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A.E. Lyon "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Large Spoon with Striking Monogram
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4390f   $46.00


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Otherwise typical of "Fiddle Tipt" pattern coin silver flatware of its mid 19th century period, this 8 5/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., table or serving spoon stands apart by virtue of its exquisitely rendered, high style, Victorian "CMG" entwined monogram.

An inch and a half high and three-quarters of an inch wide, it sits boldly on the handle front. Hand engraved, it employs fine line, stippling, and wriggle work detailing.

In very good condition, this is without damage or evident wear. The bowl... Click for details

Dominick & Haff 1886/87 Sterling Silver Commemorative Mug or Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4389f   $215.00


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A large item standing 2 1/2" tall, having a 3 1/2" diameter body, a maximum span of 4 1/2" to the handle end, 3" height to the handle tip, and weighing just over 4.0 T. oz., this is marked for New York City manufacturer "Dominick & Haff" with a date of 1886 and model number "235," and Boston retailer "Bigelow, Kennard & Co."

The full inscription includes the name "Elizabeth Brayton Almy," with a birth or possibly baptismal date of "Feb. 13, 1887."

The underside is inscribed "From... Click for details

Whiting "Violet" C L Ruth & Son Montgomery AL Sterling Cucumber Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4388f   $95.00


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An elusive form to find in Whiting's "Violet," this early issue cucumber server measures 6" long and weighs 1.1 T. oz.

It is of added rarity in that it was retailed by Montgomery, Alabama jeweler "C.L. Ruth & Son," and so stamped on the reverse, along with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. App. For," this last mark further validating its originality.

An enduringly popular Art Nouveau interpretation of this spring flower, the violet blossoms and stems are delicately portrayed... Click for details

International "Cloeta" Grape Motif Knife, Fork & Spoon Place Setting
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4387f   $95.00


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A grape motif dating from 1905, International's "Cloeta" reflects the design sensibilities of its Art Nouveau period. It features high relief, intricately detailed grape clusters, leaves, and tendrils.

This group is a matching three piece place setting. It includes a dinner size knife that measures 9 7/8" long, a fork, commonly identified as regular size, that measures 7 1/4", and a 5 7/8" teaspoon.

This is a heavy line and that is the case with these pieces. The spoon weighs almost... Click for details

Good Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by George Hendel, Circa 1800
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20201021-01   $47.50


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Offered is a nice and scarce American coin silver teaspoon dating to around the beginning of the 19th Century and made by George Hendel, a celebrated silversmith of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 2009, a tea service by Hendel sold at auction for $90,000. This teaspoon is slightly more affordable. It has a legible maker's mark of GH in an oval, and a period engraved script monogram of TMcM. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is fairly good, with... Click for details

Knowles "Angelo" Sterling Silver Bon Bon Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4386f   $22.00


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A delicate piece in both scale and design, this 3 3/4" long, .3 T. oz., bon bon was made by Knowles in its fancy leaf and scroll, "Angelo" pattern, issued in 1910.

The 1 5/8" diameter bowl is particularly decorative. It has scalloped edges, embellished shoulders, a ribbed and pierced base with a central opening that is surrounded by an embossed design that repeats the pattern details. The entire surface is finished in a pale satin matte gold wash.

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Very Rare Kentucky Dessert Spoon by John Hickman Circa 1820s or 1830s
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20201020-01   Sold


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Offered is a very rare example of the work of John Hickman, silversmith of Kentucky. Mr. Hickman is recorded in Louisville between about 1832 and 1850, and in Taylorsville between 1850-62. He may have been the John Hickman killed in the war, but a John E. Hickman, jeweler, was recorded in Shelbyville in the 1870s. This spoon dates by style to the 1820s or early 1830s, and the mark and monogram would also be consistent with an early date. Please take a look at all of the pictures. It is... Click for details

Lunt "Dorothy Q" Engraved Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4385f   $32.00


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The first full line flatware pattern produced by Rogers, Lunt, & Bollen, later simply Lunt, "Dorothy Q" was carried forward from its antecedent firm "A.F. Towle & Son Co." which introduced it in 1883.

This example is a 6" long, just over .8 T. oz., sugar spoon, marked with the RL&B three part emblem and the word "Sterling."

