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William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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2690f   $145.00

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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Octagonal in shape, this mug is slightly diminutive. It stands 3" to the rim, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed bottom that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number... Click for details

Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by August Jarecki of Erie
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-03   $25.00

Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by August Jarecki of Erie
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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Erie, PA jeweler August Jarecki, circa 1850-65. Jarecki and his family emigrated from Posen, Prussia around 1849, and his father Charles was a goldsmith who worked with August until his death in 1878. August's brothers Charles and Henry started the Jarecki Iron Foundry in Erie. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is in good condition, with modest wear and no dents, splits or repairs. This spoon... Click for details

Set of Three Rare Early Teaspoons by Henry Biershing of Hagerstown MD
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-02   $125.00

Set of Three Rare Early Teaspoons by Henry Biershing of Hagerstown MD
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Offered is a lovely set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length and weigh about 36 grams altogether. They each have a period engraved block monogram and a clear maker's mark of H:B in a rectangle. They would most likely date to the first ten or fifteen years... Click for details

Fine Cincinnati Coin Silver Twist Handle Olive Spoon or Bar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160406-01   Sold

Fine Cincinnati Coin Silver Twist Handle Olive Spoon or Bar Spoon
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Offered is a nice American coin silver twist handled olive spoon or bar spoon (makes a great drink mixer these days!) by Clemens Hellebush, working in Cincinnati circa 1866-93. This piece most likely dates to the 1866-75 period. This piece bears a period engraved script monogram and a clear maker's mark. It measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver!

J. Moulton, Newburyport, MA, Very Clean Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2686f   $45.00

J. Moulton, Newburyport, MA, Very Clean Coin Silver Tablespoon
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Last of a storied family of Massachusetts silversmiths that included several Josephs and Williams, the Moulton history traces to the 17th century. Born in 1814 and living until 1903, the Joseph Moulton who made this nearly 9" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., tablespoon, brought the family name into a fourth century.

Sold to Towle and Jones in 1860, Moulton's business formed the bedrock of the firm that eventually became Towle Silversmiths.

That Joseph was a capable craftsman is... Click for details

Very Early Columbus or Wooster, OH Condiment Spoon by Lindel Sprague
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160405-02   $65.00

Very Early Columbus or Wooster, OH Condiment Spoon by Lindel Sprague
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Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820. He... Click for details

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Southern Coin Silver Sauce Ladle by George W. McDannold of Kentucky
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160405-01   Sold

Southern Coin Silver Sauce Ladle by George W. McDannold of Kentucky
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Offered is a good American coin silver sauce ladle by well-known Southern silversmith George W. McDannold of Kentucky, ca 1829-50. This piece bears a maker's mark of G.W.McDANNOLD in a rectangular, non-serrated punch for George W. McDannold, working in Mt. Sterling circa 1829 to ? and then Covington circa 1848-63. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 34 grams. Condition overall is good, with a dimple or two to the bowl and a slightly over-polished surface, but no... Click for details

Fine Decorated Birdback Philadelphia Teaspoon by Moore & Ferguson
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160401-01   On Hold

Fine Decorated Birdback Philadelphia Teaspoon by Moore & Ferguson
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Offered is a nice early American coin silver birdback teaspoon by the short lived partnership of Philadelphia silversmiths Charles Moore and John Ferguson, working as Moore & Ferguson between 1801 and 1804. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good, with some surface wear and a few small dimples to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram within an engraved reserve.... Click for details

Fine Early French Silver Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1819-38
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160331-02   Sold

Fine Early French Silver Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1819-38
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Offered is a good earlier French first standard (950 fine) silver table spoon hallmarked for Paris, 1819-1838 and bearing the maker's mark of Veuve Andrieu. Veuve means "widow" in French, and this mark was used from 1833 to 1835 by Marie-Louise Dutertre, widow of Jean-Baptiste Andrieu. Andrieu is listed in the 1821 almanac as successor to Pierre-Phillipe Rousseau, a master who began during the ancien regime. Andrieu died in 1833 and was in turn succeeded by his widow. This maker's mark is... Click for details

