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Rare Early 19th Century Philadelphia Teaspoon - David Kelley c.1810-15
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-08   $27.50


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Offered is a scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith and jeweler David Kelley, whose biographical information appears following the description of this piece. This piece is decorated with a lovely period engraved script monogram of "AK" and bears a well-struck maker's mark for Kelley. This is only the second Kelley spoon I've come across. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair at best with a lot of dings and... Click for details

Nice Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Jacob Stockman of Philadelphia c1832-50
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-02   $12.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Jacob Stockman, working alone and in partnership circa 1819 to 1850 as a silversmith and pencil and thimble maker, and from 1850-55 as a pencil-maker and jeweler. This spoon probably dates to the 1832-50 period by style; Stockman was working alone during this period and produced much of his work then. This piece bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 3 3/4... Click for details

Rare Montrose, Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by Bentley & Read
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-01   $25.00


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Offered is a great and scarce American coin silver spoon from Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA. This piece bears the mark of the partnership of Bentley & Read, successors to Bentley & Mitchell, who were in turn successors to Asa Hartshorn. Little has been documented about Bentley & Read, but they were active in the 1850s as a fire started in or near their shop in 1854. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest tip... Click for details

Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon by William Haverstick Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-03   Sold


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Offered is a scarce example of a transitional fiddle pattern early 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by William Haverstick, Jr., with die-struck "sheaf-of-wheat" decoration to the back of the bowl. The Haverstick family may have been the only Americans to have used a sheaf of wheat pictureback decoration on some of their spoons; many birdbacks are known, but the wheat-back spoons are somewhat less common. This teaspoon has a legible maker's mark and a period engraved block initial... Click for details

Solve This Late 18th Century American Mystery Mark and Win a Prize!
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-UNK   Not For Sale


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Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there. This piece measures about 9 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It is marked I*C in an irregular punch. The engraving and monogram are in... Click for details

Teapot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Philadelphia, circa 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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5277   $3,125.00


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Marked twice on bottom J(pellet)R. Sides divided into eight panels. Silver urn finial. Wood handle. Height 7". Maximum horizontal dimension 13-1/4". Total weight 20.1 troy ounces.The monogram is a script EM on one side. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Coffee pot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., ca 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5276   $4,500.00


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Marked twice on bottom J(pellet)R. Sides with eight panels. Silver urn finial. Wood handle. Height 13". Maximum horizontal dimension 12". Weight (total 36.2 troy ounces. The monogram on one side is a script EM. Overall and mark condition are excellent (one pin prick dent on the side).

Sugar tongs by G.W.Striker, New York, circa 1830
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5284   $75.00


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Shell grips, rounded fins. Length 6-3/4". Weight 1-2/3 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is script? KC de S. Overall and mark condition are excellent. Medium tension.

Sugar tongs by Stebbins & Howe, New York, circa 1830's
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5283  


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Shell grips, rounded fins. length 6-3/8". Weight 1 troy ounce. The monogram at the bow is a script JH. Overall and mark condition are excellent. Tension is medium.

Child's cup, unmarked, circa 1860. Repousse
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5282   $295.00


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Double scroll handle. On ring base. Beading at top and bottom. Height to top of handle 4-1/4". Height to top of cup 4". Mouth diameter 3-3/8". Base diameter 2-5/16". The monogram in the reserve on the front of the cup is "Sarah Southmayd Allen/from her aunt/S.A.S." overall condition is excellent.

L. Heck, Lancaster, PA, 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Old Friends  
2866f   On Hold

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This 8 1/2" long, 1.6 T. oz., table or place spoon is marked "L. Heck" for Lewis or Ludwig. The volume "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania" by Vivian Gerstell lists his dates as 1755-1817, first showing up in tax records in 1778.

Gerstell also notes that he "held various positions in the community," indicating he was a person of standing and good reputation, and she illustrates both hollow and flatware made by him.

This piece dates late eighteenth century. It is a "Pointed... Click for details

Exquisite Coin Silver Basket of Flowers Pattern Sugar Tongs c. 1825-35
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161002-01   $120.00


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Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-03   $17.50


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Offered is a nice Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by silversmith William Baily, Jr., bearing a specimen example of his early mark, with the Jr. being used while his father (also a silversmith) was still alive. This piece probably dates prior to 1835. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some dimpling to the bowl and some ripples in the handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Philadelphia silver!

Gorham & Co. "Bead" Solid Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2850f   $46.00


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This 7 3/8" long, slightly over 1.0 T. oz., youth knife is an early example of "Bead."

It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.

Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.

It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs. There are... Click for details

Henry Hebbard "Grecian" Coin Silver Figural Sugar Sifter
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2842f   $150.00


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A large item, this sugar sifter measures 7" long and has a round, pierced bowl that is 2 3/8" in diameter and 5/8" deep. It is substantial weight at 1.9 T. oz.

The pattern is "Grecian" originated by Henry Hebbard, as evidenced by the "H.H. Pat. [1]862" imprinted on the backside. Early versions like this were frequently retailed by Tiffany, while the design itself became part of the Whiting stable of patterns circa 1882.

The motif features two figures. One is a ram's head placed at the... Click for details

Tiffany "Olive" Flat Handle Coin Silver Tea Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2836f   $50.00


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This 7 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., tea or dessert knife is unusual in several regards.

One, it is an example of Tiffany retailed coin silver. Early to adopt a sterling standard, coin instances perforce go deep into the history of that storied company.

Second, it an "Olive" pattern, which is one not commonly found among Tiffany's offerings.

Lastly the maker is unknown, with this only marked "Tiffany & Co." on the backside of the blade, and absent a manufacturer's identification that... Click for details

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