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Superb Pair of Decorated Philadelphia Silver Sugar Tongs, Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180218-01   $135.00


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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell Mid 19th C. Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3419f   $65.00


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Measuring 7" long and weighing not quite 1.0 T. oz., this preserve or jelly spoon traces to Boston, circa 1860.

It is stamped ". F&H ." for Farrington & Hunnewell, along with "Pure-Coin," which is a New England regional term designating the silver content.

The arched handle has a fan-shaped end, which along with the main shank, is finely engraved in an intricate leaf and scroll design. Boston design of the period is often associated with restraint, if not severity, and the embellishment... Click for details

Samuel Kirk antique FIDDLE tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2307   $60.00


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with short back midrid (a/k/a reverse fiddle tip't), pointed chamfered shoulders and a pronounced "flat" at leading edge, length 9 inches, weight 2.23 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown. There is a small imperfection on back of bowl (see third photo) but otherwise fine condition.

We often speak of the "hallmarks" on American silver, but it is worth noting that very few pieces are actually hallmarked. This one bears the Baltimore assay office stamps commonly associated with 1824.

A.E. Warner, Baltimore, 11 oz. Silver Engraved Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3418f   $22.00


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Described in Maryland Silver published by the Baltimore Museum of Art, as the "best known" of the family of silversmiths that included his father, brother, and son, Andrew Ellicott Warner was also "the most prolific Baltimore silversmith next to Kirk."

This example of his work is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., teaspoon.

Stamped with his name and the Baltimore "11 oz." standard designation, which equates to midway between coin and sterling, it dates from the mid 19th century.

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S. Kirk & Son "Fiddle Tipt" 10.15 Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3413f   $36.00


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Measuring 7 1/8" long and weighing approximately 1.0 T. oz., this spoon has a broad, "Fiddle Tipt," handle, and high, pointed shoulders off the bowl.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the Baltimore standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin, and in this particular combination of marks was used 1846-61.

Well-proportioned and clean looking, this presents in a quietly stately manner.

There is a feathered script "G" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain... Click for details

Tuscan Pattern Coin Silver Tablespoon, 8 5/8", 62g, Harbottle & Smith
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-11   Sold


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Offered is a good Tuscan pattern American coin silver tablespoon, circa 1850, retailed by Harbottle & Smith of Auburn, NY. This pattern was patented by Michael Gibney in 1846, and has remained popular ever since. This tablespoon measures about 8 5/8 inches in length and weighs a good 62 grams, or about two troy ounces. It is engraved with a fancy script monogram that appears to be somewhat later, probably over an erasure. It is well done, however. Condition overall is very good, with... Click for details

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Set of Four 18th Century Rhode Island Silver Tablespoons by Cornell
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-09   Sold


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Offered is a lovely set of four early American coin silver table spoons by Rhode Island silversmith Walter Cornell (b. 1729 - d. 1801), working either in Providence, according to some publications, or in Newport, according to others, between 1780 and 1801. It is unclear what he was doing prior to 1780, as it would be unusual to commence business as a silversmith and clockmaker at the age of 50. It is possible that at different periods he was working in Newport and Providence; however, late in... Click for details

Excellent Baltimore Coin Silver Tablespoon by Charles Louis Boehme
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-08   $95.00


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Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme.

According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through... Click for details

Lovely Baltimore Tablespoon Circa 1800 by Charles Louis Boehme
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-07   $95.00


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Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme. According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through... Click for details

Very Rare Tablespoon by Peter Vergereau of New York, Circa 1730-40
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-06   $375.00


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Offered is a lovely and very early American coin silver table spoon by New York silversmith Peter Vergereau. According to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts:

"Peter Vergereau is probably the individual born into New York City’s French community and baptised at the Église Françoise à la Nouvelle York on August 21, 1700. He was granted freeman status in 1721, which would have been the logical time for him to begin practicing his craft after an average apprenticeship. Vergereau was married... Click for details

Alabama Coin Silver Long-Handled Condiment Spn by L'Hommedieu Bros.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-05   Sold


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Offered is a lovely and scarce long-handled Alabama coin silver condiment spoon, perhaps a spoon for dry mustard, by the well-known firm of L'Hommedieu Brothers, working in Mobile circa 1842-61. This piece has a very clear, well-struck maker's mark and is engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is good overall, with some small dents or dings in the bowl, and a slight waviness in the handle, but no splits or repairs.... Click for details

Very Good Coffin-End Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon, Ca. 1800-10
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-04   Sold


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Offered is a very good early American coin silver master salt spoon in the coffin-end or coffin handle pattern, probably made in the Northeastern United States (perhaps NY, RI or thereabouts) circa 1800-10. This piece is decorated with a period engraved script monogram of "FB" and does not have a maker's mark. This piece measures a little over 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 7 grams. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs. There is a small spot of stubborn tarnish... Click for details

Very Fine Early American Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1775-85, Maker "JA"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-03   $95.00


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Offered is a lovely and early American coin silver tea or coffee spoon circa 1775-85, by maker "JA"; I've not solved the maker of this mark (if you can, I will send you a coin silver teaspoon!), but a Hanoverian pattern teaspoon circa 1760-70 with the same mark is shown in the Winterthur online collection. In addition to the maker's mark, this piece is decorated with a period engraved block initial monogram of "O*F". One can dream up an instant ancestor for the original owner of this spoon,... Click for details

Pair of 18th Century Newport, RI Silver Tablespoons by Thomas Arnold
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-02   $165.00


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Offered is a lovely pair of late 18th Century Rhode Island coin silver table spoons by noted silversmith Thomas Arnold (b. 1735 - d. 1828), working in Newport between about 1760 and 1817. These tablespoons are decorated with period engraved script monograms, the placement and style of which closely relates to the engraving on other Thomas Arnold spoons of the period. These spoons by style should date to about 1785-1800, but could be a few years earlier or later. Each spoon is marked with... Click for details

Rare West Virginia / Ohio Coin Silver Spoon c1812-20 - William McNeely
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-01   $95.00


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Offered is a very good and rare early American coin silver teaspoon by William McNeely (1791-1842), who worked in Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia) circa 1812-18, and then relocated to Ohio, working in Paris, Stark County circa 1818 and then St. Clairsville, Belmont County circa 1819 to at least 1829. By style, this piece could have been made in either state, but is more likely to be on the early side and therefore perhaps made in Morgantown. The unusually shaped neck is similar to... Click for details

Two Table Forks & One Table Spoon in Fiddlethread by Marquand & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-06   Sold


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Offered is a very good and quite heavy American coin silver table spoon and two matching and equally substantial table forks in the fiddlethread pattern by Marquand & Co., working in New York circa 1833-39. These pieces are marked with a clear, well-struck maker's mark and is also engraved with a very well done period script monogram of NDCM. Interestingly, the forks have a different pseudo-hallmark (an eagle) than does the tablespoon (a lion). The tablespoon measures about 8 5/8 inches in... Click for details

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