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Scarce Channel Islands Silver Spoon Circa 1831-46
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20141007-02   $45.00

Scarce Channel Islands Silver Spoon Circa 1831-46
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Offered is a fine 19th Century Channel Islands silver teaspoon made in Jersey by the partnership of Thomas De Gruchy and John Le Gallais. De Gruchy and Le Gallais worked in partnership from 1831 to 1846, when De Gruchy died. This spoon bears a typical four-letter Channel Islands engraved monogram, and the TDG over JLG maker's mark used by the partnership. This spoon measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs,... Click for details

Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2233f   $85.00

Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
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Dating from 1916 according to the code emblem stamped on the inside of one arm, this 6 1/2" long pair of grape shears, aka grape scissors, has unusually shaped handles. They have oval interiors and faceted exteriors, and are embellished with grape clusters and leaves on both front and back sides.

The maker was Whiting, whose lion hallmark appears on the inside of an arm, along with the words "Sterling and Other Metals," and the model number "814." The steel cutting blades are marked... Click for details

Lovely English Victorian Sterling Wine Taster or Dish
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140928-03   $40.00

Lovely English Victorian Sterling Wine Taster or Dish
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Offered is a fine 19th Century English sterling silver wine taster by the well-known partnership of John Aldwinckle and Thomas Slater. This would also make a good small dressing table dish, such as for rings. This piece is fully hallmarked for 1889-90, and is in fine condition, with light wear and some minor areas of stubborn tarnish, but no dents or repairs. This piece measures a bit over 3 1/2 inches across, and weighs about 54 grams. All in all a fine example of antique English silver!

18th Century French Silver Soup Ladle with Coat of Arms
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140928-02   Sold

18th Century French Silver Soup Ladle with Coat of Arms
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Offered is a fine and scarce 18th century French silver soup or punch ladle, dating to the era before the French Revolution, probably around 1784-89. The ladle is hallmarked with a clear maker's mark, and two marks of a ladder-back chair, which appears to signify the ladle comes from the Arras (Lille) area. The ladle also bears an ornate and well-executed coat of arms or armorial indicating the original owner of the ladle was probably a Marquis. Condition is very good, with little wear and no... Click for details

Tuttle "Windsor Castle" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2223f   $45.00

Tuttle
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"Windsor Castle" is one of Tuttle's (Boston, Massachusetts) first patterns, introduced in 1929.

This example, a 5 3/4" long, weighty 1.9 T. oz., gravy ladle is coded "HH III" in a crescent, indicating it dates from the third year of Herbert Hoover's presidency, 1931-32, early in the history of the line. Other marks include a tree with a circle of dots around it, and the word "Sterling."

The design is a deeply hand chased acanthus leaf, scroll and starburst motif set on a plain, rounded... Click for details

Gorham 1890 "Repousse" Sterling Silver Vase
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2219f   $210.00

Gorham 1890
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Model number "1815" as stamped on the underside, and having a date symbol for 1890, this 5" tall vase was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" appears along with the other marks. If was originally offered as part of a desk set, according to a Gorham catalog of the period (see image 3).

The main body is 3" in diameter and sits on a rimmed base that is 2" across. The splayed, trumpet-shaped, neck is divided into two sections each bordered by beading. The... Click for details

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Alvin "Raleigh" Large, Pierced Sterling Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2209f   $105.00

Alvin
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Exceptionally large for this form, this fully original, solid silver, tomato server measures 9" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is substantial enough to lend itself to a variety of serving functions beyond its original purpose.

The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end. The rounded blade has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3", has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface.

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4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5155   $4,600.00

4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
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Teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl with cover, creamer. Journeymen H, U, and C. Elliptical, verticql ribbing on base and bodies and on neck of coffee pot. Hinged lid on pots. Urn finials on all but creamer. Height of coffee pot 11-1/2", teapot 8-3/4", sugar (with lid) 6", creamer 6". Maximum horizontal dimension of coffee pot 8-3/4", teapot 10-1/2", sugar bowl 7", creamer 5-3/8". Total weight 76.3 troy ounces. Capacity of pots 2 pints each.

