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Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Stuffing Spn, 1816
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160501-02   $135.00

Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Stuffing Spn, 1816
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Offered is a very fine large Georgian sterling silver stuffing spoon or platter spoon made by Edinburgh silversmith William Marshall and hallmarked for 1816-17. Scottish silver platter spoons are harder to find than English examples, and this one is in good condition, with no splits or repairs. There is one very small and shallow dimple in the bowl, and one tiny scratch on the handle. This piece bears clear hallmarks and a well-struck maker's mark, and it is also engraved with a period script... Click for details

Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Francis Clark with Rare Cincinnati City Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160501-01   $195.00

Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Francis Clark with Rare Cincinnati City Mark
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Offered is a fine American coin silver soup ladle by little-known Cincinnati silversmith Francis Clark, working only from about 1846-50. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 156 grams. It features period engraving of "M. S. Smith" presumably for the original owner. The unusual thing about this piece is that it bears a well-struck city mark of CINCINNATI in addition to the maker's mark. Condition on this piece is good, with no dents, splits or repairs; however, the... Click for details

Elegant Albert Coles Bright Cut Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2712f   On Hold

Elegant Albert Coles Bright Cut Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
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By the time this 7" long, relatively weighty at 1.8 T. oz., gravy ladle was manufactured c. 1865, by Albert Coles, the firm was long-established and had honed its capacities as a quality producer.

The refinement of the firm's output shows fully in this relatively simple, but exquisitely finished, item.

The handle is flat, with a graceful curve and essentially chiseled shape on its terminus and borders. The surface is finely engraved in bright cut and wriggle work featuring a dominant... Click for details

6 Tablespoons by Deschamps, Phila., circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5245   $290.00

6 Tablespoons by Deschamps, Phila., circa 1850
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Marked F.O.DESCHAMPS in a serrated rectangle. Also marked STANDARD in a rectangle. Fiddle, sharp fins, drop. Length 8-7/8", Weight 1. troy ounces each. The monogram is a script CED (not sure of the D). Overall and mark condition are near mint

Rare Mark, P.L. Taylor & Jones, "Tipt End" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2697f   $42.00

Rare Mark, P.L. Taylor & Jones,
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Multiple sources list silversmith and merchant Pardon L. Taylor, as born in Providence, Rhode Island, 1824, and working in Brooklyn, New York, where he died in 1860.

No reference, however, documents the "P.L. Taylor & Jones" mark on this large, 8 7/8" long, significant weight, 1.6 T. oz., "Tipt End" table or serving spoon, suggesting it was, like the man himself, a short-lived enterprise, and thus rare.

The piece is a superb example of what it is. Carefully honed and crafted, it... Click for details

Set of 5 Massive Hourglass Pattern Coin Silver Tablespoons by Thibault
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160409-01   $425.00

Set of 5 Massive Hourglass Pattern Coin Silver Tablespoons by Thibault
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Offered is an exceptional set of five American coin silver table spoons in the rare (for American silver this early) Regency pattern "Hourglass", with Union Shell heels. This pattern is very similar to the Kings and Queens or Rosette patterns, and is distinguished primarily by the hourglass device partway down the handle. These pieces, bearing the maker's mark of the Thibault family of silversmiths (Felix, Francis and Frederick, brothers, and possibly Francis Sr., the father), working in... Click for details

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Rare Set of 6 Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoons Assay Marked - 1819
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160408-02   $275.00

Rare Set of 6 Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoons Assay Marked - 1819
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Offered is a very fine and rare set of six early American coin silver dessert spoons bearing the maker's mark of Andrew Ellicott Warner, Sr., and fully marked with Baltimore assay marks for the year 1819. It is challenging to find a complete set of dessert spoons this far back, much less a set with Baltimore assay office hallmarks. This substantial set bears clear marks on each spoon, as well as a period script monogram. The spoons average about 7 3/8 inches in length, and they weigh about... Click for details

