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Rare Lewisburg, PA Teaspoon, John K. Housel Ca. 1823-45
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140925-02   $47.50

Rare Lewisburg, PA Teaspoon, John K. Housel Ca. 1823-45
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Offered is a rare and fine American coin silver teaspoon by Lewisburg silversmith John K. Housel. There were a number of Housels working as silversmiths and watchmakers in Pennsylvania over the course of at least two generations, and the relationships between these men are confusing and poorly documented. However, the Union County Historical Society, covering Lewisburg (which is north of Harrisburg) holds silver with this mark, attributed to John K. Housel. Housel is known from tax lists to... Click for details

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-03   $75.00

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Carlisle clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hendel. Jacob Hendel (1772-1836) was one of three brothers who made and marked silver, the others being George and Bernard; he was also cousin and nephew to members of the Hall family of silversmiths. Jacob Hendel is primarily known as one of the foremost clockmakers of Carlisle, and a number of his clocks are extant. He was also very involved in community affairs. Jacob Hendel served as... Click for details

Thomas Fletcher Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-04   $12.50

Thomas Fletcher Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810
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Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon with a maker's mark of T.F - I believe this is a mark that Thomas Fletcher was using in Boston before moving to Philadelphia. This piece measures about 5 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 8 grams. Condition overall is very good, with light surface wear but no significant dents or dimples, and no splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of American silver!

Good Birdback (Faded) Teaspoon by Emmor T. Weaver
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-02   $35.00

Good Birdback (Faded) Teaspoon by Emmor T. Weaver
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Offered is a great American coin silver teaspoon by well-known Philadelphia silversmith Emmor T. Weaver, featuring a quite faded example of his famous eagle-back decoration. Even with the fading to the bird, this is still a very good teaspoon, with nice form and weight. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length, and weighs about 18 grams. Condition overall is very good, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. The maker's mark is clear and crisp. As noted, the birdback... Click for details

Rare Anthony Rasch Teaspoon Marked STERLING SILR.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-06   Sold

Rare Anthony Rasch Teaspoon Marked STERLING SILR.
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by noted Philadelphia and New Orleans silversmith Anthony Rasch. This spoon is interesting in that it is one of the few pieces of flatware Rasch marked STERLING SILR.; only a few Philadelphia and Baltimore silversmiths seem to have been doing this in the first two decades of the 19th Century. The maker's mark and standard mark on this spoon are well-struck and clear, and the spoon also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece... Click for details

Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved "Miss C Harris"
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-05   $65.00

Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver dessert spoon or very large teaspoon by noted Philadelphia and New Orleans silversmith Anthony Rasch. This spoon probably dates to Rasch's Philadelphia years. It is engagingly engraved "Mifs (Miss) C Harris". The maker's mark was struck twice and is clear. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs 28 grams. Condition is very good with moderate wear from normal use, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. A fine example of... Click for details

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Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-04   $125.00

Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver table spoon by Lancaster, PA silversmith George Haverstick (b. 1788, d. 1824). Although silver from George's brother William is encountered fairly often, that of George and of his brother John is quite uncommon. This is especially the case with a large tablespoon like this one. This piece measures about 9 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. Condition is good overall, with moderate wear to the surface but no major dents and no splits... Click for details

Pair of Master Salt Spns by Parry & Musgrave Ca.1792-95
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140710-02   Sold

Pair of Master Salt Spns by Parry & Musgrave Ca.1792-95
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Offered is a very fine early American coin silver pair of master salt spoons by the short-lived partnership of Rowland Parry and James Musgrave, working in Philadelphia as Parry & Musgrave from 1792 to 1795. Silver bearing their mark is uncommon. These spoons are a very good example of an 18th century form, and are quite scarce from this era in American silver. Each bears the partnership's mark of P&M, and each has period engraved script monogram of RP to the front and a slightly later but... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon Circa 1815
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140518-03   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon Circa 1815
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A lovely early American coin silver teaspoon by silversmith John Owen of Philadelphia, circa 1815. Owen is known for his birdback teaspoons, but this spoon has a bowlback decoration of a spangle or crown (or possibly even a stand of tulips!) that is unrecorded in Hollan, or elsewhere to my knowledge. In fifteen years of dealing in coin silver, I have never seen another. This spoon is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only light wear from normal usage. It is... Click for details

