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F. Marquand, Savannah GA & NYC, "Shell Back" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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4277f   $28.00


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Born in Connecticut in 1799, Frederick Marquand learned silversmithing from his father in New York City, which was the location of his primary business activity. He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia, where he was listed in directories 1820-26 (Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths).

The identifier on this 5 7/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with a shell back bowl, is "F. Marquand" with a three part "bust, lion, G" pseudo hallmark.

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Rare Norfolk, Virginia Coin Silver Spoon Engraved "Dr. Willson, USN"
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200611-02   $120.00


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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver dessert spoon by noted Norfolk, Virginia silversmith Joseph M. Freeman, with period engraving of "Dr. Willson" over "USN". This piece probably dates to the 1830s or 1840s, and Dr. Willson was presumably a Navy surgeon attached to the Atlantic Fleet at Norfolk at that time. Given the Navy's extensive records and the availability of resources at Norfolk and at the Navy Museum in Washington, it is quite likely Dr. Willson could be tracked down and... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Samuel Lewis of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200602-04   $24.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon bearing the legible mark of Samuel Lewis, jeweler of Washington, DC (fl. 1850-80). This piece does not have a monogram and there is no obvious sign of erasure. This spoon measures about 3 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 9 grams. Condition overall is very good, with modest wear from normal use, and no dents, splits or repairs. Please review all of the photos. All in all a good Washington, DC coin silver master salt spoon!

Rare Pair of Fredericksburg, VA Coin Silver Spoons, Henry White c.1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200419-02   $210.00


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Offered is a good and very scarce pair of early Virginia coin silver teaspoons by noted Fredericksburg silversmith and clockmaker Henry White (flourished circa 1788-1827), circa 1810 give or take five years. These spoons each bear a good clear strike of one of Henry White's several maker's mark, in this case what looks like mark (e) in Catherine Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths" (please see all pics). Each spoon also features a lovely period engraved script monogram of WPCG - a long and... Click for details

G.D. Clark Baltimore 10.15 Standard Silver "Reverse Tipt" Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4196f   $22.00


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A well-documented Baltimore silversmith, Gabriel Daniel Clark began his apprenticeship in 1826 and continued working for several decades following, including a partnership with James A. Foxcroft, 1831-39.

This 5 9/16" long, .4 T. oz., teaspoon is an early example of his work. It is stamped with his name and the peculiar-to-Baltimore "10oz.15'" silver standard that is roughly equivalent to coin.

An obviously well-made piece, this possess a simple charm. It has a fiddle-shaped handle with a... Click for details

Set of Four Kentucky Coin Silver Teaspoons by John A. McCaulley
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200321-01   $65.00


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Offered is a nice set of Southern coin silver teaspoons by John A. McCaulley, working in Richmond, Kentucky in the mid 1860s, followed by a stint in the 1870s mostly in Bloomington, IL, and then back to Kentucky (Lexington) in the latter half of the 1870s. These spoons were made by Watts of Philadelphia and bear legible retailer's marks for McCaulley. His mark seems to be quite uncommon in Kentucky silver. These spoons each have a period engraved script monogram. The spoons measure about six... Click for details

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S. Kirk & Son "Fiddle Tipt" Four Matched 10.15 Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4028f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Relatively lengthy at 6", with slender, "Fiddle Tipt" handles in a style that is particular to Baltimore where they were made, this group of four, matching, teaspoons weigh 2.3 T. oz.

Each one is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin silver. This specific combination of marks was used 1846-61.

Each piece has a feathered script "EVE" monogram engraved on the front and an exposed thumb drop on the bowl reverse.

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Wm. Kendrick, Louisville KY, "Gibney" Coin Silver Youth Spoon & Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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4010f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Attributed to Michael Gibney but actually designed by Francis Gibney, and later produced by Whiting, "Gibney" is an early 1860s design.

This matched 6 5/16" long, .9 T. oz., youth knife and 6" long, .8 T. oz., spoon are coin silver and may predate the Whiting association (later production was made to a sterling standard).

Each piece is stamped "W. Kendrick" for the Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, with the spoon additionally marked "Patent 1862."

Both items are also engraved "To Capt.... Click for details

Kentucky coin silver tablespoon, Wm Kendrick & Son,
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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2404   Sold


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Louisville, length 8 3/8 inches, weight 1.72 oz Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown.

Though advanced collectors tend to look down upon Kendrick's work as too common, what if you're not an advanced collector? What about the person who is just starting out collecting Southern coin silver, and wants reasonably priced examples in excellent condition? Well, voila!

Frederick Marquand coin silver dessert spoon, Fiddle Shell
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2403   $75.00


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with shell drop, bearing the marks traditionally associated with his time in Savannah, GA, length seven inches, weight 1.21 oz Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

Extensive studies have shown that if you eat your fruit and yogurt each morning with a silver spoon, you'll live to be one hundred!

Kentucky Coin Silver Teaspoon by George W. Stewart of Lexington
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190526-01   $24.00


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Offered is a nice example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark used by George W. Stewart of Lexington, KY, working there circa 1843-52. This piece is not in great condition, with a worn and dented bowl that also has a small split, but the mark is clear and well struck, and includes a city and state reference. This spoon also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 13 grams. All in all a nice old Southern coin silver spoon!

Hyde & Nevins, New York (& New Orleans), c. 1817 Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3800f   $35.00


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Born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1788, James Nevins Hyde was a silversmith with a presence in both New York City and New Orleans.

This example of his work, a 5 7/8" long, .6 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with an exposed drop, bears the mark "Hyde & Nevins," referencing his 1814-19 partnership with his cousin Rufus Nevins.

Sources indicate Hyde also began marketing in New Orleans in 1816 or 1817, with his brother-in-law, Charles Whiting Goodrich, moving there in 1818 to support this... Click for details

Coffin-End Savannah, Georgia Coin Silver Spoon by Marquand & Paulding
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20181112-01   $195.00


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Offered is an extremely rare example of very early Savannah coin silver by the partnership of Isaac Marquand and Cornelius Paulding, working in partnership in Savannah between 1801 and 1810. During this time, Isaac Marquand's nephew Josiah Penfield was apprenticed to the firm in Savannah. In 1810, Isaac Marquand moved to New York, and the firm became known as Marquand, Paulding & Penfield, operating from 1810 to 1815. It operated in NY, New Orleans and Savannah. This coffin-end teaspoon is... Click for details

Set of Three Southern Coin Silver Tablespoons by Samuel Lewis of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-03   $95.00


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Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Serving Piece by Shmedtie of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-01   $125.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,... Click for details

Important Set of Four Washington, DC Dessert Spoons by Bentley & Wood
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181021-18   $750.00


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Offered is an extraordinary set of four early American coin silver dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmiths Joseph Bentley and William Wood, circa 1809. This brief partnership, conducted at the Washington Navy Yard, lasted only from December 1808 through the end of August 1809, when it was dissolved by mutual consent. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership is of course extremely rare, and this set of dessert spoons with extremely well preserved maker's marks is very likely the best... Click for details

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