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Reed & Barton "La Parisienne" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4316f   $48.00

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Issued by Reed & Barton in the early 20th century, "La Parisienne" stands alongside the company's "Love Disarmed," "Les Six Fleurs," and "Les Cinq Fleurs," as among the most striking Art Nouveau designs produced by American silver manufacturers of the period.

This pair of talon grip tongs in the pattern measure a lengthy 4 5/8" and are weighty at 1.3 T. oz.

The precisely articulated chrysanthemum blossoms, buds, and leaves that appear on each arm are set in high relief.

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Watts & Harper Engraved Twist Handle Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4315f   $42.00

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Sometimes confused with Wood & Hughes' mark, the Gothic style "W & H" stamped on the handle backside of this 7 1/4" long, approximately .7 T. oz., coin silver preserve spoon actually stands for the short-lived, 1859-62, (Hollan Philadelphia Silversmiths) partnership of Philadelphia manufacturers James Watts & Henry Harper.

Other marks include the name and address of the retailer "Cassidy & Ball," "No. 12 N. 2nd St." This jeweler's dates overlapped with Watts & Harper's.

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Wallace "Violet" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4314f   $60.00

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An early 20th century pattern, Wallace's "Violet" is an expressive floral design offered in the Art Nouveau manner.

This example is a 7 1/4" long, 1.3 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

A large blossom occupies the central portion of the handle and is surrounded by additional blossoms, buds, and leaves the full length of the handle and on the backside.

The pattern also extends onto the scalloped edge, rounded end, bowl.

Never monogrammed, this is a fine example, with clear pattern... Click for details

Gorham "Villa Norfolk" Solid Sterling Silver Long Claret Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4313f   $185.00

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Of uncertain function, but generally thought to be used to withdraw soaked or mulled fruit from tall pitchers, claret spoons were largely a Victorian or early post Victorian device.

This lengthy, 13 1/2", just over 2.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" are imprinted on the backside of the handle.

The pattern is "Norfolk" aka "Villa Norfolk" introduced in 1904. It is a clean design, with lined edges and a double scroll at the... Click for details

Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Dessert aka Oval Soup Spoon x 2
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4312f   On Hold

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A late 19th century design, Durgin's "Empire" presents in a regal manner, consistent with the pattern name.

It incorporates a crown, cornucopia, torches, a crossed ribbon wreath, and other festooning on the handle front, and simpler laurel and acanthus leaf and ribbon detailing on the reverse.

This example is a 7" long, 1.4 T. oz., place spoon, typically identified as a dessert or oval soup.

The front is engraved with an Old English "C" monogram in the oval reserve area.

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International "Avalon" Sterling Silver Pierced Croquette Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4311f   On Hold

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Specialized items, croquette servers were variously interpreted by different manufacturers, although a feature common to most producers and patterns is an elongated, spatulate blade.

This all silver example was made by International in its turn-of-the-twentieth century "Avalon" line.

Measuring 8 1/8" overall, and weighing a substantial 2.5 T. oz., it has the characteristic oblong blade, 3 3/4" by 2 1/4" in this instance.

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Old Whiting "Lily" 5 O'Clock Sterling Silver Teaspoon x 3
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4310f   $22.00

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Slightly smaller than a full size tea, this five o'clock spoon measures 5 7/16" long and weighs .8 T. oz.

It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily" marked with the company's "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O."

A striking and highly detailed Art Nouveau floral design, this retains excellent pattern detail, is without dents or bends in the bowl, and has a fine finish.

There is a lightly inscribed, script "G" monogram on the handle front.

Whiting "New Empire" Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Cracker Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4309f   $215.00

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Characterized by very large bowls and relatively small handles, cracker scoops or spoons are fanciful and uncommon serving items in any flatware line.

This 8" long, 2.2 T. oz., example was made by Whiting in its "New Empire" aka "Empire" pattern.

The shell-shaped bowl is 4" long, 3 3/8" at the widest, and 3/4" deep in the cupped and embossed heel. It is finised in a pale gold matte wash in the interior. (Please see image 2 for close detail.)

