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Excellent Crested and Decorated English Sterling Spoon Circa 1780
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180107-03   Sold


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Offered is a very fine English Georgian sterling silver teaspoon, exquisitely engraved and bright cut and decorated also with a finely executed armorial of a winged and crowned heart. Apparently, this armorial is associated with the Clan Douglas of Scotland. This spoon is quite attractive and in well made. It measures a little under 5 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Its drop is so chunky and rounded that it rests leaning to the side. The maker's mark was poorly struck on this... Click for details

Lovely Crested Bright Cut English Georgian Spoon by Thomas Tookey
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180107-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice English Georgian decorated sterling silver teaspoon circa 1780, bearing the maker's mark of Thomas Tookey, specialist spoonmaker in London, and the lion passant hallmark. This piece is engraved and decorated, and is graced with a period armorial. This piece measures about 5 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is good overall, with some shallow bumps in the bowl but no splits or repairs. All in all a nicely decorated and eminently usable piece, about... Click for details

Porter Blanchard "Pointed" Arts & Crafts Sterling Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3370f   $385.00


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Large items, each measuring 10 1/2" long, the fork of this silver pair weighs approximately 2.5 T. oz., and the spoon 2.9 T. oz.

They are stamped "Porter Blanchard," who was a prominent, 20th century name in California Arts and Crafts silver, and "Sterling," on the backsides of "Pointed (1800)" pattern handles.

Alternatively identified as a large salad set, or buffet or platter items, they present as slender, elongated pieces, with a narrow bowl on the spoon, and two lengthy, splayed... Click for details

Wendt "Moresque" Sterling Silver Croquette Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3368f   On Hold


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Fully emblematic of the style, Wendt's "Moresque" was produced in 1873 during the Persian Revival period in silver design that generated such landmark patterns as Whiting's "Arabesque," Gorham's "Hindostanee," and Tiffany's "Persian," among many others.

"Moresque" is arguably the most complex of any iteration in this mode, and within its own line had variations.

Some examples have upturned and others downturned, handles. The pattern itself incorporates a plain, circular reserve... Click for details

Excellent Crested Georgian Sterling Silver Soup Ladle, London, 1824
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180101-01   $175.00


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Offered is a very fine crested fiddle pattern Georgian English sterling silver soup ladle, by a maker using the mark WC (perhaps William Chawner), fully hallmarked for London, 1824. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs a heavy 185 grams, or around 6 troy ounces. The armorial is of a mailed arm wielding a dagger, with a flower? emerging from the tip. An interesting motif! Condition on this piece is excellent, with a good surface and little wear, and only the most minor... Click for details

Alvin "Raleigh" Large Pierced Flat Sterling Silver Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3365f   $98.00


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This fully original, solid silver, server measures 9" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is in the form of a tomato server, but larger than that item (7 3/4" long in this pattern).

The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end.

The blade is essentially round and flat, and has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3". It has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface.

The piece is without a monogram... Click for details

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Fine English Sterling Punch Ladle, London 1727, George Greenhill Jones
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171231-12   Sold


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Offered is a very early (hallmarked for the year of transition between George I and George II, 1727) English Georgian sterling silver punch ladle by noted London maker George Greenhill Jones, working circa 1719 to 1748. This piece measures about 13 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 60 grams. There is no monogram or crest and no sign of engraving or erasure. The color is very good on this piece and there is very little wear to the surface or hallmarks. The turned wood handle is in good... Click for details

Eight Matching Boston c. 1865 Engraved Sterling Silver Place Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3364f   $235.00


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Each of these eight, matching forks, measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs a substantial 11.6 T. oz.

Marked "Sterling," they were retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) and carry forward some of the design sensibilities of earlier coin silver flatware.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned terminals. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

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Durgin "Spray" circa 1870 Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3363f   On Hold


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The design on this 8 3/4" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon features a bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. It is altogether quite charming in a bit naive way, in its representation.

Commonly referred to as "Spray," it is sometime identified as "Bouquet," and while made by Durgin, is occasionally attributed to other makers.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, sometimes carrying the Durgin name or "D" emblem, and... Click for details

Gorham "Cottage" Large and Heavy Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3361f   $72.00


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At 5 3/4" long, this pair of tongs are extra long and commensurately heavy at nearly 1.7 T. oz. Whether originally intended to be used for ice, they certainly could serve that purpose.

The pattern is Gorham's "Cottage," which according to company archives, was in active production for over thirty years, beginning in 1861.

As this pair are stamped "Sterling," they date post 1868 when Gorham adopted the sterling standard. Earlier examples of "Cottage" were made in coin silver. This is... Click for details

Durgin "Louis XV" Rococo Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork, No Monogram
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3360f   $55.00


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Issued in 1891, Durgin's "Louis XV" is a dense design that reflects quite a different, and more complex, interpretation of the motif from Whiting's much simpler pattern of the same name produced in the same year.

This example is a 7 7/8" long, relatively weighty 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork.

The overall condition is excellent and there is no monogram or removal. The tines retain a portion of an original gold wash and are pointed and free of bends or burrs. The pattern detail remains... Click for details

English Sterling Silver Old English Pattern Tablespoon, 8 3/4", 77g
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171231-02   $35.00


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Offered is a nice English sterling silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, fully hallmarked for London, 1896. There is also a clear maker's mark that I haven't researched. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 77 grams. This piece has no crest or monogram and shows no obvious sign of erasure. Condition is very good overall, with moderate surface wear and scuffing from normal use, but no dents, splits or repairs. This would make a nice server or a fill-in... Click for details

Set of 6 English Georgian Sterling Hanoverian Teaspoons Circa 1760-70
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171231-01   $85.00


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Offered is a good set of six Hanoverian pattern English Georgian sterling silver teaspoons, dating to about 1760-70 and bearing the maker's mark of "TD" or "ID" in script. This may be a Thomas Dealtry mark, or that of someone else. These spoons are each engraved to the reverse with owner's initials - three are engraved E*R and three are engraved A*R. The engraving is by the same hand, so perhaps each spouse got their initials on half the set! At any rate, it appears these spoons all... Click for details

Wallace Solid Sterling Silver Mid 20th Century Mug, No Monogram
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3358f   On Hold


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Model number "30" made by "Wallace" in "Sterling," as inidcated on the underside, this mug stands 2 1/4" high to the rim, has a top diameter of 2 5/8", a maximum span of 3 5/8" to the end of the handle, and weighs 2.5 T. oz.

It has a solid handle and a rolled rim top, and retains hints of an original gold wash on the interior.

Never monogrammed or inscribed, it was produced about the middle of the 20th century.

It is in very good condition, free of dents or bends. It does show... Click for details

Ball, Black "Bead" Large, Solid Sterling Silver c. 1870 Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3355f   $120.00


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Stamped "Ball, Black & Co." for the prominent New York Century firm dating from the third quarter of the 19th century, this pie server is very large scaled.

It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz.

The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.

The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse.

There is a fancy, feathered script "CAC" monogram on the obverse, and what appears to be a "CAP"... Click for details

Watson Mid Century Modern Ball Feet Sterling Silver Dish Number A65
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3353f   $90.00


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Triangular in shape and with rounded corners, this shallow bowl or dish measures 5 1/2" on a side, weighs 4.4 T. oz., and sits on three ball feet.

It is solid silver, made by the Watson Company, whose "crown, W, lion," emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "A65" appear on the underside.

It is fully in the Mid Century Modern style, building upon sleek, plain, and clean design lines that are emblematic of the 1950s and 60s. It could readily serve as a prop in the home of Ward... Click for details

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