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Liberty CYMRIC sterling pepper caster
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2263  


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hand wrought, height 3 1/4 inches, weight 1.74 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement.

With sinuous curves and whimsical spade-shaped feet, this is truly a little classic of English Art Nouveau silver.

Eames plywood lounge chair sterling miniature, Acme Studios
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2262   $90.00


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height 2 1/2; width 1 5/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, weight 1.06 Troy ounces.

Perfect for the aspiring collector of mid-century modern furniture who has wisely chosen to live in a tiny house. Should you care for more info on the original, please note that this chair is so famous as to warrant its own Wikipedia entry.

International "Cambridge" Beaded Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3191f   $48.00


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A beaded design with a scroll tip, International's "Cambridge" was introduced in 1899.

This example is an 8 3/4" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork. Slender overall and with three elongated tines joined by a crossbar, it was designed to be a delicate implement.

The heel of the tine area is slightly cupped, and is embellished with an elaboration of the pattern on the shoulders.

Never monogrammed, this is in choice estate condition. There is no evident polishing wear and... Click for details

London 1896 Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Britannia Silver Muffineer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3190f   $395.00


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First introduced to British hallmarking in 1697, the "Britannia" standard demarcates a silver content of 95.8%, significantly higher than sterling's 92.5%.

It remained required for less than a century, but continued in limited use subsequent to the reversion to sterling in 1720, enjoying a revival in the late Victorian era.

This muffineer, aka sugar shaker or caster, traces to that period, having an Old English "a" date letter for 1896-97. Other marks are the Britannia figure, and an... Click for details

Sterling Silver Reticulated Victorian Etui, aka Needle Case
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3189f   On Hold


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Defined as a small ornamental case for holding needles or toilet articles, an etui was a popular Victorian era lady's article, often included as part of a chatelaine.

This example is American in origin, stamped "Sterling 925 Fine" flanked by matching maker's marks. These are circles with an uncertain emblem inside.

The piece measure 3 1/4" by 5/8" and weighs approximately .6 T. oz.

It has two parts, a larger lower one, and what is essentially a cap. Both these have reticulated open... Click for details

Canfield, Baltimore, 10.15 Standard Coin Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3188f   $70.00


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A large piece measuring 9 1/8" long and weighing a substantial 1.8 T. oz., this spoon dates c. 1835.

It is stamped "Canfield," referencing one of three (later two) brothers, Ira, William and Jared, the majority of whose working years were spent as partners.

The Baltimore Museum of Art reference work, "Maryland Silver," assigns this particular mark to Ira, located in Haddam, Connecticut until c. 1834, and Baltimore after that, where the partnership was situated.

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Alvin Art Nouveau "Majestic" Sterling Silver Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3187f   $48.00


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An appealing multi-motif floral design, this 5 1/2" long, .8 T. oz., "Majestic" pattern bon bon is further enhanced by its decorative, relatively large, 2 1/2" by 1 7/8", three-lobed, bowl.

A turn of the 20th century design, it was made by Alvin, whose company emblem and the word "Sterling" is imprinted on the handle backside in fine lettering.

The flowers on this item include an iris set midway on the handle, and roses at the terminus. These are accompanied by intertwined leaves,... Click for details

Tiffany Open Sterling Silver Master Salt with Cobalt Blue Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3186f   On Hold


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Stamped with pattern number, "15923A," the design on this large, 5" long by 2 3/8" wide, master salt cellar, aka trencher, dates from 1903.

The date is consistent with the style of the piece, which reflects the Colonial Revival/Adamesque sensibilities that came into their own during the first decades of the 20th century.

The approximately 2.0 T. oz., sterling silver body is oval, with reticulated sides that have beaded band margins and solid, cee scroll handles. It sits on two ball feet... Click for details

Schulz & Fischer sterling cup and saucer, San Francisco, CA
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2261   $250.00


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circa 1870, height of cup 3; diameter 3 5/8 inches, weight 8.07 Troy ounces, some minor insults above the applied round foot where Alice perhaps in need of more tea rapped her vessel upon the table (please see third photo) but very good overall condition.

Years ago, many folks had high enthusiasm over silver from the Golden State, but now we're going to find out the hard way whether or not anyone indeed still gives a rat's derrière.

Gorham sterling floral picture frame, oval,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2260   $95.00


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height 4; width 2 7/8 inches, date mark for 1898 and model number 531, no monogram, good condition although there is some persistent tarnish on reverse (please see second enlargement), weight 2.7 Troy ounces.

If ever there was an item which screamed "Christmas gift" then this is it.

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Unique" Coin Silver Twisted Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3184f   $46.00


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A prominent Syracuse, NY, firm, Hotchkiss and Schreuder operated under various names from the mid to late 1800s. The "H&S" mark imprinted on the blade of this 7" long, relatively weighty at approximately 1.2 T. oz., coin silver master butter knife was used 1864-71 according to an entry in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."

The pattern name is "Unique."

The scalloped edge blade with fancy engraving is set at a right angle to the handle and is joined to it with a... Click for details

Richard Fisher Jr., NYC, "French Thread" Coin Silver Sugar Shell
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3183f   $45.00


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The maker of this 6 3/16" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., spoon was perhaps best known for his partnership with Francis W. Cooper, himself a renowned producer of mid 19th century ecclesiastical silver.

Stamped "R. Fisher Jr." for Richard, it also carries his working address, "331 Broadway, N.Y.," and is a scarce example of his individual work.

It is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" design with a relatively short and deep shell bowl, with a broad end and a strong taper to the heel. The... Click for details

Fine Set of Four Chicago Coin Silver Forks by W. H. C. Miller & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170716-05   On Hold


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Offered is a lovely set of four American coin silver table forks by Wood & Hughes, and retailed by William Henry Clay Miller, operating as W. H. C. Miller & Co. in Chicago from 1860-71. These forks are in a lovely pattern similar to "leaf pattern", though I don't know its name offhand. Each fork measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and the set of four weighs about 166 grams altogether. Each fork has a period engraved monogram and bears manufacturer's and retailer's marks. Condition is very... Click for details

Fiddthread Coin Silver Table Fork, Marshall & Tempest of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170716-04   On Hold


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Offered is a nice American coin silver table fork marked M&T with a set of pseudo-hallmarks - this mark is given as a retailer's mark used by Marshall & Tempest of Philadelphia, who were in partnership from 1813 to 1865. This fork also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 7 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some tine wear and some fine scratching to the surface, but no splits or repairs. All in all a usable American... Click for details

Nice Pair of Hotchkiss & Schreuder Medallion Coin Silver Tablespoons
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170716-03   On Hold


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Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver table spoons in the Dionysus pattern, a Hotchkiss & Schreuder medallion pattern, retailed by S. Myers. I am not sure if this is Selim W. Myers of Tallahassee, Florida, or another S. Myers - most likely the latter. These spoons measure about 8 5/8 inches in length and the pair weighs about 100 grams total. They are in excellent unworn condition except for one issue - each spoon has some dings on the edge of the bowl. I've pictured the worst... Click for details

Fine Pair of Scottish Provincial Silver Sugar Tongs Circa 1810-35
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170716-02   $120.00


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Offered is a lovely pair of antique Scottish provincial silver sugar tongs, circa the first or early second quarter of the 19th Century. This piece is struck twice on one arm with a maker's mark of "E", often assigned to James Erskine of Aberdeen; the other arm bears a hallmark that looks like a circle or ring. This piece also has a period engraved monogram done in a typically Scottish style. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. All in all a lovely... Click for details

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