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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

Exquisite Coin Silver Basket of Flowers Pattern Sugar Tongs c. 1825-35
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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 Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160924-01   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
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Offered is a rare surviving American coin silver spoon bearing a mark of SPACKMAN, in the Philadelphia taste, probably for George Spackman, jeweler born CT in 1798, residing in Philadelphia circa 1820s into the 1850s. Spackman seems to have been a generalist and not too successful, and this is the only piece of coin silver I've seen bearing what appears to be his mark. The mark on this spoon, even though rubbed, was used for "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, as no other examples have been... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2852f   $22.00

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
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This nut pick measures 5" long and weighs just over .4 T. oz. Made by Boston's "Farrington & Hunnewell" c. 1860, it is imprinted with an "F. & H" on the reverse.

The terminus is rounded, with a "Tipt" backside, and a tapered, slightly upturned, pointed end typical of the form.

It has a satin finish that is plain on the backside and finely engraved in an intricate, stylized design on the front. There is a reserve area which has an Old English "M" monogram.

It is in mint estate... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-04   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
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Offered is an interesting Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith and spoon manufacturer Osborn Conrad, who worked in the industry for only about a decade or a little more, but who seems to have been extremely successful. Many of his spoons survive, though this is the only one I've come across with this particular maker's mark. This mark was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14... 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

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
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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

Gorham & Co.
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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

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Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-04   $85.00

Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
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Offered is a fine fiddlethread pattern master butter knife bearing the mark of Mobile, AL jeweler and watchmaker Albert J. Leslie, and the manufacturer's mark of Wood & Hughes. This is not technically Southern coin silver as it is marked sterling, but it dates just to the end of the coin silver era, circa 1865-75. This piece measures almost eight inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. It is graced with a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, legible retailer's mark for A. J.... Click for details

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-03   Sold

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
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Offered is a rare pair of early American coin silver table spoons by Easton, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith George Bush. Mr. Bush apprenticed to Christian Bixler from 1806-12, and worked in Easton from 1812 through at least the mid-1830s. This pair of spoons each have a period engraved script monogram of "MT". This pair also has a good clear maker's mark on each spoon. Condition is very good overall, with the bowl of one spoon slightly out of round and having a few dimples, and the... Click for details

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-02   Sold

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
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Offered is a nice American coin silver table knife, probably a butter knife, by well-known Woodstock, Vermont silversmith Roswell Hopkins Bailey, working circa 1837-80. Please click on the picture to see all the available pictures. Mr. Bailey had a long and successful career, and a fair amount of silver bearing his mark has survived, though this is the first MOP-handled knife I've seen with his maker's mark, and indeed the first from Vermont. This piece probably dates to about 1840. It... Click for details

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-01   Sold

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4
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Offered is a nice little early American coin silver coffee spoon or extra small teaspoon by well-known Newburyport, MA silversmith Joseph Moulton III. Although this spoon bears the mark of Joseph Moulton II, he appears to have been working only until around 1780, and his nephew Joseph Moulton III is believed to have used this mark on a number of items. This spoon should date to the 1795-1805 timeframe, give or take a few years on either side. It has a an engraved reserve and period block... Click for details

Nashville Coin Silver Sugar Spn w/Elephant Mark, Agricultural Society
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-02   $120.00

Nashville Coin Silver Sugar Spn w/Elephant Mark, Agricultural Society
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Offered is a rare example of a piece of American coin silver manufactured by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, but almost certainly retailed by the short-lived Nashville, TN partnership of John Campbell and George Washington Donigan, working as Campbell & Donigan circa 1853-55. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures of this piece and its marks. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership often has the same elephant pseudo-hallmark, and it appears Bailey & Co. supplied the partnership... Click for details

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

Old Friends  
2842f   $150.00

Henry Hebbard
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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

Ezekiel Burr teaspoons pair of early American, Providence ca 1790,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2225   $95.00

Ezekiel Burr teaspoons pair of early American, Providence ca 1790,
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a title that only the google could love, length 5 3/4 inches, weight .82 oz. Troy, some light wear as shown but fine overall condition, monogrammed "MD 15 (and 16) in period script.

Though it's a bit sad to think about what has happened to such a once-large set, at least spoons fifteen and sixteen are able to keep each other company for the foreseeable future...

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

Old Friends  
2836f   $50.00

Tiffany
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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

Crested American Coin Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle, Circa 1840
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160903-04   $57.50

Crested American Coin Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle, Circa 1840
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Offered is a good American coin silver sauce or cream ladle measuring about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighing about 32 grams, engraved with an armorial of a hound's head erased, issuing from a coronet. This piece bears the maker's mark of Platt & Brothers, silversmiths of New York City, NY, working circa 1836-46 with a shop at 12 Maiden Lane. Crested American coin silver is comparatively uncommon but was especially popular in New York City and in Baltimore. This ladle is in very good... Click for details

Westervelt Engraved "Medallion" Coin Silver Twist Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2834f   $85.00

Westervelt Engraved
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A combination of a die struck pattern and a "Medallion" design, this master butter knife measures 7 5/8" long and weighs just under 1.4 T. oz.

Made by John Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, c. 1863, the handle is in his drooping leaf or wreath with acanthus leaf detailing design.

The blade is set at a twisted right angle to the handle and is engraved and engine turned on both sides. In addition, the front features an engraved warrior head.

Westervelt offered a primary line with this... Click for details

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