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Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-02   $30.00

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16... Click for details

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7352A   $225.00

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
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Coin silver sauce ladle by James Byrne, a silversmith who worked in New York City from 1789-1797 and in Elizabethtown, New Jersey thereafter (c. 1795-1800), 7-¼” long, 2-¼” shallow circular bowl, broad drop, downturned oval end handle with bright cut decoration down center and making oval cartouche at end containing feather script monogram “MD”, clearly marked in script “J. Byrne” (pellet raised) in shaped punch.

13 3/8" BASTING SPOON, John D Gemon, Philadelphia, 1785
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7353A   $875.00

13 3/8
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Coin silver basting spoon by John D. Germon, Philadelphia (c. 1785-1800), 13-3/8” long, 3-¾” long bowl, broad drop, downturned long, thin oval end handle, feather script monogram “JSF”? on front, marked in script “Germon” in shaped cartouche.

RARE VINAIGRETTE, Wood & Hughes, NYC (c 18700
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7353C   $550.00

RARE VINAIGRETTE, Wood & Hughes, NYC (c 18700
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Coin silver vinaigrette by Wood & Hughes, New York City (c. 1870), 1-1/8” long by ¾” wide by ¼” high, hinged at back with small thumb grip on cover in front, cover with vine decoration around edges, feather script monogram “S H” on cover with the “Hand of God” symbol between the initials, inside of box, including grating, is silver gilt, marked inside box on bottom “W& H” incuse.

Goblet, no maker's mark, 1861
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Gebelein  
5147   $240.00

Goblet, no maker's mark, 1861
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Large cartouche and engine turning. Height 5-7/8" Mouth diameter 3". Weight 3-3/4 troy ounces. The monogram in the cartouche is Anna Kimball/from/E.P.T./June 4, 1861. Overall condition is excellent.

Albert Coles "Leaf" Coin Silver Pickle Knife & Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2134dd   $55.00

Albert Coles
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Produced circa 1860 by New York City's Albert Coles, this pickle fork and knife set are an idiomatic form for the period.

The knife measures 6 7/8" long while the fork measures 6 1/4". The combined weight is approximately 2.1 T. oz., but a substantial portion of this is the filling in the handles.

The pattern is a "Leaf" variant with other elements that resemble common motifs of the time. In this case, the look is quite similar to Polhamus' "Armor."

The blade of the knife is... Click for details

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4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5149   $500.00

4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
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Circa 1800. Drop. Length 5-1/4". Weight 8.5 dwt. each. The monogram is a block M R. Overall condition is excellent, mark condition good. As usual the birds are lightly struck. (2 sold)

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5148   $145.00

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
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Basket of flowers on each arm. Shell grips. Medium tension. Length 6-7/8". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is a script JRL?. Overall condition is excellent; mark condition is good (the S at the beginning of Stebbins is rubbed, but the rest of the full name mark is excellent).

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2123nr   $155.00

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
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Dating from the 1860s, this pie server features two popular design features of the period. One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name. The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it showed off a specialized capacity of the manufacturers.

This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at... Click for details

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2118f   $95.00

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

This example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel. The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.

It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal polishing... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Miller
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140615-01   $45.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Miller
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A very good early American coin silver table spoon marked W.MILLER with a pseudo-hallmark of an eagle. This mark is sometimes given to a South Carolina silversmith by the name of William Miller, but the weight of evidence is that this mark is one of the marks used by Philadelphia silversmith William Miller, working circa 1810-40. So, likely not Southern coin silver. This spoon is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only moderate wear from normal usage. It is... Click for details

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

Old Friends  
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.

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

Old Friends  
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 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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