Frederick, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Joseph Wharfe c.1819
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-03   Sold

Frederick, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Joseph Wharfe c.1819
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A lovely early American coin silver teaspoon by rare 'Frederick town' (Frederick) Maryland silversmith Joseph Wharfe (born circa 1789), who was active as a silversmith in Frederick circa 1819-20. He was apprenticed in 1802 to Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme. He advertised in the Frederick "Political Examiner & Public Advertiser" in April 1820, that he "manufactures all kinds of silverwork" "in the best manner", including: coffee and tea pots, slop basins, cream ewers, sugar dishes,... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1812-1824 Marked O.PIERCE
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-02   $15.00

Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1812-1824 Marked O.PIERCE
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A good small American coin silver teaspoon by an undocumented silversmith with maker's mark of O. Pierce (first name unknown), circa 1812-24. Although this mark has traditionally been associated with a Boston tradesman circa 1824, which would fit by style, there is also an Oliver Pierce, "jeweller" (or silversmith), listed in the New York city directory for 1812, at 189 William St. He is not listed in the 1813 directory. Although this piece is too late for that date, it is possible Oliver... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140420-01   Sold

Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
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A lovely American coin silver teaspoon 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. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has an engraved period script monogram of "MF" and a clear maker's mark of H.BIERSHING in a serrated rectangle. Biershing's work is rarely seen, despite his relatively long career. A... Click for details

Great 18th C. Birdback Tspn, Samuel Krause of Bethlehem
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140406-05   Sold

Great 18th C. Birdback Tspn, Samuel Krause of Bethlehem
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An exceptionally well-preserved example of a very early 19th century American coin silver birdback spoon, in excellent condition. This particular bird back is by John (Johann) Samuel Krause (1782-1815), who spent the majority of his short life and career working in Bethlehem, PA, where this teaspoon was likely made. Krause, who went by the name Samuel judging from his known marks, is first recorded in Bethlehem around 1797, when apprenticed to John George Weiss. Krause then spent a brief... Click for details

Chambersburg, PA Coin Silver Tblspn by Alexander Scott
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140406-04   $95.00

Chambersburg, PA Coin Silver Tblspn by Alexander Scott
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A large and impressive early American coin silver table spoon or serving spoon by noted silversmith Alexander Scott, working in Chambersburg between about 1800 and 1822. This piece measures a bit over 9 5/8 inches in length, and weighs about 66 grams. Condition is good, with no dents, splits or repairs but with some tip wear. This piece also has an engraved period script monogram. A fine example of Scott's work, and of early Chambersburg silver!

William Burdick Early 19th c. Coin Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Old Friends  
1925f   $55.00

William Burdick Early 19th c. Coin Serving Spoon
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Biographical material about William Pendleton Burdick, the maker of this spoon, indicates he was something of an itinerant. Born in Vermont about 1792, he worked in Hartford, Connecticut in various partnerships, then in Ithaca, New York, and finally in San Francisco, and died in Iowa.

This piece is a 9 3/8" long, not quite 2.0 T. oz., table or serving spoon. The style, with a plain end, central rib back, and plain drop, suggests it was made during his Ithaca years, c. 1815-20. It has a... Click for details

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2163   Sold

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
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length 12 3/4 inches, weight 5.65 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed "M" (period script with flourishes) obverse, retailed by Bailey and Kitchen.

While the dates for this firm are generally given as 1837-1850, the style and construction of this spoon is would tend to indicate that it was made several years before 1837.

Though English items in Fiddle Shell and Thread are common, American examples are quite scarce and those in such exemplary condition nearly... Click for details

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