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Lovely Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs, Ward & Cox c.1811
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-05   $125.00

Lovely Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs, Ward & Cox c.1811
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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Ward & Cox, a very short-lived (1811) partnership between silversmiths Jehu Ward and Benjamin Cox. This pair of sugar tongs, dating back more than two hundred years, is exceptional for its form and execution. See the pictures for the lovely detail on the grips and the fine proportions. These tongs measure about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weigh about 44 grams. The tongs bear an engraved period script monogram to the bow, and a... Click for details

Fine Large Bethlehem, PA Coin Silver Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-04   $45.00

Fine Large Bethlehem, PA Coin Silver Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
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Offered is a large and early Bethlehem, Pennsylvania coin silver tablespoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by silversmith Jedediah Weiss - this spoon relates to a pair of spoons I am listing today with Weiss' initial mark; this spoon, however, bears Weiss' full name mark. Weiss' biographical information follows a description of the tablespoons. These spoon measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. This spoon bears a large and well-executed period engraved script... Click for details

Arthur Stone "Hanoverian" Midrib Sterling Silver Ladle, Choice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2573f   $125.00

Arthur Stone
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This 6 1/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., sauce ladle exhibits all the fine qualities associated with Arthur Stone hand crafted silver.

Expressive of the Arts & Crafts sensibility, it is a clean and straightforward piece. It borrows its name, "Hanoverian," and design inspiration from an early English style, and consistent with that, features a midrib along the front side of the softly tipt end handle.

The entire piece evidences subtlety and an notably high degree of refinement. For example, there... Click for details

Mint Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Faber, Circa 1840
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151230-01   $45.00

Mint Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Faber, Circa 1840
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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver tablespoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Faber, working circa 1828-56. This spoon probably dates to about 1828-40, and is in flawless condition, with minimal wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. It bears a crisp, clear maker's mark and a town mark of PHILAD - the marks on this spoon were used in the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Cathy Hollan. This piece also features an engraved period script monogram of JCR. It measures... Click for details

Gorham "H469" & "H476" Sterling Child's Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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2572f   $70.00

Gorham
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Charm personified, this fork and spoon pair were limited production pieces made by Gorham c. 1900. They are part of a broad selection of specially designed items identified by a number preceded by an "H."

Offerings in this line were made to a higher standard of finish and refinement than general production items, and that is the case in this instance.

The handles are a tipt backside "Old English" design while the fronts are acid etched with a "Humpty Dumpty" figure on the spoon and... Click for details

Crested Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Robert Monteith
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151227-02   Sold

Crested Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Robert Monteith
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Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon by Baltimore silversmith Robert Monteith, working circa 1814 to 1849. This dessert spoon is crested with a not-very-frightening looking lion, and also has slightly later script initials below. The maker's mark is very well struck. This spoon measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams. Condition overall is quite good, though there is a 1/16" fissure at the bowl edge by the handle (on the front side only, so not a... Click for details

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Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns, Thomas McCollin ca. 1824-33
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151227-01   Sold

Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns, Thomas McCollin ca. 1824-33
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Offered is a fine set of American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith and watchmaker Thomas McCollin, whose silver work is rarely seen. McCollin appears in Philadelphia records from about 1824 to about 1833. The mark on these spoons was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan and is quite legible on most of the spoons. These spoons measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of about 96 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed... Click for details

Choice Gorham "Raphael" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Gold Finish Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2567f   $32.00

Choice Gorham
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A stand out Renaissance Revival design, Gorham's "Raphael" dates from 1874. It features a dense, arabesque background with a central bird with upraised wings. There is a large, shield shaped reserve area, which in this instance has an Old English "W" monogram.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon.

The vee shaped bowl with clipped shoulders is used on all the serving spoons throughout the line, and in this instance has a matte finish gold wash on the interior and... Click for details

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved "Elizabeth"
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2565f   $65.00

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945. His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art.

This example of his work is a 1 3/4" diameter, 1" high, weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz., napkin ring.

