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Norman A. Freeman, NYC, c. 1850 "Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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2357f   $34.00

Norman A. Freeman, NYC, c. 1850
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A mid 19th century silversmith and jeweler, Norman A. Freeman worked individually, and at various times was involved in two partnerships, one with Samuel Wallin and one with Edwin Bennett.

This 8 1/2" long, 1.7 T. oz., "Fiddle Tipt" tablespoon is a flawless example of his work, marked with his name and address, "289 B.way," along with the number "5." It has a beautiful finish, pointed tip bowl, and very fine, feathered script "CFF" monogram set sideways on the handle.

Norman A. Freeman, NYC, c. 1850 "Tipt" Coin Silver Dessert Spoon
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2356f   $24.00

Norman A. Freeman, NYC, c. 1850
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A mid 19th century silversmith and jeweler, Norman A. Freeman worked individually, and at various times was involved in two partnerships, one with Samuel Wallin and one with Edwin Bennett.

This 7 1/8" long, 1.1 T. oz., "Fiddle Tipt" dessert spoon is a flawless example of his work, marked with his name and address, "289 B.way," along with the number "5." It has a beautiful finish, pointed tip bowl, and very fine, feathered script "CFF" monogram set sideways on the handle.

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Master Butter Knife with Engraved Blade
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2354f   $55.00

Gorham
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Solid silver, and with a flat blade and handle, this 6 3/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife is stamped "Gorham & Co.," dating it 1852-65. Other marks include "Coin" and "Patent 1855."

This last identifier is what typically appears with this pattern, which is "Josephine." The leaf design is of the period, with several other makers producing quite similar patterns in the 1850s and 1860s.

The engraving on the blade individualizes this. It is bright cut in a leafy scroll design, and... Click for details

Coin Silver Twist Handle Engine Turned Cheese Knight
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Coin Silver Twist Handle Engine Turned Cheese Knight
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Dating c. 1860, this 7 1/2" long, 1.1 T. oz., cheese knife bespeaks the tastes of its period.

The handle has a twist stem with a broad, flat, pointed antique end with notched sides. This is engraved and engine turned and has a shield reserve with an "F.J.M" monogram.

The blade has five curved prongs at the upper end and like the handle, has an engraved and engine turned surface.

The backside of the piece is plain save for the word "Coin." There is no maker's identifier.

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William Gale & Son "Gothic" 1853 Place Fork
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2345f   $335.00

William Gale & Son
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Rarely found, Gale's "Gothic" is treasured by collectors of mid 19th century pattern flatware.

The name and the design elements are completely convergent and architectural in manner. The handle margins are columnar with central arches extending out from these. This structure in turn supports a quatrefoil, window-like element. The pointed tip of the handle has a leafy edge, and the lower portion an acanthus leaf drop. Both front and back sides are identical in design, while the terminus is... Click for details

Cann by Jacob Hurd, Boston, 1740-1750
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5172   $10,600.00

Cann by Jacob Hurd, Boston, 1740-1750
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Kane mark F. Double scroll handle. Height 4-7/8". Diameter of mouth 3"; of base 3-3/8". Weight 12.2 troy ounces. Original monogram MT in block letters on handle. Later script monogram "H.J.Little 1849" on front. Owned by same family from at least 1849 to us. Haven't yet researched the MT mono to verify that same family. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Albert Coles Twist Handle Coin Silver Olive Spoon-Fork
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Albert Coles Twist Handle Coin Silver Olive Spoon-Fork
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Made by New York's Albert Coles c. 1860, whose three part pseudo hallmark is stamped on the reverse, this coin silver combined olive spoon and fork measures 9 3/4" long and weighs .9 T. oz.

It has a twist stem with a central disk. The spoon on one end is a modified shell form, while the fork has three trident tines. Both the spoon and fork are gold washed and have delicate engraved detailing, as does the central disk set midway along the handle.

It is without a monogram or removal and... Click for details

Albert Coles "Bead" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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2329f   $38.00

Albert Coles
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Measuring 8 5/16" long, and weighing 1.8 T. oz., this coin silver spoon was likely a place piece although it is essentially the size of today's tablespoon.

It was made by New York's Albert Coles, whose three part pseudo hallmark and name, "A. Coles," both appear on the backside of the handle.

