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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

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

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

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160401-01   Sold

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

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
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

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

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

Coin Silver Mustard Spoon by John M. Miksh of Bethlehem, PA
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160321-05   $25.00

Coin Silver Mustard Spoon by John M. Miksh of Bethlehem, PA
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Offered is a good American coin silver mustard or condiment spoon by noted Bethlehem silversmith John Matthew Miksh, whose biographical information follows a description of the spoon. This piece measures about 4 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. It has a clear maker's mark and engraved initials for several owners. Condition is good with some surface wear but no dents or splits. All in all a good American coin silver mustard spoon with a nice maker's mark! John Matthew Miksh... Click for details

Harrisburg, PA Coin Silver Salt Spoon by George Beatty Ca. 1840-50
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160321-04   $12.50

Harrisburg, PA Coin Silver Salt Spoon by George Beatty Ca. 1840-50
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Offered is an American coin silver master salt spoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg silversmith and merchant George Beatty. This piece measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is only fair, with some ripples in the handle and wear to the surface and bowl. There is no monogram and no obvious sign of erasure. All in all a decent example of Beatty's mark. George Beatty, youngest son of Capt. James Beatty, was born January 4, 1781, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel,... Click for details

Pair of Norristown, PA Coin Silver Salt Spoons by Washington T. Koplin
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160321-03   $17.50

Pair of Norristown, PA Coin Silver Salt Spoons by Washington T. Koplin
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Offered is a pair of American coin silver master salt spoons by little-known Norristown, PA silversmith and retailer Washington T. Koplin. These spoons measure about 3 1/2 inches in length on average and weigh a total of 12 grams. The maker's mark is legible on each, and there are no monograms. Condition on one of the spoons is good, with modest wear but no splits or repairs. The other spoon has a tiny hole in the bowl. All in all an interesting example of silver from the Norristown... Click for details

Lovely Pair of Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by John Shaffner
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160321-01   $37.50

Lovely Pair of Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by John Shaffner
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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver teaspoons bearing the mark of John Shaffner of Lancaster, about whom little appears to be known. Shaffner seems to have been more a retailer or merchant than a working silversmith, but must have been successful as there are a fair number of extant spoons and other pieces bearing his mark. He appears to have been in business between about 1825-30 and 1850 or so. This pair of teaspoons has his mark, and each is engraved with a period monogram... Click for details

Good New Castle, PA Coin Silver Spoon by James Cook Hanna
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160319-02   $27.50

Good New Castle, PA Coin Silver Spoon by James Cook Hanna
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon made or retailed by James Cook Hanna of New Castle, Pennsylvania, circa 1850. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It is engraved "RF" in period script and has a well-struck, clear maker's mark. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear and some small bumps to the bowl. All in all a fine piece of Pennsylvania coin silver! James Cook Hanna (1826 - 1898) - Working in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA... Click for details

Fine American Coin Silver Fiddle Shell Pattern Tablespoon - Lewis Cary
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160313-02   $40.00

Fine American Coin Silver Fiddle Shell Pattern Tablespoon - Lewis Cary
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver fiddle and shell pattern table spoon by well-known Boston silversmith Lewis Cary (1798 - 1834), who probably apprenticed under Churchill & Treadwell, and who seems to have operated from about 1821 until 1830. Cary died at the age of 36, presumably from an illness. However, in his short lifespan, he produced a number of high-quality pieces, and this tablespoon is typical of his work. It is large and heavy at 9 inches in length and 62 grams, and it is... Click for details

Large, Heavy Handled Southern Coin Silver Cup by Robert Keyworth of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160313-01   Sold

Large, Heavy Handled Southern Coin Silver Cup by Robert Keyworth of DC
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver handled cup by noted Washington, D.C. silversmith Robert Keyworth (born 1795 in England, died 1856 in Washington, D.C.). Keyworth was working on Pennsylvania, west of 9th Street, by 1820, and was had a long and successful career. He was active in the local militia, attaining the rank of Major in the 1st Regiment, D.C. Volunteers; he was also a committed Mason. This cup is quite large at over 4 inches to the top of the handle, and weighs a heavy 190... Click for details

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