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International "Cloeta" 3 Piece Sterling Silver Dinner Place Setting
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2542f   $100.00

International
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A grape motif dating from 1905, International's "Cloeta" reflects the abundantly expressive design sensibilities of its Art Nouveau period. It features high relief, intricately detailed grape clusters, leaves, and tendrils.

This group is a matching three piece place setting. It includes a dinner size knife that measures 9 7/8" long, a fork, commonly identified as regular size, that measures 7 1/4", and a 5 7/8" teaspoon.

This is a heavy line and that is the case with these pieces. The... Click for details

Joseph Seymour "Duchess" Sterling Silver Engraved Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2541f   $85.00

Joseph Seymour
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Syracuse was a major center of silver manufacturing in the second half of the nineteenth century and this piece is an example of the quality of that city's output.

It is an 8 1/4" long, approximately 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon made by Joseph Seymour.

The pattern is "Duchess," which dates from 1877. It reflects the Moresque and renaissance revival sensibilities of its period, having a dense, tapestry-like design set against a finely lined background that lends it a parchment look. There is... Click for details

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Silver Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2537f   $65.00

Old International
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Medium sized, this cheese scoop measures 6 7/8" long and weighs just under 1.5 T. oz. The pattern is International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac," which is an Art Nouveau lily design dating from 1903.

This is an early, fully original, i.e. not custom or made up from another piece, example. The handle has an upturned end while the scoop itself has attractively scalloped shoulders. Marks are the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of International "helmet over shield," along with "Pat." and... Click for details

Gorham "Fleury" Art Nouveau Large Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2534f   $44.00

Gorham
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The pattern "Fleury" is comprised of delicate, but fully elaborated, wild rose blossoms, leaves, and stems, entwined with acanthus leaf and scroll detailing, all interpreted in a French manner as would be expected from the pattern name.

It dates from the late Art Nouveau period, as indicated by the "Pat. 1907" imprinted on the back of the handle. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G," emblem, and "Sterling."

Pieces in this line tend to be large scaled, and that is the case with... Click for details

Original, Scarce, International "Avalon" Solid Sterling Toast Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2532f   $155.00

Original, Scarce, International
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International's "Avalon" is a turn of the 20th century design. It incorporates high relief, scroll, acanthus leaf, and shell motifs which combine to evoke the mythical island from which the line takes its name.

This item is an uncommonly found toast or bread fork (which is similar to a spinach fork in some patterns).

It measures 7 3/8" long overall and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

The defining characteristic of the piece is the slender, lengthy, three tine serving end. This has a decorative... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Birdback Teaspoon by McFee & Reeder
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-11   $35.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Birdback Teaspoon by McFee & Reeder
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Offered is a late 18th century American coin silver birdback teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmiths John McFee and Abner Reeder, who were working in partnership circa 1793-96. This spoon measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. The bird on this spoon is fairly worn, perhaps 70 to 80 percent worn. However, as the pictures show, there is some good detail left. Condition of the spoon overall is fair at best, with a fair amount of tip wear and surface wear and corrosion. ... Click for details

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Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Birdback Teaspoon by William Haverstick
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-01   $37.50

Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Birdback Teaspoon by William Haverstick
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Offered is an early American coin silver bird back spoon by noted Lancaster, Pennsylvania silversmith William Haverstick (1756 - 1823). This piece probably dates to about 1785-95. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is fair at best, as there is some corrosion on the upper stem and the bird is about 60 to 70 percent worn. The mark is clear and legible, and the spoon presents a bit better in person. All in all a nice old piece of Lancaster silver!

Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Theodore Dubosq
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-08   $22.50

Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Theodore Dubosq
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by well-known Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Theodore Dubosq, working in Philadelphia circa 1829-50, and briefly in San Francisco around 1849, where he famously minted $5 and $10 gold coins dated 1850. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is very good, with moderate surface wear and a few small dimples to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good piece with... Click for details

Long-Handled Mustard or Horseradish Spoon by Hildeburn & Watson
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-06   $15.00

Long-Handled Mustard or Horseradish Spoon by Hildeburn & Watson
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Offered is an American coin silver condiment spoon, probably a dry mustard or horseradish spoon, by Philadelphia silversmiths Samuel Hildeburn and James Watson, working in partnership under the name Hildeburn & Watson from 1829/30 to 1833. This piece measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is fair, as there is a slight twist in the handle and a few dings to the bowl. The period engraved script monogram has little wear, and the maker's mark is legible though... Click for details

Coin Silver Tablespoon by Watts and Retailed by E. F. Bills Circa 1860
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-05   $30.00

Coin Silver Tablespoon by Watts and Retailed by E. F. Bills Circa 1860
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Offered is a good American coin silver tablespoon made by James Watts and retailed by E. F. Bills, probably Edward, circa 1860. This spoon measures about 8 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. It has a clear set of marks and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is very good overall, with moderate wear to the bowl and surface, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good Philadelphia coin silver spoon!

Scarce Coin Silver Spoon by Erwin (Edwin) Bishop of Philadelphia, PA
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-04   Sold

Scarce Coin Silver Spoon by Erwin (Edwin) Bishop of Philadelphia, PA
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Offered is an excellent American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Erwin (or Edwin) Bishop, working circa 1825-42. The maker's mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is excellent, with little wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all an excellent example of this maker's work!

Rare Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Philip Hartman, Ca. 1813-19
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-03   $35.00

Rare Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Philip Hartman, Ca. 1813-19
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of little-known Philadelphia goldsmith, silversmith and sword-maker Philip Hartman, working circa 1813-19. The mark on this spoon was used for Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths" even though it is slightly rubbed, simply because pieces bearing Hartman's mark are so uncommon that no other piece could be found. This spoon measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is fair, with tip wear and... Click for details

Good Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151115-02   $17.50

Good Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright of Philadelphia
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Offered is an early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Thomas F. Albright, working from about 1835 until at least the 1860s. More information on Mr. Albright can be had in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths"; the mark on this spoon was used for that volume. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good, with moderate wear from normal use but no notable dents and no splits or repairs. All in... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon Retailed by M. W. Galt & Co., Washington
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151114-03   $17.50

Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon Retailed by M. W. Galt & Co., Washington
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon retailed by M. W. Galt & Co. of Washington, D.C., dating to 1857 or before. This can be established by the manufacturer's marks of Taylor & Lawrie of Philadelphia, who made this spoon and who were in business between 1837 and 1857. This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length, and weighs about 12 grams. This piece bears a period engraved set of script owner's initials. Condition is good, with moderate wear and signs of use, but no notable... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Tablespoon by Samuel Lewis of Washington, D.C.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151114-02   $37.50

Southern Coin Silver Tablespoon by Samuel Lewis of Washington, D.C.
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Offered is an early American coin silver table spoon by Washington, D.C. silversmith and jeweler Samuel Lewis, who worked primarily on Pennsylvania Avenue from about 1840 until his death in 1880. Lewis trained in Baltimore and upon the end of his apprenticeship immediately established himself in Washington, where he enjoyed the patronage of the White House, among others. This tablespoon bears a good strong maker's mark for Mr. Lewis, and also has a period engraved script monogram to the... Click for details

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor's Head
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151114-01   Sold

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor's Head
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Offered is a fine Irish sterling silver condiment spoon, probably a dry mustard or horseradish spoon, dating to about 1780-1820. This piece has worn hallmarks that are identifiable as Irish, and came out of an estate full of Irish silver that bore the same or similar armorial of a moor's head; some pieces also had the initials "MM" below the crest, though this does not. This piece and others in the estate descended in the Saunders family from County Wicklow, according to the person from whom I... Click for details

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