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James Robinson "Shell" Sterling Silver Meat Skewer
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2855f   $150.00

James Robinson
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A purveyor of antique jewelry and decorative artifacts, as well as reproduction English sterling silver, James Robinson is a prestigious New York City firm with a history dating to 1912.

Among those who pursue ultimate quality, Robinson has an outstanding reputation. Indeed, "Cigar Aficionado" magazine states in an article available online, "one can make a case that James Robinson's sterling flatware is the world's best crafted. The reason is simple: it's one of only two sources left... Click for details

Maltby Pelletreau George Washington Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2854f   $125.00

Maltby Pelletreau George Washington Coin Silver Place Spoon
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A well-known name in early 19th century New York City silver, Maltby Pelletreau is also associated with Charleston, South Carolina through a variety of partnerships.

This spoon bears his "M.P" punch, along with an "anchor, star, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew assigns to Pelletreau post 1831.

This correlates with the likely 1832 date of this singular spoon that features a bust of George Washington. It likely was intended as a commemorative of the 100th anniversary of Washington's... Click for details

Pair of Large Coin Silver Tablespoons Marked CAPRON Circa 1820-30
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160924-02   Sold

Pair of Large Coin Silver Tablespoons Marked CAPRON Circa 1820-30
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Offered is a large and heavy pair of early American coin silver table spoons marked CAPRON in a rectangle, with period engraved monograms of NW. Please click on the picture to see all the other pictures. These spoons each measure about 9 5/8 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of 110 grams. They are substantial. Each is engraved with a period script monogram of "NW" and and has a good clear maker's mark. Each spoon has a large crescent drop. Condition overall is good, with... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160924-01   $15.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Spackman Ca. 1825-50
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Offered is a rare surviving American coin silver spoon bearing a mark of SPACKMAN, in the Philadelphia taste, probably for George Spackman, jeweler born CT in 1798, residing in Philadelphia circa 1820s into the 1850s. Spackman seems to have been a generalist and not too successful, and this is the only piece of coin silver I've seen bearing what appears to be his mark. The mark on this spoon, even though rubbed, was used for "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, as no other examples have been... Click for details

Chased Aesthetic Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2853f   On Hold

Chased Aesthetic Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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A large item measuring 9 3/16" long and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this serving spoon has a generously proportioned, nearly round, 3 1/4" by 3" by 5/8" deep, bowl.

It has an intricately chased handle that features leaves on a stem. This work is diamond cut, showing sharply chiseled surfaces.

The remainder of the handle is filled with a repeating pattern of overlaying flower blossoms.

This naturalistic motif is decidedly Aesthetic in manner, which style is greatly expanded in the dramatic... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2852f   $22.00

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, Coin Silver Engraved Nut Pick
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This nut pick measures 5" long and weighs just over .4 T. oz. Made by Boston's "Farrington & Hunnewell" c. 1860, it is imprinted with an "F. & H" on the reverse.

The terminus is rounded, with a "Tipt" backside, and a tapered, slightly upturned, pointed end typical of the form.

It has a satin finish that is plain on the backside and finely engraved in an intricate, stylized design on the front. There is a reserve area which has an Old English "M" monogram.

It is in mint estate... Click for details

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Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Washington Reed, Circa
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-05   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by George Washington Reed, Circa
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Offered is a good Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by rare silversmith George Washington Reed, a younger son of Isaac Reed. The mark on this spoon, rubbed as it is, was still used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan, due to its rarity. This is the only example I've come across of this mark. G. W. Reed worked in Philadelphia circa 1839-61. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some dimples to the... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-04   $17.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Osborn Conrad w/Unusual Mark
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Offered is an interesting Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith and spoon manufacturer Osborn Conrad, who worked in the industry for only about a decade or a little more, but who seems to have been extremely successful. Many of his spoons survive, though this is the only one I've come across with this particular maker's mark. This mark was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-03   $17.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Baily, Jr.
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Offered is a nice Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by silversmith William Baily, Jr., bearing a specimen example of his early mark, with the Jr. being used while his father (also a silversmith) was still alive. This piece probably dates prior to 1835. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some dimpling to the bowl and some ripples in the handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Philadelphia silver!

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-02   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
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Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then,... Click for details

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-01   Sold

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
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Offered is a fine pair of late 18th Century Georgian English sterling silver sugar tongs, by well-known Jewish silversmiths (a rarity in London at that time) Duncan Urquhart and Napthali Hart (more on these men below). This pair of sugar tongs measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram of "SAF" and is nicely decorated, including unusual decoration to the grips. The hallmarks include the standard mark, the duty mark and the... Click for details

Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2851f   $52.00

Whiting
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Delicate and slender, this lettuce fork measures a lengthy 9 1/8" and weighs .9 T. oz. The pattern is "Imperial Queen."

An earlier example, it is stamped with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1893," and with an Old English "O."

It is in excellent condition. The shell and leaf elements that constitute the design are free of polishing wear, remaining crisp and well-defined. The wispy tines are well-formed and without bends, nicks, or burrs. The finish is bright, warm, and... Click for details

Gorham & Co. "Bead" Solid Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2850f   $46.00

Gorham & Co.
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This 7 3/8" long, slightly over 1.0 T. oz., youth knife is an early example of "Bead."

It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.

Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.

It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs. There are... Click for details

Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-04   $85.00

Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
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Offered is a fine fiddlethread pattern master butter knife bearing the mark of Mobile, AL jeweler and watchmaker Albert J. Leslie, and the manufacturer's mark of Wood & Hughes. This is not technically Southern coin silver as it is marked sterling, but it dates just to the end of the coin silver era, circa 1865-75. This piece measures almost eight inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. It is graced with a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, legible retailer's mark for A. J.... Click for details

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-03   $67.50

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
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Offered is a rare pair of early American coin silver table spoons by Easton, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith George Bush. Mr. Bush apprenticed to Christian Bixler from 1806-12, and worked in Easton from 1812 through at least the mid-1830s. This pair of spoons each have a period engraved script monogram of "MT". This pair also has a good clear maker's mark on each spoon. Condition is very good overall, with the bowl of one spoon slightly out of round and having a few dimples, and the... Click for details

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-02   $22.50

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
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Offered is a nice American coin silver table knife, probably a butter knife, by well-known Woodstock, Vermont silversmith Roswell Hopkins Bailey, working circa 1837-80. Please click on the picture to see all the available pictures. Mr. Bailey had a long and successful career, and a fair amount of silver bearing his mark has survived, though this is the first MOP-handled knife I've seen with his maker's mark, and indeed the first from Vermont. This piece probably dates to about 1840. It... Click for details

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