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Arts & Crafts Cast Floral Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2166f   $48.00

Arts & Crafts Cast Floral Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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Reflecting an Arts & Crafts sensibility, this 4 3/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., sardine fork likely dates from early in the 20th century.

It is marked "F&G" in an oval and "Sterling."

The handle is cast with a grooved center. This resembles a stem. This in turn has an applied, again cast, floral and leaf form attached at the end. This has a tail that resembles a tendril wrapped around the handle.

The 2 1/8" wide serving end has five, broad tines.

The condition is... Click for details

Marquand & Co. "Kings" Coin Silver Small Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2165f   $35.00

Marquand & Co.
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Frederick Marquand is one of the storied names associated with New York City silversmithing, having established the lineage which eventually became "Ball, Black & Co." and subsequently "Black, Starr & Frost." He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.

This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.

It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back. The front is inscribed "Rockwell"... Click for details

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
681   $5,000.00

18thC southern ladle by James Geddy, Petersburg, VA
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val-end handle, c1790 -- drop on back of bowl, light reverse rib, feathered script mono B O on front. Long slender handle extending 14-7/8" and ending with 3-3/4" oval bowl.

Until recently, this JG mark was unknown, or attributed elsewhere. Then, a few years ago, Catherine Hollan published her excellent volume on Virginia silversmiths, and there the questions were resolved.

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
665   $750.00

Southern ladle by Charles Pryse, Washington, DC
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Oval-end fiddle handle, c1834 -- pointed shoulders, reverse tipt, large unusual circular drop on bowl back, ornate feathered script mono AWC on front; 13-1/2" long, 3-1/2" round bowl. Minty condition throughout.

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2163f   Sold

Mid 19th Century Shell Bowl Coin Silver Spoons
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Dating from the mid 19th century, these two coin silver spoons have New England origins. One is marked "W.J. Goodsell" with an eagle and star pseudo hallmark for the Hartford, Connecticut jeweler, and the other is stamped "Harwood Brothers" for the Boston firm. Both pieces have "Tipt" ends and shell bowls, but each is distinct in how these are presented.

The Harwood is the longer, at 6 11/16", and slightly heavier at .8 T. oz., compared to the Goodsell which measures 6 7/16" and weighs .6... Click for details

Blackinton Sterling Silver & Enamel Food Pusher
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2162dd   $60.00

Blackinton Sterling Silver & Enamel Food Pusher
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A charming item, this 4 1/4" long, just over .3 T. oz. total weight, (baby) food pusher is stamped with the "sword through B" mark of Blackinton, along with the word "Sterling."

The pattern is rococo in style and incorporates scrolls and florettes along its asymmetrical border. This frames a white enamel ground that itself contains a pair of purple lilies with trailing green leaves. The canted blade has a flat end and scalloped edges. The entire piece apart from the enamel is finished is... Click for details

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Good Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Spoon by Rockwell
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-07   $12.50

Good Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Spoon by Rockwell
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Offered is a fine early 19th century American coin silver teaspoon marked ROCKWELL, which may be for Edward Rockwell of New York. Condition is very good, with little surface wear, very light dimples in the bowl, and no splits or repairs. There is a period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 5 11/16 inches in length, and weighs about 14 grams. The maker's mark is clear and crisp. All in all a fine example of American silver!

Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved "Miss C Harris"
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-05   $65.00

Great Anthony Rasch Spoon Engraved
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver dessert spoon or very large teaspoon by noted Philadelphia and New Orleans silversmith Anthony Rasch. This spoon probably dates to Rasch's Philadelphia years. It is engagingly engraved "Mifs (Miss) C Harris". The maker's mark was struck twice and is clear. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs 28 grams. Condition is very good with moderate wear from normal use, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. A fine example of... Click for details

Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-04   $125.00

Rare Lancaster, PA Tablespoon by George Haverstick
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Offered is a rare early American coin silver table spoon by Lancaster, PA silversmith George Haverstick (b. 1788, d. 1824). Although silver from George's brother William is encountered fairly often, that of George and of his brother John is quite uncommon. This is especially the case with a large tablespoon like this one. This piece measures about 9 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. Condition is good overall, with moderate wear to the surface but no major dents and no splits... Click for details

Rare Bethlehem, PA Teaspoon - David Henry Bishop
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140727-01   $45.00

Rare Bethlehem, PA Teaspoon - David Henry Bishop
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Offered is a rare American coin silver teaspoon marked by David Henry Bishop of Bethlehem. David H. Bishop (b. November 19, 1815, d. December 10, 1874) was apprenticed to Charles F. Beckel to learn the clockmaking business, and according to Whisker (whose book has his first and middle names transposed), took over from Beckel in 1830, while still a boy. Bishop was apparently listed as both a silversmith and a clockmaker, but his silver seems to be exceedingly uncommon, so he may have focused on... Click for details

Albert Coles "Medallion" Coin Silver Berry Scoop
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2161f   $285.00

Albert Coles
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Sometimes misidentified as a cracker scoop, this berry spoon or shovel form was a popular American form in the mid 19th century.

This 9" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., twist stem, example was produced by New York's Albert Coles. It was one of several designs in this genre that Coles offered.

It is die struck and portrays a raised classical warrior figure surrounded by detailing that has an architectural quality to it.

In his foundational work "Silver Medallion Flatware," D. Albert... Click for details

Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Table Fork by William Brady
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-03   $65.00

Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Table Fork by William Brady
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Offered is a very fine and heavy American coin silver table fork by William Brady, circa 1850-57. Brady is not well known, but luckily his obituary, which gives good information, was published in the July 22, 1879 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph: "William Brady. The last of five brothers, all well - known, and each highly esteemed in the business circle in which he moved in this city the last of these brothers died last night. William Brady, the subject of this brief sketch, was the... Click for details

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-02   $30.00

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16... Click for details

Plata Industria 800 Silver and 18K Gold Bombilla
Silver

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2160dd   $195.00

Plata Industria 800 Silver and 18K Gold Bombilla
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A straw for drinking yerba mate, this bombilla (bomba) measures 7 3/4" long and weighs just over 1.1 T. oz.

The pierced bowl is stamped "Plata Industria Argentina" and "800" in a diamond. This is hinged for opening and has a threaded end that fits into the tube.

The tube itself has a gold tip that is stamped "18K." This appears to be a solid band wrapped around an inner lining. The stem is divided into several sections separated by bands, two of which are knurled. The upper portion... Click for details

Gorham "Imperial Chrysanthemum" Sterling Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling

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2158f   $45.00

Gorham
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Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over .6 T. oz., this bon bon, also referenced as a nut or confection spoon, was made by Gorham.

The pattern is "Imperial Chrysanthemum," which is a highly detailed floral design tending toward the Art Nouveau in style.

This is a particularly fine example. It has a delicate script "P" monogram on the front. There is no evident polishing wear and the bowl remains well-shaped and retains most of its original gold wash finish.

Marks are Gorham's... Click for details

12 French 1st Standard Silver "Thread" Teaspoons
Silver

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2157f   $120.00

12 French 1st Standard Silver
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Each of these twelve spoons measures 5 5/8" long and has a script "E.F." monogram on the back of the handle, set in the European manner with the monogram facing the diner. The group weigh 7.2 T. oz.

Presumably they are teaspoons, although with their sharply defined tips, they could be used for fruit.

The pattern is appropriately a "French Thread," given that these are French in origin and fully marked so.

They are stamped with a first standard (950 parts silver vs. 925 for sterling)... Click for details

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