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Durgin Bright Cut Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2067f   $48.00

Durgin Bright Cut Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
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Dating from very early in the history of the company founded in 1853, this 6 5/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., preserve spoon is stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Pure Coin."

Apparently it was a line pattern given that a variety of pieces still show up, but is unnamed. It has a flat handle with a chiseled looking margin and an extensively bright cut and engraving surface. The backside is plain, save for the marks. The bowl is a shell form with scalloped edges.

It is in exceptionally fine... Click for details

Large R&W Wilson "Thread" Coin Silver Dinner Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2063f   $65.00

Large R&W Wilson
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Stamped "R&W. Wilson." for the Philadelphia partnership dating from the second quarter of the 19th century, this coin silver dinner fork is to a European scale rather than American, and is sometimes referred to as "banquet" size. It measures 8 1/4" long and weighs approximately 2.0 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Thread" aka "French Thread," and appears on the front and back sides. There is a fancy, feathered script "JB" monogram.

The condition is choice estate. There is no polishing wear... Click for details

Sugar tongs by Samuel Tingley, NYC, c.1760's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5145   $400.00

Sugar tongs by Samuel Tingley, NYC, c.1760's
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ST mark is inside one grip. Length 5". Weight 2/3 troy ounce. No monogram. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good.

Sugar tongs marked J.CONNING & MOBILE, mid-19th C.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5144   $400.00

Sugar tongs marked J.CONNING & MOBILE, mid-19th C.
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Kings pattern-shell grips, shell at shoulders. Good tension. Length 6-1/2" Weight 1.4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script FAH at the bow. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
657   $3,500.00

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
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Made c1753-60 -- 2-5/8"-tall cylinder opens on hinged cover to disclose steel grater, name of original owner, E.Keele, and the name of his home, Sarum, which is still located on State Rte 234 near Newport, MD. Patterson's mark -- I (pellet) P -- is struck inside the grater's cap.

Until recently, Pattison was located in research books as working in Annapolis, MD, c1750. Then, Catherine Hollan published her work on Virginia silversmiths. There was Pattison, relocated to Fredericksburg. ... Click for details

Large Coin Serving Spoon with "Vanderveer" Provenance
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2034f   $80.00

Large Coin Serving Spoon with
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Many 19th century social conventions seem at odds with current practices. Such is the manner of notating gifts or presentations. The first person of interest in today's world is the recipient, while the second one is the giver; the order is "to" and "from." The 19th century practice was typically the reverse of this, with the giver the more significant figure.

That custom is evidenced by the inscription on this large, 9 3/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., coin silver serving spoon. The front is... Click for details

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Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
364   $250.00

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, 1856-61 -- flared shoulders, script mono Farmer on front; 7-1/4" long. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
359   $65.00

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
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Downturned fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, feathered script mono L C on front; 6" long. Condition is excellent.

Gorham "Josephine" Engraved Blade Coin Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2029f   $120.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, 1855 "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts.

This example is a 9 3/8" long, nearly 2.3 T. oz., pie or pastry server. It has a 4 3/4" long, 2 3/4" at the widest, blade with scalloped shoulders, upraised edges, an engraved surface, and a repeat of the leaf design on the reverse heel. The backside of the handle is engraved "White" in script.

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A&W Wood "Lily" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Old Friends  
2028f   $25.00

A&W Wood
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Abraham and William Wood "operated a solid silverware manufacturing business in New York City between 1849 and 1871" according to Dorothy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." Coles and Reynolds was a successor firm and that operation was eventually bought out by George Shiebler, so the business lineage was lengthy and significant.

This 6 1/8" long, approximately .8 T. oz., oversize tea or possibly youth spoon is an example of the firm's rarely found "Lily"... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140406-03   $22.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
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An excellent American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Lewis Quandale, circa 1825-50. This spoon is in great condition, with no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. A fine piece!

N. Harding & Co. "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2018f   $38.00

N. Harding & Co.
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Newell Harding and his son by the same name were prominent Boston silversmiths and retailers who sources indicate also had a presence in Haverhill, Massachusetts, north of Boston in the industrialized Merrimack River Valley.

This 8 1/2" long, 1.4 T. oz. tablespoon (probably a place piece in its time) is marked "N. Harding & Co."

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design dating c. 1840. Typical of the period, it is in atypically fine condition. It is perfectly shaped, with no tip wear, dents, burrs,... Click for details

Steward, Stevens & Dewey, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2005f   $35.00

Steward, Stevens & Dewey, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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Measuring 6" long and weighing .6 T. oz., this c. 1840 coin silver cream or sauce ladle is stamped "Steward, Stevens & Dewey" which was a firm located in Cambridge, New York.

It is a clean example in very fine condition. It has a tipt end handle, plain back, and high, rounded shoulders off the bowl. There is a fancy script "M.J. Hatch" with feathered detailing above the name.

Apart from a nearly imperceptible bit of pinprick dimpling in the otherwise perfectly formed bowl, there is no... Click for details

E. Shaw, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
1991f   $40.00

E. Shaw, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Multiple sources identify a single Edward Shaw as a Philadelphia silversmith, but none of them offers a mark.

Brix lists his dates 1825-30, which would be consistent with the style of this 8 3/8" long, nearly 1.3 T. oz., tablespoon stamped "E. Shaw" in a hatched cartouche. This would seem to provide a conclusive attribution. Catherine Hollan's publication "Philadelphia Silversmiths" is the most recent entry about Philadelphia silver and she indicates the 1850 and 1860 censuses located Shaw... Click for details

N. Harding & Co. "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Shell Bowl Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
1985f   $28.00

N. Harding & Co.
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Marked "N. Harding & Co." for the prominent Boston and Haverhill, Massachusetts silversmith, this coin silver spoon measures 6 3/8" long and weighs .8 T. oz. It feels more substantial than the weight would indicate.

Suggested dates for this mark are 1851-59, and the "Fiddle Tipt" design would imply the early end of that range. It may be a large sugar or small preserve spoon. There is a feathered script "EGE" monogram on the backside of the handle.

For the most part, this is not to be... Click for details

Large Eno & Co., Phila., "Fan" Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
1976f   $135.00

Large Eno & Co., Phila.,
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While his early working years were spent in Hartford, Connecticut, George Eno is identified as a Philadelphia silversmith where he spent most of his life.

This large, 7 3/4" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle is stamped "Eno & Co." and "Coin," dating it 1854-60, prior to Eno's 1860-70 partnership with George Bechtel.

This area is an exceptionally handsome piece that is in pristine condition.

The 2 7/8" by 2 1/4" by 5/8" deep oval bowl has a scalloped rim. The narrow handle is... Click for details

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