammed "M.A.B." in Old English lettering on the sides.

They have a double New York City provenance in that they are stamped on the... Click for details

an American silver wine trolley, Francis W. Cooper, NY circa 1850
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2384   $7,500.00


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retailed by Palmer and Newcomb, length overall 23 1/2 inches, each coaster eight inches in diameter, gross weight 47 Troy ounces, engraved with an old English "m" and the crest of the Muir family (please see fourth photo). Overall condition is superb, though we will mention that the wooden inserts are later made but period accurate replacements.

Known for his ecclesiastical silver, Cooper's work can be found in major museums, notably an enameled chalice and paten in Boston's Museum of... Click for details

Albert Coles coin silver christening cup
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2375   Sold


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height 3 1/2: diameter 3 inches, weight 4.0 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed "RCC Dec 30th, 1863".

The engine turned work on this mug is of above average quality.

Vincent Laforme & Bro., Boston, c. 1851 Repousse Coin Silver Mug
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3715f   This item is currently being auctioned


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This 3" high to the rim, 3 3/4" to the top of the handle, 2 5/8" top diameter, 4.3 T. oz., coin silver mug has identifiers that closely date it.

Stamped "Crosby & Brown" for the retailer that operated 1851-52, it is also imprinted "V.L.&B.," for significant Boston silversmith Vincent Laforme & Brother, active 1850-54.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds a pitcher attributed to him, with extensive notes about the piece and maker available online, including this biographical detail,... Click for details

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Gorham c. 1858 Lion Footed Large Coin Silver Master Salt, Indianapolis
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3663f   $160.00


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One of Gorham's earliest coin silver master salts, this is also an exceptionally fine example of the form.

Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," (more commonly spelled "Talbott") of Indianapolis.

This is large, measuring 3" by 2 1/4" by 1 5/8" high, and robust weight at just over 2.4 T. oz.

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William Gale & Son Octagonal 1850s Coin Silver Footed Mug
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3661f   $135.00


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This mug stands 3" to the top edge, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed foot that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It has double marks, one of which is "WG&S" for William Gale & Son, and a second which is three part, one of which includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number obscured.

The form is octagonal, with a beaded edge top and beaded rim base. The sidewalls have a raised flower, leaf, and... Click for details

Large Gorham Pedestal Base Coin Silver 1860s Tazza
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3595f   $575.00


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Larger than most examples of this form, this piece measures a full 12" from arm to arm, has a bowl 9" in diameter, stands 5" to the rim and 6" at the highest point of the arms, and rests on a pedestal base that is 4 5/8" across at the bottom. Commensurately heavy for its size, it weighs a substantial 21.4 T. oz.

A coin silver tazza or compote, it is essentially plain and clean-lined, save for the remarkably innovative and forward looking, cast and applied, solid, arms.

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Child's cup marked CURRIER&TROTT/BOSTON/Coin,mid-19th C.
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5423   $200.00


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Single scroll silver handle. Applied reeding around top and base. Height to top of handle 3-5/8". Height of cup 3-3/16". Mouth diameter 2-7/8". Base diameter 2-3/8". Weight 4.3 troy ounces. The monogram on the front is an Old English J.E.C. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good.

Pitman coin silver cream jug
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2337   On Hold


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height 7 1/8 inches, weight 5.52 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

This mark is commonly given to Saunders Pitman, but we are not so certain that it is his. For example, though the Met attributes a cream jug in their collection (accession number 33.120.311) to Saunders, some might consider this attribution to be problematic, since he'd been dead for a good solid forty years when it was made.

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Gorham coin silver cream jug model number 70
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2323   $195.00


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engine turned decoration and C scroll handle with integral cast floral support, height 4 3/4 to top and 5 3/4 inches across handle to spout, weight 6.92 Troy ounces, some minor dents and unhappy handle join (shown in fourth enlargement) but very good looking nonetheless. Engraved "Mary Mitlacker Brehme / From her Grandmother."

We have always been fond of Gorham's first high style designs, especially those in the manner of Mary Todd Lincoln's tea service.

Chamberstick by S.Kirk&Son, Baltimore, 3rd quarter 19th C.
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5402   $650.00


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Marked 11 OZ. Thumbpiece. 1/2" floral decoration applied around the edge. Diameter 6-1/4". Height (to top of candle holder) 1-1/2". Weight 10 troy ounces (very heavy). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Child's cup by Taylor&Lawrie, Philadelphia, circa 1840
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5401   $260.00


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Applied floral base, single scroll handle. Retailed by Bailey&Kitchen, Phila. Height to handle 3-1/2". Height to lip 2-11/16". Mouth diameter 3". Base diameter 2-3/8". The monogram is a script ECM on the lower front (could be erased). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

early American silver raised beakers, Stockman & Pepper, Philadelphia
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2320   $1,500.00


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circa 1830,height 3 1/2; top diameter 3 1/4 inches, total Troy weight 13.47 ounces, some very minor dents but outstanding overall condition, monogrammed "AMC" in period script (please see fifth enlargement for mark and inscription.

With their band of cast applied grapes and elegant double molded rim, these are an outstanding example of the best American Empire era Philadelphia style. Better, we might add, than any beakers of this period which the PMA has on display or in their permanent... Click for details

Cornelia Anna Ritch christening cup
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2264   $350.00


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Cornelia Anna Ritch (1847-1916) may well have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth. We know for sure that at the age of six, she had a fine looking coin silver cup in her hand.

Her great great great grandfather, Henry Ritch, was among the original settlers of Greenwich, CT, having received a grant of three acres there on May 19th, 1686. Her family has always been among the town’s leading citizens, comprising notable attorneys, quarry owners, and the first successful oyster... Click for details

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