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Rare Wendt "Florentine" Sterling Silver Pudding Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2905f   $235.00

Rare Wendt
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Dating from 1870, John Wendt's "Florentine" is an intricately detailed and finely rendered, Renaissance Revival, design.

This 10 1/8" long, 2.7 T. oz., item is a rare form, likely pudding, serving spoon.

It has a symmetrical, 4 3/4" long by 2 1/4" at the widest, oval blade or bowl with a slightly scooped interior. This has a deep, bronze colored, gold finish front and backsides, and delicate, stylized leaf and blossom engraving at the tip. There is a feathered script, possibly "JDQ,"... Click for details

Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Large Bowl Gumbo Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2904f   $95.00

Durgin
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The largest of the round bowl soup spoons, gumbos are substantially sized items.

Consistent with that, this example measures 6 7/8" long and is quite heavy, at 1.7 T. oz.

The pattern is "Dauphin" by Durgin, issued in 1897.

Apropos of the name, the design is French in manner. It features a variety of high relief flowers and leaves, with a ribbon border. The backside heel of the roughly 2" diameter bowl features an expanded leaf portraiture, interpreted in a free-flowing, Art Nouveau... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Unique" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2903f   $36.00

Hotchkiss & Schreuder
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Several sources identify this pattern as "Unique," made by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, New York.

Operating under various names from the mid to late 1800s, the "H&S" mark, along with "Sterling," imprinted on the blade of this 7" long, relatively weighty at 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife was used 1864-71 according to an entry in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."

The design is characteristic of the period, incorporating leaf and anthemion elements rather... Click for details

Whiting "Grecian" Ram's Head Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2900mt   $46.00

Whiting
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A pattern originated by Henry Hebbard, a major name among mid 19th century, New York City, silver manufacturers, "Grecian" eventually became a stable among Whiting's full line offerings.

This example is a 7" long, weighty at 1.2 T.oz., dessert or oval soup, place spoon. It was made by Whiting, whose lion emblem, along with the words "Sterling" and "Pat 1862," appear on the backside.

The design incorporates three defining elements, all of which are derivative of the name. The dominant... Click for details

Currier & Roby Large Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Holder
Silver : Sterling

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2899f   On Hold

Currier & Roby Large  Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Holder
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A renowned firm in its time, essentially the first four decades of the 20th century, Currier & Roby was built on a partnership of two skilled silversmiths, one of whom was also a designer and researcher of early American silver.

This pair of of items is reflective of their high quality work. They are in the fashion of earlier styles, executed in an Arts & Crafts manner.

The main piece is a 5 5/8" diameter handle tip to handle tip, 1.1 T. oz., tea strainer. The actual strainer section... Click for details

Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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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

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small Italian silver swan
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2232   $75.00

small Italian silver swan
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height 2 1/2; length 2 7/8 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram, marked as shown.

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

Rare Very Early Old English Pattern Crested Soup Ladle Circa 1755
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161101-01   $375.00

Rare Very Early Old English Pattern Crested Soup Ladle Circa 1755
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Offered is a lovely and extremely rare example of the Old English pattern in the first few years of its development. The first moves away from the Hanoverian pattern were with the larger serving pieces, such as this soup ladle, and with some forks. The primary reason for this shift was the discomfort of using pieces like soup ladles with the turned-up handles of the Hanoverian pattern; the turned-down end of the Old English pattern was simply more comfortable in the hand.

This piece bears... 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

English Victorian Sterling Master Salt Cellar w/Great Nautical Crest
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-10   Sold

English Victorian Sterling Master Salt Cellar w/Great Nautical Crest
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Offered is a fine and large English Victorian sterling silver master salt cellar, bearing hallmarks for London, 1886 and maker Joseph Harper & Co. This piece has a wonderful armorial or crest consisting of a woman holding dexter an anchor and sinister a severed head. This particular crest was used by the clan Montgomery, a Lowland Scottish clan. This is a fine piece of silver, measuring about 4 1/8 inches across by 2 1/2 inches deep by 2 1/2 inches high. It weighs about 68 grams. Condition... Click for details

Pair of Hanoverian Pattern English Georgian Sterling Teaspoons c. 1770
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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

Early Crested Irish Georgian Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon, Ca. 1784
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-05   $145.00

Early Crested Irish Georgian Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon, Ca. 1784
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Offered is a fine Irish 18th Century sterling silver stuffing or gravy spoon fully hallmarked for Dublin, 1784 and bearing the maker's mark of John Pittar, a prolific and well-respected silversmith. The hallmarks and maker's mark are clear and well struck. This piece also bears a period engraved armorial of a hand grasping a dagger. This platter spoon measures about 11 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 96 grams. It is quite a good example of the "Celtic point" style or pattern. ... Click for details

George III English Sterling Stuffing Spoon by John Lias, Circa 1787
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161030-04   $100.00

George III English Sterling Stuffing Spoon by John Lias, Circa 1787
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Offered is a good late 18th Century English sterling silver stuffing spoon hallmarked for London, 1787 and bearing a makers mark of IL, which is probably one of the marks used by John Lias. This piece is also decorated with a well-executed period engraved feathered script monogram of "RMM". It measures about 11 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 92 grams. Condition is good overall, with two tiny shallow dimples in the bowl and a few small scratches, but no major dents and no splits or... Click for details

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