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Masssive S. Kirk & Son 11 oz. Standard Banquet Fork
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Masssive S. Kirk & Son 11 oz. Standard Banquet Fork
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American in origin but European in scale at 8 1/4" long, and weighing an extraordinary 3.0 T. oz. (92 grams), this over-sized item is often referred to as a banquet fork.

It is stamped "11 oz." and "S. Kirk & Son" for the renowned Baltimore maker. This pairing of marks dates 1846-61 according to Rainwater's reference "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The "11 oz." standard is peculiar to Baltimore and equates to something between coin and sterling silver. There is an... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon by Richard H. L. Villard
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140925-01   $37.50

Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon by Richard H. L. Villard
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Offered is a fine Southern coin silver tea spoon by Washington, D.C. watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Richard H. L. Villard, working in Georgetown in the 1820s and 1830s. He had a shop on Bridge Street (now M Street) in Georgetown. Villard was born circa 1794, probably the third son of French emigre parents Andre and Sophie Villard. Richard's middle initials were probably Henry Lee; a near neighbor of his parents in Westmoreland County, Virginia was named Richard Henry Lee, and the couple... Click for details

Crested Fiddlethread Fork by Warner - Carroll Family
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140905-01   $125

Crested Fiddlethread Fork by Warner - Carroll Family
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Offered is a fine American coin silver table fork by Andrew Ellicott Warner, circa 1830. This large and heavy piece measures 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs 84 grams. It is decorated with a single-struck fiddlethread pattern, and features a well-executed armorial of a hawk or falcon on a stump to the reverse. This family crest is associated with the O'Carroll/Carroll clan of Ireland, and with the Carroll family of Maryland. The Carroll family was one of the most prominent in Maryland from... Click for details

Set of 6 North Carolina dessert spoons, c1825
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
660   $1750.00

Set of 6 North Carolina dessert spoons, c1825
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Made by John C. Stedman, Raleigh -- downturned fiddle handle, reverse tipt, slight pointed shoulders, feathered script mono T W B on front; 7" in length. Condition of all6 is near mint.

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140827-01   $85

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Offered is a fine pair of Southern coin silver sugar tongs by Washington, DC silversmith Charles Pryse (see below). These tongs bear Pryse's maker's mark, and are also engraved GADSBY on the side, for the original owner. The likely owner was John Gadsby, either in his own capacity or through his hotel (see below). These tongs measure about 6 1/2 inches in length, and weigh approximately 56 grams. There is a small repair (pictured) to the bow. All in all a fine historical piece of DC silver!... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-02   $95

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
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Offered is a fine and rare set of Western Maryland coin silver tea spoons by little-known Cumberland City (Allegany County) jeweler and watchmaker John H. Kelenbeck, circa 1860. Mr. Kelenbeck appears to have started his career in Baltimore, as a John Kehlenbeck, watch & clock maker, jeweler, is listed in "Silver in Maryland" as working in that city circa 1845-51. That same volume references that the jewelry firm of "Kellenbeck & Johnson" was working in Cumberland circa 1867. However, Mr.... Click for details

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Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-01   $15

Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
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Offered is a good little Southern coin silver teaspoon by William and Archibald Cooper of Louisville, circa 1836-46. This partnership between brothers William and Archibald Cooper began in Cincinnati for the first months of its existance, but moved shortly after its inception to Louisville, where it remained for almost ten years before its dissolution. The partnership also operated an outlet in Frankfort during its latter years. This spoon is about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12... Click for details

Marquand & Co. "Kings" Coin Silver Small Fork
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Old Friends  
2165f   $70

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

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.

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
665   $750.00

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
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Oval-end fiddle handle, c1834 -- pointed shoulders, reverse tipt, large unusual circular drop on bowl back, ornate feathered script mono AWC on front; 13-1/2" long, 3-1/2" round bowl. Minty condition throughout.

Fayetteville, North Carolina Teaspoon by John Selph
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-08   $175

Fayetteville, North Carolina Teaspoon by John Selph
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Offered is a fine and very early example of the work of Fayetteville, NC silversmith John Selph, working circa 1807 to 1838. Selph's work is quite scarce, and this piece is the earliest I've seen by style. The square shoulders and tapered transitional handle put this in the first decade of Selph's career, most likely somewhere between 1807-15. This piece bears a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram that is a little rubbed but appears to be ERW. Condition is decent... Click for details

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-01   Sold

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
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A fine early American coin silver teaspoon by St. Louis, Missouri silversmith Auguste Guelberth, circa 1831-40. Guelberth was born in Switzerland in 1797, and moved to the Hudson's Bay Territory before settling in St. Louis in 1827. Guelberth began his career in St. Louis working for Joseph Bouju, but struck out on his own by 1831. Although several marks have been identified as his, work bearing his name is quite scarce. Guelberth was volunteer firefighter, and was a slaveholder in a state... Click for details

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Hampton Galleries  
7354   $145.00

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
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Coin silver gravy ladle retailed by Hayden & Whilden, Charleston, SC (c. 1855), 7-¾” long, bowl is 2-¾” wide, Mayflower pattern, feather script monogram “AEW” on front, marked “HAYDEN & WHILDEN” incuse with illegible maker’s mark incuse near bowl.

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140710-01   $275

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
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Offered is a good set of six Southern coin silver tablespoons from Wheeling, [now West] Virginia, circa 1850-60. These table spoons are by James T. Scott, of Wheeling, WV, and bear his maker's mark of JAMES T. SCOTT. (Some of these spoons are overstruck with a mark of R.BROWN, perhaps for Robert Brown of Baltimore. However, these spoons were made for the Wheeling market as other silver from this family with the same monogram had the mark of J. Bishop of Wheeling.) These spoons measure on... Click for details

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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2138   $65

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

Southern Coin Silver Tspn by Thomas Boyle Campbell
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-07   Sale Pending

Southern Coin Silver Tspn by Thomas Boyle Campbell
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A good American coin silver teaspoon by Thomas Boyle Campbell of Winchester, Virginia, circa 1820-30. Southern coin silver by Campbell is occasionally seen in the Western part of VA, and this spoon came from that Shenandoah region. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of "K" and bears a clear maker's mark. It measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some light tip wear and some small dents to the bowl, and light surface wear... Click for details

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