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Vintage Sterling silver souvenir spoon Los Angeles
Silver : Sterling

Sherrys Antiques* Collectibles* Frivolous Necessities  
safn-6462   $25.00


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Beautiful vintage marked Sterling silver souvenir. handle has a pretty pattern of flowers. The bowl of the spoon has a cut engraving of Los Angeles circled with flowers and vines. Excellent condition. Measures 5 1/2" long.

Frank Smith "Chippendale Old" Sterling Silver Cheese Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3432f   $85.00


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Measuring 7 3/8" long and weighing just under 1.2 T. oz., this solid silver cheese knife dates from the second decade of the 20th century.

The pattern is "Chippendale Old" made by Frank Smith. It features a raised acanthus leaf design set on the terminal end of the handle and the backside heel of the blade. The front of the handle is otherwise smooth and tapered, while the reverse has a midrib.

The handle curves downward where it joins the nubbed shoulders of the blade, which has a... Click for details

Albert Coles MEDALLION fish slice, engraved fish
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2311   Sold


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length 11 5/8 inches, weight 3.95 Troy ounces, monogrammed "LJA" (reverse, in period script with flourishes) as shown in third enlargement.

The quality of this engraving is above average, and it remains in fine condition.

Late Coin Silver Teaspoon by Judah Hart(t), Circa 1815-24
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180225-01   $20.00


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Offered is an interesting fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon with a faded period engraved script monogram, and a maker's mark of J.HARTT. This mark has been tentatively ascribed to Judah Hart(t), who spent most of his working life in Connecticut, and then moved to Brownhelm, Ohio in 1822. Judah Hart died in Brownhelm in 1824 and is buried there. It is possible this spoon was made in Ohio, and it certainly dates to the late period in Mr. Hart(t)'s career. This piece measures about 6... Click for details

Early Irish sterling hook end punch ladle, Dublin 1763
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2310   $275.00


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maker Francis Jones, length 13 5/8 inches, weight 6.29 Troy ounces.

This piece has had an erasure, and it is not common for us to offer items with this issue. However, the overall presentation is good, and so is the price.

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Edward Lownes with Desirable Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180219-01   $22.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon in the fiddle pattern by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), and bearing one of his more attractive and uncommon maker's marks. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram that is partially rubbed. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 21 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some surface wear and a few dimples in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This is a nice example of an... Click for details

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Pair of small plates by Shreve & Co., San Francisco
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5399   $185.00


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Marked incuse SHREVE&CO/SAN FRANCISCO/ STERLING. Beading around edge of plates. Diameter 5-1/4". Weight 2-1/4 troy ounces each. One plate has a script monogram F in the center; the other has an Old English F on the rim. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Medicine spoon by Shreve & Co., San Francisco
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5398   $100.00


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Marked SHREVE & CO. STERLING. Length 5-1/2". The monogram is a lengthwise script GCP. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

C.A.W. Crosby, Boston, "Scroll & Leaf" Pure Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3423f   $28.00


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The scroll and leaf pattern on this mid 19th century, 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., sugar spoon was one manufactured by Farrington & Hunnewell, and in this instance retailed by "C.A.W. Crosby," both Boston firms.

The pattern is a "Scroll and Leaf" design, here accompanied by a stylized shell form bowl that may be singular to this form.

The handle reverse is engraved in script with the name "Viola."

It is in excellent condition, evidencing no polishing wear and having a fine finish. The... Click for details

Superb Pair of Decorated Philadelphia Silver Sugar Tongs, Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180218-01   $135.00


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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major... Click for details

Wallace "Irian" Female Figure Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3422f   $34.00


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A weighty item at 1.0 T. oz., this 5 7/8" long teaspoon is a superb example of Wallace's figural "Irian" pattern.

It portrays a full-sized, semi-draped, female image with three putti surrounding her head. One of these is cupid like and is pointing a bow and arrow at her.

Additional detailing includes orchid blossoms, leaves and other flowers, front and back sides, all presented in an Art Nouveau manner, which is consistent with the 1902 date of this line.

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Blackinton Hanging Basket Sterling Silver Tea Strainer No. 64
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3421f   This item is currently being auctioned


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This style of tea strainer is designed to hang from the spout of a tea pot.

The body is a basket, in this instance 2 1/4" in diameter and 1" deep, with a bail handle that is attached to a double wire prong that is held in the spout by tension. The total weight is nearly .5 T. oz.

This circa 1900 example made by Blackinton is model number "64" as stamped on the underside, along with the company sword emblem, and the word "Sterling."

The basket has a scalloped edge that is imprinted... Click for details

Gorham LOTUS berry spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2309   $225.00


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length 9 3/8 inches (3 1/8 inches across bowl) weight 2.85 Troy ounces, monogrammed "R" (script, reverse), fine condition, reasonably priced, gilt bowl, see third enlargement for marks.

Durgin EMPIRE gull wing macaroni server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2308   $395.00


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length ten inches, weight 2.38 Troy ounces, some minor scratches and slight wear to gilding, mostly reverse where blade meets table, but fine overall condition, monogrammed "M" (script, obverse) retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard.

Rather a hard to find item in this dignified old Durgin pattern.

Farrington & Hunnewell Mid 19th C. Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3419f   $65.00


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Measuring 7" long and weighing not quite 1.0 T. oz., this preserve or jelly spoon traces to Boston, circa 1860.

It is stamped ". F&H ." for Farrington & Hunnewell, along with "Pure-Coin," which is a New England regional term designating the silver content.

The arched handle has a fan-shaped end, which along with the main shank, is finely engraved in an intricate leaf and scroll design. Boston design of the period is often associated with restraint, if not severity, and the embellishment... Click for details

Samuel Kirk antique FIDDLE tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2307   Sold


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with short back midrid (a/k/a reverse fiddle tip't), pointed chamfered shoulders and a pronounced "flat" at leading edge, length 9 inches, weight 2.23 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown. There is a small imperfection on back of bowl (see third photo) but otherwise fine condition.

We often speak of the "hallmarks" on American silver, but it is worth noting that very few pieces are actually hallmarked. This one bears the Baltimore assay office stamps commonly associated with 1824.

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