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Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150419-01   $50.00

Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
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Offered is a fine and rare group of three American coin silver teaspoons by little-known silversmith, jeweler and clock and watch maker Michael Bush, working in Easton, Pennsylvania circa 1831. His available biographical information appears below. These spoons average about 6 1/8 inches in length and the three together weigh about 46 grams. There is no monogram or sign of erasure on any of the spoons. Condition is fair, with modest tip wear and dents and dings to the bowls. The maker's mark... Click for details

A. & W. Wood "Dew Drop" Coin Silver Youth Fork and Knife
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2433f   $65.00

A. & W. Wood
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Abraham & William Wood, New York City, originated the "Dew Drop" pattern that was later produced by Coles & Reynolds and eventually George Shiebler.

This coin silver youth fork and knife combination are early items, unmarked saved for the retailer, "H. Hotchkiss," a Buffalo, New York, jeweler.

The fork measures 6 7/8" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz., while the flat handle, solid silver blade, knife measures 7 1/4" and weighs 1.0 T. oz.

Each piece is inscribed in script "F.H.... Click for details

Large Albert Coles "Grape" Twist Handle Coin Cheese Scoop
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2428f   $145.00

Large Albert Coles
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Measuring 9" long, this cheese server is comprised of a solid handle and scoop joined to a hollow handle. It weighs 2.0 T. oz., which includes the fill in the handle, but to be sure, the solid portions of the piece are the substantial portion of the weight.

Made by Albert Coles, the pattern is a "Grape." A common motif for the c. 1860 period of this, this particular version is singular to Coles and quite a detailed and artful expression of this design.

There is a a small, Old English... Click for details

Fiddlethread Coin Silver Youth Fork by Brown & Kirby, New Haven, CT
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150405-02   $18.00

Fiddlethread Coin Silver Youth Fork by Brown & Kirby, New Haven, CT
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Offered is a good American coin silver youth fork in the fiddlethread pattern, by Brown & Kirby of New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1834-50 or perhaps 57. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition is fair, with a little tine wear and a couple of scratches above the engraved period script owner's name of Printup. This is an unusual name, and perhaps the original owner's family can be traced in New Haven. All in all a nice little coin silver... Click for details

Evansville, Indiana Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1860-67, G. A. Bittrolff & Co.
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150405-01   $15.00

Evansville, Indiana Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1860-67, G. A. Bittrolff & Co.
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Offered is an early silver teaspoon made by Wood & Hughes and retailed by Evansville, IN jeweler G.A. Bittrolff & Co., circa 1860-67. Mr. Bittrolff's biographical information appears below. This spoon was made during the transition from coin silver to the sterling standard. It measures about 6 inches in length, and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings to the bowl and a slight wave in the handle. The marks are clear and legible. All in all a nice Indiana piece! The... Click for details

Henry Hebbard New York City "Leaf" Coin silver Master Salt Spoon
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2420f   $24.00

Henry Hebbard New York City
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A generously sized master salt spoon, this piece measures 3 7/8" long and weighs just under .5 T. oz.

It is stamped "H H & Co" for Henry Hebbard. Other marks include "Patent 185x," "I," and the retailer's name, "H. Salisbury & Co" for the New York City jeweler.

It is a "Leaf" pattern, similar to contemporaneous designs produced by such other manufacturers as Albert Coles, Polhmanus, William Gale, and Gorham, which company called its design "Josephine." The leaf motif appears on the... Click for details

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Fine Pr of Fancy Pattern Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Wood & Hughes
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-06   Sold

Fine Pr of Fancy Pattern Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Wood & Hughes
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Offered is a fine pair of American coin silver master salt spoons, executed by Wood & Hughes in a fancy pattern, for which I've not found a name. These spoons are in good condition, with little wear to the pattern, and a fair amount of gilding remaining to the bowls, especially on one spoon. The spoons are free of dents, splits or repairs. Each is engraved Mary in period script, and each bears the maker's mark of Wood & Hughes. These spoons average about 3 7/8 inches in length, and weigh 22... Click for details

Finely Made Harrisburg, PA Tablespoon by Joseph Doll, Circa 1810
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20150403-05   On Hold

Finely Made Harrisburg, PA Tablespoon by Joseph Doll, Circa 1810
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tablespoon by noted Harrisburg, Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Joseph Doll, who worked in Harrisburg from about 1795 to his death in 1818. Doll was probably born in Lancaster in 1768, and was located on Second Street in Harrisburg by 1797. Silver bearing his mark is comparatively uncommon and is uniformly well executed. He is better known for his cased clocks, and perhaps known even more widely as a musical adapter and composer -... Click for details

Early Dayton, Ohio Coin Silver Tablespoon by Best & Son, Circa 1860
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-04   $37.50

