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Fine Early Coin Silver Beaker by Chaudron & Rasch of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-05   $325.00

Fine Early Coin Silver Beaker by Chaudron & Rasch of Philadelphia
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Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver (in this case in the sterling standard) beaker or julep cup by noted Philadelphia silversmiths Simon Chaudron and Anthony Rasch, who alone and in partnership as Chaudron's & Rasch made some of the most important American silver of the first quarter of the 19th Century. The partnership between Chaudron and Rasch lasted only three years and its work is highly sought after - particularly pieces like this one, marked STER*AMERI*MAN. This beaker has a... Click for details

Excellent Heavy Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-04   $37.50

Excellent Heavy Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Harvey Lewis
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver table spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis. Mr. Lewis is known for his Empire and late Neoclassical silver; his career spanned the period 1802-25. This piece probably dates to the 1815-25 period, but could be a few years earlier. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 76 grams. Condition is excellent, with little wear and no dents, splits or repairs. There is a well-executed period engraved Gothic monogram, I... Click for details

Good Pair of Southern Coin Silver Teaspoons by Frederick J. Posey
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-03   $75.00

Good Pair of Southern Coin Silver Teaspoons by Frederick J. Posey
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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver (many would consider this Southern coin silver) teaspoons bearing the retailer's mark of F. J. Posey. Frederick J. Posey (1815-1881) was active as a silversmith, jeweler, watch and clockmaker in Hagerstown, Maryland from at least 1842 until after 1860. He also reportedly worked as a watch and clockmaker in Shepherdstown, Virginia in 1842. This pair of teaspoons, made by James Watts in Philadelphia and retailed by Posey, are lightly engraved with a... Click for details

Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Johnston & Boullt Ca. 1846-51
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-02   $60.00

Rare Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Spoon by Johnston & Boullt Ca. 1846-51
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Offered is a fine and scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Johnston & Boullt, a partnership between William Johnston and Thomas A. Boullt in Hagerstown, Maryland lasting from 1846 to 1851. William Johnston was a watch and clock maker and dentist working in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia before his time in Hagerstown; Thomas Boullt enjoyed a long and successful career in Hagerstown. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It bears a good... Click for details

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label or Bottle Ticket - Ca. 1829
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-01   $95.00

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label or Bottle Ticket - Ca. 1829
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Offered is a lovely Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket made by the noted Barnard family of silversmiths. The mark on this label is number 575 in Arthur Grimwade's "London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837" - it was entered into the assay office rolls in 1829 by Edward Barnard and his three sons, Edward Jr., John and William. Given the style of the sovereign head duty mark, this piece would date to between 1829 and 1834; the date letter is obscured. This wine label or bottle... Click for details

H. Culman "Honolulu" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2441f   On Hold

H. Culman
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Measuring 5 3/8" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this souvenir spoon is marked "Sterling" and "H. Culman" for the manufacturing jeweler that operated in Honolulu during the first two decades of the 20th century see figure 2).

Made during the peak of the interest in souvenir pieces, it exhibits high quality die work, detailed representation, and fine finishing.

The central portion of the handle reads "Honolulu," while the bowl portrays "Diamond Head and Surf Boats." The end of the handle... Click for details

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Heavy Wendt "Diana" Sterling Silver Dinner Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2440f   $52.00

Heavy Wendt
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A full size dinner fork at 7 1/2" long, this is exceptionally heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz.

It is marked "Sterling," "Patent," and "Starr & Marcus" for the New York City retailer.

Made by John Wendt, it does not carry an official pattern name, but has come to be known as "Diana," in reference to Diana Cramer, silver scholar, former editor of "Silver Magazine," and Wendt authority.

An 1860s design, it is quite similar to John Polhamus' "Armor" of the same period. Both of them bespeak... Click for details

Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va., Pre Civil War Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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2439f   $32.00

Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va., Pre Civil War Coin Silver Teaspoon
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The firm of Mitchell & Tyler occupies a prominent place in the history of mid 19th century Richmond, Virginia silver production. A successor firm to that established by William Mitchell c. 1818, sources date its years of operation from 1845 to 1866.

