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Large and Interesting Late 18th/Early 19th Century Danish/German Spoon
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181008-01   Sold


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Offered is a very interesting and attractive late 18th Century or early 19th Century serving spoon by master silversmith Paul Hansen (fl. 1785-1830) of , which at times was part of Denmark and known as Tønder, and at other times was known as Tondern (German name) and was part of the Duchy of Schleswig, specifically Northern Schleswig. Paul Hansen's maker's mark appears with a town mark for Tønder/Tondern. Please take a look at all the pictures.

One could regard this piece as Danish or... Click for details

Georgian English Sauce Ladle, London Circa 1767
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-06   On Hold


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Offered is a useful English sterling silver Georgian sauce or gravy ladle, bearing hallmarks including a lion passant and date letter that appear to correspond to those used in 1767. I can't make out the maker's mark, but the initials used appear to include a "W". There is no engraved crest or monogram, and no obvious sign of erasure though doubtless there was one at one time. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 41 grams. The bowl is pleasingly deep, and this... Click for details

Great Set of Five Fiddlethread Coin Silver Dessert Spoons, R&W Wilson
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-05   $120.00


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Offered is an excellent set of five hard-to-find American coin silver dessert spoons in the fiddle and thread pattern, by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, working circa 1820s-1850s. These spoons each bear the Wilsons' maker's mark and a city mark of PHILADA, and each has a well done period engraved script monogram. Please take a look at the various pictures. These spoons measure between 7 1/8 inches and 7 1/4 inches in length, and the total weight of the group is about 226 grams. ... Click for details

Pair of Heavy Coin Silver Fiddle & Shell Tablespoons, William Thomson
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-04   On Hold


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Offered is a pair of American coin silver fiddle and shell pattern table spoons by noted New York silversmith William Thomson, whose cursive maker's mark appears to the reverse (please review all pictures). These tablespoons are each engraved with a period script "W" monogram to the reverse. They probably date to the 1820-30 timeframe. This pair of spoons measures about 8 5/8 inches in length each, and the pair weighs a total of about 109 grams. Condition on one spoon is fair, with some wear... Click for details

Reading, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Mannerback
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20181007-03   $22.50


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Offered is a nice little American coin silver teaspoon by well-known Reading silversmith William Mannerback, circa 1825. This piece bears a maker's mark for William as well as a city mark for Reading. This spoon is also graced with a period engraved script monogram of "AB". It measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is only fair, as the piece is over-polished (though not machine buffed), and there are some small, shallow dings and dents to the bowl. ... Click for details

Good Pair of Louisville, Kentucky Coin Silver Spoons by Evans C. Beard
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-02   $67.50


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Offered is a lovely pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Kentucky silversmith E.C. Beard, working in Louisville alone and in partnership circa 1820-60. These spoons by style could date anywhere from 1830 to the 1850s, but are most likely from the 1830s or 1840s. Each is marked BEARD in a distinctive serrated punch with a funny curve to the left side. Each spoon also has a period engraved script monogram of "SW". Please take a look at all pictures. These spoons each measure about 5 7/8... Click for details

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Early Nashville, TN Coin Silver Tablespoon by Joseph Thorpe Elliston
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181007-01   This item is currently being auctioned


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Offered is a lovely and early American coin silver tablespoon by Tennessee silversmith Joseph T. Elliston (b. 1779 - d. 1856), who was purportedly Nashville's first silversmith. He also served as the fourth mayor of Nashville. This piece dates to about 1805-15, and Elliston is thought to have ceased making silver by around 1820, given the forms observed with his mark. This piece has a good legible maker's mark. The monogram, if there was one, is long gone, though there is no obvious sign of... Click for details

Durgin "Empire" Sterling Serving Fork Retailed by Shreve San Francisco
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3643f   $135.00


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A large item measuring 9 3/8" long and weighing 2.5 T. oz., this serving fork has four tines, the outer two of which are notched. The serving end has a cupped heel with decorated shoulders and is finished in a gold wash front and backsides.