The handle is "Old English" in style with a plain "Tipt" backside and a front that is extensively and engagingly engraved in a star shaped flower and leaf design around... Click for details

Gilles Beaugrand Sterling Silver Ruby Jewel Communion Chalice
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4384f   $835.00


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Generously sized, this altar piece measures 8 1/2" high and stands on a 5 1/2" diameter square base.

It is inscribed "Teveliv Dovana" (likely a reference to mother's or parent'a day) and the date "5 - 30 -42" on the underside. The inside of the bottom plate is also scratched "L M" over "5/42," likely referencing the crafts person responsible for overseeing the production of this piece, and doubly confirming the year of manufacture.

It is marked "Beaugrand Sterling," i.e. "Atelier de... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Old Sterling Silver Berry or Jam Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4383f   $135.00


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This 7 7/8" long and weighty at 2.3 T. oz., small berry or jelly serving spoon is an original example of Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs," a pattern issued in 1901.

It is marked with the company's "eagle, R in a shield, lion" emblem, "Pat. Appl'd For," and "Sterling" on the reverse, all in precise, fine lettering as would be expected of an original piece.

In addition, it is engraved on the backside in an Old English letter "C" monogram.

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Akerly & Briggs NYC circa 1845 "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4382f   $18.00


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This slightly oversized at 6 1/8" long, just under .5 T. oz. (14 grams), coin silver teaspoon is a particular fine example, exceptionally well-designed and crafted, in pristine condition, and with a brilliant finish.

Note: there is one scratched area on the handle backside, evidence of someone confirming the purity of this. Resistant to hand polishing, it could be eliminated by buffing.

It has a "Fiddle" shaped handle with a slight "Tipt" backside, high, rounded, shoulders, a plain drop,... Click for details

London 1821 "Shell & Thread" Crested Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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An unusual form for a tea caddy spoon, this 4 5/8" long, heavy feeling at nearly 1.2 T. oz., piece is actually a scoop or shovel.

It is fully hallmarked for London, sterling, and 1820-21.

The maker's stamp is quite rubbed, although it is legible enough to determine it is two letters over two letters, the lower left hand one of which is "W." A reasonable possibility is William Eley and William Fern, who worked in this period and were significant producers.

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William Gale & Son "Italian" Sterling Silver Place Fork x 5
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4380f   $46.00


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Patented in 1860, and so stamped on the reverse, the pattern on this 7 3/8" long, just over 1.5 T. oz., fork is "Italian," which is very much a period design. It incorporates gadrooning, beading, leaves, and an anthemion tip, much akin in composition to contemporaneous maker John Polhamus's "Armor."

It is also stamped "Wm. Gale & Son" for one of the many partnerships of maker William Gale, this one dating 1862-66 (Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers).

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Schofield "Lorraine" Large & Heavy Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4379f   $105.00


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Exceptionally weighty at 3.6 T. oz., this 8 3/4" long berry or other serving spoon is marked with the three part emblem of the "Schofield Co." founded in 1903 in Baltimore, and "Sterling."

The pattern is "Lorraine" and has antecedents that predate the company itself.

The handle is a "Pointed Antique" with a slightly "Tipt" backside. The front is engraved in a "Mayflower" design that has its origins in Baltimore and which evolved into a full line of flatware produced by Kirk under this... Click for details

Ball, Black & Co. "Tuscan" 950 Silver Large & Heavy Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4378f   $165.00


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Lengthy at 8 3/4" and weighty at nearly 2.7 T. oz., this entirely original cheese scoop has New York City origins.

The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant that was originated in 1846 by Michael Gibney and later marketed by Whiting.

This is an early example of the line, dating from the 1860s and retailed by the prominent firm of "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "950" for an enhanced silver standard higher than sterling, is imprinted on the handle backside.

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Reed & Barton Modernist Sterling Silver Sugar & Creamer No. X80
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4377f   $195.00


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Reflecting the epitome of "mid century modern" design, this creamer and sugar matching pair were made in 1950 and 1953 respectively, according to the date symbols on the undersides. Other marks include "Reed & Barton," "Sterling," and model number "X80."

The creamer stands 2 1/2" to the highest point of the spout, is 5 3/4" long, and weighs just under 3.4 T. oz.

The sugar is 2 1/4" tall to the top of the handles, has a maximum span of 4 1/2", and weighs just over 3.5 T. oz.

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