The style of this 5 1/2" long, just over .5 T. oz., coin silver teaspoon locates it early in that period, well before the Civil War.

It is a "Reverse Tipt" pattern with a feathered script "M" on the front of the handle.

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Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2438f   $185.00

Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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A cast item that measures 5" long and weighs .7 T. oz., this piece was made by Gorham and is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the backside.

Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.

Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a... Click for details

Whiting "baby face" youth spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2210   $125.00

Whiting
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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.64 Troy ounces, no monogram, light pattern wear as shown; bowl not gilt but otherwise in fine condition, no monogram.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a similar though slightly more fatigued example with pitting in the bowl recently sold on ebay (item 281610340194) @157.50

Gorham Oak Handle Sterling Silver Princeton Presentation Loving Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2437f   $645.00

Gorham Oak Handle Sterling Silver Princeton Presentation Loving Cup
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Gorham's model number "A323" two handled loving cup appears in the company's 1900 catalog (see image 3).

This item is stamped with that number, the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "1 1/2 Pint," and a date symbol for 1901, all on the brushed finish underside.

It is a substantial item, standing 4 3/4" high to the rim, measuring 5" across the top, and 7 1/2" from handle tip to handle tip. It weighs 16.0 T. oz.

The handles are shaped into oak branches, and joined to the... Click for details

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2209   $165.00

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
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height 1 7/8; top diameter 2 inches, no monogram, weight 2.6 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown. Just the right size to hold a healthy belt of scotch...

This piece bears the craftsman's mark of both Robert Bean and Fletcher Carter. Also, let's give a shout out to the good folks at ONC, still going strong in Amesbury after one hundred years, who were kind enough to identify this cup as the "Roly Poly cordial."

Old S. Kirk & Son Co. Rim Foot 6" Sterling Silver Engraved Plate
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2436f   $100.00

Old S. Kirk & Son Co. Rim Foot 6
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Measuring 6" in diameter, standing 1/2" high, and weighing a solid 3.6 T. oz., this plate or dish sits on a 3 7/16" wide rimmed base.

It is stamped with model number "256" on the underside, along with "S. Kirk & Son Co.," used 1896-1924, and "925/1000."

It is an elegant, highly finished item. The has a rolled and lined edge, and fine engraving on the upper surface. The center is concave and has a brushed underside.

It is in mint condition. The base is even, and the overall piece... Click for details

Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2435f   $28.00

Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
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A fully formed, "Reverse Tipt," design that mimics a tea or tablespoon, this just over .2 T. oz., "miniature," piece is only 3 5/8" long.

Uncertain to purpose, it may be for salt, coffee, or for a child's use.

Dating from the 1830s, it is stamped "Mead Adriance & Co." for the early Saint Louis firm. The front is engraved "MEW" in a fancy, feathered script.

It is in very good condition. The handle remains well-formed and the engraving is crisp. The bowl is free of tip wear,... Click for details

Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150419-01   $50.00

Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
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Offered is a fine and rare group of three American coin silver teaspoons by little-known silversmith, jeweler and clock and watch maker Michael Bush, working in Easton, Pennsylvania circa 1831. His available biographical information appears below. These spoons average about 6 1/8 inches in length and the three together weigh about 46 grams. There is no monogram or sign of erasure on any of the spoons. Condition is fair, with modest tip wear and dents and dings to the bowls. The maker's mark... Click for details

Circa 1870 Boston Large, Early Style Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2434f   $185.00

Circa 1870 Boston Large, Early Style Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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Measuring a substantial 10" long and weighing a robust 3.6 T. oz., this large item is generally thought to be an early form ice cream server, although it is sometimes identified as a vegetable or pudding spoon.

It has a large, oval shaped serving end that measures 4 1/4" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. This has a slightly concave, but essentially flat, surface and an upraised, scalloped edge around about two-thirds of the margin. The surface has a pale gold wash and is engraved in a period... Click for details

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