Rare Signed Coin Silver Chignon Hair Comb by Duhme & Co. Ca. 1850-70
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160331-01   Sold

Rare Signed Coin Silver Chignon Hair Comb by Duhme & Co. Ca. 1850-70
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Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver comb by Duhme and Company (see below), a major Cincinnati firm that competed nationally for decades. This comb is a very rare signed example - such pieces are almost always unsigned. This piece is expertly decorated, partly with ancient Greek motifs, and is marked with Duhme & Co.'s maker's mark. It dates to about 1850-70. This piece measures about 5 inches from the top of the arch to the end of the tines, and weighs about 34 grams. Condition... Click for details

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
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2215   Sold

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
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Resplendent with Savannah history, this handsome coin silver cup is engraved on six of the eight panels with the date and initials of each owner.

Height excluding handle 3 3/8 inches, weight 5.84 Troy ounces, 2 5/8 inches across base, a few minor dents but very good overall condition.

Though the mark overstrikes that of Wolcott (& Gelston?), work from Spear's Savannah period is scarce, and this mark was previously unrecorded. It is now included in Wm Erik Voss' excellent compendium... Click for details

Very Heavy Baldwin Gardiner "French Thread" Coin Tablespoon
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2679f   $85.00

Very Heavy Baldwin Gardiner
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This piece is marked "B.G" for Baldwin Gardiner, who was a retailer with working dates c. 1814-25 in Philadelphia, then was listed in New York City directories 1827-47, according to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths."

It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz.

Baldwin's "B.G" is frequently accompanied by a pseudo hallmark, which is the case with this, which is stamped with a "bust, lion, D," which McGrew in his work on... Click for details

Set of Six Coin Silver Tablespoons and One Dessert Spoon by Kinsey
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160327-01   $145.00

Set of Six Coin Silver Tablespoons and One Dessert Spoon by Kinsey
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Offered is a very fine and heavy set of American coin silver tablespoons by the prolific partnership of Edward and David Kinsey of Cincinnati, Ohio - together with a dessert spoon from the same service. This set of spoons dates to about 1844-61. There are six tablespoons and one dessert spoon, for seven spoons total. All are from the same family, and all are engraved "Wells" in period script. Each spoon is marked E.&D.KINSEY in a clear maker's mark. The tablespoons measure about 8 1/2... Click for details

Rare Early Coin Silver Egg Spoon by Thomas Whartenby Circa 1830-52
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160322-02   $22.50

Rare Early Coin Silver Egg Spoon by Thomas Whartenby Circa 1830-52
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Offered is a good and scarce early American coin silver egg spoon with gilt bowl by noted Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, working circa 1811-52. This piece has much of the original gilding to the bowl and a good clear maker's mark. The original script monogram is also legible. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair overall, with no dents, splits or repairs but with some wear to the surface on the handle (pictured). All in... Click for details

Rare Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810-22 by Guthrie
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160322-01   Sold

Rare Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810-22 by Guthrie
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is in a transitional fiddle pattern - while I have seen a few of his pointed-end spoons (one of which I currently have on this site, along with a pair of Guthrie sugar tongs), this is the first fiddle pattern spoon I have seen bearing his mark. It is also the first piece I've seen with the journeyman's mark... Click for details

10 Early 19th C. Ezra Whiton Midrib Coin Silver Teaspoons
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2670f   $150.00

10 Early 19th C. Ezra Whiton Midrib Coin Silver Teaspoons
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Dating from early in the 19th century, the "Old English Tipt End" with a midrib design of these ten matching tea or coffee spoons actually harken back to the 18th century.

Each one is stamped "E. Whiton," for Ezra, 1797-1858, working in Boston by 1821.

Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing 4.0 T. oz. the lot, they all have the same, block letter, again 18th century in style, "A." over "M. B." monograms on the backsides, as well as line drops on the bowls.

The are in immaculate... Click for details

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