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Important Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Tongs by William B. Guthrie
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150701-02   $295.00

Important Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Tongs by William B. Guthrie
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Offered is an important and rare early American coin silver pair of sugar tongs, circa 1799-1805, by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is the only pair of sugar tongs and indeed the only piece other than a teaspoon that I am aware of for this maker. This early pair of Franklin County sugar tongs is quite rare and lovely. The maker's mark is well struck on each arm and the period script monogram... Click for details

Rare New Lisbon, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon, Charles D. Hostetter Ca. 1830
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150701-01   $45.00

Rare New Lisbon, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon, Charles D. Hostetter Ca. 1830
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Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver spoon by little known watch and clock maker and silversmith Charles D. Hostetter, working in New Lisbon, OH circa 1820s through about 1840. Biographical information on Mr. Hostetter and his family follows. This teaspoon is the first and only piece I have seen or heard of bearing the mark the mark used by Charles D. Hostetter - C.D.HOSTETTER in a rectangular punch. The mark is crisp and clear. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and... Click for details

Richard Ferris, Exeter, England, 1797 Engraved Sterling Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2502f   On Hold

Richard Ferris, Exeter, England, 1797 Engraved Sterling Tablespoon
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Measuring 8 3/4" and weighing 1.9 T. oz., this tablespoon is fully and clearly marked for sterling, Richard Ferris, Exeter, England, and with a date letter for 1797.

It is very much a period piece, with a down-turned, reverse tipt end. The front is extensively engraved in star burst and leaf motifs as well as with wriggle work. There is a fancy script "H" monogram on the front.

There is thumb drop on the reverse of the large, 3" long by 1 7/8" at the widest by 1/2" deep, bowl, which... Click for details

Durgin "Bouquet" (Poppy) Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2501f   $28.00

Durgin
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As appealing a pattern as it is scarce, Durgin's "Bouquet" portrays a variety of floral themes.

This 5 3/4" long, just over .7 T. oz., teaspoon features poppy blossoms, buds, and leaves. The design is low relief, highly detailed, and set against a stipple ground.

While of unknown issue date, the irregular border with detailing suggestive of bamboo or twigs suggests an Aesthetic influence, which in turn would place it late in the 19th century.

In addition to "Sterling," it is also... Click for details

Isaac Speer, Chicago, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2499f   $22.00

Isaac Speer, Chicago,
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Stamped "I. Speer" and "Chicago," this coin silver teaspoon measures 5 7/8" long and weighs .45 T. oz.

Speer is documented as a jeweler and watchmaker about 1840-70. The style of this locates it at the beginning of his working years.

It has a "Reverse Tipt" handle with a rubbed "LH" script monogram on the front.

It is in very good condition. There are overall surface scratches, but no other signs of wear such as bends or burrs. The bowl remains well-shaped and with a pointed tip,... Click for details

Fantastic Crested American Coin Silver Teaspoon by Maltby Pelletreau
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-05   $65.00

Fantastic Crested American Coin Silver Teaspoon by Maltby Pelletreau
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Offered is a fine and scarce American coin silver teaspoon bearing an armorial crest of a flaming tower or other device of some kind, by well-known New York silversmith Maltby Pelletreau. I haven't identified the family to whom the armorial is tied. The Pelletreau family of silversmiths of Southampton, Long Island are famous, the shop of Elias Pelletreau (father of Maltby) having survived to the present day. Maltby began his career circa 1804 in Southampton with his apprenticeship, and... Click for details

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Rare Hanoverian Teaspoon by Philip Roker II, w/Full Name Mark c. 1740
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-04   $47.50

Rare Hanoverian Teaspoon by Philip Roker II, w/Full Name Mark c. 1740
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Offered is a fine early English sterling silver teaspoon in the Hanoverian pattern by well-known specialist spoonmaker and silversmith Philip Roker II. The mark on this spoon is a rare example of eighteenth century English maker's mark incorporating a full surname name, rather than initials only. I've never had another example, although there are a few Roker spoons floating around with this mark. The P:ROKER mark on the back of the handle (along with a lion passant) was an unregistered mark... Click for details

Fine Crested English Sterling Gravy Ladle Ca. 1814 - Heathcote Family
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-03   $75.00

Fine Crested English Sterling Gravy Ladle Ca. 1814 - Heathcote Family
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Offered is a very fine English Georgian sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle bearing London hallmarks for 1814-15, and a maker's mark for Thomas Wallis II and Jonathan Hayne, working in partnership from around 1810 to 1816. This ladle bears a lovely engraved period armorial for the Heathcote family, specifically the Heathcote Baronets of Hursley House in Hampshire, once the property of Richard Cromwell, the Protector. More information on this family can be found below and online. This sauce... Click for details

