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Fine Coin Silver Turned Handle Spreader, William H. Gage of Quincy, IL
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161231-04   $39.50

Fine Coin Silver Turned Handle Spreader, William H. Gage of Quincy, IL
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Offered is a very good and scarce example of an American coin silver turned handle butter knife or spreader, bearing the maker's or retailer's mark of William H. Gage, working in Quincy, Illinois in the 1860s and 1870s. This pieces measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. In addition to the clear, well-struck mark for Gage, it is engraved with decoration to one side of the blade and to the handle, and bears a period engraved monogram. This piece is in very good condition,... Click for details

Lexington, Kentucky Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Frederick Yeiser & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161231-02   Sold

Lexington, Kentucky Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Frederick Yeiser & Co.
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Offered is a very rare Southern coin silver soup ladle bearing the maker's mark of Frederick Yeiser & Co. of Kentucky. Frederick Yeiser (born circa 1822) and his brother George worked first in Danville circa 1840s to about 1855, and then moved to Lexington sometime between 1855 and 1859. Sometime probably after the war he moved to Lancaster (Garrard County), KY, but was back in Danville by the mid-1870s. The Yeiser family was one of the early Danville families, having moved there by 1814. ... Click for details

Rare and Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161231-01   $295.00

Rare and Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Thomas A. Boullt
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Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver soup ladle from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider coin silver items from these towns to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants.

This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West Washington... Click for details

Newell Harding, Boston, "Threaded" Coin Silver Nut Pick
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2947f   $22.00

Newell Harding, Boston,
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Slightly more elaborated than "Cottage" as popularized Gorham, this rounded end design with a small fleur-de-lis, slightly upturned, tipped end has a thread edge.

The formal name may be "Threaded" as advertised by the manufacturer, Boston's Newell Harding, as indicated by the "N. H. & Co." mark that appears on the backside of this 4 15/16" long, weighty at just over .4 T. oz., nut pick. Other marks include "Coin" and "Pat. 66."

A finely made item, the pattern is double die struck,... Click for details

Set 8 Hovey, Parker & Co., Manchester NH, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2944f   $100.00

Set 8 Hovey, Parker & Co., Manchester NH,
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A "Fiddle Tipt" design typical of their early 1850s period, these eight teaspoons might at first seem undistinguished from the substantial inventory of such pieces that still exists.

These 5 7/8" long, 3.9 T. oz. the set, spoons are exceptional, however, in several regards.

One is that they are an original matching set, with each piece monogrammed in a fancy script "M.H." placed sideways on the handle.

Secondly, they are extraordinarily well-crafted. The bowls are elegantly shaped,... Click for details

James Butler, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Bouillon Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2942f   $135.00

James Butler, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Bouillon Ladle
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This c. 1865, coin silver ladle is unusual and appealing on multiple counts.

First is the 8 3/8" long size. Substantially larger than a gravy and markedly smaller than a soup or oyster, it was likely intended for serving bouillon. It weighs 1.6 T. oz.

Additionally, it was made by a well-known Philadelphia silversmith, James Butler. His "animal head over shield" emblem (often confused with a similar manufacturer's mark by James Watts) appears on the backside, along with the word "Coin"... Click for details

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Tankard by Benjamin Burt, Boston, last half 18th century
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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5289   $4,700.00

Tankard by Benjamin Burt, Boston, last half 18th century
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Full name mark on each side of handle. Raised straight sides tapering to molded rim, incised lines below. applied half-round midband. Molded baseband. Center point on bottom. Shaped and molded plate on handle for five-part hinge. Bezel soldered within. Flame finial soldered to dome. Hollow single scroll handle with rounded body drop and elliptical convex disc at lower joining, and small vent hole near disc. Height to finial 9".Diameter of mouth 4-1/4";of base 5-3/8". Weight 27 troy ounces.... Click for details

J. L. Westervelt "Floral" 8 Matching Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2930f   $160.00

J. L. Westervelt
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Produced by John. L. Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, as indicated by the "star, lion, bust" pseudo-hallmark imprinted on the backsides, and also marked for retailer "B. Marsh" of nearby Albany, these eight, matched teaspoons are in the "Floral" pattern.

Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz., and has a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.

Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.

The pattern appears on both sides of the handles,... Click for details

Mid 19th Century Kirk 10.15 Silver "Mayflower" Hot Cake Lifter
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2920f   $265.00

Mid 19th Century Kirk 10.15 Silver
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One of Samuel Kirk's earliest designs, and in production throughout the history of the firm, "Mayflower" features an engraved motif set on an otherwise plain handle.

This example is nearly as old as the pattern itself, dating between 1846-61, as indicated by the "S. Kirk & Son" imprinted on the backside. It is a 7 1/8" long, relatively heavy at 2.1 T. oz., hotcake lifter.

The standard mark, "10.15," also appearing on the handle reverse, is roughly the equivalent of coin silver and one... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by George H. McCully Ca. 1828-61
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161124-01   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by George H. McCully Ca. 1828-61
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Offered is a good 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith and jeweler George H. McCully, working circa 1828-61. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a clear, well-struck maker's mark. It is about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minor wear and signs of normal use; there are no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of an uncommon maker's mark!

Pair Gorham "Medallion" Circa 1865 Coin Silver Wine Goblets
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2911f   $775.00

Pair Gorham
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Each of these footed drinking vessels measures 5 1/4" high, has a top span of 2 3/4", and a base diameter of 2 7/16". One weighs 3.9 T. oz., and the other 4.1 T. oz.

Made by Gorham circa 1865, they are coin silver and stamped with that company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem on the undersides.

They are identical except for the round, applied medallion that adorns the wall of each piece. One of these has a female figure and the other a male figure. These are cast, very finely executed,... Click for details

Pair James Mix Jr., Albany, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2893f   $22.00

Pair James Mix Jr., Albany,
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Stamped with "D-Eagle-Eust" pseudo hallmarks that John McGrew in his work on marks attributes to Albany, New York, manufacturer "Hall, Hewson & Brower, this matched pair of spoons was retailed "James Mix Jr." of the same city.

Dating from the late 1840s, each one measures 5 3/4" long, has a down-turned, "Reverse Tipt" backside, and a fine "LS" script monogram on the front. The pair weigh just under 1.0 T. oz.

They are in very good condition. Polishing wear is nil and the finishes are... Click for details

Rare Early 19th Century Philadelphia Teaspoon - David Kelley c.1810-15
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-08   $27.50

Rare Early 19th Century Philadelphia Teaspoon - David Kelley c.1810-15
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Offered is a scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith and jeweler David Kelley, whose biographical information appears following the description of this piece. This piece is decorated with a lovely period engraved script monogram of "AK" and bears a well-struck maker's mark for Kelley. This is only the second Kelley spoon I've come across. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair at best with a lot of dings and... Click for details

Nice Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Jacob Stockman of Philadelphia c1832-50
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-02   $12.50

Nice Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Jacob Stockman of Philadelphia c1832-50
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Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Jacob Stockman, working alone and in partnership circa 1819 to 1850 as a silversmith and pencil and thimble maker, and from 1850-55 as a pencil-maker and jeweler. This spoon probably dates to the 1832-50 period by style; Stockman was working alone during this period and produced much of his work then. This piece bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 3 3/4... Click for details

Rare Montrose, Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by Bentley & Read
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-01   $25.00

Rare Montrose, Pennsylvania Coin Silver Teaspoon by Bentley & Read
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Offered is a great and scarce American coin silver spoon from Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA. This piece bears the mark of the partnership of Bentley & Read, successors to Bentley & Mitchell, who were in turn successors to Asa Hartshorn. Little has been documented about Bentley & Read, but they were active in the 1850s as a fire started in or near their shop in 1854. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest tip... Click for details

Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon by William Haverstick Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-03   $47.50

Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon by William Haverstick Jr.
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Offered is a scarce example of a transitional fiddle pattern early 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by William Haverstick, Jr., with die-struck "sheaf-of-wheat" decoration to the back of the bowl. The Haverstick family may have been the only Americans to have used a sheaf of wheat pictureback decoration on some of their spoons; many birdbacks are known, but the wheat-back spoons are somewhat less common. This teaspoon has a legible maker's mark and a period engraved block initial... Click for details

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