Early Dayton, Ohio Coin Silver Tablespoon by Best & Son, Circa 1860
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Offered is a good American coin silver tablespoon by the Dayton, Ohio firm of Best & Son, circa 1860. This piece measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. It is engraved "Smith" in period script for the original owner(s), and bears the makers' mark of BEST&SON in a rectangular punch. Condition is good overall, with some minor surface wear and a few dings and dimples to the bowl and handle; there are no splits or repairs. The maker's mark is well-struck and legible. ... Click for details

Fine Early Pair of Xenia, Ohio Coin Silver Spoons by William T. Stark
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-03   Sold

Fine Early Pair of Xenia, Ohio Coin Silver Spoons by William T. Stark
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Offered is a fine and scarce pair of early Xenia (Greene County), Ohio coin silver teaspoons circa 1816-35 (see biographical information below) by William T. Stark. Although Stark seems to have had a long working life, by style these spoons should be no later than about 1830. Each spoon has a good clear maker's mark and a nicely engraved period script owner's initials. Both teaspoons are in overall good condition, with some dimples to the bowl but no large dents and no splits or repairs. This... Click for details

Early Harrisburg, PA Teaspoon by Joseph Doll, Circa 1810-18
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-02   On Hold

Early Harrisburg, PA Teaspoon by Joseph Doll, Circa 1810-18
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by noted Harrisburg, Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Joseph Doll, who worked in Harrisburg from about 1795 to his death in 1818. Doll was probably born in Lancaster in 1768, and was located on Second Street in Harrisburg by 1797. Silver bearing his mark is comparatively uncommon and is uniformly well executed. He is better known for his cased clocks, and perhaps known even more widely as a musical adapter and composer -... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Joseph M. Freeman of Norfolk, VA
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150403-01   Sold

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Joseph M. Freeman of Norfolk, VA
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Offered is a fine Southern coin silver sugar tongs by noted Norfolk, VA silversmith and jeweler Joseph Mosely Freeman, working in Norfolk alone or in partnership for most of the years between 1828 and 1871. These tongs have distinctive shoulders and are marked J.M.FREEMAN alone, and so probably date prior to his partnership with his son, and outside the dates of his other partnerships. Joseph Freeman was working alone between 1828 and 1832, 1836 to 1840, and 1844 to 1850. The most likely date... Click for details

Chased Bowl A. & W. Wood "Dew Drop" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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2407f   On Hold

Chased Bowl A. & W. Wood
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The pattern on this 8 3/4" long, just under 1.8 T. oz., c. 1860, coin silver berry spoon is "Dew Drop" made by A.& W. Wood of New York City. It is stamped "A.C. Benedict 28 Bowery" for the NYC retailer.

It is a particularly elegant piece. The bowl has a crimped and scalloped edge with a chased and engraved, gold washed, interior.

The handle is of a scale that shows the details of the pattern to advantage. It is engraved "Maggie" in handsome, embellished lettering.

It is in mint,... Click for details

Heavy, Finely Made Pr. American Coin Silver Fiddlethread Table Knives
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150317-01   Sold

Heavy, Finely Made Pr. American Coin Silver Fiddlethread Table Knives
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Offered is a superb pair of American coin silver table knives in the fiddle and thread or fiddlethread pattern, made circa 1852-65 by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia. This date range is the most likely as the knives bear marks indicating manufacture under the supervision of noted silversmith George Sharp, who worked for Bailey & Co. for a period between 1852 or 1853 to the mid-1860s. More on the firm follows description of the knives. This pair of knives are solid handled, rather than filled or... Click for details

Fine Set of Six Zanesville, Ohio Coin Silver Spoons by Henry Safford
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150315-01   $135.00

Fine Set of Six Zanesville, Ohio Coin Silver Spoons by Henry Safford
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Offered is a fine set of six American coin silver teaspoons by noted early small-town Ohio silversmith Henry (Harry) Safford. Biographical information on Mr. Safford follows discussion of the spoons. These teaspoons each bear a period engraved script monogram, and each also has a good clear maker's mark. The six spoons average about six inches in length, and the total weight for the set is about 120 grams. Condition overall is very good, with little wear and no dings aside from a shallow... Click for details

Rare Savannah, Georgia Coin Silver Spoon by John Pearson Circa 1810
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150310-04   Sold

Rare Savannah, Georgia Coin Silver Spoon by John Pearson Circa 1810
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Offered is a fine and very scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known Savannah, GA silversmith and jeweler John Pearson. This piece bears a clear maker's mark of I.PEARSON in a rectangular punch; it may be one of Pearson's earliest marks, though the spoon should date to about 1810 based on the style. This spoon also has a well-executed period script monogram. The spoon measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good overall, with only... Click for details

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