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Kentucky Coin Silver Tablespoon by Warham P. Loomis, Frankfort
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180501-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver tablespoon in a specific variation of the fiddle pattern with flared shoulders and pointed end that I've observed only in Kentucky pieces. This piece is engraved with a worn period script family name, and is marked only W.P.LOOMIS, for the Frankfort, KY silversmith, jeweler and watchmaker. He seems to have first appeared in Frankfort around 1809, and was born in Massachusetts circa 1794. This tablespoon, measuring about 8 3/4 inches in length and... 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

Excellent Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoon by Charles Louis Boehme
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180204-08   Sold


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Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme.

According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through... Click for details

Alabama Coin Silver Long-Handled Condiment Spn by L'Hommedieu Bros.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180204-05   Sold


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Offered is a lovely and scarce long-handled Alabama coin silver condiment spoon, perhaps a spoon for dry mustard, by the well-known firm of L'Hommedieu Brothers, working in Mobile circa 1842-61. This piece has a very clear, well-struck maker's mark and is engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is good overall, with some small dents or dings in the bowl, and a slight waviness in the handle, but no splits or repairs.... 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   $95.00


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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

Excellent Norfolk, Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Joseph Clarico
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20171222-05   Sold


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Offered is a lovely, well made and well preserved early American coin silver table spoon by noted Norfolk silversmith and jeweler Joseph Clarico (b. 1785 - d. 1828), working in Norfolk at least from about 1810 to his death in 1828. His advertisements indicated all kinds of silverwork could be made by his shop, so he or journeymen working for him appear to have made some or all of the silver he sold. This piece probably dates to the latter part of his career, based on the discussion about his... 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   $52.00


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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   $135.00


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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

Southern Coin Silver Tablespoon by H. E. Baldwin & Co. Ca. 1840s
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20170618-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice New Orleans coin silver tablespoon by Horace E. Baldwin & Co., who had a retail shop on Chartres St. in New Orleans in the 1840s. This piece came with some Alabama silver from an estate in Mobile, and presumably was purchased by the original owner in New Orleans. This pieces measures about 8 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It has a good maker's mark or retailer's mark and period script monograms to the front and back. The same engraver appears to have done... Click for details

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