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Marquand & Co. "Kings" Coin Silver Small Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2165f   $70.00

Marquand & Co.
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Frederick Marquand is one of the storied names associated with New York City silversmithing, having established the lineage which eventually became "Ball, Black & Co." and subsequently "Black, Starr & Frost." He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.

This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.

It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back. The front is inscribed "Rockwell"... Click for details

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
681   $5,000.00

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
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val-end handle, c1790 -- drop on back of bowl, light reverse rib, feathered script mono B O on front. Long slender handle extending 14-7/8" and ending with 3-3/4" oval bowl.

Until recently, this JG mark was unknown, or attributed elsewhere. Then, a few years ago, Catherine Hollan published her excellent volume on Virginia silversmiths, and there the questions were resolved.

Good Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Spoon by Rockwell
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-07   $12.50

Good Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Spoon by Rockwell
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Offered is a fine early 19th century American coin silver teaspoon marked ROCKWELL, which may be for Edward Rockwell of New York. Condition is very good, with little surface wear, very light dimples in the bowl, and no splits or repairs. There is a period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 5 11/16 inches in length, and weighs about 14 grams. The maker's mark is clear and crisp. All in all a fine example of American silver!

Rare Birdback Tablespoon by Richard Flower Ca. 1783-86
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-03   $245.00

Rare Birdback Tablespoon by Richard Flower Ca. 1783-86
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver table spoon by Richard Flower, Jr., working in Philadelphia circa 1783-86. After 1786 he appears to have turned to other professions. Flower is known for his birdback spoons, which are quite uncommon. This is the only example of his work I've come across. The maker's mark is very well struck and clear, and the period engraved script monogram is well executed. The bird (pictured) is a dove, and is fairly well preserved. Condition overall is fair,... Click for details

Lovely Bethelehem, PA Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-02   $65.00

Lovely Bethelehem, PA Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
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Offered is a lovely and large America coin silver tablespoon bearing the mark of Jedediah Weiss of Bethlehem, PA. This table spoon probably dates to the period of 1825-40 by style, but could be a little earlier or later. It measures about 9 1/16 inches in length, and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is excellent, with light wear from normal use but no dents, splits or repairs. An excerpt of Mr. Weiss' obituary, published in the September 3, 1873 edition of the Bethlehem Globe, gives the... Click for details

Rare Bethlehem, PA Teaspoon - David Henry Bishop
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-01   $45.00

Rare Bethlehem, PA Teaspoon - David Henry Bishop
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Offered is a rare American coin silver teaspoon marked by David Henry Bishop of Bethlehem. David H. Bishop (b. November 19, 1815, d. December 10, 1874) was apprenticed to Charles F. Beckel to learn the clockmaking business, and according to Whisker (whose book has his first and middle names transposed), took over from Beckel in 1830, while still a boy. Bishop was apparently listed as both a silversmith and a clockmaker, but his silver seems to be exceedingly uncommon, so he may have focused on... Click for details

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Indiana Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon by W. H. Talbott
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-04   $15.00

Indiana Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon by W. H. Talbott
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Offered is a nice little American coin silver salt spoon bearing the mark of William H. Talbott of Indianapolis. This piece is in good used condition, with wear but no splits or repairs. It measures about 3 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 6 grams. Below is biographical information relating to Mr. Talbott, from "Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis" by John H. B. Nowland (1870): “William H. Talbott - Came from Charleston, Clark County, to this place in the year 1833, and is another... Click for details

Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Table Fork by William Brady
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-03   $75.00

Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Table Fork by William Brady
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Offered is a very fine and heavy American coin silver table fork by William Brady, circa 1850-57. Brady is not well known, but luckily his obituary, which gives good information, was published in the July 22, 1879 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph: "William Brady. The last of five brothers, all well - known, and each highly esteemed in the business circle in which he moved in this city the last of these brothers died last night. William Brady, the subject of this brief sketch, was the... Click for details

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-02   $30.00

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16... Click for details

L.O. Dunning Penn Yan, NY, Coin Silver Teaspoon
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Old Friends  
2159f   $20.00

L.O. Dunning Penn Yan, NY, Coin Silver Teaspoon
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The maker of this 6" long, weighty feeling, .7 T. oz., "Tipt" coin silver teaspoon was Levi Oliver Dunning according to the back stamp.

References locate him in the curiously named town of Penn Yan, New York, working individually 1841-50. The name of the town also appears alongside Dunning's name.

This is inscribed "H.M. Dorman," who may be related to Dr. John Dorman, which an online source from the Cornell University Library states, "came to Penn Yan in 1795 and his was the second frame... Click for details

S.S. Newton "Agricultural Society" Coin Sugar Shell
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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S.S. Newton
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References locate Samuel S. Newton in the neighboring northwest Connecticut towns of Cornwall and Winchester, with active dates c. 1845-1880.

This 6 1/4" long, relatively light, .6 T. oz., tipt end with shell bowl, coin silver spoon bears Newton's mark along with the interesting second identifier "AG. SOCT. 1866."

Agricultural societies developed across the country in the 19th century and examples of silver pieces used as presentation or commemorative items tied to these groups... Click for details

Wendt "Medallion" with Twist Handle Cheese Scoop
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2153f   $365.00

Wendt
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Wendt's "Medallion" was one of the most highly regarded of this genre of designs produced by numerous silver manufacturers in the 1860s. The portraiture is of a youthful, helmeted male warrior set in a knob-end oval with a lined backdrop.

This example is a large, 8 1/2" long, heavy, approximately 2.3 T. oz., cheese scoop. It has a twist stem and broad, swooping scoop. This possesses a robust quality, with a thick shank, and strongly defined detailing.

It is in excellent condition. ... Click for details

13 3/8" BASTING SPOON, John D Gemon, Philadelphia, 1785
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7353A   $875.00

13 3/8
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Coin silver basting spoon by John D. Germon, Philadelphia (c. 1785-1800), 13-3/8” long, 3-¾” long bowl, broad drop, downturned long, thin oval end handle, feather script monogram “JSF”? on front, marked in script “Germon” in shaped cartouche.

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   $75.00

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

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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2138   $70.00

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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Baltimore assay standards were particular to that city and bore their own marks.

This 7 1/4" long, weighty at 1.6 T. oz., dessert or place spoon reflects that particularity. It is stamped "11 oz." which indicates a silver content between coin and sterling.

It is also marked "S.K & Son," for Samuel Kirk & Son. This combination of identifiers suggests a date circa 1830, with the standard mark passing out of use about then and this particular maker identification coming into use about... Click for details

Albert Coles "Leaf" Coin Silver Pickle Knife & Fork
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2134dd   $55.00

Albert Coles
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Produced circa 1860 by New York City's Albert Coles, this pickle fork and knife set are an idiomatic form for the period.

The knife measures 6 7/8" long while the fork measures 6 1/4". The combined weight is approximately 2.1 T. oz., but a substantial portion of this is the filling in the handles.

The pattern is a "Leaf" variant with other elements that resemble common motifs of the time. In this case, the look is quite similar to Polhamus' "Armor."

The blade of the knife is... Click for details

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