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Gould, Stowell & Ward, Baltimore, "Grape" 11-12 Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3711f   $165.00


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Lengthy at 11 1/8," and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this fish slice traces to Baltimore, 1855-58.

It is marked for the partnership of "Gould, Stowell & Ward," which was one of the associations in which James Gould, born 1795 in Salem, Massachusetts, participated as a principal.

Other marks are "Baltimore," "Patent 1850," and "11-12," for the local assay mark, which at .917 is midway between coin and sterling silver.

The pattern is a "Grape" or "Grapevine" on something of an "Olive" background... Click for details

Pelletreau & Upson, NYC, "Kings" Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3708f   $46.00


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From a family of silversmiths from Southampton and New York, New York, Maltby Pelletreau also had business links with Charleston, South Carolina, through one of his multiple partnerships.

This example of his work, a 6 3/4" long, 1.4 T. oz., place or dessert spoon, is marked "P&U" for his brief time c. 1824 with Stephen Upson in NYC.

It also carries a "lion, bust, C" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver places with numerous retailers,... Click for details

E.A. Tyler, New Orleans, "Keystone" Solid Sterling Silver Crumber
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3704f   $235.00


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A Bostonian by birth who apprenticed in Belfast, Maine for four years beginning when he was nineteen, Edward A. Tyler subsequently (1838) established himself and a successful business in New Orleans, Louisiana, which operation became "large and at one time or another employed a number of silversmiths." (Biographical material sourced from Crescent City Silver published by The Historic New Orleans Collection.)

This item, which is stamped "E.A. Tyler," along with "Sterling," and... Click for details

Bailey & Co., George Sharp, Repousse w/Greek Key Coin Silver Ewer
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3701f   $345.00


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A lofty item, this ewer (pitcher) stands 8 3/4" tall to the highest point of the lip, rests on a pedestal base that is 3 3/16" in diameter, and weighs approximately 9.0 T. oz.

It dates from the mid 19th century and carries multiple marks, which include "Bailey & Co. Chestnut St. Phila." in an arc around "136," which was the number for the building the firm occupied 1848-56. Additionally, there is a "lion, S, shield" pseudo hallmark flanked by two more lions.

The shield is thought to... Click for details

Pair R.&W. Wilson, Philadelphia, "Tipt" End Coin Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3698f   $34.00


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With dates largely corresponding to the second quarter of the 19th century, the Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson was a significant manufacturer, producing a wide array of silver flat and hollow ware.

While modest and unpresuming in terms of function, size, and design, this pair of matching, 3 3/4" long, .5 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons nonetheless reflect the full quality of craft for which the firm was known.

They have broad, upturned, "Tipt" ends, beveled edge... Click for details

J. & I. Cox , New York, Pair "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3693f   $24.00


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This pair of 5 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz. combined, coin silver teaspoons are marked "J & I C & C" for the partnership of brothers John and James Cox who worked during the second quarter of the 19th century, from 1817 on, and was continued by John after James' death in 1852.

The style suggests a date from early in their history. They have slender shanks, down turned, "Reverse Tipt," ends, and exposed drops on the heel reverses.

Each one is engraved in a fancy, feathered script, "TM" monogram... Click for details

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181112-01   $225.00


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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

Perry O. Daniel (O'Daniel), Phila., "Tipt" Coin Silver Place Spoon x 2
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3685f   $28.00


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Measuring 8 1/4" long and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this would have been an individual place spoon in its circa 1840 period, but is equivalent size to today's tablespoon.

A "Tipt" or "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, it is marked "Perry O. Daniel" and "Standard," which is a regional term for coin silver.

Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies the maker as Oliver Perry O'Daniel, born in Wilmington, Delaware, and working in Philadelphia 1836-52.

It has high, angled and... Click for details

Very Early Pointed-End Delaware Coin Silver Spoon, H. J. Pepper c.1811
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181110-02   Sold


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Offered is perhaps the earliest known piece by noted silversmith Henry J. Pepper, at least by style - certainly it is the earliest I've come across. This piece is a pointed-end teaspoon bearing a period engraved script monogram and a clear mark of H.I.PEPPER, Henry's early mark used pretty much exclusively during his Delaware period (1811-26). It would fit that this teaspoon was made prior to 1815. Please take a look at all the pictures. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and... Click for details

Pair of tablespoons by Farrington&Hunnewell,Boston,1860's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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5446   $80.00


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Double swell, tipt on top, rounded fins. Length 9". Weight 1.85 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script A.H.C. Overall and mark condition are excellent (bowl tips mint).

Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by John McMullin, Circa 1820
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181110-01   $22.50


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Offered is a very good American coin silver tablespoon circa 1820 by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (b. 1765 - d. 1843), and bearing one of several maker's marks he used, as well as a "four balls" journeyman's mark seen on his silver from time to time, alone or with other similar marks. This piece has a clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of EMM. Please review all the pictures. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is... Click for details

Gorgeous Pair of Gilt Southern Coin Silver Dessert Spns, Seraphim Masi
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-04   Sold


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Offered is an incredible pair of heavy silver-gilt dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces.

These dessert spoons are engraved with a period monogram and have extremely clear maker's marks. They are heavier than normal, and entirely gilt. They measure about 7 inches in length, and the... 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 Mustard Spoon and Salt Spoon by Seraphim Masi
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20181107-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice group of two Washington, DC coin silver condiment spoons by silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver from DC, descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces. This listing consists of a salt spoon and a long-handled condiment spoon, probably for dry mustard. Each piece has Masi's maker's mark, and the same engraved period monogram. The salt spoon... 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   $135.00


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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

Ball Tompkins & Black, William Forbes, Cow Top Coin Silver Butter Dish
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3680f   $575.00


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This item is a three piece, base, liner, and lid, coin silver, butter dish.

The bottom measures 6 1/4" across, stands 1 1/2" high on a rimmed base, and weighs 5.9 T. oz. The fitted liner is 5 1/2" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Lastly the lid is also 5 1/2" wide, 2 3/4" high to the top, and weighs 6.3 T. oz.

Relatively plain, the top has a cast cow finial attached by a threaded extension and thumb screw on the underside.

A favored design element of its period, this cow is particularly... Click for details

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