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Rare Wendt "Florentine" Sterling Silver Pudding Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2905f   $235.00

Rare Wendt
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Dating from 1870, John Wendt's "Florentine" is an intricately detailed and finely rendered, Renaissance Revival, design.

This 10 1/8" long, 2.7 T. oz., item is a rare form, likely pudding, serving spoon.

It has a symmetrical, 4 3/4" long by 2 1/4" at the widest, oval blade or bowl with a slightly scooped interior. This has a deep, bronze colored, gold finish front and backsides, and delicate, stylized leaf and blossom engraving at the tip. There is a feathered script, possibly "JDQ,"... Click for details

Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Large Bowl Gumbo Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2904f   $95.00

Durgin
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The largest of the round bowl soup spoons, gumbos are substantially sized items.

Consistent with that, this example measures 6 7/8" long and is quite heavy, at 1.7 T. oz.

The pattern is "Dauphin" by Durgin, issued in 1897.

Apropos of the name, the design is French in manner. It features a variety of high relief flowers and leaves, with a ribbon border. The backside heel of the roughly 2" diameter bowl features an expanded leaf portraiture, interpreted in a free-flowing, Art Nouveau... Click for details

International Silver Plate OLD COLONY 9 3/8 Inch OYSTER LADLE
Silver : Plate

Strait's Antiques  
1345978   $45.95

International Silver Plate OLD COLONY 9 3/8 Inch OYSTER LADLE
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This is a really nice 9 3/8 inch long Old Colony Silver Plate Oyster Ladle, solid, in very good condition, shiny with no scratches or dents. We guarantee items to be as described. THANK YOU.

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Unique" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2903f   $36.00

Hotchkiss & Schreuder
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Several sources identify this pattern as "Unique," made by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, New York.

Operating under various names from the mid to late 1800s, the "H&S" mark, along with "Sterling," imprinted on the blade of this 7" long, relatively weighty at 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife was used 1864-71 according to an entry in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."

The design is characteristic of the period, incorporating leaf and anthemion elements rather... Click for details

Superb Jacksonville, Florida Coin Silver Fish Slice by Calvin D. Oak
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161108-01   Sold

Superb Jacksonville, Florida Coin Silver Fish Slice by Calvin D. Oak
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Offered is one of the rarest pieces of Southern coin silver I've come across - a Florida coin silver fish slice bearing the mark of Jacksonville jeweler and watchmaker Calvin D. Oak, whose biographical information appears below. This piece measures about 11 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 132 grams. It is finely engraved and decorated, and bears a period engraved "RKO" monogram to the reverse of the handle. The maker's or retailer's mark for Calvin D. Oak is well-struck and clear; the... Click for details

R&W Wilson "Sheaf of Wheat" Coin Silver Large Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2901f   On Hold

R&W Wilson
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A prominent name in Philadelphia silversmithing, with dates roughly spanning the second quarter of the 19th century, the partnership of brothers Robert and William Wilson produced some of the best quality silver of the period made in that city.

This example is a 6 5/16" long, .8 T. oz., sugar spoon with a scallop shell bowl. It has a "Sheaf of Wheat" design at the end of the handle, along with a feathered script "EBP" monogram.

The "Sheaf of Wheat" motif, along with its companion... Click for details

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Set of 6 Savannah, GA Basket of Flowers Tablespoons, D B Nichols & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161107-01   $695.00

Set of 6 Savannah, GA Basket of Flowers Tablespoons, D B Nichols & Co.
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Offered is a very rare example of Southern coin silver from Savannah, Georgia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler David B. Nichols (1791 - 1860), operating as D. B. Nichols & Co. from 1820 to about 1830. Mr. Nichols worked alone from 1815 or earlier until 1820, when he took John P. Smith in partnership and formed the firm of D. B. Nichols & Co.

Although Mr. Smith died within two months of the formation of the partnership, Mr. Nichols continued to operate as D. B. Nichols & Co. until... Click for details

Whiting "Grecian" Ram's Head Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2900mt   $46.00

Whiting
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A pattern originated by Henry Hebbard, a major name among mid 19th century, New York City, silver manufacturers, "Grecian" eventually became a stable among Whiting's full line offerings.