The pattern is "Empire," which is a late 19th century design that incorporates imagery suggestive of majesty, nobility, and imperial realms. This includes a dominant crown, cornucopia, a torch and flame, a wreath and festoons of ribbons and flowers. ... Click for details

R&W Wilson Hollow Handle Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3642f   $38.00


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Catherine Hollan in her volume Philadelphia Silver lists 1825-49 as directory dates for the Philadelphia firm of Robert & William William, noting they were referenced in a letter dated 1821, while the firm "continued to be listed in Bywater's and Boyd's directories until 1851."

A wide variety of silver is still found with the company's various marks, the one on this 7 1/8" long master butter knife being "R&W.W."

It is coin silver, with a solid, blunt end, blade, and a hollow, filled... Click for details

Wm. Faber, Philadelphia, c. 1865 "Emperor" Coin Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3641f   $42.00


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Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths" lists William Faber as working by 1828 and joined by sons Charles and William as "Faber & Sons" in 1866, which name and firm lasted until 1887.

Producers of fine silver, much of which demonstrated artful bright cut work, the company also produced this die struck pattern that bears strong similarity to one, also unnamed, produced by George Sharp in the same 1860s period (see Old Friends catalogue item 3170), and which in turn is akin to Knowles &... Click for details

Good Pair Teaspoons by Henry Erwin of Philadelphia, w/Pseudo-Hallmark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181006-03   $47.50


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Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Henry Erwin, circa 1816-34. Although spoons by Erwin are not uncommon and I have handled many, the pseudo-hallmark on these spoons to the right of the maker's mark are unique in my experience. What exactly they represent visually is a mystery - it looks to me like a hunting dog looking back over its shoulder when oriented so that the bottom is toward the name mark. These spoons also have period... Click for details

Very Rare Chaudron's & Rasch Long-Handled Mustard or Condiment Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181006-02   $85.00


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Offered is a rare and lovely early American coin silver long-handled condiment spoon, perhaps for dry mustard, by noted Philadelphia silversmiths Jean-Simon Chaudron and Anthony Rasch, working together in partnership circa 1809-12. This piece bears a clear maker's mark for the partnership, as well as a period script monogram to the reverse of the handle. As can be seen in the pictures (please click through all of them), there is a also a small mark on the upper end of the handle where a silver... Click for details

Interesting English Georgian Pictureback (Vase of Flowers) Spoon c1780
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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20181006-01   Sold


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Offered is a very good Georgian English sterling silver teaspoon or coffee spoon with a decorated handle and die-stuck decoration of a vase or urn of flowers to the back of the bowl. Please click through all of the pictures. This piece has no monogram and no obvious sign of erasure. The bowl was gilded on both sides and traces of this gilding remain. The maker's mark is a bit rubbed but appears to be GS for George Smith. There is a also a lion passant hallmark. This piece measures about 4... Click for details

Johan Rohde design pitcher by Holger Rasmussen
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2359   Inquire for Price


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height 7 1/2 inches, width across handle 5 1/4 inches, weight 18 Troy ounces, capacity one quart, marked as shown in fourth enlargement. A classic, organic shape made famous by the Jensen Silversmithy (and featured on the dj of Janet Drucker's popular book), this design was conceived by Rohde in 1925, but did not enter production until 1930 because it was considered too radical.

This lovely example is entirely hand wrought, and dates from 1948. There have been a few dents removed from... Click for details

Alvin "Cherub" Sterling Silver Youth Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3640f   $62.00


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A charming composition, this 6 3/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth knife incorporates a cherub-like child sitting on a floral garland swing, surrounded by an open, scrolled border that is situated above a raised heart. The handle end is surmounted by a basket of flowers.

A non-line, meaning it was not produced in a full service, flat handle, pattern, it is stamped on the blade "Sterling," and with Alvin's early lion emblem. The quality of design and execution is equal to such other well-regarded... Click for details

Youngstown, Ohio Coin Silver Spoon by R. Carroll, Circa 1840-60
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181004-02   $25.00


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Offered is a an interesting American coin silver teaspoon by the little-known maker R. Carroll, about whom little seems to have been documented. This is interesting in that his working place is demonstrated by the marks on this piece. In addition to the maker's mark of R.CARROLL, there is a mark of YOUNGSTOWN.O for Youngstown, Ohio. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length, and weighs about 19 grams. Condition is good overall, with a few tiny dimples to the bowl and one or two... Click for details

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