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Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2851f   $52.00

Whiting
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Delicate and slender, this lettuce fork measures a lengthy 9 1/8" and weighs .9 T. oz. The pattern is "Imperial Queen."

An earlier example, it is stamped with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1893," and with an Old English "O."

It is in excellent condition. The shell and leaf elements that constitute the design are free of polishing wear, remaining crisp and well-defined. The wispy tines are well-formed and without bends, nicks, or burrs. The finish is bright, warm, and... Click for details

Gorham & Co. "Bead" Solid Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2850f   $46.00

Gorham & Co.
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This 7 3/8" long, slightly over 1.0 T. oz., youth knife is an early example of "Bead."

It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.

Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.

It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs. There are... Click for details

Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-04   $85.00

Southern Silver - Mobile, Alabama Fiddlethread Master Butter Knife
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Offered is a fine fiddlethread pattern master butter knife bearing the mark of Mobile, AL jeweler and watchmaker Albert J. Leslie, and the manufacturer's mark of Wood & Hughes. This is not technically Southern coin silver as it is marked sterling, but it dates just to the end of the coin silver era, circa 1865-75. This piece measures almost eight inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. It is graced with a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, legible retailer's mark for A. J.... Click for details

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-03   $67.50

Pair of Heavy Easton, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, George Bush, Ca.1830
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Offered is a rare pair of early American coin silver table spoons by Easton, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith George Bush. Mr. Bush apprenticed to Christian Bixler from 1806-12, and worked in Easton from 1812 through at least the mid-1830s. This pair of spoons each have a period engraved script monogram of "MT". This pair also has a good clear maker's mark on each spoon. Condition is very good overall, with the bowl of one spoon slightly out of round and having a few dimples, and the... Click for details

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-02   $22.50

Mother-of-Pearl Handled Butter Knife, Roswell H. Bailey, Woodstock VT
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Offered is a nice American coin silver table knife, probably a butter knife, by well-known Woodstock, Vermont silversmith Roswell Hopkins Bailey, working circa 1837-80. Please click on the picture to see all the available pictures. Mr. Bailey had a long and successful career, and a fair amount of silver bearing his mark has survived, though this is the first MOP-handled knife I've seen with his maker's mark, and indeed the first from Vermont. This piece probably dates to about 1840. It... Click for details

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160922-01   $22.50

Late 18th Century Decorated Coffee Spoon by Joseph Moulton III, 4 1/4
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Offered is a nice little early American coin silver coffee spoon or extra small teaspoon by well-known Newburyport, MA silversmith Joseph Moulton III. Although this spoon bears the mark of Joseph Moulton II, he appears to have been working only until around 1780, and his nephew Joseph Moulton III is believed to have used this mark on a number of items. This spoon should date to the 1795-1805 timeframe, give or take a few years on either side. It has a an engraved reserve and period block... Click for details

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Dominick & Haff Renaissance strawberry forks, pair of
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2231   $120.00

Dominick & Haff Renaissance strawberry forks, pair of
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length five inches, weight .94 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed "B".

Compare with other Internet vendors located out there in a bay of eeeeeees who would propose to charge you one hundred and nine monies per fork!!!

Towle Aesthetic Bright Cut Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2849f   On Hold

Towle Aesthetic Bright Cut Sterling Silver Pie Server
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One of a series of engraved patterns that Towle produced in the late 19th century, this pie or pastry server is demurely proportioned. Measuring 8 5/8" long overall, and weighing 1.9 T. oz., it has a slender, relatively lengthy, blade.

The design is entirely derived from bright cut engraving and is Aesthetic in manner. There are any number of naturalistic floral and leaf motifs intermixed with stylized elements that bespeak the mode.

The blade is particularly elaborate, and is finished... Click for details

Early Gorham "Old Paris" Sterling Silver Individual Ice Cream Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2848f   On Hold

Early Gorham
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An extravagant design, Gorham's "Paris" portrays an array of emblematic imagery.

These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.

City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full fa├žade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves,... Click for details

Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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Rather than the characteristic round or oval shape of most napkin rings, this piece is essentially rectangular. It has a flat bottom and top joined by arched sidewalls.

It is a large item, measuring 2 1/4" by 1 5/8" on the base and 1 3/4 by 1 5/8" on the top. It stands 1 3/16" tall and weighs a generous 1.3 T. oz.

The bottom and sides are reticulated in a leafy design and have engraved surfaces that complement this motif.

The top is also engraved in a flower and diamond cut pattern... Click for details

Benjamin Trees Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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Benjamin Trees Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
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Standing 3 3/16" tall, this item has a top diameter of 2 7/8", a base that is 2 3/8", and weighs just over 4.3 T. oz.

Marked "Sterling" and "Trees," and imprinted with a tree symbol, it is one of the most recognizable names in mint julep cups, Benjamin Trees of Lexington, Kentucky.

The exterior has a brilliant finish, while the interior is a brushed satin. The top and bottom have multi-lined, applied borders.

It is without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same, and in... Click for details

Rare Early Erie, PA Teaspoon Circa 1808-15 by Samuel Ball
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-03   Sold

Rare Early Erie, PA Teaspoon Circa 1808-15 by Samuel Ball
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Offered is a an exceedingly rare example of very early (possibly pre-War of 1812) Erie, PA coin silver. Please click on the picture to see all the other pictures of this piece. This spoon should date to about 1805-15 by style, and is marked S. Ball in script and ERIE in a separate punch in capitals. A partnership of G. & S. Ball, clock and watch-makers and silversmiths, was taxed in Erie in 1808. I haven't found much more about either G. or S. Ball, but strongly suspect they were Gary Ball... Click for details

Nashville Coin Silver Sugar Spn w/Elephant Mark, Agricultural Society
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-02   $125.00

Nashville Coin Silver Sugar Spn w/Elephant Mark, Agricultural Society
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Offered is a rare example of a piece of American coin silver manufactured by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, but almost certainly retailed by the short-lived Nashville, TN partnership of John Campbell and George Washington Donigan, working as Campbell & Donigan circa 1853-55. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures of this piece and its marks. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership often has the same elephant pseudo-hallmark, and it appears Bailey & Co. supplied the partnership... Click for details

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-01   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
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Offered is a very nice George IV silver snuff box, by William Simpson, Birmingham 1827-28, rectangular form, with engine-turned decoration, the hinged cover initialed in period script letters of "RHS" and with a gilt interior. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1827-28, and bears Simpson's maker's mark on the interior of the lid and body. This box measures about 2 1/2 inches in length by 1 3/8 inches across, and weighs about 40... Click for details

Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd) Sterling Silver Citrus Spoon, Gold Finish
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2845f   On Hold

Tiffany
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Variously identified as an orange, grapefruit, or generically, citrus, spoon, this piece measures 6 1/16" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

Made by Tiffany, the pattern is "Vine," which is a multi-motif line featuring a variety of fruits and flowers. The specific design in this instance is "Gourd."

There is a flowing script "AC" monogram on the backside.

This is somewhat unusual in that the entire piece is finished in an overall deep, satin gold wash, which is intact. Indeed,... Click for details

Whiting "Dresden" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2844f   $56.00

Whiting
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Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing just over .8 T. oz., this sardine fork is stamped with the Whiting Manufacturing Company "lion" emblem, "Sterling," an Old English "O," and "Pat. 1896."

The pattern is Whiting's late 19th century "Dresden," which is a charming and intricate floral design that features what appear to be forget-me-not blossoms and leaves trailing up the handle. A shell surmounts the handle tip and there is acanthus leaf detailing in other areas. The pattern repeats with slight... Click for details

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