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

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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!

T. Nowlan, Petersburg & Richmond, Virginia Coin Silver Chicken Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3834f   $335.00


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Most American tongs of this size, 8 1/8" long and 2.7 T. oz. in this instance, and configuration, namely with a talon or fork grip combined with a spoon or cup grip, date from the mid 19th century.

Commonly identified as chicken (salad or fried) tongs, they might have have been used for various salads.

This coin silver pair are particularly attractive, combining several design features.

Each of the arms, for instance, has a twisted section, which style was particularly favored in the... Click for details

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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

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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

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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

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Set of Three Southern? Coin Silver Tablespoons Circa 1805-15
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181021-19   $125.00


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Offered is a lovely set of three large and heavy early coin silver table spoons, unmarked but stylistically related to the set of four dessert spoons by Bentley & Wood (Washington, DC circa 1809) just listed, with the same engraved initial of "B". These spoons are slightly different at the neck and have a minor difference in the engraving, but have the same bowl shape and general proportions; they came on the market at the same time and from the same state as the Bentley & Wood spoons, and may... 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

Kentucky Silver Teaspoon by G. A. Schultz, Pate Family of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-03   $17.50


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Offered is a nice Kentucky silver teaspoon from the Louisville establishment of Gustav Adolph Schultz (b. 1842, d. 1892), engraved for the Pate family of that city. Please see my other listings for three tablespoons and a table fork from the same service. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 21 grams. It bears a manufacturer's mark for Wood & Hughes and a retailer's mark of G.A.SCHULTZ. It probably dates to the very early 1870s. Condition is fair at best, as there... Click for details

Three Kentucky Silver Table Spoons by G. A. Schultz of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-02   $85.00


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Offered is a nice set of three Kentucky silver tablespoons from the Louisville establishment of Gustav Adolph Schultz (b. 1842, d. 1892), engraved for the Pate family of that city. Please see my other listings for a table fork and a teaspoon from the same service. These tablespoons each measure about 8 1/4 inches in length and the set of three weighs about 143 grams altogether. Each tablespoon bears a manufacturer's mark for Wood & Hughes and a retailer's mark of G.A.SCHULTZ. They are sterling... Click for details

Kentucky Silver Table Fork by G. A. Schultz, Pate Family of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-01   $47.50


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Offered is a nice Kentucky silver table fork from the Louisville establishment of Gustav Adolph Schultz (b. 1842, d. 1892), engraved for the Pate family of that city. Please see my other listings for three tablespoons and a teaspoon from the same service. This table fork measures about 7 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 49 grams. It bears a manufacturer's mark for Wood & Hughes and a retailer's mark of G.A.SCHULTZ. It probably dates to the very early 1870s. Condition is good overall,... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Spoon by Robert Keyworth of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20181008-03   $17.50


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Offered is a small American coin silver teaspoon by noted Washington, DC maker Robert Keyworth, circa 1825-40. This piece bears a maker's mark for Keyworth and is graced with a period engraved script monogram of "MAN". This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 11 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some dimpling and small dings in the bowl, and a somewhat bright (though not machine buffed) surface. Please review all the pictures. All in all a nice useful piece for... Click for details

Good Pair of Louisville, Kentucky Coin Silver Spoons by Evans C. Beard
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-02   $67.50


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Offered is a lovely pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Kentucky silversmith E.C. Beard, working in Louisville alone and in partnership circa 1820-60. These spoons by style could date anywhere from 1830 to the 1850s, but are most likely from the 1830s or 1840s. Each is marked BEARD in a distinctive serrated punch with a funny curve to the left side. Each spoon also has a period engraved script monogram of "SW". Please take a look at all pictures. These spoons each measure about 5 7/8... Click for details

New Orleans Fiddlethread Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by A.B. Griswold
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20180930-05   $24.95


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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver fiddlethread or French Thread pattern teaspoon bearing the mark of the well-known firm of A.B. Griswold & Co., and also marked N.O. for New Orleans. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fairly good, with no major dents and only moderate tip and surface wear; however there is a slight wave in the slim part of the stem, as can be seen in the photos. Some patience and careful bending and probably amend... Click for details

C.F. Greenwood, Norfolk VA, Twist & Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spn
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3600f   $110.00


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This 7 5/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., coin silver, preserve or jelly spoon has a double provenance in that it is stamped with a Gothic "W&H" for Philadelphia's Watts & Harper manufacturer, and with the name "C.F. Greenwood," for the Norfolk, Virginia, jeweler.

Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths gives narrow dates for the W&H partnership, 1859-61/62, while Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia indicates Greenwood began his business about 1850.

These dates are... 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

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