Fine Early Mercersburg, PA Teaspoon by William B. Guthrie
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-02   $75.00

Fine Early Mercersburg, PA Teaspoon by William B. Guthrie
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Offered is a good early American coin silver tea spoon by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is typical of Guthrie's work, from the early form and period script monogram, to the distinctive roulette-work style engraved heel. This spoon has a good clear maker's mark and overall is in excellent condition, with little wear and no dents, splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length... Click for details

Important Set of Six Chambersburg, PA Teaspoons by Charles Young
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150627-01   $395.00

Important Set of Six Chambersburg, PA Teaspoons by Charles Young
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Offered is a fine and rare set of American coin silver teaspoons circa 1805-10 by sought-after Chambersburg silversmith Charles Young, whose biographical information appears below. The spoons in this set of six measure about 5 5/8 inches in length on average, and the set weighs about 76 grams altogether. Each piece is marked with a clear maker's mark and all are engraved with a period script monogram. Condition is very good, with minor tip wear and signs of use, but no dents of note and no... Click for details

Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Sugar Sifter, Geo. Shreve Retailer
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2498f   $165.00

Gorham
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Made by Gorham and sold in San Francisco, this 7 5/8" long, just under 1.9 T. oz., coin silver sugar sifter dates pre-1868, which is the year Gorham instituted sterling as its standard.

The pattern, "Grecian," was patented in 1861, and this is so stamped, and continued in production beyond the 1868 date. This is also marked "Coin," thereby dating it quite closely, 1861-68. Lastly it is imprinted "Geo. Shreve & Co."

"Grecian" is a fan-shaped design representing a stylizing anthemion... Click for details

Silver Link 7 1/4" Bracelet with Multi-Color Gemstones
Jewelry : Bracelets

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JJ011   $40.00

Silver Link 7 1/4
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Lovely silver bracelet! It has 16 gemstones (garnet, amethyst, topaz, citrine) and measures 7 1/4" in length. Bracelet has a slide/lock clasp with fold-over safety. Marked 925, China.

Mexican Silver Link Style Bracelet with Abalone Accents Details
Jewelry : Bracelets

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
JJ001   $48.00

Mexican Silver Link Style Bracelet with Abalone Accents Details
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This is an unusual bracelet with lots of detail and is very eye-catching! It measures 7 1/4" in length and has a slide/lock closure. It is made up of 8 hinged pieces with each piece measuring 3/4" x 1". These pieces are detailed with abalone shell -- alternating whole/solid abalone with "carved" abalone Aztec/Mayan faces. The shells do not have any damage, what is showing in photo that may appear as damage is simply variance in shell coloring. There is no cracking or chipping.

The... Click for details

French First Standard Silver (.950) Very Large "King" Dinner Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2497f   $60.00

French First Standard Silver (.950) Very Large
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European in scale, this French dinner fork is massive compared to typical American counterparts. It measures 8 1/4" long and weighs a very hefty 2.5 T. oz.

It is stamped with a first standard Minerva head, meaning it has a slightly higher silver content at 95% than sterling, which is 92.5%. There is a bigorne guarantee on the surface opposite the Minerva. The maker's mark is an "L" on either side of a cross that has a star at the top and bottom, all this in a lozenge.

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William B. Meyers, Newark NJ, Footed Sterling Silver Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2496f   $135.00

William B. Meyers, Newark NJ, Footed Sterling Silver Bowl
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An established silversmith with working dates about 1932-58, Newark's William B. Meyers was particularly known for making silver miniatures.

Apart from this, he was a well-regarded producer of Arts & Crafts items as well as reproduction pieces.

This 2 7/8" tall, 3 1/2" maximum width, 4.8 T. oz. footed bowl falls generally in the later category. The style bespeaks American design from the 1860s. It has a repeating pattern around the 2 5/8" diameter upper rim, and three cast, decorative... Click for details

Gorham "Cromwell" Old Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2495f   $22.00

Gorham
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Gorham's "Cromwell" was issued some years after that company's immensely well-received "Chantilly," and while some more elaborated than that design, the two express a similar, reserved sensibility about them.

"Cromwell" has scrolled edges with acanthus leaf detailing and a fan terminus. This motif is expanded on the backside heel of the bowl.

This piece is a 5 5/8" long ice cream spoon. Consistent with the line, it is substantial weight at .9 T. oz.

It has a nearly flat bowl, with... Click for details

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