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Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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2898f   $46.00

Tiffany
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, this teaspoon weighs a substantial 1.1 T. oz.

Made by Tiffany, the pattern is "English King," one of that company's premier late 19th century designs.

It has a fancy script "H" monogram on the handle.

An early production item, it is marked with an "M," dating it no later than 1891. Other marks are "Sterling," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Pat. 1886."

It is in excellent condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a bright, even finish. The bowl is... Click for details

Whiting "Armor" Twist Stem Long Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2895f   On Hold

Whiting
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A relatively rare item, both in form and pattern, this extra long handle pickle fork measures 9 3/8" and weighs 9 3/8".

The pattern is "Armor," one of Whiting Manufacturing Company's earliest full line designs, issued in 1871. It incorporates acanthus leaf elements, an area of scaling that is perhaps intended to evoke chain mail, and other details that are Gothic Revival in style.

The central run of the stem is twisted, joining the main portion of the handle with a 1 3/4" long, trident... Click for details

Myrick, Roller & Holbrook Cast Sterling Reticulated Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2892f   $135.00

Myrick, Roller & Holbrook Cast Sterling Reticulated Serving Spoon
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Located in Philadelphia, the firm of Myrick, Roller & Holbrook, had a short history extending from the late 1880s to early 1900s.

It was a producer of souvenir spoons, as well as a limited line of flatware, of which this 8 1/2" long, 2.3 T. oz., is a characteristic example.

It is a cast piece, rather than die struck, which is the typical method for producing flatware. Casting is the more complicated process of the two and enables a level of precision and depth of detail not otherwise... Click for details

Lovely Crested Silver-Gilt French Dessert Spoon, 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161031-01   Sold

Lovely Crested Silver-Gilt French Dessert Spoon, 19th Century
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Offered is a good 19th Century French or French colonial crested and engraved silver-gilt dessert spoon, fully hallmarked and with a legible maker's mark (see pictures). This spoon measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. Condition on this spoon is fair, with no dents, splits or repairs, but with some very stubborn tarnish or stains in the bowl. All in all a good piece!

Early Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Silver Pastry Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2891f   $65.00

Early Alvin
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Measuring 6" long and weighing just scant of 1.0 T. oz., this four tine item is a pastry fork.

It is an original production example of Alvin's early 20th century, Art Nouveau, "Old Orange Blossom," informally known as "OOB."

It is imprinted with the Alvin emblem, and the words "Patent" and "Sterling," all in very fine lettering as would be expected of an early piece.

The handle end is upturned and has an Old English "W" monogram that is very shallowly inscribed and only faintly... Click for details

Pair of Hanoverian Pattern English Georgian Sterling Teaspoons c. 1770
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-09   Sold

Pair of Hanoverian Pattern English Georgian Sterling Teaspoons c. 1770
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Offered is a nice pair of early English sterling silver George III teaspoons circa 1770 by noted London silversmith George Smith, in the Hanoverian pattern. Each spoon bears a lion passant hallmark and George Smith's maker's mark; each spoon also has a period engraved block letter set of owners' initials to the reverse of the stem. These spoons are slightly different lengths, but average just under 5 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of 30 grams or so. Condition is good to very... Click for details

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Whiting "Old Honeysuckle" Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2889f   $35.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Honeysuckle" pattern early in its history, the second one of which was also produced in silver plate. Neither one is readily found, and examples of this "old" style are particularly scarce.

This is a pickle forks measuring 6 1/8" long and weighing .8 T. oz. Typical of the form, which later evolved into a pastry fork, it has three tines, the lower one of which is wider than the other two, and has a hooked tip.

It bespeaks its circa 1870 design period.... Click for details

Whiting Mid 19th Century "Calla Lily" Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2888f   $475.00

Whiting Mid 19th Century
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Marked only "Sterling," this c. 1860's pattern is a Whiting design commonly identified as "Calla Lily," taken from the three dimensional flower that adorns the end of the handle.

This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has an extra wide and deep bowl, to be distinguished from a nearly identical version with a smaller bowl.

