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Alvin "Cherub" Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3640f   $62.00


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A charming composition, this 6 3/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth knife incorporates a cherub-like child sitting on a floral garland swing, surrounded by an open, scrolled border that is situated above a raised heart. The handle end is surmounted by a basket of flowers.

A non-line, meaning it was not produced in a full service, flat handle, pattern, it is stamped on the blade "Sterling," and with Alvin's early lion emblem. The quality of design and execution is equal to such other well-regarded... Click for details

Youngstown, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon by R. Carroll, Circa 1840-60
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181004-02   $25.00


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Offered is a an interesting American coin silver teaspoon by the little-known maker R. Carroll, about whom little seems to have been documented. This is interesting in that his working place is demonstrated by the marks on this piece. In addition to the maker's mark of R.CARROLL, there is a mark of YOUNGSTOWN.O for Youngstown, Ohio. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length, and weighs about 19 grams. Condition is good overall, with a few tiny dimples to the bowl and one or two... Click for details

Delaware Coin Silver Teaspoon by James Guthre of Wilmington, c.1820-40
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181004-01   $28.00


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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Wilmington silversmith James Guthre (1796-1877), who was working by about 1820 and continued to work for a fairly long period of time. Guthre was fairly prolific and this piece is a good example of his work. It bears a clear strike of his maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition overall is good, with a very minor, shallow dimple or two... Click for details

6 John Cook coin silver "Anthemion" dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1388044   $195.00


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New York circa 1855, length 8 inches, weight 10.45 Troy ounces (avg. 1.75 oz. T each), excellent condition, monogrammed "F.E.M." in period script; see third enlargement, marked with his trademark and J. Cook incuse.

One could spend a substantial number of hours searching through design patents looking for the original name of this pattern, and come up empty handed. Then again, one might find an exact date, and "design for the handle of a spoon." Either way, we find this early die struck... Click for details

Whiting LILY sterling flat butter spreaders, eight,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2358   $256.00


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length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight a hefty 7.10 ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

For those of you who wonder what that unusual symbol between the Whiting trademark and "sterling" might mean, we suspect that is a letter h inside a circle, meaning 'heavy,' since these weigh a bit more than the average Lily butter spreader.

And for those of you who favor comparison shopping, these can also be had on the big bad auction site at prices ranging from 40... Click for details

Six J.C. Moore "Patent 1847" Heavy Coin Silver Tea or Dessert Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3638f   $275.00


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Recognized as the creative impulse who, with his son Edward, transformed Tiffany & Co. from a retailer to the major silver manufacturer that it became, New York City's John C. Moore was an established silversmith long before his association with Tiffany began.

He was in fact the second manufacturer, after Michael Gibney to patent a flatware design, with that on these six, matching, coin silver tea or dessert forks, dating to 1847 as indicated by the "Patent 1847" mark on the reverse. The... Click for details

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Rare Ashtabula, OH Sheaf of Wheat Pattern Coin Silver Spoon, A.G. Peck
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181002-03   $45.00


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Offered is a very scarce example of a Sheaf-of-Wheat pattern coin silver spoon from the Midwest - in this case from the Ashtabula, Ohio area. The maker is A.G. Peck, about whom little is known; he is believed to have worked in the Ashtabula area in the 1820s. This piece has an engraved period script monogram and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. Please click through the pictures to see everything. The die-struck sheaf-of-wheat decoration is in good shape. This piece measures about 6 1/16... Click for details

Fine Sheaf of Wheat Pattern Coin Silver Spoon, George Mecum of Boston
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181002-02   $35.00


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Offered is a very good and heavy American coin silver teaspoon with die-struck sheaf-of-wheat decoration to the handle, surmounting a period engraved script monogram. This piece is struck with the maker's mark of G.MECUM in a serrated punch, for George Mecum, working in Boston circa 1825-46. This piece probably dates to the 1820s. It measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs a very heavy 23 grams or so. Condition is very good overall, with a tiny and very shallow ding in the bowl and... Click for details

Georg Jensen ACORN jelly spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2357   $45.00


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length just shy of 4 1/8 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.

Gordon & Co. Baltimore Bright Cut Sterling Silver Berry Shovel
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3636f   $95.00


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Measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing just over 2.0 T. oz., this piece is a berry scoop or shovel.

Marked "Berry & Co. Baltimore," for that city's firm with working dates 1880-94 according to Maryland Silver published by the Baltimore Museum of Art, and "Sterling," the pattern is a finely engraved flower and leaf design on the tipt back handle. This is interpreted in an Aesthetic manner, set against a satin matte finish.

The engraving repeats in an enlarged representation in the... Click for details

New Orleans Fiddlethread Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by A.B. Griswold
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180930-05   $24.95


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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver fiddlethread or French Thread pattern teaspoon bearing the mark of the well-known firm of A.B. Griswold & Co., and also marked N.O. for New Orleans. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fairly good, with no major dents and only moderate tip and surface wear; however there is a slight wave in the slim part of the stem, as can be seen in the photos. Some patience and careful bending and probably amend... Click for details

Good Baltimore Coin Silver Spoon w/Interesting Hallmarks by John Lynch
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180930-03   $24.95


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Offered is a lovely Baltimore coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith and watch and clock maker, John Lynch (1761-1848), probably circa the 1830s, but perhaps a little earlier or later. This piece has an engraved period script monogram and also features, in addition to a maker's mark for Mr. Lynch, several pseudo-hallmarks, including a union shield, an eagle, and the letter "S". These hallmarks probably post-date the Assay period in Baltimore history, and I've only observed them on a handful... Click for details

Whiting Aesthetic Ten Matching Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3635f   $85.00


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A non-line flatware pattern, meaning it was made in only a limited number of pieces, the design on these ten, 4 1/8" long, 2.9 T. oz. the group, coffee spoons (slightly larger than a true demitasse) features of series of graduated size rosettes on the front a scalloped edge handle.

Aesthetic in manner, and likely dating about 1880, there are two types of blossoms, one six petaled and one multi-petaled.

The relatively generously sized bowls, 1 3/8" long by 13/16" at the widest, have crimped... Click for details

Bowl with attached underplate,&ladle,Kalo,Chicago
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5436   $990.00


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Bowl and underplate divided into five segments. Diameter of bowl 5-1/8"; of plate 7-1/4" Height 2-7/8". Weight of bowl, plate & ladle is 16-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram on the side of the bowl is an Old English FSM (surname S). The inscription on the back of the handle of the ladle is AWS/Christmas 1937. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Early American silver soup ladle, John McMullin,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2356   $375.00


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Philadelphia circa 1790, with round downturned end and rounded drop, length 14 1/4 inches, weight 6.0 Troy ounces, monogrammed "RRC" (period script, obverse), with a scratch below these initials as shown and a few minor nicks in bowl but very good overall condition. In an attempt to distinguish this ladle from its peers, we'll mention that the bowl has a slight boat shape when viewed head on, as you may see in photo number four.

French Early 19th Century "Fiddle" .950 Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3633f   $160.00


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Measuring 7 7/8" long, with a round bowl 2 1/2" in diameter and 3/8" deep, and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this piece is French in origin

It is fully stamped with Paris hallmarks for first standard, i.e. .950 pure (vs. .925 for sterling), including the "bearded man" head used 1819-38, a female head large guaranty mark, and a bigorne.

The maker's mark is diamond shape with a tower like image in the center, three letters in the left, right, and bottom corners, the right hand one of which is "G"... Click for details

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