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Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Lewis & Smith c1805-11
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171221-05   $95.00


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Offered is a fine and rare pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by the celebrated Philadelphia partnership of Lewis & Smith. Harvey Lewis and Joseph D. Smith worked in partnership from about 1805 to 1811, and produced some of the most finely executed and beautifully engraved silver of their era. Many examples of their excellent hollowware and flatware are extant in public collections.

This piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 54 grams. It features a... Click for details

Fine Set of Five Delaware Coin Silver Spoons by General James Wolf
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171221-04   Sold


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Offered is a lovely and amazingly well-preserved set of five American coin silver spoons by well-known Wilmington, DE silversmith General James Wolf, working circa 1800-22 in that city. Although "General" is part of his given name, Mr. Wolf did serve in the military during the War of 1812, and attained the rank of Major. Wolf's silver-work is sought after and desirable; he made a variety of flatware and hollowware forms over the course of his career, and he was quite productive. Although I've... Click for details

Pair of Hagerstown Coin Silver Tablespoons by Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171221-03   $85.00


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Offered is a good and scarce pair of American coin silver table spoons from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider silver from Maryland towns like Hagerstown to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants. These spoons bear the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. Take a look at all the pictures In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as a jeweler... Click for details

Good Scottish Provincial Silver Teaspoon by John Pringle of Perth
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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20171221-02   $45.00


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Offered is a nice Scottish provincial silver spoon by jeweler and silversmith John Pringle, working in Perth circa 1823-60. This piece probably dates to the earlier part of Pringle's career. It is engraved with a period Scottish-style script monogram of JF or IF, and bear's Pringle's maker's mark, struck twice and accompanied by two strikes of a Perth eagle pseudo-hallmark. Please take a look at all the photos. This piece measures about 5 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. ... Click for details

Francis A. Bunnell "Fox or Wolf Head" Coin Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3345f   $225.00


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Stamped "F.A.B & Co.," this 8" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., coin silver sugar sifter was produced by Francis A. Bunnell (also Bunnelle) of Syracuse, New York, in the 1860s.

The pattern is known as "Fox Head" or "Wolf Head," indicative of the three dimensional animal figure situated at the tip of the handle. This is embellished by ivy leaves that appear on both sides of the handle and backside heel of the bowl.

The actual sifter is round, 2 1/2" in diameter, has an essentially flat... Click for details

Merrill Company Engraved Sterling Silver and Glass Ball Foot Trivet
Silver : Sterling

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3344f   $48.00


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Marked with the "griffin" emblem of the Merrill Company, "Sterling," and model number "291," this round trivet measures 5 1/2" in diameter.

It stands 3/4" high and rests on four silver ball feet, which distinguishes it from most other similar items which do not have feet.

The body is thick glass with a plain surface. This is encased in a sterling frame (not overlay) with leaf and flower engraving. There is a reserve area, which in this instance was never monogrammed.

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K.F. Leinonen & Son Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Large Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3343f   $225.00


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A very large item measuring 10 3/4" long overall, with a blade that is 5" by 2 1/2" at the widest, and weighing 4.1 T. oz., this solid silver pie server traces to the Boston Arts & Crafts movement as it existed during the first half of the twentieth century.

It is stamped "KLF & Son" and "Sterling" for the renowned Finnish born and trained silversmith Karl F. Leinonen, who headed the (Boston) Handicraft Shop from 1901 to at least 1932.

The design of this is in the manner of Georg Jensen,... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Venetian" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon, Akron, Ohio
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3342f   $78.00


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A 7 5/8" long, 1.5 T. oz., preserve, small berry, or possibly pudding, spoon, this piece has an implied provenance.

It is engraved "Martha" in script on the handle front, and "Akron. O." "Dec. 25. 1891." on the reverse.

Made by Wood & Hughes, the pattern is that company's "Venetian," which is a Moorish or Renaissance Revival design.

The plum-shaped bowl is relative large and elongated at 3" by 1 13/16" wide, by 3/4" at the deepest. It has a central groove in the base, a flange rim,... Click for details

Tray by Adolphe Kunkler, Boston,1st qtr. 20th C.
Silver : Sterling

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5393   $475.00


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Round,with twisted rope design 1/4" wide around tray about 1/4" from edge of tray. Diameter 7",weight 8 troy ounces. No monogram. Mark condition is excellent as is the overall tray except for normal surface scratches.

S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 19th Century "10.15" Solid Silver Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3338f   $60.00


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This 5 1/2" long, .7 T. oz., knife is an early example of Kirk's signature "Repousse" design, dating 1846-61, as indicated by the "1015." silver standard mark (roughly equivalent to coin) accompanied by "S. Kirk & Son" stamped on the lower edge of the handle.

It has a flat, solid silver, handle with a square end, and a pointed and tapered blade, and may be a (butter or cheese) spreader or for fruit. Whatever its function, it is not a readily found piece.

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Ball Black & Co. "Tuscan" Large Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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3336f   $85.00


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Striking in scale at 8 3/4" long overall with a large, 3 3/8" by 2" at the widest, shell form bowl, this 2.2 T. oz. berry or other serving spoon dates to the mid 19th century.

The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.

The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG"... Click for details

Decorated Coin Silver Tablespoon by Daniel Van Voorhis Circa 1780-90
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20171210-04   $37.50


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Offered is an early American coin silver tablespoon by noted New York silversmith Daniel Van Voorhis, circa 1780-90. This piece could have been made when Van Voorhis was working in New York, in Princeton, NJ, or in Philadelphia. It appears by style to date to the 1780s. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. In addition to a maker's mark (full name) and pseudo-hallmark, this piece is decorated with engraving including a period script monogram. Condition... Click for details

Good Early Feather-Edge Georgian Crested Salt Spoon Circa 1770-80
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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20171210-02   Sold


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Offered is a very good early English sterling silver master salt spoon, circa 1770-80. This piece is nicely decorated with feather-edging and engraved with an armorial of a dragon's head. See my other listings for a contemporaneous master salt cellar with the same crest. This master salt spoon is very unusual in that it is not only a duty dodger, with nothing but maker's marks, but also has two different maker's marks. One is TE, perhaps for Thomas Evans of London, and the other is TE over... Click for details

Fine Crested English Salt Cellar by Robert & David Hennell, Circa 1770
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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20171210-01   $95.00


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Offered is a lovely English Georgian sterling silver master salt cellar by the noted partnership of Robert Hennell I and David Hennell I, fully hallmarked for London, 1770. This partnership was in effect circa 1763-73 when David Hennell I, the father, retired. This firm continued for decades under multiple generations of this prolific family of silversmiths. This piece is nicely crested with an armorial of a dragon's head. See my other listings for a feather-edge master salt spoon with the... Click for details

Worcester Silver Company "Onslow" English Sterling Silver Place Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3333f   $68.00


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Dating to the mid 20th century (1952), this 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., fork is fully hallmarked for the year, sterling, and maker, "Worcester Silver Company," London, England.

While a relatively contemporary piece, the scrolled terminal pattern, "Onslow," is an older English design, and the three tine configuration also harkens to an earlier period, all defining this as a reproduction piece.

Never monogrammed, it is in excellent estate condition. There is no visible wear, the... Click for details

5 Teaspoons by Jonathan Bliss; Middletown, CT, circa 1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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5392   $500.00


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Downturned handles with pointed ends. Length 5-7/8". Weight 7 dwt each. The monogram is a lengthwise script AS. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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