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Set of Five Coin Silver Tuscan Pattern Teaspoons, 6", 131 Grams
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190127-02   Sold


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Offered is a lovely set of five American coin silver teaspoons in the Tuscan pattern, retailed by Harbottle & Smith of Auburn, NY working circa 1850-67. Each teaspoon is engraved "Fay" for the original owners -see my other listings for more flatware from the same service. These teaspoons measure about six inches in length, and weigh a total of about 131 grams. Condition overall is good overall, with some tip wear and curling and minor marks from normal use over the years, but no major dents... Click for details

Pair of Coin Silver Tuscan Pattern Tablespoons, 8", 89 Grams
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190127-01   Sold


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Offered is a nice pair of American coin silver table spoons in the Tuscan pattern, retailed by Harbottle & Smith, working in Auburn, NY circa 1850-67. These tablespoons are each engraved "Fay" for the original owning family; see my other listings for more flatware from the same service. These spoons measure about eight inches in length and weigh a total of 89 grams. Condition is fair overall, with one spoon having some shallow bumps to the bowl and a non-threatening fissure on the back of the... Click for details

Fine Set of Four Tuscan Pattern Coin Silver Table Forks, 7 5/8", 200g
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190126-01   Sold


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Offered is a lovely set of four American coin silver table forks in the Tuscan pattern, retailed by Harbottle & Smith, working in Auburn, NY circa 1850-67. These forks are each engraved "Fay" for the original owning family; see my other listings for more flatware from the same service. The forks average about 7 5/8 inches in length and weigh a total of 200 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest tine wear and a few marks from normal use over the years, but no dents, ripples, splits... Click for details

Engraved Water Lily and Cattails Victorian Sterling Silver Mug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3760f   $145.00


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Standing 3" high, having a 2 5/8" diameter and a maximum span of 4" to the handle end, and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this likely birth or christening mug embodies the design sensibilities of the late 1800s.

The body has a gray, satin matte finish that is bright cut engraved in a variety of water-related flora, included pond lilies and pads, cattails, and grasses, all of which suggests an Aesthetic design influence. There is additional wriggle work detailing under the rolled top rim and a leaf... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Long Handle Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3759f   $165.00


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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this slender, long handle, 6 5/8", weighty at 1.9 T. oz., cream ladle is "Sleeping Diana," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 1 7/8" by 1 5/8" by 1/2" deep, bowl, with a small animal head on the backside heel.

There is an "M.A.C."... Click for details

Gorham "Hindostanee" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3758f   $195.00


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Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.

Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge... Click for details

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Horace Hinsdale, NYC, "Kings" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3756f   $58.00


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Born in 1782, Horace Seymour Hinsdale enjoyed a long working career in New York City, spanning nearly all of the first half of the 19th century.

Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.

The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table... Click for details

Gorham Art Nouveau "Wild Rose" Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3755f   $115.00


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Flat bottomed with a 4 1/4" diameter circular center, this just over 4.0 T. oz., piece has an oval rim that measures 6 5/8" by 5 1/2".

Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.

There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Cupid" George Shreve SF Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3754f   $90.00


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Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.

There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram... Click for details

Birmingham England William H. Lyde 1907 Sterling & MOP Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3753f   On Hold


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Dating from the Edwardian Era, this item is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 1907, and maker William Henry Hyde.

It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.

The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.

There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece.

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Old Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Silver Pierced Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3752f   $75.00


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Marked with Durgin's "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd," this 8 1/4" long, 2.2 T. oz., solid silver, tomato server is an early production example of "Fairfax," introduced in 1910.

It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.

With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.

6 Durgin FAIRFAX strawberry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2383   $225.00


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length just shy of 5 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 2.15 ounces (heavy for berry forks @.36 each), monogrammed as shown in fourth enlargement.

Were you going to kvetch about the three letter script monogram? Stifle yourself!! These don't grow on trees.

Gorham Number 267 Sterling Silver Olive Spoon and Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3750f   $325.00


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Illustrated and identified in Gorham's 1888 catalogue as an "olive spoon and fork," this 12" long, 2.0 T. oz., piece embodies the aesthetic sensibilities of the period, evidenced by its naturalistic form.

The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves.

The applied olive and two leaves attached to the stem appear to grow out of it, and appear... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon Elegant Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3749f   $105.00


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The 1870s produced an abundant flowering of appealing designs from the New York City firm of Wood & Hughes, of which "Zephyr" is one.

This 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is a particularly fine example of the pattern, and fine piece overall.

Moorish or Renaissance Revival in style, with a repeating motif on the mid and lower portions of the handle, the pointed end has fins or wings that suggest an arch and thereby lend the design an architectural quality.

This area is plain and... Click for details

Whiting "Egyptian" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon Engraved "Jennie"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3748f   $75.00


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Featuring a pharaoh or sphinx-like figure flanked by ibis birds at the handle end, and papyrus leaves midway down, Whiting's "Egyptian" issued in 1875 was an expression of the Egyptian Revivalist movement of the period.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.

It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.

In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern. The bowl is free of dents,... Click for details

Six Bigelow, Kennard & Co. "Beaded Antique" Sterling Silver Tea Knives
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3747f   $250.00


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Variously referred to as a tea, dessert, or breakfast knife, this flat handle, solid silver blade, form was employed during the middle of the 19th century, supplanted in the later 19th century by hollow handle knives such are still in use today.

This grouping, dating circa 1865, each measures 7 3/4" long, with the six combined weighing a relatively heavy 9.6 T. oz.

Stamped "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." for the prominent Boston firm, and "925" for sterling, these have a form of "Bead" pattern... Click for details

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