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Geo. C. Shreve Custom "Louis XV" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2585f   $95.00

Geo. C. Shreve Custom
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A custom made or special order item, this 7 7/8" long, approximately 2.0 t. oz., serving spoon was produced, or more precisely, adapted, by San Francisco's George C. Shreve.

It is apparently modified from a Whiting "Louis XV" pattern. It retains the "Sterling" and "Pat. 1891" marks of that line, accompanied by "Geo. C. Shreve & Co." It apparently dates between 1891 and 1894, when the name of the firm became "Shreve & Co."

The piece incorporates two modifications, both of which reflect... Click for details

Early Georgian Sterling Silver Onslow Pattern Stuffing Spoon c.1768-73
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160110-01   Sold

Early Georgian Sterling Silver Onslow Pattern Stuffing Spoon c.1768-73
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Offered is a fine and rare example of a period George III "Onslow" or "Scroll" pattern stuffing or platter spoon, sometimes also called a gravy spoon. This pattern is highly sought after, to the point that there are many later alterations out there. However, those spoons are not generally joined in the same way the period Onslow serving pieces were; a period spoon should have a scarf joint joining the cast scroll end to the stem, as this spoon does (see pictures). And, this spoon bears the... Click for details

Fine John Polhemus Empire Pattern Coin Silver Table Fork, 7 7/8", 46g
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160108-01   Sold

Fine John Polhemus Empire Pattern Coin Silver Table Fork, 7 7/8
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Offered is a fine and well-preserved American coin silver table fork by John Polhemus, in the Empire pattern, patented 1857. The fork bears Polhemus' manufacturer's marks, as well as the retailer's mark of Thomas C. Garrett of Philadelphia. This fork is in very good condition, with very little tine wear and minimal knife marks to the tines. This fork has a period engraved script monogram of "LM" which is finely done. All in all a lovely example!

Ten Durgin "Shell" Sterling Silver Oyster Cocktail Forks, Long Handle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2581f   $235.00

Ten Durgin
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With elongated handles, these ten, matching, oyster or seafood cocktail forks measure 7" long. The group weigh a substantial 7.7 T. oz.

The pattern is Durgin's 1890 "Shell. Having a slender, essentially tubular, central shank, the ends broaden to a rounded, upturned end, which hosts the concave shell form. These embody a refined elegance. The design is understated, while the highly tactile finish has a satin smoothness.

The tines are delicately-scaled, with the outer two of the three... Click for details

Original Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Butter Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2579f   $45.00

Original Durgin
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A fully authentic example, that is, not made up or custom made, this butter pick measures 6 1/8" long and is relatively heavy at just over .6 T. oz.

The pattern is Durgin's 1895 "Empire." Apropos of the name, the main feature is a crown, combined with cornucopia, a torch, a garland, and floral elements, all offered in a French manner.

A slender piece, it has the twist end tip characteristic of this form. The backside of the handle is engraved "Austin" in script.

It is in very good... Click for details

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5232   $425.00

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
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Marked on blade. One side of blade elaborately carved with leaves, building, sailboat. Upper edge of blade saw-toothed. Solid handle, thread, tipt.Length 9-3/8". Weight 3.6 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent

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Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5232   $425.00

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
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One side of blade elaborately engraved with leaves, building, sailboat. Upper edge of blade saw-toothed. Solid handle, thread, tipt. Length 9-3/8". Weight 3.6 troy ounces (heavy). Overall and mark condition excellent.

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

Large Pair of Bethlehem Coin Silver Tablespoons by Jedediah Weiss
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-03   Sold

Large Pair of Bethlehem Coin Silver Tablespoons by Jedediah Weiss
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Offered is a large and early pair of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania coin silver tablespoons bearing one of the earlier maker's marks used by silversmith Jedediah Weiss - this mark is firmly attributed to Weiss and these spoons relate to another spoon I am listing today with Weiss' full name mark. Weiss' biographical information follows a description of the tablespoons. These spoons measure about 9 1/8 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of 98 grams. These spoons bear good clear maker's... Click for details

Great Coin Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1815 by Emmor T. Weaver of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-02   Sold

Great Coin Silver Teaspoon Ca. 1815 by Emmor T. Weaver of Philadelphia
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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by well-known Philadelphia silversmith and sword-mounter Emmor Trego Weaver, working in Philadelphia circa 1808-33, and then in Ohio (Columbiana County, Perry and Salem from about 1840-60. This teaspoon would date to fairly early in Weaver's career, probably circa 1815. It bears one of two known initial marks used by Weaver. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good, with moderate... Click for details

Pair of Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns Ca. 1811-19 by John Black
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-01   Sold

Pair of Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns Ca. 1811-19 by John Black
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Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver tea spoons by little-known Philadelphia silversmith John Black, working circa 1811 to his untimely death in 1819. These spoons are graced with period script monograms and have clear maker's marks. They measure a little under six inches in length and weigh a total of 32 grams. Condition is very good, with little wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of a hard-to-find mark!

Rare Coin Silver Sugar Tongs w/Marks of Rene Roche Duche and J. Germon
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160102-02   Sold

Rare Coin Silver Sugar Tongs w/Marks of Rene Roche Duche and J. Germon
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Offered is a very fine and rare pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs bearing a mark of R.R.D. on the outside of each arm for Rene Roche Duche, and a mark of "Germon" and a city mark of "Philad" for Philadelphia silversmith John Germon. More discussion on these men follows the description of the tongs. These sugar tongs are well made and have clear marks; they measure a little under six inches in length and weigh a heavy 52 grams. It appears a period script monogram was worn off or... Click for details

Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Tablespoon by Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160102-01   Sold

Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Tablespoon by Thomas A. Boullt
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Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver table spoon 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. This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West... Click for details

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

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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

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