This is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than being die struck as a unit, or a single casting. This approach was... Click for details

Original Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Bon Bon or Nut Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2885f   $115.00

Original Durgin
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An early example of Durgin's "Dauphin" pattern, this piece measures 5 1/4" long and has a shallow, flange rim, round bowl server that is 2 1/4" in diameter. It is identified as a nut spoon or bon bon.

It was retailed by New York's "Black, Starr & Frost," as indicated by the "B.S. & F." imprinted on the edge of the handle, near to the word "Sterling."

The backside of the handle has a line script "AH" monogram.

It is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a... Click for details

Blackinton "Narcissus" Sterling Silver Long Handle Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2877f   $65.00

Blackinton
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An Art Nouveau design issued in 1902, "Narcissus" is one of several floral patterns that Blackinton produced in the early 20th century.

This example is an 8 1/8", .9 T. oz., olive spoon. It is long-handle, versus standard size, which is less than 6".

The flowers are delicately scaled and arrayed around the end of the handle, with trailing leaves and buds set along the length of the shank.

The pierced bowl has flange edges, a pointed tip, and retains most of an original pale gold... Click for details

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5281   $360.00

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
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Blade turns up, undulating shape at top edge. Downturned fiddle handle. Blade and handle are separate (soldered). Length 9-1/2". Blade length 3-7/8". Blade width 3-1/2". Weight just under 4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script OMD lengthwise. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Frank Smith "Oak" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2870f   $60.00

Frank Smith
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A faithful representation that is finely rendered, Frank Smith's "Oak" pattern was introduced in 1912.

This example of the line is a medium sized, 4 3/4" long, moderately heavy at nearly 1.3 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs.

Naturalistic in their portraiture, the three leaves that adorn each leg of the tongs are nonetheless precisely arrayed within the overall design, with one on the bottom and two on the top, surrounding an open area with lined margins.

The leaves are offset with several... Click for details

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161008-01   $45.00

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
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Offered is a very good Georgian sterling silver ladle, specifically a sugar sifter, by the noted London firm of Eley, Fearn & Chawner. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1814-15, and bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark. The hand piercing on the ladle is very well done and there are no breaks. This piece is engraved with an interesting armorial of an elephant's head, couped, with the elephant's trunk grasping a small creature or object, perhaps an Irish harp or something similar. ... Click for details

Gorham "Ivy" Shell Bowl Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2865f   $145.00

Gorham
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Classified as an Egyptian Revival design in a "Silver Magazine" article some years ago, "Ivy" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns. Dating from 1865, it stands alongside "Lotus," "Grecian," and "Lily" aka "No. 88," as an emblematic design in the company stable of the period.

This 8 11/16" long, 2.0 T. oz., likely berry serving spoon, is an early example in the line, marked with the firm's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Gorham Mfg. Co," which saw time-bound use. It is also stamped "Patent... Click for details

Six Alvin "Majestic" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Cocktail Forks
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2864f   $150.00

Six Alvin
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These matching oyster, shrimp, or simply seafood, cocktail forks all measure 5 3/8" long, and weigh a bit over 3.5 T. oz. the lot.

They were made by Alvin, whose company emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent" appear on the backsides, in very fine, precise, raised lettering as it should be on original pieces..

The pattern is "Majestic," which is a multi-motif floral Art Nouveau line that in this instance portrays irises. It was introduced in 1900.

There is a single, large blossom set... Click for details

Large Whiting "Armor" Sterling Silver Vegetable Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2862f   $265.00

Large Whiting
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Of a form that is decidedly exceptional, and to a grand scale, this fork measures 9 3/8" long and weighs 2.5 T. oz.

The pattern is "Armor," issued by Whiting Manufacturing Company in 1871. It incorporates acanthus leaf elements, an area of scaling that is perhaps intended to evoke chain mail, and other details that are Gothic Revival in style.

The serving end is what defines this likely vegetable fork, and it is commanding.

Measuring 4 1/8", it has five, 2 1/4" long, tines. It is... Click for details

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