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Johnson & Godley, Albany, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
3005f   $34.00

Johnson & Godley, Albany,
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Made and retailed in Albany, New York, circa 1850, this coin silver sugar spoon measures 6 1/4" long and weighs .9 T. oz.

It has a broad, slightly down turned, "Reverse Tipt" handle and a shell bowl.

There is a fancy script "D W" set sideways on the handle.

It is in superb condition, showing no polishing wear, bends, nicks, or burrs, and having a clean, bright finish.

Marks on the reverse are the Johnson & Godley three part "eage, J&G, lion" emblem and the name of the retailer,... Click for details

Ram's head coin silver sauce ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2238   $225.00

Ram's head coin silver sauce ladle
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length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.84 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement, gilt bowl, outstanding original condition. Concerning the engraving, both the quality of design and the execution are far above average.

Marked only "coin," back in the day we would have hastened to read through many musty issues of "Silver Magazine" in order to find the maker of this fine ladle, but now, in our dotage, we will leave this task to you, dear reader.

Delaware or Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by William F. Robinson
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170206-01   $35.00

Delaware or Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by William F. Robinson
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Offered is a very scarce example of the work of Delaware silversmith and clockmaker William F. Robinson (b. 1810 - d. 1849), who worked briefly in Philadelphia in the 1830s, and then spent the last decade of his life working in Wilmington. Silver bearing his mark is uncommon. This teaspoon bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W.F.ROBINSON in a rectangular punch, and has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is... Click for details

Duhme, Cincinnati, "Twist & Engraved" Coin Silver Large Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
3000f   $265.00

Duhme, Cincinnati,
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Tracing to the mid 19th century, this pair of coin tongs are early production items from Cincinnati's premier silver and jewelry house, "Duhme & Co.," as indicated by the stamp on the inside of each arm.

They are large at 6 5/8" long, and heavy at 1.7 T. oz., and combine a variety of period design elements. They may be pickle tongs, for use with a tall caster.

The lower portions of the arms are blocky where they join with the substantially-scaled talon grips.

This area is joined to... Click for details

Lovely Decorated Coin Silver Serving Fork by Bailey & Co., Phila
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170204-01   Sold

Lovely Decorated Coin Silver Serving Fork by Bailey & Co., Phila
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Offered is a very well decorated American coin silver serving piece in the form of a beef fork, cold meat serving fork, or similar implement. Perhaps this was intended as a sliced tomato server or something similar, as the business end was gilt on the front side. Please click on the picture to see the other pictures. I would appreciate any input if someone is aware of the exact use of this piece! This piece is finely engraved throughout, and has no monogram or erasure. It bears the maker's... Click for details

Lovely 18th Century Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Benjamin Bussey
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-11   Sold

Lovely 18th Century Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Benjamin Bussey
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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Dedham, Massachusetts silversmith Benjamin Bussey (1757-1782), whose work is rarely seen. He worked from 1778 to an unknown date - this pair of tongs dates to about 1785-95, so at least to that period. He apparently moved to Boston around 1792, and may have shifted his focus at that time. This piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 34 grams. The period engraved script monogram of "MS" is surrounded... Click for details

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Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Williams & Victor
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-10   $50.00

Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Williams & Victor
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Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by the well-known partnership of Jehu Williams, Sr. and John Victor, working together in Lynchburg circa 1814 to 1845. (Please see my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from the same family by Jehu Williams working alone.) Each spoon has a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W&V and a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/8 inches in length and the pair weighs about 28 grams. Condition is fair, with... Click for details

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-09   $75.00

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
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Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-08   Sold

Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
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Offered is a good set of six early Southern coin silver table forks by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Selim Myers and Robert Berry Gorman, working in partnership from early 1858 through about 1881, with a break due to Mr. Gorman's service in the Confederate service during the War. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed Tallahassee coin silver teaspoon by Towle &... Click for details

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-07   Sold

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
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Offered is a good early Southern coin silver spoon by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Frederick Towle and Selim Myers, working in partnership circa late 1843 or early 1844 through about 1857. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed set of six Tallahassee coin silver forks by Myers & Gorman, from the same family.

This teaspoon has a good clear maker's mark... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-04   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
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Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and retailer James B. Fidler, circa the 1850s. This piece bear's Fidler's mark and an address mark that matches that of the Cassidy and Cassidy & Ball pieces just listed in separate listings. Apparently this address held workshop or retailer space that was in demand in the jeweler community. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It bears a period engraved script monogram and... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Cassidy & Ball, Circa 1858-61
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-03   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Cassidy & Ball, Circa 1858-61
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks. It features clear marks and period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures just under 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair overall with some dents in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this partnership's wares!

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1846-58 - William W. Cassidy
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-02   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1846-58 - William W. Cassidy
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia jeweler William Cassidy, who was working alone from 1846-58, in the partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61, and alone again to about 1871. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks, and as such the piece probably dates to the 1846-58 time period. This piece features clear marks and period engraved script "JPG" monogram. It measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 18... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-01   $35.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale
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Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark... Click for details

Vanderslice, San Francisco, "Comstock" Coin Silver Fish Slice, Mint
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2991f   $265.00

Vanderslice, San Francisco,
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A large item measuring a full 12" long and weighing a robust 3.6 T. oz., this fish slice traces to the early years of silver manufacturing on the US West Coast.

Made by San Francisco's Vanderslice & Co., and so marked, along with "Pat. Sep. 1874," the pattern name is "Comstock," which references the monumental ore find in Nevada that fueled a surge in silver manufacturing in the United States.

The design is Renaissance Revival in orientation and reflects as well the Victorian... Click for details

Crichton, London 1912, Pistol Grip Sterling Silver Knife, One of Three
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2983f   $46.00

Crichton, London 1912, Pistol Grip Sterling Silver Knife, One of Three
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Stamped on both the filled handle and solid silver blade "LAC" for premier 20th century, English silversmith Lionel Alfred Crichton, and with a leopard head for London, a lion for sterling, and an "r" for 1912, this knife measures 7 7/8" long. It weighs 1.6 T. oz., which total includes the fill that is in the handle.

The handle is a pistol grip style with a band that wraps around the upper edge, terminating in a double leaf design. The blade has a blunt end and broadens toward the tip. ... Click for details

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