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Very Early Pointed-End Delaware Coin Silver Spoon, H. J. Pepper c.1811
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181110-02   Sold


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Offered is perhaps the earliest known piece by noted silversmith Henry J. Pepper, at least by style - certainly it is the earliest I've come across. This piece is a pointed-end teaspoon bearing a period engraved script monogram and a clear mark of H.I.PEPPER, Henry's early mark used pretty much exclusively during his Delaware period (1811-26). It would fit that this teaspoon was made prior to 1815. Please take a look at all the pictures. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and... Click for details

Pair of tablespoons by Farrington&Hunnewell,Boston,1860's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Gebelein  
5446   $80.00


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Double swell, tipt on top, rounded fins. Length 9". Weight 1.85 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script A.H.C. Overall and mark condition are excellent (bowl tips mint).

Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by John McMullin, Circa 1820
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181110-01   $22.50


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Offered is a very good American coin silver tablespoon circa 1820 by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (b. 1765 - d. 1843), and bearing one of several maker's marks he used, as well as a "four balls" journeyman's mark seen on his silver from time to time, alone or with other similar marks. This piece has a clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of EMM. Please review all the pictures. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Plain Bowl Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3684f   $185.00


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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 7 3/8" long, very heavy at just under 3.8 T. oz., gravy ladle is "Paris, the son of Priam," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 2 3/8" by 2" by 3/8" deep, bowl, with a large classical face on the backside heel.

There is a block "K.L"... Click for details

Tiffany "Lap Over Edge" Acid Etched Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3683f   On Hold


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One of Tiffany's most imaginative lines of flatware, "Lap Over-Over-Edge," 1880, was an exercise in theme and variation.

The theme is the turned back margin on the reverse of the handle, which is the defining element of the pattern. Subsets of this include plain, acid etched, and applied groupings, and within the latter two, there are further, seemingly countless, flora and fauna themed, iterations.

This piece, a 7 1/8" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., large sugar sifter is etched in what... Click for details

Gorgeous Pair of Gilt Southern Coin Silver Dessert Spns, Seraphim Masi
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-04   Sold


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Offered is an incredible pair of heavy silver-gilt dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces.

These dessert spoons are engraved with a period monogram and have extremely clear maker's marks. They are heavier than normal, and entirely gilt. They measure about 7 inches in length, and the... Click for details

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Set of Three Southern Coin Silver Tablespoons by Samuel Lewis of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-03   $95.00


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Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Mustard Spoon and Salt Spoon by Seraphim Masi
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20181107-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice group of two Washington, DC coin silver condiment spoons by silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver from DC, descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces. This listing consists of a salt spoon and a long-handled condiment spoon, probably for dry mustard. Each piece has Masi's maker's mark, and the same engraved period monogram. The salt spoon... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Serving Piece by Shmedtie of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-01   $135.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,... Click for details

Gorham Large Footed Sterling Silver Master Salt Cellar x 2
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3681f   $95.00


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One of the largest and heaviest of the multitude of master salts illustrated in George and Carolyn Thompkins The Handbook of Gorham Open Salt Dishes, model number "A6440," as this is marked, along with a "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling, and a date symbol for 1911, measures 4" long by 3" wide, stands 2" high, and weighs a more than substantial 3.8 T. oz.

It is an elaborately designed piece featuring an array of acanthus leaf and scroll ornamentation which extends to the four feet of the... Click for details

Ball Tompkins & Black, William Forbes, Cow Top Coin Silver Butter Dish
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3680f   $575.00


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This item is a three piece, base, liner, and lid, coin silver, butter dish.

The bottom measures 6 1/4" across, stands 1 1/2" high on a rimmed base, and weighs 5.9 T. oz. The fitted liner is 5 1/2" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Lastly the lid is also 5 1/2" wide, 2 3/4" high to the top, and weighs 6.3 T. oz.

Relatively plain, the top has a cast cow finial attached by a threaded extension and thumb screw on the underside.

A favored design element of its period, this cow is particularly... Click for details

Late Victorian Sterling Silver Bread or Toast Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3678f   $68.00


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Embodying a rococo pattern, and likely dating from the late 19th century, this 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., bread or toast fork incorporates leaves, scrolls, acanthus leaves, and floral elements.

It is hollow with three tines and is all silver, marked "Sterling," model number "1223," and with a maker's emblem, which is a triangle with a rubbed interior.

There is a feathered script "L" monogram engraved on one side of the handle.

In excellent condition, it is free of dents or splits and has a... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Labors of Cupid" Old Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3676f   $70.00


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Measuring 6" long and weighing a heavy 1.3 T. oz., this teaspoon is an early example of Dominick & Haff's figural, 1900 date of issue, "Labors of Cupid" pattern, the image on this being a cherub sitting at a table with a cup in hand.

It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever, retaining all the precise detail of the original design, and visible for example in such as the grain of the table, the weave in the basket holding fruit, or the spindles in the chair back appearing on... Click for details

Gale, Wood & Hughes "Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon x 5
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3675f   $13.00


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This teaspoon measures 5 7/8" long and weighs just over .7 T. oz.

It has a "Tipt" end handle and is engraved "W E K" in feathered script lettering set sideways on the handle. There is a line drop on the backside heel of the pointed end bowl.

Dating circa 1840, it is stamped "G W & H" for the New York City partnership of William Gale, Jacob Wood & Jasper Hughes, along with a right facing eagle and bust pseudo hallmark that McGrew in his work on marks identifies as associated with Gale.... Click for details

Gorham Figured Old "Paris" Large Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3674f   $115.00


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Lengthy at 5", and weighty at 1.7 T. oz., this pair of tongs are heavily ornamented in a way that is reminiscent of the dominant architectural style popular in the period of the piece.

The pattern, "Paris" by Gorham, was issued in 1900, at the crest of the Gilded Age, and reflects the same Beaux Arts design sensibilities that generated, for instance, many of Newport's grandest mansions and innumerable monumental public buildings throughout the country that yet stand as iconic reminders of... Click for details

Whiting "Tipt" Coin Silver Pickle or Pastry Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3672f   On Hold


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The Whiting Manufacturing Company came into existence in 1866 (Dorothy Rainwater Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers), evolving from antecedent companies.

Largely producing in a period when sterling had become the norm, examples in coin, such as this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., three tine pickle or pastry fork, are uncommon. Clearly it traces to the earliest years of the company when it was a modest operation compared to the major firm that it became, and for that... Click for details

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