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Very Rare 18th Cent. Georgian Bright Cut Miniature or Toy or Snuff Spn
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170102-01   $65.00

Very Rare 18th Cent. Georgian Bright Cut Miniature or Toy or Snuff Spn
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Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length... Click for details

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2954f   $75.00

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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Dating from early in the 20th century, this tea caddy spoon measures 4 1/2" long and is relatively heavy at .6 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.

Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C.

The work is Arts & Crafts in manner, particularly evident in the hand hammered bowl with notched shoulders, and an exposed drop on the... Click for details

Samuel Pemberton 1810 Sterling Silver Vinaigrette
Silver : Sterling

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2953f   On Hold

Samuel Pemberton 1810 Sterling Silver Vinaigrette
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This small, 1" by 3/4" by 1/4" high, 10 gram, or just over .3 T. oz, English vinaigrette possesses all the features that collectors seek in such pieces.

First, it is in choice condition and fully marked for well-known maker Samuel Pemberton, Birmingham, 1810-11. It is free of dents or cracks, the outside and inside hinges are secure, and it retains its original gold wash on all the interior surfaces.

Secondly, it is attractively engraved on the exterior in a checkerboard pattern on the... Click for details

Set 8 Stieff Williamsburg Restoration R.T. Sterling Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2952f   On Hold

Set 8 Stieff Williamsburg Restoration R.T. Sterling Coffee Spoons
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The Stieff Company produced a series of flat and holloware based on items in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, of which this set of eight coffee spoons are representative.

Each one measures 4 1/2" long, while the set weighs 3.1 T. oz.

They are a "Queen Anne" variant, with hour glass shaped handles with midrib fronts and thumb back drops on the bowls.

They are imprinted with the "CW" emblem, with the words "Williamsburg Restoration" included within the oval that is part of the... Click for details

Whiting No. 2029 Aesthetic Etched Sterling Silver Bowl 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2951f   $155.00

Whiting No. 2029 Aesthetic Etched Sterling Silver Bowl 19th Century
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Evidencing the imaginative design impulses of the Aesthetic mode, this circa 1880 5" diameter, 4.2 T. oz., possibly olive, bowl possesses several outstanding features.

It is double scallop shaped, with undulating walls with a flange rim. There are six smaller lobes with channels that run to the flat bottom base.

The interior retains a portion of its original gold wash finish.

The outside surface is acid etched in a branch, leaf, and flower motif that is both finely rendered and... Click for details

P.L. Krider, Philadelphia, "Kings" Sterling Silver Heavy Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2949f   $58.00

P.L. Krider, Philadelphia,
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A handsome interpretation of an English "Kings" pattern, this upturned end table serving spoon measures 8 7/16" long and weighs a heavy 2.3 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Philadelphia's Peter L. Krider, whose name and three part, "lion, K, crown," hallmark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

It is without a monogram or removal and in immaculate condition. There are no signs of wear. The generously sized bowl, 3" by 1 1/2" at... Click for details

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Gorham No. 673 Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling

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2948f   $45.00

Gorham No. 673 Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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This napkin ring is formed from a plain band that is moderately large at 1 1/4" wide, 1 11/16" in diameter, and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

It is model "673" made by Gorham. This number, the company's "anchor, lion, G" hallmark, and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the inside wall.

The outside is extensively engraved in an Aesthetic design that incorporates naturalistic and stylized geometric elements, all of which suggest a circa 1875 date.

There is a fancy, feathered script... Click for details

Hand Made Pineapple Top Sterling Silver Hinged Tea Caddy
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2945f   On Hold

Hand Made Pineapple Top Sterling Silver Hinged Tea Caddy
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A 3 1/4" by 2 5/8" oval that stands 3" high to the rim, 4" to the tip of the finial, this tea caddy weighs a substantial 6.1 T. oz.

It is stamped on the bottom with a clear but unidentified maker's mark (see image 2), and the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made."

Plain walled, it has a flat bottom and gadroon top rim and a fancy line script "RMW" monogram on the front facing side.

There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a bone or composite pineapple finial with silver leaves and knob... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Nut Spoon aka Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2943f   $46.00

Old Gorham
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An early production piece, this item made by Gorham is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.

This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.

It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders. This last feature is found only on older... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Youth Fork and Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2941f   $195.00

Tiffany
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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this companion youth spoon and fork set is "Diana and her nymphs," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line.

The fork measures 6 1/4" long and is exceptionally heavy at 1.8 T. oz. Also weighty at 1.7 oz. the spoon measures 6 1/8" long, which is slightly larger than a teaspoon.

Both items are engraved "Wentworth" and... Click for details

Paneled Glass Bowl with Sterling Silver Hinged Lid
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2939f   $75.00

Paneled Glass Bowl with Sterling Silver Hinged Lid
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An unusual item perhaps intended for sugar, candy, or even a dresser item, this round bowl measures 4 1/2" in diameter and stands 2 1/4" high to the rim.

The faceted base is molded glass while the top is silver attached to an applied rim. The lid is divided in half and is fitted with a hinge and knob allowing it to open fully.

The fixed side of the top is engraved with an Old English "S" monogram.

The edge of the rim is stamped "Sterling," "95" (a model number), and with a rubbed... Click for details

Fancy Sterling Silver Repousse Hanging Basket Tea Strainer
Silver : Sterling

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2938f   $110.00

Fancy Sterling Silver Repousse Hanging Basket Tea Strainer
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A form popular in the 19th century lapping over into the early 20th, this tea strainer is designed to hang from the spout of a teapot.

It is comprised of an open ball or basket that is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep.

This is fitted with a wire bail handle which in turn is attached to a 2 1/2" long, pronged wire that locks into a spout, held in place by tension.

It is solid silver, weighing .9 T. oz., and marked "Sterling" on the rim.

This functions effectively to capture any... Click for details

Georg Jensen ACORN sugar tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2234   $95.00

Georg Jensen ACORN sugar tongs
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length 3 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition.

Watson Fruit Series "Orange" "Christmas 1903" Sterling Heavy Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2937f   $55.00

Watson Fruit Series
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Measuring 6" long, this teaspoon is set apart by its weight, which is an exceptional 1.3 T. oz.

It also has a matte finish, thick-walled and gold washed bowl, front and backsides, which additionally distinguishes this example of Watson's "Orange" pattern from a standard production piece.

One of the company's fruit series, it exhibits the high relief, Art Nouveau influenced, finely detailed design elements of this line.

The oranges have textured surfaces, while the background areas of... Click for details

Unger "Douvaine" Figural Sterling Silver Olive Spoon, Pierced Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2936f   $85.00

Unger
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The Unger Brothers firm of Newark, New Jersey was known for its expressive Art Nouveau designs, produced in both flatware and jewelry in the last decade of the 19th and first decade of the 20th centuries.

The pattern on this 6 3/8" long, .6 T. oz., olive spoon is "Douvaine," seemingly the company's most popular line.

It features a dolphin or fish like image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or wizard like figure set midway on the handle.

This is all surrounded by an array... Click for details

Tiffany VINE asparagus tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2233   $1,250.00

Tiffany VINE asparagus tongs
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length 7 1/2 inches, weight 6.56 Troy ounces, monogrammed script "P," one small pinprick dent as shown in enlargement two but very fine overall condition.

Compare other examples such as items 361767311810 (1875.00) and 131490471803 (2550.00) on the Big Bad auction page...

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