Scarce Baltimore Coin Silver Soup Ladle With Assay Marks for 1815
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160408-01   Sold

Scarce Baltimore Coin Silver Soup Ladle With Assay Marks for 1815
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Offered is a scarce example of a large American coin silver serving piece, in this case a soup ladle, bearing Baltimore assay office hallmarks for 1815. This piece was made by silversmith Jacob Walter (1782-1869), whose work is seen occasionally. This ladle has good clear marks and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 12 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 184 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some modest surface wear and some notable dimples to the bowl, but no splits... Click for details

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2690f   $145.00

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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Octagonal in shape, this mug is slightly diminutive. It stands 3" to the rim, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed bottom that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number... Click for details

Charles Shaver "Leaf" Flat Handle Coin Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2688f   On Hold

Charles Shaver
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Very much a pattern reflecting mid 19th century design sensibilities, the imagery on this 7 1/2" long, 1.1 T. oz., master butter knife is reminiscent of contemporaneous "Jenny Lind" and various "Leaf" interpretations.

The "crown, S, eagle" pseudo hallmark stamped on the blade was one of three used by Utica, New York's Charles C. Shaver. A major producer, Shaver "also maintained a large retail operation" according to silver authority Dorothy Rainwater.

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Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by August Jarecki of Erie
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-03   $25.00

Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by August Jarecki of Erie
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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Erie, PA jeweler August Jarecki, circa 1850-65. Jarecki and his family emigrated from Posen, Prussia around 1849, and his father Charles was a goldsmith who worked with August until his death in 1878. August's brothers Charles and Henry started the Jarecki Iron Foundry in Erie. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is in good condition, with modest wear and no dents, splits or repairs. This spoon... Click for details

Set of Three Rare Early Teaspoons by Henry Biershing of Hagerstown MD
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-02   $125.00

Set of Three Rare Early Teaspoons by Henry Biershing of Hagerstown MD
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Offered is a lovely set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length and weigh about 36 grams altogether. They each have a period engraved block monogram and a clear maker's mark of H:B in a rectangle. They would most likely date to the first ten or fifteen years... Click for details

Fine Cincinnati Coin Silver Twist Handle Olive Spoon or Bar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-01   Sold

Fine Cincinnati Coin Silver Twist Handle Olive Spoon or Bar Spoon
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Offered is a nice American coin silver twist handled olive spoon or bar spoon (makes a great drink mixer these days!) by Clemens Hellebush, working in Cincinnati circa 1866-93. This piece most likely dates to the 1866-75 period. This piece bears a period engraved script monogram and a clear maker's mark. It measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver!

J. Moulton, Newburyport, MA, Very Clean Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2686f   $45.00

J. Moulton, Newburyport, MA, Very Clean Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Last of a storied family of Massachusetts silversmiths that included several Josephs and Williams, the Moulton history traces to the 17th century. Born in 1814 and living until 1903, the Joseph Moulton who made this nearly 9" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., tablespoon, brought the family name into a fourth century.

Sold to Towle and Jones in 1860, Moulton's business formed the bedrock of the firm that eventually became Towle Silversmiths.

That Joseph was a capable craftsman is... Click for details

Very Early Columbus or Wooster, OH Condiment Spoon by Lindel Sprague
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160405-02   $65.00

Very Early Columbus or Wooster, OH Condiment Spoon by Lindel Sprague
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Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820. He... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Sauce Ladle by George W. McDannold of Kentucky
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160405-01   Sold

Southern Coin Silver Sauce Ladle by George W. McDannold of Kentucky
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Offered is a good American coin silver sauce ladle by well-known Southern silversmith George W. McDannold of Kentucky, ca 1829-50. This piece bears a maker's mark of G.W.McDANNOLD in a rectangular, non-serrated punch for George W. McDannold, working in Mt. Sterling circa 1829 to ? and then Covington circa 1848-63. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 34 grams. Condition overall is good, with a dimple or two to the bowl and a slightly over-polished surface, but no... Click for details

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