This example is a 7" long, weighty at 1.2 T.oz., dessert or oval soup, place spoon. It was made by Whiting, whose lion emblem, along with the words "Sterling" and "Pat 1862," appear on the backside.

The design incorporates three defining elements, all of which are derivative of the name. The dominant... Click for details

Great Set of Four Philadelphia Teaspoons Ca. 1797-1808, William Gethen
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161106-01   Sold

Great Set of Four Philadelphia Teaspoons Ca. 1797-1808, William Gethen
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Offered is a quite lovely and very well made set of four early American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith William Gethen, who like his brother John W. Gethen both made silver for others to retail, and retailed his own work. Unlike John, however, William was not lucky enough to enjoy a long life, and worked only about ten years, from his first mention around 1797 to his untimely death in 1808. These spoons are extremely well made and are in excellent condition, with no dents,... Click for details

Currier & Roby Large Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Holder
Silver : Sterling

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2899f   On Hold

Currier & Roby Large  Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Holder
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A renowned firm in its time, essentially the first four decades of the 20th century, Currier & Roby was built on a partnership of two skilled silversmiths, one of whom was also a designer and researcher of early American silver.

This pair of of items is reflective of their high quality work. They are in the fashion of earlier styles, executed in an Arts & Crafts manner.

The main piece is a 5 5/8" diameter handle tip to handle tip, 1.1 T. oz., tea strainer. The actual strainer section... Click for details

Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2898f   $46.00

Tiffany
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, this teaspoon weighs a substantial 1.1 T. oz.

Made by Tiffany, the pattern is "English King," one of that company's premier late 19th century designs.

It has a fancy script "H" monogram on the handle.

An early production item, it is marked with an "M," dating it no later than 1891. Other marks are "Sterling," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Pat. 1886."

It is in excellent condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a bright, even finish. The bowl is... Click for details

Large Cincinnati Coin Silver Table Spoon by Luke Kent, Circa 1830-50
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161105-03   Sold

Large Cincinnati Coin Silver Table Spoon by Luke Kent, Circa 1830-50
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Offered is a good early American coin silver tablespoon by Cincinnati silversmith Luke Kent, Jr., marked L.KENT in roman capitals in a rectangular box. The style of this large spoon likely puts it in the active period of Luke Kent, Jr., circa 1830-50. This piece is engraved with a period script initial "C" and has a very well-struck maker's mark. It measures about 9 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and staining, but no major... Click for details

Set of Five Coin Silver Teaspoons by Joseph Draper, DE and OH
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161105-02   Sold

Set of Five Coin Silver Teaspoons by Joseph Draper, DE and OH
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Offered is a good set of early American coin silver teaspoons by silversmith Joseph Draper (1801-65 or so), who was born in England and came to the United States at around the age of 10. Draper was apprenticed to Henry J. Pepper of Wilmington and opened his own shop in Wilmington, achieving much success; in 1832 he moved to Cincinnati and was again very successful. He was in business for many years and died around 1865. Although Draper is often noted as having worked in Hopkinsville, KY for a... Click for details

Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Phillip Garret Ca.1820-28
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161105-01   Sold

Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Phillip Garret Ca.1820-28
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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Philadelphia silversmith Phillip Garrett (1780-1851), working in that city between 1801-28 alone and then 1828-35 with his son. This pair of tongs dates to about 1820-28 by style. This piece has a well-executed period engraved script monogram of "ARD" and a well-struck maker's mark. It measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 48 grams. Condition is excellent overall, with only modest signs of use and no... Click for details

small Italian silver swan
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2232   $75.00

small Italian silver swan
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height 2 1/2; length 2 7/8 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram, marked as shown.

Whiting "Armor" Twist Stem Long Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2895f   On Hold

Whiting
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A relatively rare item, both in form and pattern, this extra long handle pickle fork measures 9 3/8" and weighs 9 3/8".

The pattern is "Armor," one of Whiting Manufacturing Company's earliest full line designs, issued in 1871. It incorporates acanthus leaf elements, an area of scaling that is perhaps intended to evoke chain mail, and other details that are Gothic Revival in style.

The central run of the stem is twisted, joining the main portion of the handle with a 1 3/4" long, trident... Click for details

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