The pattern is "Bead," which was a standard mid 19th century design. This example has a fancy, feathered script "W" engraved on the front.

It is in very good condition. There are no mars or... Click for details

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
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2316f   $250.00

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
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Marked "Sterling," these eight forks retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) are transition pieces between the coin and sterling silver standards. Each one measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs 11.6 T. oz.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned ends. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

The are in very good estate condition. There is slight... Click for details

Durgin "Bow" Flat Handle Coin Master Butter Knife
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2306f   $50.00

Durgin
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This "bow," "ribbon," or "knot" ("le cordon") pattern by Durgin and was one of the first line designs of that company.

This example is a 7" long, heavy at 1.5 T. oz., master butter knife. It has a solid silver flat handle and blade with a scalloped upper edge and engraved surface. The handle is inscribed in script "L.C.C. to L.A.C."

It is in very fine estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches on the blade, there are no signs of use, including no bends, burrs, or nicks. ... Click for details

Taylor & Hinsdale NYC "Shell End" Coin Tablespoon
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2305f   $65.00

Taylor & Hinsdale NYC
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Taylor & Hinsdale was a New York City partnership with dates 1804-29, with a branch in Newark, New Jersey 1804-10.

This 9" long, just touching 2.0 T. oz., tablespoon bears the firm's "T&H" stamp along with a "bust, lion, G" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his work on American coin silver marks identifies as possibly (William) Forbes. McGrew notes that "most pieces with this mark are Basket of Flowers or Sheaf of Wheat Patterns." This piece is somewhat in that category in that it has a... Click for details

"Bow" or "Ribbon" Coin Silver Engraved Pastry Fork
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2300f   $38.00


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This 6 5/16" long, just under .9 T. oz., pastry fork dates circa 1860. It is an early "bow," "ribbon," or "knot" ("le cordon") pattern that was originated by Durgin.

This is an especially engaging example of an early form. The working end has four tines, the lower one of which is wider and has a hooked tip. The heel is deep and sculpted, and it and the tines have bright cut and wriggle work engraving.

There is a script name which reads "Darn," "Dam" or something similar, on the... Click for details

C.&A.W. Johnson, Albany, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Tablespoon
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2284f   $40.00

C.&A.W. Johnson, Albany,
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Working with his brother, Alonzo, in Albany, New York, 1831-38, Chauncey Johnson is identified as a silversmith and jeweler.

In addition to the "C. & A.W. Johnson" for that partnership stamped on this 8 1/2" long, 1.5 T. oz., tablespoon, it also carries an "eagle, D, bust" pseudo hallmark. In his benchmark work on these marks, McGrew associates this with Hall and Hewson, also of Albany, which suggests a relationship between these two parties.

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Rare St. Louis Salt Spoon by Horace P. Woodbridge c1835
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Rare St. Louis Salt Spoon by Horace P. Woodbridge c1835
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Offered is a very scarce example of the work of little-known silversmith Horace P. Woodbridge, who appears to have worked in St. Louis around 1835. His mark is known on at least one piece that also bears a city mark of ST.LOUIS. See "Missouri's Silver Age" by Norman Mack, page 150. Mr. Woodbridge apparently died young at age 47; it is unknown how long he was able to make or mark silver. This salt spoon is quite small at about 3 1/2 inches in length, and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is... Click for details

J.C. Farnsworth, Boston, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Tablespoon
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2276f   $25.00

J.C. Farnsworth, Boston,
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This 8 5/8" long, 1.5 T. oz., "Fiddle Tipt" tablespoon dates from the 1840s and is marked "J.C. Farnsworth" and "Boston."

While born in 1799, John Carey Farnsworth's record as a jeweler and watchmaker in Boston is only documented from 1843 to 1857. For some of that time he was in partnership with Aaron Dennison and George Adams.

It is engraved "Elvira." in script on the front of the handle and is in very good condition. The bowl has a bit of tip wear and some very shallow dimpling in... Click for details

Pr. of tablespoons by Wm. Kendrick, KY
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4260   $100.00

Pr. of tablespoons by Wm. Kendrick, KY
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Fiddle, upturned handles, chamfered finsength 8-3/4", tipt, drop. Length 8-3/4". Wt. of pair 3.15 troy ounces. The monogram is a lengthwise script JEBP. Overall and mark condition are excellent (minor dents in bowls).

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