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John Cook, NYC, Weighty, late 1860s, Coin Silver Mug
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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John Cook, NYC, Weighty, late 1860s, Coin Silver Mug
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This coin silver mug stands 3 1/4" high, has a 2 3/4" top and a 2 7/8" bottom diameter, a maximum reach of 4" at the widest to the tip of the handle, and weighs 4.7 T. oz.

The underside is stamped "J" and "C," both in lozenges, joined by a circle. This is the emblem for New York's John Cook. Cook has a long pedigree in mid 19th century silver manufacturing, beginning with a role as shop foreman for William Gale and continuing with a partnership with Theodore Evans, and then as a solo... Click for details

Chased Bowl A. & W. Wood "Honeysuckle" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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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 "Honeysuckle" 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... Click for details

Heavy, Finely Made Pr. American Coin Silver Fiddlethread Table Knives
Silver : Coin Silver

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
Silver : Coin Silver

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
Silver : Coin Silver

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20150310-04   On Hold

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

Rare Early Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by William B. Guthrie
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150310-03   $65.00

Rare Early Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by William B. Guthrie
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Offered is a good early American coin silver tea spoon by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is typical of Guthrie's work, from the early form and period script monogram, to the distinctive roulette-work style engraved heel. This spoon has a good clear maker's mark and overall is in fair condition, with some wear and with the bowl a bit out of round, but with no major issues or repairs. This... Click for details

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Pair of Bethlehem, PA Teaspoons by John Matthew Miksch (Micksch)
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150310-02   $27.50

Pair of Bethlehem, PA Teaspoons by John Matthew Miksch (Micksch)
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Offered is a nice pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by John Matthew Miksh (or, as this maker's mark would have it, Micksch) of Bethlehem, PA. This pair measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the two spoons weigh about 28 grams altogether. Each spoon has a good clear mark and a lightly engraved, worn period script monogram. Condition is only fair overall, as each spoon has some wear and dings to the bowl and handle. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a nice pair of... Click for details

Fine Set of Five Delaware Coin Silver Spoons by Hannah Robinson
Silver : Coin Silver

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20150310-01   On Hold

Fine Set of Five Delaware Coin Silver Spoons by Hannah Robinson
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Offered is a fine set of five American coin silver teaspoons circa 1840-60 by noted female manufacturing silversmith and jeweler Hannah Robinson. She advertised in 1853 as a manufacture of silver spoons, among other items; these spoons were likely made in her workshop. These five teaspoons are each engraved SS in period script and each bears a relatively well-struck maker's mark of H.ROBINSON. The spoons average about 6 inches in length and together weigh about 98 grams. Condition ranges... Click for details

Important Fiddle and Shell Ladle by Charles Billon, Ca. 1800-22
Silver : Coin Silver

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20150308-01   On Hold

Important Fiddle and Shell Ladle by Charles Billon, Ca. 1800-22
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Offered is an important and rare American coin silver gravy or sauce ladle by silversmith and watchmaker Charles Frederic Billon. This ladle, which measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs 44 grams, is one of only a handful of extant pieces bearing Billon's maker's mark, and is the only fiddle and shell pattern piece to my knowledge. This ladle has a good legible maker's mark and is in good condition with moderate wear from normal use but no notable dents and no splits or repairs. ... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell "Olive" Coin Silver Shell Bowl Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2393f   $185.00

Farrington & Hunnewell
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An intermediate size, less than a full length soup and significantly larger than a gravy, this 9 3/8" long, substantial weight at 3.2 T. oz., piece may be a not-so-commonly found oyster or bouillon ladle.

The pattern is "Olive," a popular mid 19th century design, which in this case made by Boston's "Farrington & Hunnewell," whose "lion, F&H, bust" pseudo hallmark appears on the backside of the handle.

It has a particularly appealing 2 3/4" diameter, 3/8" deep, scallop shell bowl.

It... Click for details

Delaware Coin Silver Dessert Spoon Ca. 1813-26
Silver : Coin Silver

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Delaware Coin Silver Dessert Spoon Ca. 1813-26
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Offered is a fine early example of the work of well-known Wilmington, DE and later Philadelphia, PA silversmith and jeweler Henry J. Pepper. This piece bears one of Pepper's earlier marks (a relatively crude H*J*PEPPER), probably the one he began using at the same time as his H.I.PEPPER mark was still in use. The use of this early mark, the transitional squared shoulders on this piece, and the fact that it came from the same estate as some Hannah Robinson spoons, establish this dessert spoon... Click for details

Walking Liberty Half Dollar-- 1945 -Circulated
Silver : Coin Silver

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1287681   $7.25

Walking Liberty Half Dollar--  1945  -Circulated
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This is a Walking Liberty half dollar--1945--circulated. I cannot find the mint mark. The Philadelphia mint did not use a mint mark on Walking Liberty half dollars. So I assume this is a Philadelphia half dollar. Please look at both photos following this description and judge the coin for yourself. Although the picture is a little foggy.

U.S--. Barber 1912 S Half Dollar Coin--Circulated-- " Good Plus"
Silver : Coin Silver

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1287668   $16.00

U.S--. Barber  1912  S  Half Dollar Coin--Circulated--
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1912 S Barber Half Dollar -- Mintage: 1,370,000, Content: 90% silver 10% copper, Edge: Reeded, Mint: San Francisco, CA, Designer: Charles E. Barber. Please see both enlargements of this coin following this description. You may have to grade it for yourself. I am not expert on grading coins at all. Someone graded this coin as "Good Plus" before we acquired it.

1912 S Barber U.S. Half Dollar Coin, Circulated, Very Nice Coin
Silver : Coin Silver

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1287666   $17.00

1912  S  Barber   U.S. Half Dollar Coin,  Circulated,  Very Nice Coin
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1912 S Barber Half Dollar -- Content: 90% silver 10% copper Edge: Reeded Mint: San Francisco, CA Designer: Charles E. Barber Please look at both enlargements following this description and judge the grade yourself. I am not an expert on grading coins. Someone graded this coin as very good before we bought it. Please look at our other coins and currency. Thank you.

J. Wallace, Pittsburgh, Early 19th C. Large Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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J. Wallace, Pittsburgh, Early 19th C. Large Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Marked "J. Wallace" and with a symbol that John McGrew in his work on pseudo hallmarks identifies as the "Western eagle head" "from the frontier regions," this table or serving spoon measure 8 15/16" long and weighs just under 2.0 T. oz.

Dating from the first quarter of the 19th century, it has a plain, down turned end with a slightly tipt backside, high, sharply beveled wings off the bowl, and a pronounced drop on the bowl.

There is no monogram or removal.

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Heavy Bailey & Co. "French Thread" Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2376f   $38.00

Heavy Bailey & Co.
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Measuring 6 7/8" long and weighing slightly over 1.4 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Bailey & Co." for the Philadelphia manufacturer that eventually became the storied retailer "Bailey, Banks & Biddle."

It also carries the pseudo hallmark "lion, S, shield" identified as a standard mark used by Bailey for sterling, and introduced January 1, 1855. There is s second lion mark on this, which sources identify as possibly a second sterling designator. Previous to this, Bailey used a similar... Click for details

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