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Whiting "Dresden" Floral Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4188f   $30.00


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A decorative pattern, Whiting's "Dresden" was issued in 1896 and evokes the baroque style of architecture and design for which the German city of the same name is renowned.

The handle features a trailing run of delicate, posey-like, leaves and flowers surmounted by a scroll and shell end.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, approximately .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

The 2" wide bowl has a scalloped edge, faceted and embossed interior, and is finished in a pale gold wash front and back... Click for details

19th Century American Sterling Silver Mote Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4187f   $65.00


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An example of American silver design following after a much older English form, mote, aka skimming, spoons have a pierced bowl on one end, and a pointed or spear tip on the other.

Most discussion about purpose indicates they were originally tea related, used for filtering loose leaves, with the point serving to clear a spout of clogs.

Late Victorian in date, this stylized piece measures 8 1/2" long and weighs not quite .4 T. oz., and could readily double as an olive spoon.

The bowl is... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell Bright Cut Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4186f   $44.00


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Marked "F&H" for Boston manufacturer "Farrington & Hunnewell" and "S.M. Hewett" for Putnam, Connecticut jeweler, this 7" long, just over .8 T. oz., piece dates to the mid 19th century.

A slender piece, it is a master butter, or possibly a pickle, knife.

The shoulders of the handle are angular, while the smooth surface is extensively engraved in a diamond cut and wriggle work design that is character of this period Boston silver.

The pattern on this is particularly appealing in that it... Click for details

Pair of Oxford, CT Coin Silver Dessert Spoons by Nathaniel L.Proctor
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200404-04   Sold


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Offered is a nice pair of American coin silver dessert spoons by little-known Connecticut silversmith Nathaniel Langdon Proctor (1824-1908), working in Oxford, CT circa 1845. It appears Mr. Proctor was not successful in his chosen career, as he was listed by the 1850 census as a 'pedler' (peddler). His mark certainly seems to be uncommon. These two dessert spoons each have a period engraved script monogram, and each has a well-struck example of Nathaniel L. Proctor's maker's mark. These... Click for details

Scarce Hallowell, Maine Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Sullivan Kendall
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200404-03   Sold


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Offered is a lovely and scarce Maine coin silver dessert spoon by little-known Hallowell silversmith Sullivan Kendall (1787-1853), working in Hallowell between 1807 and 1850. This spoon by style should date to the latter part of Sullivan Kendall's career. In addition to a period engraved script monogram, this spoon has a very good, clear strike of Sullivan Kendall's maker's mark, S.KENDALL in roman capitals in a rectangular punch. Sullivan advertised making silver spoons to order, and was... Click for details

Boston Coin Silver Tablespoon by Davis, Palmer & Co. Circa 1837-45
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200404-02   Sold


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Offered is a nicely made American coin silver table spoon by the firm of Davis, Palmer & Co., and bearing their finely executed maker's mark. This noted Boston firm flourished between 1837 and 1845, and the principals were Thomas Aspinwall Davis, Julius A. Palmer, and Josiah G. Batchelder. The tablespoon also has a period engraved script monogram of "PB". This piece measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs 35 grams. Condition is very good overall, with very modest wear from normal... Click for details

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18th Century Chambersburg Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Charles Young
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200404-01   $325.00


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Offered is a rare and important early American coin silver sugar tongs by Chambersburg, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Charles Young (fl. 1791-1833), circa 1791-1800. It is extremely unusual to find such early American silver from a Chambersburg craftsman, and these tongs are an exceptional example of Charles Young's work, which is exceedingly rare. These tongs are marked with a clear strike of Charles Young's maker's mark once on each arm, and the tongs are also decorated with a... Click for details

Pair John Polhamus "Corinthian" Sterling Silver Egg Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4185f   On Hold


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A pattern originated by John Polhamus in the second half of the 19th century, and later produced by George Shiebler, "Corinthian" is a Greek Revival design that features an anthemion at the handle end, supported by rosettes and palmettes.

This matched pair of 4 3/4" long, 1.1 T. oz. combined, (soft boiled) egg spoons are early production examples, marked "J.P. Patent [1]868," "Sterling," and "Bailey & Co.," for the Philadelphia retailer.

