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West Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoon by James T. Scott & Co. Ca. 1855-70
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-06   $25.00


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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver, though this bears only his maker's or retailer's mark, and no manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott & Co.'s mark. This... Click for details

Good Pair of West Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons, James T. Scott & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-05   $47.50


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Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver spoons bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver made by James Watts in Philadelphia, and these spoons bear one of Watts' manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott &... Click for details

Rare Set of Six Southern Coin Silver Spoons by Seraphim Masi of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-04   $175.00


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Offered is a fine set of six early Southern coin silver teaspoons by well-known but scarce Washington, DC silversmith and jeweler Seraphim Masi (1797-1884), who was working in DC by about 1820 and who is best known for making many of the skippets (diplomatic seals) for the United States government during the 1820s and later including one for Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in the 1850s. Masi's work is hard to find and is always good quality. These teaspoons each bear a good clear maker's... Click for details

Coin Silver Pattern Handled Master Butter Knife with Interesting Marks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-03   On Hold


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Offered is a good American coin silver master butter knife bearing manufacturer's marks not firmly attributed by McGrew but perhaps from the New York city area. Like most of the knives in this style, there are some tiny dents and dings in the handle, but there are no major dents and no splits or repairs. The handle is firm and there is no looseness to the pitch inside. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and well-struck marks of a sovereign's head, an anchor and a bird, perhaps... Click for details

Robert Makepeace II, London 1795, Sterling Silver Sugar Scissor Nips
Silver : Sterling

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2971f   $195.00


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A late 18th century item, these sterling sugar nips are stamped on each finger holder with a lion and "RM" for Robert Makepeace II whose mark was entered into the London registry in 1795 (Grimwade).

Noted as a good maker in "Jackson's Hallmarks," his capacities show in this item measuring 5" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz.

They are solid silver, with cast, scroll form arms and clam shell grips.

The round crosspiece is inscribed "D" over "L*I" in block lettering.

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Rare Early Crested Chinese Export Silver Spoon Circa 1830
Silver : China Trade

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-05   $47.50


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Offered is a rare example of the work of unascribed Canton maker "CC", working there circa 1825-30 or slightly later. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. It is engraved with an armorial of an oak tree with a fish dangling - very similar to the Glasgow city arms. Condition overall is fair to good, with some moderate surface and tip wear but no splits or repairs. All in all a very good example of a scarce mark in Chinese Export silver!

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Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-04   $125.00


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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or... Click for details

Scarce Pair of Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Spoons by Robert C. Green
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-01   $39.50


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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by Pottsville, Pennsylvania coin silver jeweler and watchmaker Robert C. Green, whose biographical information appears below. Green's mark is quite uncommon, and these teaspoons each have a clear, well-struck maker's mark, and a pseudo-hallmark or journeyman's mark in the form of a leaf. Each piece also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of... Click for details

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2970f   $365.00


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A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus serving tongs also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."

Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design.

There are two substantially scaled arms that are joined by a broad arch, which... Click for details

Durgin "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2969f   $24.00


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Tracing to the modest, mid 19th century, beginnings of a firm that came to produce some of the most striking designs, "New Art" as an example, in the history of American silver manufacturing, this coin silver sugar spoon was made by "Wm. B. Durgin," whose name is imprinted on the backside.

It measures 6" long and weighs just over .6 T. oz.

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" pattern with a scallop shell bowl.

The handle is engraved "Della" in script.

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Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Tipt" Coin Serving Spoon Engraved "Mary"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2968f   $42.00


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Perhaps the most recognizable name among Syracuse, New York, silver manufacturers, the firm of Hotchkiss & Schreuder existed under various names during the second half of the 19th century.

The specific "H&S" mark on this 8 7/8" long, heavy at 1.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is an early mark used 1857-64 according to the "Encylcopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."

It is also stamped "W.S. Taylor" for the Utica, New York retailer with dates, 1858-61, convergent with the maker's... Click for details

Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Pudding Serving Spoon 1860s
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2965f   $125.00


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Measuring 9" long and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item has a large, ovoid bowl that measures 3 3/8" by 2 9/16". It has a flange rim with notched shoulders, pointed tip, and, while similar to a berry, the relatively shallow depth suggests it was likely was a much less common pudding serving spoon.

An early, coin silver, example of Gorham's "Grecian," this piece is marked "Patent 1861," with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Shreve, Stanwood & Co.," which was a predecessor... Click for details

Four Chinese tablespoons marked KHC and four pseudohallmarks
Silver : China Trade

Gebelein  
5304   $360.00


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Downturned fiddle with shells on both sides of the handle and on the heel. Sharp fins. Length 8-7/16". Weight 2-7/8 troy ounces each. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pair of Chinese tablespoons markedmWC and 4 pseudohallmarks
Silver : China Trade

Gebelein  
5302   $180.00


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Fiddle, sharp fins, drop, tipt on back(too early for Wang Chun - is this part of WE WE WC?). Length 8-3/4" Weight 2-3/8 troy ounces each. The monogram is the motto THROUGH ABOVE A TREE (Hamilton family). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pair of Chinese tablespoons by Sun Shing, mid-19th C.
Silver : China Trade

Gebelein  
5301   $180.00


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Fiddle, thread,& shell (both sides of the handle and on the heel). Length 8-3/4". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces each. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

6 Chinese dinner forks by Sun Shing, mid-19th C.
Silver : China Trade

Gebelein  
5300   $540.00


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Marked SS and 3 pseudohallmarks. Fiddle,thread with shells on front and back of handle and on heel. Length 6-13/16". Weight 2.8 ounces each. The monogram is an Old English B on the front of the handle. Overall and mark condition are excellent,

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