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Rare West Virginia / Ohio Coin Silver Spoon c1812-20 - William McNeely
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180204-01   $95.00


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Offered is a very good and rare early American coin silver teaspoon by William McNeely (1791-1842), who worked in Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia) circa 1812-18, and then relocated to Ohio, working in Paris, Stark County circa 1818 and then St. Clairsville, Belmont County circa 1819 to at least 1829. By style, this piece could have been made in either state, but is more likely to be on the early side and therefore perhaps made in Morgantown. The unusually shaped neck is similar to... Click for details

Medico pipe with sterling silver overlay
Silver : Sterling

Gebelein  
5397   $120.00


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Marked MEDICO STERLING. Also narked M in a shield on the plastic stem of the pipe. Figural overlay,pierced. Length of pipe 5-3/4". Length of silver overlay 2-7/8". No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Two Table Forks & One Table Spoon in Fiddlethread by Marquand & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-06   Sold


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Offered is a very good and quite heavy American coin silver table spoon and two matching and equally substantial table forks in the fiddlethread pattern by Marquand & Co., working in New York circa 1833-39. These pieces are marked with a clear, well-struck maker's mark and is also engraved with a very well done period script monogram of NDCM. Interestingly, the forks have a different pseudo-hallmark (an eagle) than does the tablespoon (a lion). The tablespoon measures about 8 5/8 inches in... Click for details

Lovely Decorated American Silver Teaspoon Circa 1780-90
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-05   Sold


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Offered is a nice early American coin silver teaspoon or coffee spoon decorated in a feather-edge Old English pattern style, with a period block monogram and worn die-struck shell decoration. This piece does not appear to have a maker's mark, but by style can be dated to the 1780-90 period, give or take a couple of years. It measures about 4 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some modest tip wear and some very small dimples to the bowl. The handle... Click for details

Interesting Late Salt Spoon by Joseph Lownes with Decorated Back
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-04   $22.50


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Offered is an interesting, fairly late American silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes (1758-1820). This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is a standard circa 1810-20 fiddle pattern piece. The interesting part about this salt spoon is that it exhibits the remains of die-struck decoration to the bowl - something not often seen with salt spoons. This may have been a bird or some other device - one would have to take a look at what remains visible... Click for details

Tuttle "Colonial Fiddle" JFK Sterling Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3407f   $65.00


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A Boston firm rooted in the Arts & Crafts tradition, Tuttle was known for its old English reproduction items, as well as its novel marking system.

The firm adopted the custom of identifying the year of manufacture of its pieces by imprinting them with the initials, set in a crescent, of the sitting President of the United States, beginning with the term of Calvin Coolidge.

This 5 1/8" long, quite heavy at approximately 1.7 T. oz., and consequently heavy gauge, sauce or cream ladle is... Click for details

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Bowling Green, Kentucky Coin Silver Salt Spoon by John Beauchamp
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-03   Sold


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Offered is a good and scarce example of the mark of Kentucky jeweler John Beauchamp, working in Bowling Green, KY circa 1847-71. This piece measures about 3 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 9 grams. There is no monogram but no obvious sign of erasure. The manufacturer's marks and Beauchamp's mark are clear and crisp. Condition is good overall, with only moderate wear from normal use and no splits, dents or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Bowling Green coin silver!

Heavy Crested Georgian Silver Fiddlethread & Shell Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180203-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice early 19th Century Georgian sterling silver sauce or gravy ladle in the fiddlethread and shell pattern, bearing the maker's mark of William Eley & William Fearn, and hallmarked for 1820. This piece has a period engraved faded armorial of a lion holding a device between its paws, while looking to its rear. This ladle measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 91 grams, or almost three troy ounces. Condition is fair to good overall, with some surface wear and... Click for details

Good Set of 5 Heavy Coin Silver Teaspoons by Philo Dubois, 125 Grams
Silver : Coin Silver

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20180203-01   Sold


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Offered is a fine set of five American coin silver teaspoons by Buffalo, NY spoonmaker Philo Dubois (1812-1887), circa 1850. These spoons measure a large 6 1/2 inches in length, and weigh about 125 grams altogether. They are engraved with period script initials "CML" and have clear maker's marks. Condition on these spoons is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs. However, one spoon has an area of scratching to the underside of the handle, perhaps due to a silver test. All in... Click for details

Early Lancaster Coin Silver Dessert Spn by Wm. Haverstick - Rare Size
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180202-01   $85.00


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Offered is an excellent early American coin silver dessert spoon by noted Lancaster, PA silversmith William Haverstick, Sr. (1756-1823), circa 1790-1800. Although many teaspoons by William Haverstick Sr. and Jr. (who used the same mark) have been observed, and a fair number of tablespoons, dessert spoons are much more rare. This particular piece measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 35 grams. It is graced with a very well executed period script engraved monogram of "AC" and... Click for details

Soup ladle by Shreve, Stanwood & Co., Boston, 1860's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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5396   $225.00


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Pattern has leaves in 3 places on the end of the handle. Length 12-3/4". Bowl width 4-1/8", front-to-back 3-1/2a'. Weight 6 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Silver-plated English kettle-on-stand
Silver : Plate

Gebelein  
5395   $250.00


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The mark logo is a candelabrum with 7 sticks (menorah?) within a circle. Two lion-head ring handles, on four paw feet. Burner, spigot. Height to finial 11". Maximum horizontal dimension 9-3/4". Overall and mark condition are excellent.

3-piece tea service by Old Newbury Crafters, 1926
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5394   $1,000.00


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Teapot (with lid), sugar bowl (never had lid), creamer, small sugar tongs. Marked on bottom STERLING ONC (tongs marked the same on one arm. Teapot height to finial 5-1/2", maximum horizontal dimension 9-3/8"; sugar bowl height to top of handle 3-1/2", max. horiz.dim.5-1/2"; creamer height to top of handle 4-1/4",max.horiz.dim.5";total weight 31.2 troy ounces. Monogrqm on one side of each piece of tea service is a block H-B. Inscription on the bottom of each of three pieces: 17.SEPTEMBER.1926.... Click for details

Dominick & Haff RENAISSANCE fish slice (small)
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2301   $225.00


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length 10 1/4 inches (not that small, really, but they did make a bigger one), weight 4.58 Troy ounces, fine condition, blade retains most of its original gilding, monogrammed as shown.

One of Yours Truly's favorite patterns because of the expressive eyes in this face. Please see all enlargements for detailed photos.

Lincoln & Foss, Boston, Large Sterling Silver (Chicken) Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3406f   $265.00


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Measuring 7 7/8" long and weighing just over 3.2 T. oz., this pair of tongs are large enough in relative terms to be described as immense. They may be an old implement that is sometimes referenced as (fried) chicken tongs.

They are stamped "Lincoln & Foss" for the mid 19th century (1848-57) Boston firm, and quite unusual for the date, "Sterling," rather than the expected coin silver.

The scroll pattern that appears on each leg is one that was probably produced by Farrington & Hunnewell,... Click for details

Towle LAFAYETTE nut spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2300   $90.00


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length 8 1/2 inches, weight 2.55 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown, fine condition.

Other pages on this internet show a scrawny 5 1/2 inch item which they're trying to pawn off as the nut spoon. We beg to differ. And if you'll allow me to indulge myself in some shameless salesmanship, I will state that pierced servers are eminently useful, and the pointed antique patterns fit in well with any others.

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