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S.D. Brower "Medallion" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2186f   $38.00

S.D. Brower
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This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., teaspoon was made by Sperry Douglas Brower who was an Albany silversmith and manufacturer of repute and substantial size.

Examples of his work are readily found, although that is not the case with his "Medallion" pattern, which this is, as instances of it are scant. In fact, Don Soeffing in his work on Medallion silver shows two spoon examples and states they are the only pieces he had seen.

This example features a right facing, slightly... Click for details

6 Matching, Boston, "Olive" Coin Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2185f   $250.00

6 Matching, Boston,
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Marked "S.T. Crosby" for the Boston retailer, 1854-61, each of these six forks measures 7 7/16" long. They likely were originally 7 1/2", dinner size, but show some tip wear on the tines (and light knife cuts on the backsides). Quite heavy, the group weighs 9.6 T oz.

The pattern is "Olive," with the actual maker probably Farrington & Hunnewell, also a Boston firm. In addition to the retailer's mark, they are stamped "Pure-Coin," a designation primarily used in New England.

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Rare Paterson, NJ Coin Silver Teaspoon - David Laverack
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-05   $20.00

Rare Paterson, NJ Coin Silver Teaspoon - David Laverack
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Offered is a great, early American coin silver teaspoon from the little-known shop of David Laverack, working in Paterson, NJ circa 1850-65. A watch paper from Laverack's shop in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society. Laverack is also listed in Kirkbride's New Jersey Business Directory for 1850. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. Condition overall is fair, with some wear and dings, but no splits or repairs. There is a small notch from... Click for details

Thomas Fletcher Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810
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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!

Easton, Pennsylvania Tablespoon by Abraham Miller
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140803-03   $37.50

Easton, Pennsylvania Tablespoon by Abraham Miller
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Offered is a great, early American coin silver table spoon by Easton, PA silversmith Abraham Miller, circa 1830. This piece measures about 9 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 52 grams. Condition overall is very good with light wear from normal use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of American silver!

Good Birdback (Faded) Teaspoon by Emmor T. Weaver
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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

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11 Luncheon knives by R&W Wilson, Phila., circa 1840
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5151   $360.00

11 Luncheon knives by R&W Wilson, Phila., circa 1840
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Silver blades, hollow handles, thread pattern. Length 8". Weight 1-3/8 troy ounces each including steel rods to attach handles. Overall condition excellent (1 has blade pulled away from handle by 1/4"). Mark condition is excellent.

Early Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2170f   $100.00

Early Durgin
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Erroneously attributed by Tere Hagen in her reference work on flatware identification to Reed & Barton, this floral pattern is an early line pattern that was produced by William Durgin. Hagen calls it "Spray" but there is no documentation to that effect. The design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and only occasionally with the Durgin name or mark. This is stamped "Sterling" and "Pat.... Click for details

Pair W. I. Tenney "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
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2168f   $42.00

Pair W. I. Tenney
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William Ingalls Tenney, 1806-48, was a silversmith of note in New York City. In partnership with his brother Daniel from 1828 until his death, the name Tenney came to be associated with ecclesiastical silver.

This pair of spoons are marked "W.I. Tenney" "N.Y." and date early in William's working years.

At 6 1/4", they are lengthy for teaspoons, and rather weighty at nearly 1.6 T. oz. the pair. They have "Reverse Tipt," down-turned handle ends and exposed drops on the bowls. Each one... Click for details

15" ladle by Fletcher & Gardiner
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North Hill Antiques  
896   $750.00

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This piece was probably made in Philadelphia, c1815-20, after the dynamic duo had left Boston. It has a downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, an oversized drop on the bowl back, and a reverse rib on the back of the handle. Mono is MSA in a feathered script on front of the handle. An oval bowl is 4-14" at its widest point. The ladle is quite hefty -- over 6.5 T oz. Condition is minty.

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

Old Friends  
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
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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.

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.

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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Old Friends  
2163f   Sold

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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Dating from the mid 19th century, these two coin silver spoons have New England origins. One is marked "W.J. Goodsell" with an eagle and star pseudo hallmark for the Hartford, Connecticut jeweler, and the other is stamped "Harwood Brothers" for the Boston firm. Both pieces have "Tipt" ends and shell bowls, but each is distinct in how these are presented.

The Harwood is the longer, at 6 11/16", and slightly heavier at .8 T. oz., compared to the Goodsell which measures 6 7/16" and weighs .6... Click for details

Fayetteville, North Carolina Teaspoon by John Selph
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-08   $175.00

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

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!

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