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Entwined Hearts with Diamonds Silver Pendant and Chain
Jewelry : Fine

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J1376   $60.00

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This listing has a 20” silver chain with a silver entwined hearts with diamonds pendant!

The pendant is heart shaped and measures 3/4” x 1”. It has 22 small diamonds and it is stamped 925. The diamonds are not top quality diamonds but they do have some sparkle!

The chain has a lobster claw clasp stamped 925, Italy.

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E.B. Horn, Boston, A.F. Towle Engraved Coin Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4308f   On Hold

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A landmark firm founded in 1839 and still operating in Boston's "Downtown Crossing" area, "E.B. Horn" was already a jeweler of note when it marketed this 6 1/8" long, .6 T. oz., coin silver pickle fork made circa 1873.

There was a familial relationship between E.B. Horn and A.J. Towle (later Lunt), which firm was the actual maker of this piece.

The slightly upturned, "Tipt," handle is finely engraved with a period leaf and scroll design and wriggle work detailing. There is a shield reserve... Click for details

Rare Teaspoon with Marks for Joseph Anthony & Son and Thomas W. Harper
Silver : Coin Silver

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20200802-02   $22.50

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Offered is a beat-up but quite scarce example of a Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon, circa 1810-14, bearing the maker's mark of Thomas W. Harper (the manufacturer) and Joseph Anthony & Son (the retailer); silver with any of Mr. Anthony's marks is uncommon, let alone with Harper's mark also. This piece has worn but legible marks and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 13 grams. Condition is poor overall, with a lot of surface wear and... Click for details

Pr. Baltimore Coin Silver Spoons w/Rare Variant Mark for Robert Brown
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200802-01   Sold

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Offered is a pair of very good American coin silver teaspoons by Baltimore silversmith Robert Brown, circa 1825-40; these each have a typical shape and a well-executed period engraved script monogram. What sets them apart, however, is the rare variant mark for Robert Brown - "R-.BROWN." - this is the first time I've seen a dash over the pellet after the first name. These little oddities can be fascinating. In any event, these are nicely made spoons with good weight. They measure about 5... Click for details

Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4306f   $165.00

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Large scaled, this pair of salad servers measure 9 1/4" long each item and weigh 4.8 T. oz. combined.

Made by Whiting, whose "lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1893" appear on the backsides, the pattern is "Imperial Queen."

The design incorporates shell, acanthus leaf, and scroll elements evocative of a traditional "Queens" pattern, apropos of the pattern name.

Both pieces are engraved in a flowing script "ECF" monogram on the handle fronts.

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Dominick & Haff Late 19th c. Sterling Silver Stamp Box
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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4305f   $140.00

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Desk items, stamp boxes had one or more compartments to store individual postage.

This solid silver, two slot example was made by Dominick & Haff whose three part "rectangle, square, diamond" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "15" appear on the underside. It measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" by 7/8" high and weighs approximately 2.0 T. oz.

There is a solid dividing wall between the slots, while the bottoms are slanted to facilitate removing the stamps.

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Liberty & Co. "Cymric" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Small Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4304f   $65.00

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At 4" long and weighing .4 T. oz., this is a demitasse or coffee spoon.

It is hallmarked on the bowl reverse for London, 1899-1900, sterling, and renowned maker "Liberty & Co" (partially rubbed).

Designer Archibald Knox is strongly associated with this firm, and he very likely designed this which falls within the company's "Cymric" line. The pattern name is "Egbert" and is decidedly Art Nouveau in style and appears to be hand worked in whole or in part.

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Pair Gorham Nautical Theme 1888 Sterling Silver Master Salt Dishes
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4303f   This item is currently being auctioned

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Produced in the same period that Gorham generated its legendary "Narragansett" line of silver, this pair of 2 5/8" diameter, 1" high, 2.2 T. oz. combined, open master salts portrays the same shells, seaweed, and other maritime motifs as that flagship design.

They are model number "2380" as stamped on the undersides, along with Gorham's "lion, G, anchor" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1888.

The design is embossed on a band on the sidewall. The pieces sit on flat bottoms and have... Click for details

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