The handle backsides are engraved "MLC" in leaf... Click for details

Gorham "Fontainebleau" Sterling Silver Cream or Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4184f   On Hold


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Issued in 1882, Gorham's "Fontainebleau" pattern features a variety of figures drawn from the court of French King "Francis I."

The image on this 5 3/4" long, relatively heavy at 1.4 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle, features a woman carrying a basket of fruit in her left hand and a tray of fruit in her right hand.

The handle backside is engraved "M.C.W. in embellished script lettering set sideways.

The approximately round, 1 1/2" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has scalloped shoulders, and a... Click for details

Gorham "Chantilly Duchess" 10 1/2" Sterling Silver Bowl, 1949 Flawless
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4183f   $315.00


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In choice, indeed like new, condition, this older, large vegetable or fruit bowl is an example of Gorham's "Chantilly" holloware line identified as "Duchess."

It measures 10 1/2" wide, stands 2" tall, and weighs 14.9 T. oz.

It is stamped on the brushed finish underside "Gorham," "lion, anchor, G", "Sterling," model number "745," and with a date symbol for "1949."

Never monogrammed, it is without dents, scratches, or other evidence of use, and has a brilliant, hand polished only, finish.

Boxed Set 6 Watson Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4182f   $110.00


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This group of six spoons remain with their original 7" x 5 3/4", crimson velvet lined with linen-like cover, gift box that is imprinted in gold script lettering, "Watson Silver."

Watson's "pennant" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of each of the 3 3/4" long spoons (as well as the box lid). The group weigh approximately 1.8 T. oz.

Dating from early in the 20th century, they are Art Nouveau in style and portray six different blossoms, leaves, and stems on the handle... Click for details

Frank Smith Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Knife & 12 Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4181f   $450.00


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It is unusual to find an intact set of twelve ice spoons along with their original serving knife, aka slice, and even more so to have the set in such pristine condition as this group.

Made by Frank Smith, whose early "S in a circle" mark and "sterling" are imprinted on the backside of all pieces, along with the name of the retailer, "Worcester & Co.," Lowell, Massachusetts.

The server measures 10" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while each of the spoons is 5 3/4" long with the twelve weighing... Click for details

L. Amadon, Vermont, "Fiddle Tipt" Two Coin Silver Place Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4180f   $46.00


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Dating from the mid 19th century, this pair of matched spoons each measure 7 3/8" long and weigh 1.7 T. oz. combined.

A "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, they would have been place pieces in their period, slightly larger than a contemporary dessert or oval soup, and smaller than a tablespoon.

They are stamped "L[eander]. Amadon" for the silversmith and jeweler who worked in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Never monogrammed, they are in very fine estate condition, showing no polishing wear and having... Click for details

Rare Pair of Coin Silver Tablespoons by Charles Frederick Billon
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200329-07   $160.00


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Offered is a very scarce pair of early American coin silver table spoons by noted Philadelphia and later St. Louis silversmith Charles Frederick Billon. These by style would have been made in his St. Louis period. Each bears a legible maker's mark for Billon (one better than the other - see pictures), as well as a period engraved script monogram of "ED". These impressive tablespoons measure about 9 1/8 inches in length and weigh a total of about 100 grams. Condition is fairly good overall,... Click for details

Salisbury New Hampshire Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Coffin Little
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200329-06   Sold


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Offered is a nice example of the work of Massachusetts and New Hampshire silversmith William Coffin Little (1745-1816), who worked in Massachusetts in the late 18th Century, and in Salisbury, NH between about 1800 and his death in 1816. This spoon by style should date to about 1810, so would likely have been made in Salisbury. This piece has a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a rubbed period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. ... Click for details

Good English Sterling Salt Spoon, Bristol (Hallmarked for Exeter) 1865
Silver : Sterling

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20200329-05   $15.00


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Offered is a lovely Victorian English sterling silver master salt spoon by the noted firm of James and Josiah Williams of Bristol, England (though because Bristol had no assay office most of their silver was hallmarked at the Exeter assay office. Their information appears below. This piece is fully hallmarked as having been assayed at Exeter in 1865, and bears a clear maker's mark. It also has a nice engraved period script monogram. This master salt spoon measures about 3 13/16 inches in... Click for details

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