In keeping with Gebelein's Arts & Crafts roots combined with his sensitivities to... Click for details

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7383   $1195.00

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Coin silver water pitcher made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1835), 13" tall to top of handle, 11 1/2" tall to top of lip, thin baluster-shaped body on 4 1/4" wide circular stepped foot, short neck to thin pouring spout with large beading around rim, applied bands around neck and foot, repousse decoration over body with large acanthus leaves vertically on bottom and leaves and badge-shaped cartouche on upper body, script presentation in cartouche "C.A. Chase(l)? /From her Father... Click for details

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7383   $1195.00

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Coin silver water pitcher made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1835), 13" tall to top of handle, 11 1/2" tall to top of lip, thin baluster-shaped body on 4 1/4" wide circular stepped foot, short neck to thin pouring spout with large beading around rim, applied bands around neck and foot, repousse decoration over body with large acanthus leaves vertically on bottom and leaves and badge-shaped cartouche on upper body, script presentation in cartouche "C.A. Chase(l)? /From her Father... Click for details

RARE MUSTARD CASTER, Abner Reeder, Trenton, NJ (c. 1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7382B   $1875.00

RARE MUSTARD CASTER, Abner Reeder, Trenton, NJ (c. 1800)
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Rare mustard caster made by Abner Reeder of Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey (c. 1800), 5 1/2" tall, hemispherical bowl on cast splayed molded foot, tight-fitting tall tapering cover, seamed with four engraved panels (two with diaper engraving centering simple holes and two with scroll piercing under snowflake-shaped design of simple holes capped with tear-shaped piercings), bell-shaped finial, marked twice underneath "A.R" (pellet raised) in rectangular punch on each side of center punch.

CHILD'S PORRINGER, Caleb Beal. Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775)
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7382C   $2500.00

CHILD'S PORRINGER, Caleb Beal. Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775)
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Rare coin silver child’s porringer made by Caleb Beal of Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775), 4 1/16" diameter at rim, 2 3/4 at base, 1 3/4" deep, everted rim, keyhole handle with feather script monogram "ER" on front, clearly marked on back of handle "BEAL" in conforming rectangular punch.

WATER PITCHER, 7385 Baldwin & Co., Newark, NJ (c. 1841)
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7386   $1,750.00

WATER PITCHER, 7385 Baldwin & Co., Newark, NJ (c. 1841)
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Coin silver water pitcher by Baldwin & Co. of Newark, New Jersey (c.1841), 11 1/4" tall to top of handle, 10 1/4" to top of lip, bulbous body on four cast splayed feet, body vertically lobed in six panels, wide pouring spout, C-shaped hollow handle with thumb grip, no monogram, marked underneath "BALDWIN & CO," and "MANUFACTURERS" in opposite crescent punches, "NEWARK, N.J." in rectangular punch in between other punches, with horsehead and crowned leopard head punches.

EARLY CREAMER, Thomas Hammersley, NYC (c. 1750)

Hampton Galleries  
7368   $1,750.00

EARLY CREAMER, Thomas Hammersley, NYC (c. 1750)
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Early creamer made by Thomas Hammersley in New York City (c.1750), 3 3/4" tall at top of handle, 3 1/2" tall to top of lip, 2 3/16" diameter of base, inverted pear-shaped body on high applied splayed round foot, with slightly scalloped rim and high curved pouring spout punched to simulate beading, handle is cast with unusual long C-shaped piece attached to inverted c-shaped terminal and has an old repair at each terminal, marked twice underneath "TH" (script).

International "Duchesse" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife, Weighty
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2559f   $38.00

International
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The first decades of the 20th century saw a great flowering of flatware designs.

Alas many of these quite impressive patterns have become lost in the abundance of what came after, which may apply to International's "Duchesse" dating from 1907.

It is lavishly styled, vaguely derivative from a "Kings" motif but more embellished. The handle has a shell end surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing and is trimmed with a decorated beveled edge. This whole ensemble of design is repeated on the... Click for details

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