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Good Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Charles Branda of Norfolk, VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180811-02   Sold


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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Norfolk, Virginia silversmith Charles Branda, and bearing his maker's mark on each arm. This pair of sugar tongs is also engraved with a period script monogram to the bow. By style, this piece should date to about 1825, give or take five years. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 45 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Hayden & Whilden of Charleston, SC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180810-02   $120.00


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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver sugar tongs bearing the mark of the firm of Augustus Hayden and William G. Whilden, working in Charleston, S.C., 1855 - 1863 or 1865. In addition to having a great deal of success as purveyors of silver flatware and hollowware, jewelry and the like, Hayden & Whilden were purveyors of military weapons and flags for the South during the Civil War. The partnership of Hayden and Whilden ended when William G. Whilden became a lieutenant in the elite... Click for details

Duhme & Co., Cincinnati, Mid 19th Century Coin Silver Julep Cup
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3589f   $265.00


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An original julep cup, this piece stands 3 1/2" high, weighs 3.9 T. oz., and has a tapered body that goes from a 2 1/2" wide bottom to a 3" diameter top.

Coin silver, it is stamped on the underside "Duhme & Co.," for the prominent Cincinnati firm, and likely dates from the 1860s.

Plain walled, it has applied rims top and bottom, and is engraved "C.W.K." in a stylized lettering that seems to be an Old English variant.

It remains round, sits evenly, is without dents or bends, and has a... Click for details

"Norfolk" Virginia Coin Silver Early 1800s Master Salt Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3488f   $42.00


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Measuring 4 3/16" long and weighing not quite .3 T. oz. (8 grams), this master salt spoon has a plain, rounded, down turned and slightly tipt back, handle, with the style dating it the first quarter of the 19th century.

Curiously it is only marked "Norfolk," without a maker's identification.

A review of Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia does not illustrate this specific italicized version of the word "Norfolk," but does show several sources that used similar lettering in their touch... Click for details

Six teaspoons by W.Kendrick&Son,Louisville,circa 1870's
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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5400   $180.00


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Fiddle,rounded end,upturned handles.lightly tipt on top,no drop. Length 6". Weight 3/4 troy ounce each.

S. Kirk & Son "Fiddle Tipt" 10.15 Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3413f   $36.00


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Measuring 7 1/8" long and weighing approximately 1.0 T. oz., this spoon has a broad, "Fiddle Tipt," handle, and high, pointed shoulders off the bowl.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the Baltimore standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin, and in this particular combination of marks was used 1846-61.

Well-proportioned and clean looking, this presents in a quietly stately manner.

There is a feathered script "G" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain... Click for details

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Rare West Virginia / Ohio Coin Silver Spoon c1812-20 - William McNeely
Silver : Coin Silver

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20180204-01   Sold


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Offered is a very good and rare early American coin silver teaspoon by William McNeely (1791-1842), who worked in Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia) circa 1812-18, and then relocated to Ohio, working in Paris, Stark County circa 1818 and then St. Clairsville, Belmont County circa 1819 to at least 1829. By style, this piece could have been made in either state, but is more likely to be on the early side and therefore perhaps made in Morgantown. The unusually shaped neck is similar to... Click for details

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Two Twisted Handle Sterling Oyster Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3384f   $95.00


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Each of these two, matching seafood or oyster cocktail forks measures 5 5/8" long, while the pair weigh nearly .9 T. oz. combined.

The pattern is Whiting's 1885 "Lily of the Valley."

These stand apart on two bases. One, they are the less common, twisted handle, form of this piece. Two, they were retailed by "William Kendrick's Sons," the renowned Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, known as a supplier of julep cups.

They have front and back, gold washed, trident tines, that are sinuous,... Click for details

Huntington & LaBoyteaux, Cincinnati, Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3372f   $46.00


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A substantially sized piece, measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this spoon traces to the mid 19th century.

It is marked "Huntington & LaBoyteaux" for a partnership that existed 1850-56, between William C. Huntington, who first established himself in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1846, and Issac N. LaBoyteaux (Cincinnati Silver, Amy Dehan).

The "exaggerated fiddle handle and pointed shoulders" form is "typical of flatware associated with Cincinnati in the mid-19th century"... Click for details

Norfolk, VA Coin Silver Spoon by Charles Frederick Greenwood, c1847-65
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180102-03   $60.00


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Offered is a good and scarce Southern coin silver teaspoon with the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Charles Frederick Greenwood, living in Edenton, North Carolina in 1846 and then opening a small silversmith and jeweler's shop in Norfolk, VA in 1847. This spoon bears the earlier of his two marks, and he seems to have adopted sterling fairly early, so it would most likely date to the 1847-65 period, probably on the earlier end. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of 'FP' and... Click for details

Good Set of 5 Memphis, Tennessee Coin Silver Spoons, F. H. Clark & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20171226-05   $165.00


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Offered is a nice set of Southern coin silver teaspoons by the well-known Memphis firm of F. H. Clark & Co. (1848-66), headed by Frederick H. Clark. These spoons each measure about 6 1/4 inches in length and each weighs about 20 grams. Each spoon has a legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. Please take a look at all the pictures. Condition overall is good, with one or two spoons having a dimple or ding but with no splits or repairs to any spoon. All in all a fine set of... Click for details

S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 19th Century "10.15" Solid Silver Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3338f   $60.00


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This 5 1/2" long, .7 T. oz., knife is an early example of Kirk's signature "Repousse" design, dating 1846-61, as indicated by the "1015." silver standard mark (roughly equivalent to coin) accompanied by "S. Kirk & Son" stamped on the lower edge of the handle.

It has a flat, solid silver, handle with a square end, and a pointed and tapered blade, and may be a (butter or cheese) spreader or for fruit. Whatever its function, it is not a readily found piece.

Never monogrammed or inscribed,... Click for details

W. Mitchell Jr., Richmond VA, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Tablespoon, As Found
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3324f   $45.00


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Prominent among early 19th century Richmond, Virginia, silversmiths, William Mitchell, Jr., began his working career about 1815, and ended it when he sold his established business in 1847 to his brother Samuel and John Tyler, who in turned formed the well-known firm of Tyler and Mitchell (Cutten, "Silversmiths of Virginia").

This 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., tablespoon is an early example of his work and is imprinted on the backside "W. Mitchell Jr." in a banner.

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Pair of Southern Coin Silver Dessert Spoons, Artemas O. Fairchild, WV
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20170715-01   Sold


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Offered is a very fine pair of West Virginia coin silver dessert spoons by scarce Wheeling maker Artemas O. Fairchild, who commenced his business around 1839 and after many years relocated to Missouri. These spoons by style should date to the first years of his West Virginia period. Each spoon is engraved with a complicated period script monogram and each has a good legible maker's mark. These spoons each measure about 7 inches in length and the pair weighs about 58 grams. Condition is good... Click for details

E. & D. Kinsey, Cincinnati, Twist Handle Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3128f   $75.00


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Measuring 6 3/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this coin silver gravy ladle was made in Cincinnati by the partnership of Edward and David Kinsey (1844-61).

It has a twist stem and the broad, rounded end shape that is characteristic of the region. The handle has bright cut and wriggle work engraving on both sides and engine turning on the front.

It is engraved "Eva to Ella" in script.

It is in excellent condition. The detail remains well-defined, showing minimal evidence of... Click for details

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20170129-09   $75.00


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Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to... Click for details

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