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Palmer & Peckham Sterling & Enamel Cucumber Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2605f   $65.00

Palmer & Peckham Sterling & Enamel Cucumber Server
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A particularly decorative item, this 6" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., cucumber server embodies intricate detailing, much of which clearly has been hand-finished. It was made by Palmer & Peckham of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, c. 1900.

The handle is cast and mounted on a wire frame. The lower part of the stem is leafy, while the upper end incorporates additional leaf, scroll, and floral elements, along with a central heart form. This is all appointed with turquoise blue, deep blue, and... Click for details

Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs, Large, Weighty
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2603f   $70.00

Towle
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Both large, at 4 7/8" long, and heavy, at nearly 1.3, T. oz., this pair of sugar tongs are a very fine example of Towle's "Old Colonial."

This is an older piece, with a reinforced arch, and decorative beading on the claw grips.

Without a monogram or removal, they are in superb condition. There are no bends, nicks, dents, or polishing wear. The finish is lustrous.

Marks are the Towle lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2602f   Sold

Old Gorham
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An early example of Gorham's "Buttercup," this 5" long, approximately .8 T. oz., sardine fork is marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, along with "Sterling" and "Pat. 1900."

The 2" wide, seven tine, serving end has decorated shoulders which is a detail found only on older pieces, and a reticulated heel.

It is without a monogram and in immaculate condition. Pattern detail remains sharp and well-defined, and the finish is even and bright. The tines are straight, even, and... Click for details

Whiting "Square Twist" Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2601f   On Hold

Whiting
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One of numerous "Twist" designs produced by a variety of manufacturers during the last quarter of the 19th century, this 5 3/8" long, approximately .5 T. oz., ice cream spoon has a spiral turned lower half handle joined to a block, or square as it is commonly identified, upper half.

It is identified by the number "18" imprinted on the backside, along with the Whiting emblem and the word "Sterling."

The oval bowl is shallow and has rippled shoulders and a gently pointed tip.

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

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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

Benjamin Lord, Vermont and Georgia, Long, Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2584f   $34.00

Benjamin Lord, Vermont and Georgia, Long, Coin Silver Teaspoon
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An unusual size at 6 1/2" long, this spoon is marked "B[enjamin]. Lord." It weighs just over .6 T. oz.

Sources indicate that Lord was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1770, was working in Rutland, Vermont, in 1797, and finally in Athens, Georgia, from 1831 until his death.

The style of this is early 19th century and likely dates from his Vermont years, but could trace to his Athens period.

It is very finely made, having a broad end with an extremely narrow shank. It and the... Click for details

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160110-01   $225.00

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

Whiting "Arabesque" Sterling Silver Silver Gravy Ladle, Mint
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2583f   On Hold

Whiting
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Stamped with the Whiting lion logo, "Pat. 1875," "Sterling," and the number "1" on the bowl, this gravy ladle measures 7" long and weighs just barely short of 2.0 T. oz.

The pattern is "Arabesque," which became a standard bearer design in its period for the Renaissance Revival style, and it remains so today.

Its main feature is a winged griffin set amid the scrolls and rosettes that characterize Arabesque form. There is a central reserve area, which in this case is engraved with an... 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   On Hold

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

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2581f   On Hold

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.

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

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2979f   $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.

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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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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

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

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