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

Old Friends  
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

L. Amadon, Vermont, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Dessert Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2205f   $22.00

L. Amadon, Vermont,
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Leander Amadon, the maker of this 7 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., dessert spoon, is documented as born in 1814 and working 1843-78 in Bellows Falls, Vermont as a silversmith and jeweler.

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same. It is a straightforward item, well and simply executed.

It is in very good condition, showing minimal wear. There are light surface scratches, and incipient tip wear on the otherwise well-formed bowl. The finish is nicely... Click for details

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2204f   $95.00

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
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Whiskbrooms 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.

It was made... Click for details

Pair 18thC brightcut teaspoons with engraved birds
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
106G   $125.00

Pair 18thC brightcut teaspoons with engraved birds
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Marked O.PINI -- probably Italian -- brightcutting and wrigglework design entire length of handle, with flower just below cartouche with bird. Script mono L A just below birds. Length is 5-1/8", with drop on bowl back and reverse tip. Condition of both spoons is near-mint.

Fancy that: an 18th-century coin silver spoon probably made in Italy half a century or more before Italy was born.

Pair Wood & Hughes "Viola" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2203f   $35.00

Pair Wood & Hughes
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An 1875 design that is more Gothic Revival in sensibility than the then dominant Renaissance Revival style, Wood & Hughes' "Viola" is nonetheless very much a period pattern.

This offering is a matched pair of master salt spoons. Each one is 3 3/4" long and the two together weigh just over .5 T. oz. Both have an Old English "D" monogram.

They are in excellent condition, with clear pattern detail, and well-shaped bowls free of nicks, dents, or burrs. The finishes are pleasing.

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Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2202f   $55.00

Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
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Identified as a "lemonade spoon" in the 1904 Gorham catalog (see image 2), this 6 3/4" long, approximately .4 T. oz., item is essentially a sterling sipping straw with pierced bowl end. It is model number "1445H," as stamped on the backside. Other marks include the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1905.

This is considerably more elaborate and sophisticated than later, production oriented, examples of this form. The bowl incorporates an... Click for details

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Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140827-01   $85.00

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Offered is a fine pair of Southern coin silver sugar tongs by Washington, DC silversmith Charles Pryse (see below). These tongs bear Pryse's maker's mark, and are also engraved GADSBY on the side, for the original owner. The likely owner was John Gadsby, either in his own capacity or through his hotel (see below). These tongs measure about 6 1/2 inches in length, and weigh approximately 56 grams. There is a small repair (pictured) to the bow. All in all a fine historical piece of DC silver!... Click for details

1994 1 oz. Fine Silver Dollar
Silver : Coin Silver

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167   $45.00

1994 1 oz. Fine Silver Dollar
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This silver dollar was attached to a pendant to be worn as a necklace and it is quite beautiful. It literally shines like nwe money. The circle pendant is sterling silver that has been cut to make it shine even more. 1994 Lady Liberty on one side and the eagle on the other. 1 oz. Fine Silver-One Dollar is what it reads under the eagle. I fear my pictures does not do it justice.

Mathew Boulton Georgian Silverplate Wine Coaster
Silver : Plate

Old Friends  
2201dd   $275.00

Mathew Boulton Georgian Silverplate Wine Coaster
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One of the most recognized and highly regarded names in the realm of British silver, Matthew Boulton's work commands great interest. He worked in sterling silver but is especially known for his silverplate production. Abundant in-depth information about the maker and his product is readily accessible on the internet, and which can be referenced to inform this listing further.

This Georgian wine coaster, aka caddy, of which a pair is available, is silverplate and is stylistically akin to... Click for details

International "Pansy" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2200f   $35.00

International
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A late Art Nouveau design dating from 1909, International's "Pansy" offers a delicate portraiture of its namesake flower.

This example is 4 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., cream ladle. It has a three lobed bowl with decorated shoulders and a single pansy blossom in the heel.

It is choice condition and without a monogram or removal. It is free of polishing wear and the bowl is without dents, bends, or burrs.

Marks are the indian head emblem of the Wilcox and Evertsen division of... Click for details

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

Old Friends  
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

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-03   $75.00

Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Jacob Hendel
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Carlisle clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hendel. Jacob Hendel (1772-1836) was one of three brothers who made and marked silver, the others being George and Bernard; he was also cousin and nephew to members of the Hall family of silversmiths. Jacob Hendel is primarily known as one of the foremost clockmakers of Carlisle, and a number of his clocks are extant. He was also very involved in community affairs. Jacob Hendel served as... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-02   $95.00

Rare Set of 6 Cumberland City, MD Tspns, John Kelenbeck
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Offered is a fine and rare set of Western Maryland coin silver tea spoons by little-known Cumberland City (Allegany County) jeweler and watchmaker John H. Kelenbeck, circa 1860. Mr. Kelenbeck appears to have started his career in Baltimore, as a John Kehlenbeck, watch & clock maker, jeweler, is listed in "Silver in Maryland" as working in that city circa 1845-51. That same volume references that the jewelry firm of "Kellenbeck & Johnson" was working in Cumberland circa 1867. However, Mr.... Click for details

Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140824-01   $15.00

Kentucky Teaspoon by W. & A. Cooper of Louisville
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Offered is a good little Southern coin silver teaspoon by William and Archibald Cooper of Louisville, circa 1836-46. This partnership between brothers William and Archibald Cooper began in Cincinnati for the first months of its existance, but moved shortly after its inception to Louisville, where it remained for almost ten years before its dissolution. The partnership also operated an outlet in Frankfort during its latter years. This spoon is about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12... Click for details

Chandless, NYC, "French Thread" Coin Fish Slice
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2197f   $225.00

Chandless, NYC,
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This 11 5/8" long, weighty at 4.0 T. oz., coin silver fish slice dates c. 1840. It is marked "Chandless" for William Chandless, who is recorded as working on Spring Street in New York City as early as 1838.

The handle is a "French Thread" pattern with an up-turned end, and has an impressive period "CP" monogram on the front. The blade has a raised, scalloped upper edge and a pierced and engraved surface.

The engraving is especially artful, incorporating ivy and acanthus leaf detailing... Click for details

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

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2196f   $28.00

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

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