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Wood & Hughes "Cellini" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon w Engraved Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3816f   $75.00


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Named for the renowned Florentine craftsman who embodied the artistic richness of the Italian Renaissance, "Cellini" by Wood & Hughes was issued in 1875 at the height of Renaissance Revival era in American design, and is one of the less readily found patterns of this period.

This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., preserve spoon.

The oval thread handle has flanking knobs at the midpoint, and a raised, repeating bellflower design along the interior margin.

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Unger Brothers "Cupid Sunbeams" Sterling Silver Teaspoon, "Estelle"
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3809f   $46.00


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One of Unger Brothers renowned, early 20th century, Art Nouveau designs, "Cupid's Sunbeams" features the faces of two cherubic looking, probably female, figures.

They are surrounded by trailing leaves that flow up the length of the handle of this 5 15/16" long, .9 T. oz., teaspoon.

The reverse is engraved "Estelle" in flowing script, while the front has a small, Old English "E" inscribed in an open area below the figures.

In good condition, it shows slight polishing wear, and a bit of... Click for details

Six Gorham "Old Medici" Heavy Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3805   $360.00


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Full size dinner forks measuring 7 5/8" long each, and weighing a hefty 12.1 T. oz. the group, these six matched pieces are marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the handle reverses, and "Copyrighted" on the handle edges.

The pattern, "Medici" aka "Old Medici," dates from 1880. It is a complex design that features imagery and figures representational of the Italian Renaissance. In this instance the primary subject is a young man in festooned garb with a sword hanging... Click for details

Gorham BUTTERCUP punch ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2395   $350.00


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length fifteen inches, weight 5.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed and marked as shown in enlargements. The bowl remains most of its original gilding and is uniform in color.

For those of you who like us are are fans of comparison shopping, the folks who Replace your stuff also have one of these in stock, @1130.00 dollars(!).

J.E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, "Oval Thread" Sterling Silver Place Spoon
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3802f   $32.00


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A standard design that was first produced in the coin silver era, and continued after the adoption of the sterling standard in the mid 19th century, "Oval Thread" is a "Pointed Antique" with a tipped end and lined border.

This 6 15/16" long, 1.4 T. oz., example is a place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon stamped "J.E. Caldwell & Co." for the renowned Philadelphia firm, and "925" in an oval, for sterling. This style of "925" mark was commonly used in Boston, suggesting this piece may originate... Click for details

Hyde & Nevins, New York (& New Orleans), c. 1817 Coin Silver Teaspoon
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3800f   $35.00


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Born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1788, James Nevins Hyde was a silversmith with a presence in both New York City and New Orleans.

This example of his work, a 5 7/8" long, .6 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with an exposed drop, bears the mark "Hyde & Nevins," referencing his 1814-19 partnership with his cousin Rufus Nevins.

Sources indicate Hyde also began marketing in New Orleans in 1816 or 1817, with his brother-in-law, Charles Whiting Goodrich, moving there in 1818 to support this... Click for details

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Lunt "Rondelay" Heavy Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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3799f   $48.00


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Issued in 1963, Lunt's "Rondelay" is inspired by classic French design, but presented with a clean, modern flair.

This example is a 6 3/8" long, quite heavy at 2.3 T. oz, gravy ladle with a 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" bowl that has decorated shoulders and a flanged rim.

Never monogrammed and showing no signs of use, this flawless estate piece has a bright finish.

Arthur Stone pierced and chased serving spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2393   Inquire for Price


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length 9 1/4 inches, weight 3.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, some light surface scratches which we've exaggerated here but fine overall condition.

A lovely complement to any "Berry in Calyx" holloware, this fine piece by craftsman Charles W Blanchard is not a commonly encountered pattern.

Kidney & Johnson, New York, Fixed Handle c. 1868 Coin Silver Basket
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3798f   $385.00


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Dorothy Rainwater in Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers offers extensive biographical material about silversmiths Edmond Kidney and Samuel Johnson, who formed a partnership in 1868 that lasted until at least 1874.

With working histories for each of them tracing to the early 1850s, they were already established names among New York City silversmiths when they joined efforts.

Their product line was extensive and of excellent quality, of which this 6 1/4" long, 4 3/4" wide,... Click for details

Excellent Coin Silver Salt Spoon by George H. Lewis of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190303-02   $27.50


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Offered is a very nice American coin silver master salt spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and watchmaker George H. Lewis, working circa 1855-61. This piece has a clear maker's mark or retailer's mark complete with address, as well as a period engraved monogram. This piece measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. It is in excellent condition, with almost no surface wear and no dings, dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of the form, with a quite uncommon... Click for details

Whiting "Antique Lily Engraved" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon, Mint
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3794f   $135.00


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Engraved patterns were immensely popular in the late 19th century, probably because the capacity to execute reached a peak in that period, and the technique offered great flexibility in presenting intricate and varied designs.

"Lily," which is actually a "lily of the valley" presented on an "Antique" form handle, was a popular motif offered by numerous manufacturers, none more successfully so than Whiting, the manufacturer of this 8 3/4" long, 2.6 T. oz., berry or large serving spoon.... Click for details

Coin Silver Sauce Ladle Ca. 1816-26 by James Fitch of Auburn, New York
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190302-03   $25.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver sauce ladle bearing the maker's mark J.FITCH in a rectangular punch, with a mark of a sheaf of wheat accompanying the maker's mark. This mark is given to James Fitch of Auburn, NY, working circa 1816 to 1826. This piece has a light but legible maker's mark and pseudo-hallmark. It also features a very nicely engraved period script monogram. This ladle measures about six inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition is fair, as there is a... Click for details

Decorated Coin Silver Turned Handle Spreader by James Watts
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190302-02   $32.50


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Offered is a nicely decorated American coin silver turned-handle spreader or butter knife bearing a manufacturer's mark for James Watts of Philadelphia, circa the 1860s. This piece has engraved decoration and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 33 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some wear and scratching consistent with normal use, but no bends, splits or repairs. All in all a nice piece for display or everyday use!

Gorham "Raphael" Renaissance Revival Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3793f   $68.00


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An early example of a line issued in 1875, this 6" long, weighty at 1.5 T. oz., sauce ladle is marked "Pat. Appl. For," along with "Sterling" and Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem.

The pattern, "Raphael," is Renaissance Revival in style, with a strongly Moorish influence.

Essentially non-figural, it does incorporate a bird with raised wings in the midpoint of the handle, just below the shield-shaped reserve area that is monogrammed "HWS" in Old English lettering.

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Boynton & Woodford, Boston, "Tipt" Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3792f   $40.00


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Slender, with an elongated handle, this coin silver cream ladle measures 6 1/2" overall and weighs .9 T. oz. It has an oval bowl that is 1 7/8" wide, 1 1/2" back to front, and 1/2" deep.

A "Tipt" pattern, it is stamped "Boynton & Woodford," for the Boston jeweler and "comb maker" with dates 1837-54.

There is a large script "S.A.B." monogram on the backside of the handle.

In very fine condition, it is stylistically appealing and remains a quality example of its form and period. Apart... Click for details

Two Alvin "Marie Antoinette" Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3791f   $44.00


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Issued in 1910 (some sources indicate 1890) and not readily found, Alvin's "Marie Antoinette," bespeaks its French court inspired name in its design elements, which include garlands, wreaths, ribbons, and laurel leaves.

These two forks are dinner size at 7 1/2" long, and very heavy at 1.9 T. oz. each.

They are identical save that one is engraved "Mary" in script set sideways on the handle front, and the other "Winifred," likely presented to two sisters.

Neither one shows any sign that... Click for details

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