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COIN SILVER PLATTER SPOON, S&B Brower, NYC (c. 1830-1850)
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7361   $325.00


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Coin silver platter spoon by the partnership of Sperry Douglas Brower and his brother in New York City (c. 1830-1850), 12-½” long, large 4” long French-tipt bowl, broad drop, single-struck Fiddle Thread pattern, never monogrammed, marked on reverse “S & B. BROWER” in rectangular punch.

Good Fluted Coin Silver Sauce Ladle marked by John Rich
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150509-02   $22.50


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Offered is a good American coin silver cream or other serving ladle, made circa 1857-64 by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, NY (apparently this version of their marks was in use in that period, though the firm continued to 1871 as a partnership). This piece also bears a retailer's mark of JOHN RICH. Mr. Rich was an English immigrant and apprentice jeweler who opened the first jewelry store in Painesville, Ohio, in 1858. It appears his firm is still in the family and operating. This ladle... Click for details

Circa 1860 Twist Handle Philadelphia Coin Soup Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2274f   $275.00


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This 11 1/2" long, just under 4.2 T. oz., soup ladle incorporates several particularly appealing elements favored in mid 19th century American silver originating in sophisticated urban centers. In that regard, while marked only "Coin," the style of this piece rather conclusively suggests a Philadelphia source such as James Watts or one of his contemporaries.

It has a robust, twisted shank with a broad, scalloped edge, terminal. This is artfully engraved and bright cut in a period design... Click for details

SUGAR TONGS, A.G. Storm & Son, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1825
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7356   $75.00


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Coin silver sugar tongs by A.G. Storm & Son, Poughkeepsie, New York (c. 1825), 6-½” long, fiddle pattern with long, thing arms and vertical oval nips, fancy feather script monogram “SCT” on the bend, marked on the inside of each arm “Storm & Son” (script) in shaped conforming punch.

FISH SLICE, Benjamin C. Frobisher, Boston, c. 1825-1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7354B   $285.00


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Coin silver fish slice by Benjamin C. Frobisher of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1825-1830), 13” long, 7” asymmetrical blade with fine bright cut decoration around all edges and a bright cut cod fish in the center surrounded by oval and crescent piercings, raised bone or ivory carved handle, marked on back of blade “B. C. Frobisher” in rectangular punch (somewhat rubbed).

Watts Philadelphia Engraved Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2190f   $110.00


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Having a double Philadelphia provenance, this coin silver spoon is marked with James Watts' horse head emblem, and "George M. Bechtel" for the well-known retailer, 1850-60, and later in partnership with George Eno.

It is a substantially sized piece at 9" long and weighing just under 1.5 T. oz. Having a scalloped handle with an engraved surface, it reads as both characteristic for the period and for Philadelphia. The interesting and somewhat singularly styled bowl is melon form with central... Click for details

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Early Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2170f   $95.00


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Erroneously attributed by Tere Hagen in her reference work on flatware identification to Reed & Barton, this floral pattern is an early line pattern that was produced by William Durgin. It is commonly called "Spray."

The design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and only occasionally with the Durgin name or mark. This is stamped "Sterling" and "Pat. Apd. For."

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15" ladle by Fletcher & Gardiner
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

North Hill Antiques  
896   $750.00


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This piece was probably made in Philadelphia, c1815-20, after the dynamic duo had left Boston. It has a downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, an oversized drop on the bowl back, and a reverse rib on the back of the handle. Mono is MSA in a feathered script on front of the handle. An oval bowl is 4-14" at its widest point. The ladle is quite hefty -- over 6.5 T oz. Condition is minty.

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
665   $750.00


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Oval-end fiddle handle, c1834 -- pointed shoulders, reverse tipt, large unusual circular drop on bowl back, ornate feathered script mono AWC on front; 13-1/2" long, 3-1/2" round bowl. Minty condition throughout.

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7352A   $225.00


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Coin silver sauce ladle by James Byrne, a silversmith who worked in New York City from 1789-1797 and in Elizabethtown, New Jersey thereafter (c. 1795-1800), 7-¼” long, 2-¼” shallow circular bowl, broad drop, downturned oval end handle with bright cut decoration down center and making oval cartouche at end containing feather script monogram “MD”, clearly marked in script “J. Byrne” (pellet raised) in shaped punch.

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2123nr   $155.00


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Dating from the 1860s, this pie server features two popular design features of the period. One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name. The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it showed off a specialized capacity of the manufacturers.

This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at... Click for details

Durgin Bright Cut Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2067f   $48.00


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Dating from very early in the history of the company founded in 1853, this 6 5/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., preserve spoon is stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Pure Coin."

Apparently it was a line pattern given that a variety of pieces still show up, but is unnamed. It has a flat handle with a chiseled looking margin and an extensively bright cut and engraving surface. The backside is plain, save for the marks. The bowl is a shell form with scalloped edges.

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

North Hill Antiques  
359   $65.00


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Downturned fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, feathered script mono L C on front; 6" long. Condition is excellent.

Large Ball, Black "Bead" Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1935f   $125.00


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Stamped "Ball, Black & Co." for the prominent mid 19th century firm, this pie server is large scaled. It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz. The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.

The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse. There is a fancy, feathered script "CAC" monogram on the obverse, and what appears to be a "CAP" monogram on the reverse. Such details always raise the question of... Click for details

Gorham "Ionic" Coin Silver Large Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1905f   $110.00


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Marked "Patent 1867" on the backside of the handle, and stamped with a lion, anchor, G, "Ionic" is one of Gorham's earliest full line patterns. It was also issued just before Gorham went from coin silver to a sterling standard in 1868 and examples of it are rather uncommon.

This example is a large, 8 1/2" long, 2.3 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large, round bowl with a rippled base and notched shoulders. It is finished in a mostly intact, bright gold wash front and backsides. The piece... Click for details

Serving spoon by J.S.Elliott, Pottsville, PA (NEW MARK)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
350   $77.00


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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, c1830 -- high pointed shoulders, drop on bowl back, feathered script mono E S N on front; 9" in length. Condition is mint, extended bowl tip unworn. Both maker's name and town in which he worked struck on back of handle (as shown). Can't find the mark in any of the usual and many of the unusual references.

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