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5153   $250.00

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
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With woven lanyard. Marked incuse W&H STERLING. Length 5-1/2" Weight 9 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Davis & Galt "Kings" Shell Bowl Sterling Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2206f   $45.00

Davis & Galt
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Davis & Galt was a Philadelphia partnership that references suggest began in 1888 and was relatively short-lived, with the company itself continuing into the second decade of the 20th century.

A manufacturer of numerous unnamed patterns, this example is a well-designed "Kings" motif.

It is a 5 3/4" long, not quite .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle. The handle is slender, thereby presenting as lengthy. The bowl is a charming and novel hemispherical, 1 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, scallop... Click for details

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whisk Broom
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2204f   $45.00

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whisk Broom
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Whisk brooms were perhaps more of a household staple in the past than they are today. A small brush made of broom corn, a stiff, straw-like, sorghum grass, they are rather pedestrian items save for examples such as this which has been fitted with a sterling silver handle.

A large version, this measures 10" long and is 4 1/4" wide at the end of the brush portion. It weighs almost 6.0 T. oz. total, but it is impossible to know what portion of this is silver and what otherwise.

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Singular Knowles "Angelo" Pierced Sterling Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2198f   On Hold

Singular Knowles
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Seeming not to have parallels with other forms, this server in Knowles' early 20th century "Angelo" measures 7 5/8" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

At 4" by 1 3/8", it has a narrow, elongated working end that constitutes more than half the length of the piece. This has seven splayed tines joined by cross bars toward the tips. The heel is pierced with a decorative cut, while the shoulders are imprinted with cee scrolls. The entire blade surface is finished in a matte gold front and back sides. ... Click for details

Kirk "Lily" Solid Sterling Individual Butter Spreader
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2196f   $22.00

Kirk
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"Lily" was an engraved pattern with a patent date of 1900 that is commonly attributed to the Schofield Co., although this 5 1/4" long, relatively heavy at just over .8 T. oz., individual butter spreader is explicitly marked for Kirk.

Furthermore, the marks used date to the time of original issue. They are located on the edge of the handle and read, "S. Kirk & Son Co.," "925/1000," and "58M."

The piece is solid silver and has a rather thick handle and blunt end blade. The bright cut... Click for details

Ball, Black & Co. "Bead" 950 Standard Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2195f   $20.00

Ball, Black & Co.
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Most American silver manufacturers adopted a sterling standard over coin in the 1860s. For a short period of time, New York's Ball, Black & Co. promoted a higher silver content yet, namely 950 rather than 925.

This 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., teaspoon is to this higher standard and so marked, along with the name of the company name.

It is a "Bead" design with an "Oval Thread" on the backside, both of which were standard patterns in the period. The bowl has a pointed tip with a... Click for details

Frank Smith "Priscilla" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2188f   $46.00

Frank Smith
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A moderately large example for the form, this sardine fork measures 5 5/8" long and weighs nearly 1.1 T. oz. The tine design is singular to this manufacturer, Frank Smith. There are six, all of which are wavy and all of which have trident hooks on one side. The serving end measures 2" wide by 2" deep, and has an upraised heel.

The pattern is "Priscilla," which dates from 1924. It is a clean design, with a double lined border and delicate shell and bow at the terminus, and in this... Click for details

Durgin "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2182f   $110.00

Durgin
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Chrysanthemum was a favored theme for silver manufacturers in the late 19th century, leading into the Art Nouveau period, and Tiffany and Durgin arguably produced the standard bearers for the motif.

This example by Durgin is a 5 1/2" long sauce or cream ladle. A heavy line, this seems especially so at nearly 2.0 T. oz.

It exhibits all the exuberance of design that has made the pattern so popular, with the dense floral clusters tumbling into the bowl. The bowl is deep, has flanged... Click for details

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