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Gorham Martelé shaped rectangular bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2235   On Hold

Gorham Martelé shaped rectangular bowl
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Let's take a moment to reflect upon why a dealer, or at least Yours Truly, chooses to add an item to inventory.

Over the years, we've handled many many pieces of Martelé, and if you dear reader will forgive me for a bit of crudeness, most of them are "trashed." Specifically, the detail is severely worn away, leaving the beauty of the overall design still appreciable but no longer intact.

Why? Because Gorham made a bit of a bargain with the devil, and used .950 or .9584 silver to... Click for details

English Sterling Silver 1895 Horse Racing Trophy with Provenance
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2973f   $485.00

English Sterling Silver 1895 Horse Racing Trophy with Provenance
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Hallmarked for the London firm of C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd, 1893-94, described in "Jackson's Hallmarks" as a "maker of . . . usually very fine copies of earlier pieces," this solid sterling silver trophy is indeed Georgian in inspiration, with scrolled arms and a banded body.

Standing on a footed base that is 3" in diameter, it measures 4 3/4" high to the rim and 5 1/8" to the top of the handles, is 4" across rim to rim, has a maximum span of 7 1/4" handle to handle, and weighs a heavy 14.8 T.... Click for details

Norman of London Georgian Style Sterling Silver Muffineer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2972f   $285.00

Norman of London Georgian Style Sterling Silver Muffineer
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A lofty item, this sugar caster, aka muffineer, stands 8" tall on a footed base that is 2 1/2" in diameter. Its substantial 6.8 T. oz. weight is commensurate with its size.

English "Georgian" in style, it has a bulbous body with a tall, fitted sleeve, tiered lid surmounted by an urn shaped finial.

The lid has a series of swirled, patterned piercings offset by fine engraved bands.

The underside is stamped "Norman of London" over "New York," "Sterling," and with the number "10N." ... Click for details

Georgian Silver Gravy Ladle Women Silversmiths Mary & Elizabeth Sumner
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-02   Sold

Georgian Silver Gravy Ladle Women Silversmiths Mary & Elizabeth Sumner
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Offered is a good Georgian English sterling silver sauce ladle or gravy ladle with the little-seen mark of Mary and Elizabeth Sumner, working in London. This ladle is fully hallmarked for London, 1810, and bears one the maker's marks known for this partnership, which consisted of mother and daughter. Pieces with female silversmiths' marks are uncommon, and marks denoting two female members of the same family much more so. This serving piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length and weighs... Click for details

Robert Makepeace II, London 1795, Sterling Silver Sugar Scissor Nips
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
2971f   $195.00

Robert Makepeace II, London 1795, Sterling Silver Sugar Scissor Nips
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A late 18th century item, these sterling sugar nips are stamped on each finger holder with a lion and "RM" for Robert Makepeace II whose mark was entered into the London registry in 1795 (Grimwade).

Noted as a good maker in "Jackson's Hallmarks," his capacities show in this item measuring 5" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz.

They are solid silver, with cast, scroll form arms and clam shell grips.

The round crosspiece is inscribed "D" over "L*I" in block lettering.

They are in... Click for details

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-04   $125.00

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or... Click for details

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Rare Early Crested Canadian Coin Silver Spoon from Québec City
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-03   Sold

Rare Early Crested Canadian Coin Silver Spoon from Québec City
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Offered is a lovely and scarce crested Canadian coin silver teaspoon by Québec City silversmith and jeweler James Smellie, working in that city circa 1819-29. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a lion or similar animal rearing against or holding a tree. The maker's mark and pseudo-hallmarks used by Smellie are well-struck to the reverse, and are quite legible. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition overall is good, with some wear... Click for details

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-02   Sold

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
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Offered is a gorgeous set of six silver gilt teaspoon-sized dessert spoons, in a classic French form and style, circa 1820-80, probably on the earlier end given the prominent plateaus on the tip of the spoons. These spoons have very high quality die-struck decoration to the front and period script engraved monograms to the reverse.

Each spoon has a maker's mark of B with pellets and indistinct marks that somewhat resemble a French guarantee mark, struck twice. There does not appear to... Click for details

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2970f   $385.00

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
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A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus serving tongs also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."

Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design.

There are two substantially scaled arms that are joined by a broad arch, which... Click for details

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2966f   $125.00

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
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Marked on the underside "Sterling," "Handmade," and with a rubbed maker's mark for William B. Meyers of Newark, New Jersey, working dates 1932-58, this tapered and slightly splayed, handleless cup or small beaker stands 2" tall, has a top span of 2 1/2", a bottom diameter of 1 5/8", and weighs a substantial 3.1 T. oz.

This item was also offered with an accompanying dish or saucer, with matching figures applied on the rim.

The work is novel, engaging, and consistent with the imaginative... Click for details

Gorham "Nightingale" Three Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2963f   On Hold

Gorham
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This set of three spoons evoke the children's tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

Save for related inscriptions that read respectively, "Mama," "Papa," and "Ina," which nearly mirror the above referenced story characters, they are a matched set of Gorham's 1885 engraved "Nightingale" pattern.

The backsides of the "Mama" and "Papa" spoons are inscribed "1866 - 1891" in fancy lettering, while "Ina's" spoon reads "Nov. 1 '91.," all suggesting these were a 25th wedding anniversary... Click for details

Hennegan, Bates Co., Baltimore, Pair Engraved Sterling Silver Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2962f   $90.00

Hennegan, Bates Co., Baltimore, Pair Engraved Sterling Silver Forks
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Each of these two identical place forks measures 7 1/16" long. They are heavy, with the pair weighing 3.4 T. oz. combined.

Dating from the late 19th century, they are high quality items stamped "Hennegan, Bates Co." for the prominent Baltimore firm, and "Sterling."

The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work, largely bright cut, is set against an enhancing... Click for details

Bowl by Joel Hewes,; Titusville, PA, c. 1930
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5293   $790.00

Bowl by Joel Hewes,; Titusville, PA, c. 1930
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Seven lobes. Diameter 6-1/4". Height 2". Weight 11.1 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Crested Irish Provincial Silver Table Fork, Cork Circa 1820
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170106-01   $85.00

Crested Irish Provincial Silver Table Fork, Cork Circa 1820
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Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21. This piece is hallmarked for Dublin, 1820, but was made in Cork by Terry & Williams. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a bull issuing forth from a stone turret of some sort; I haven't researched the armorial to determine the family as yet. This fork measures just under 8 inches in length and weighs a full 60 grams or... Click for details

Gale & Willis Sterling Silver Engraved Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2959f   $90.00

Gale & Willis Sterling Silver Engraved Gravy Ladle
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One of the numerous partnerships that prominent silversmith William Gale of New York City entered into, "Gale & Willis" spanned the years 1859-62.

This example of his work is a 7 3/8" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle.

It has a twisted handle and broad, shaped, flat handle that is bright cut engraved with an engine turned background.

There is a shield reserve with an Old English "CPK" or "CPR" monogram inscribed on it.

The bowl is generously sized at 2 3/8" by 2" by 5/8"... Click for details

Heavy Large Georgian Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle by Wm. Traies c. 1826
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170102-04   $55.00

Heavy Large Georgian Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle by Wm. Traies c. 1826
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Offered is a very well-executed Georgian English sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle by London silversmith William Traies, who seems to have had a short but productive career in the 1820s. This piece is hallmarked for London circa 1826 and bears a clear maker's mark for Traies. His work is usually of a very good quality and this piece is no exception, with good weight and proportions, and an expertly engraved monogram of "ASM". This ladle measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 68... Click for details

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