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Braverman & Levy "Olive" by Gorham Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3082f   On Hold

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Braverman & Levy
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A particularly early piece in the history of California silver, this item is stamped "Braverman & Levy" for the San Francisco firm with dates c. 1856-81, as well as the three part "lion, anchor, G" hallmark of Gorham.

The pattern is Gorham's version of "Olive," first issued in 1865, and given this is coin rather sterling silver, it dates no later than 1868.

It is an 8 5/8" long, 1.9 T. oz., table or place spoon.

It retains excellent pattern detail and has a well-shaped bowl that is... Click for details

Fine Pair of 1770s or 1780s Sugar Tongs by William Hollingshead, Phila
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20170416-02   Sold

Fine Pair of 1770s or 1780s Sugar Tongs by William Hollingshead, Phila
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Offered is an excellent pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Hollingshead (1728 - 1800), working in that town circa 1748 to 1787. A fair amount of important 18th Century American silver bears his mark. This pair of sugar tongs would date to the late 1770s or 1780s, and is in excellent condition, with no bends, dents, splits or repairs. It has a clear maker's mark inside the bow and a period set of engraved block initials on the outside of... Click for details

Excellent Pair of Kings Husk Pattern Dessert Forks by Benjamin Gurnee
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170416-01   $85.00

Excellent Pair of Kings Husk Pattern Dessert Forks by Benjamin Gurnee
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Offered is a lovely and well-made pair of American coin silver dessert or table forks in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of these pieces. These forks are exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing a total of 106 grams, or more than three troy ounces, for the pair. Each is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and each bears Gurnee's mark and... Click for details

Four Gerrish "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons, Engraved "Pote"
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3077f   $60.00

Four Gerrish
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Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oliver Gerrish established himself as an able silversmith and jeweler in not far distant in Portland, Maine.

These four, matching, generously sized, 6 1/8" long, 2.5 T. oz. the lot, teaspoons bear his mark and have a second provenance in the inscriptions on the backsides, which read, "J.S. Pote" in script.

They are in choice condition, showing no wear and having bright finishes. The pointed tip bowls remained well-shaped and are free of dents, burrs,... Click for details

Soup ladle marked E.JACCARD&Co ST LOUIS, circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5306   $215.00

Soup ladle marked E.JACCARD&Co ST LOUIS, circa 1850
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Fluted, shaped bowl (somewhat similar to Gorham Josephine). Length 12-1/2". Weight 5.95 troy ounces.The monogram is a script MAK. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

Sugar tongs by Gerrit Schanck, NY, circa 1790
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Gebelein  
5314   $430.00

Sugar tongs by Gerrit Schanck, NY, circa 1790
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Bright cut. Marked inside each arm, including eagle. Acquired 1933 by Metropolitan Museum of Art 1933 from Clearwater. Deaccessioned. Length 6-3/8". Weight 1.15 troy ounces. The monogram is a block B(pellet)R(pellet)D at the bow. Overall and mark condition are excellent (good tension).

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6 Teaspoons marked D.B. Miller, Boston, c. 1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5307   $75.00

6 Teaspoons marked D.B. Miller, Boston, c. 1840's
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Downturned fiddle, rounded fins, tipt on back. Mark is D.B.MILLER in a rectangle. Length 5-3/4" Weight of 6=2-1/2 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition good-excellent.

Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Berry Spoon, George Webb Retailer
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3072f   $68.00

Gorham
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Gorham's "Grecian" was an early line pattern in the history of that company, patented in 1861, as indicated by the stamp on the reverse of this 8 5/8" long, approximately 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon.

Other marks include a "lion, anchor, G," and the name of the retailer, Baltimore's "Geo. Webb & Co."

The design incorporates a large, fan-like, anthemion end attached to a tubular handle. The backside of the anthemion is plain with a leafy border, and never monogrammed.

The bowl is melon... Click for details

J.R. Connell Aesthetic Engraved Coin Silver Pie Server
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J.R. Connell Aesthetic Engraved Coin Silver Pie Server
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This pie or pastry server measures 8 7/8" long and has a blade that is 4 1/2" by 2 1/2" at the widest. Although it weighs just over 1.5 T. oz., it has a light feel.

It is stamped "J.R. Connell" and "coin" on the handle backside. Likely the retailer, Connell does not readily show up in references, although Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silver" has an entry for "John Connell," listed as a merchant, no mark shown.

The handle is a "Reverse Tipt" with an engraved front. The design is... Click for details

C.E. Keyser, Leipzig, 800 Standard Silver Wine Caddy or Plate
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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3069f   $75.00

C.E. Keyser, Leipzig, 800 Standard Silver Wine Caddy or Plate
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Dating from around the turn of the 20th century, this item measures 6" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Flat bottomed, it has an upraised, 1" wide, bowed and scalloped edge rim that is embossed with a repeating acanthus leaf and gadroon motif.

This is high fashion and complimented by a fancy leaf style lettered "EGD" monogram.

It could be a plate or equally serve as a wine caddy, of a size that could accommodate either a 750 ml or 1.5 liter bottle.

It is stamped on the underside for... Click for details

Gale Wood & Hughes "Fiddle Thread" Embellished Coin Silver Place Spoon
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3064f   $48.00

Gale Wood & Hughes
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Measuring 8 1/4" long, and weighty at 1.9 T. oz., this tablespoon in today's usage, would have been a place piece in its 1833-45 period according to one source, 1841-45 to another.

Marked "G.W & H" and with "bust" and "eagle" pseudo hallmarks, it was made by the firm of Gale, Wood and Hughes, one of the numerous partnerships that New York City's William Gale established.

The pattern is a "Fiddle Thread," aka "French Thread," and in this regard not much to be distinguished from other good... Click for details

I. Reed & Son, Philadelphia, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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3059f   $18.00

I. Reed & Son, Philadelphia,
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In her work on Philadelphia silversmiths, Catherine Hollan indicates I[saac] Reed & Son may represent a partnership with "Osmond," 1830-40, or "G. Washington," 1844-53.

The "Reverse Tipt" design on the handle of this 5 1/2" long, not quite .5 T. oz., teaspoon which carries this mark, suggests the earlier years.

The piece presents in a diminutive manner that in its delicacy is appealing. It has a broad handle end, with high, beveled "fins" off the join with the bowl.

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Stieff "Williamsburg Queen Anne" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3058f   $95.00

Stieff
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Marked on the reverse "Stieff - Sterling" and with an oval emblem with a "CW" inside it, this fork was one in a line of reproduction silver made for and sold exclusively by Colonial Williamsburg.

The pattern is "Queen Anne" which has a broad rounded end, upturned handle, narrow stem, and a mid rib. The backside is plain, save for the marks.

This piece is a four-tine cold meat fork that measures 8 1/2" long and weighs a robust 2.3 T. oz.

It was never monogrammed and is in excellent... Click for details

Albert Coles Twist Handle Engraved "Mary" Coin Silver Egg Spoon
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3040f   $28.00

Albert Coles Twist Handle Engraved
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A charming mid 19th century coin silver piece, this egg spoon reflects the design sensibilities of its period.

It was made by Albert Coles of New York City, whose three-part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem appears on the backside.

It measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over .5 T. oz., which is relatively heavy for its size.

The center portion of the handle is twisted while the sculpted edge upper end is extensively bright cut and engraved in line pattern, front and back sides.

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Heavy Decorated Bailey & Co./George Sharp Dessert or Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20170311-25   Sold

Heavy Decorated Bailey & Co./George Sharp Dessert or Ice Cream Spoon
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Offered is a heavy and nicely decorated American coin silver dessert or ice cream spoon by George Sharp and retailed by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, circa the 1855-70 timeframe. This piece has a strong stem, pointed tip and sleek bowl, indicating it was expected to be able to bear stress in use. The spoon is nicely engraved with a quilted pattern to the fore, excepting only a reserve for the period engraved monogram. The maker's marks and retailer's marks are well struck and legible. This... Click for details

Early (c. 1760-80) Coin Silver Spoon with Maker's Mark BB (Perhaps)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20170311-24   $27.50

Early (c. 1760-80) Coin Silver Spoon with Maker's Mark BB (Perhaps)
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Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the... Click for details

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