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Pair William Bateman, London 1831, Sterling Silver Crested Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3099f   On Hold


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Identified in "Jackson's Hallmarks" as a "very good (best of the Batemans)" silversmith, William Bateman worked during the first half of the 19th century.

Measuring 5 5/8" long each, this pair of spoons bear his "WB" mark and are also fully marked for London, Sterling, and 1831-32.

They are a "Fiddle" pattern with "Tipt" backs and exposed drops on the reverses of the bowls.

Each one is engraved with a crest showing a raised arm holding a dagger.

They are in very fine condition,... Click for details

Lincoln & Reed, Boston, "Pure Silver Coin" Engraved Plate
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3098f   $265.00


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Measuring 6 1/2" in diameter and having a 3/4" wide, raised edge with a rim back, this plate is weighty at 5.2 T. oz.

It is stamped "Lincoln & Reed" for the Boston firm with dates 1838-48, and "Pure Silver Coin," which is a term typically used only in New England.

It is a thoroughly engaging period piece which takes its character from the delicate engraving on the top surface. The portraiture is of a wreath comprised of innumerable flowers that include among others, morning glories,... Click for details

Rare Early Zanesville, Ohio Coin Silver Ladle, Charles Hill, c 1815-33
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170503-02   $125.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the work of Zanesville silversmith Charles Hill, working circa 1815-33 in that town. This piece is probably a cream ladle; it measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 30 grams. This ladle is engraved "C" in period script and is marked three times with Hill's maker's mark of C.Hill in a serrated rectangular punch. This maker's mark is sometimes mis-attributed to another Charles Hill, working in Canadaigua, NY circa 1815-17. However, this piece... Click for details

Rare Colonial Tablespoon by John Burt Lyng of New York, Circa 1760s
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20170503-01   Sold


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Offered is a very rare and extremely early example of the work of New York silversmith John Burt Lyng (born circa 1740, died 1785), whose work appears only infrequently. This is perhaps the earliest piece of flatware by Lyng that I could find any record of, and probably dates to the 1760s, the first decade of his career. During this period Lyng's shop was next door to that of Myer Myers. This tablespoon has good strikes of Lyng's maker's mark and his New York city mark. This piece measures... Click for details

R.&W. Wilson Twist Handle Large Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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A substantial piece measuring 8 5/16" long and weighing 1.6 T. oz., this master butter knife was made during the second quarter of the 19th century by the prominent "Philad[delphi]a" firm of "R.&W. Wilson," as identified on the backside of the blade.

Very much a period piece and emblematic of a regional style, it has twist handle set at a right angle to the blade, both of which are broad, flat, and have shaped margins. These areas are extensively engraved in a leaf and scroll design, with... Click for details

Perlita Taxco (Aguilar?) Sterling Candle Snuffer with Twist Handle
Silver : Sterling

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3096f   $95.00


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This candle snuffer has a multiple provenance.

It is stamped on the end of the handle, "Perlita," which sources indicate was a Mexico City retailer, "Taxco," for the renowned center of modernist silver manufacturing, "Sterling 925," and with an eagle symbol with a "9" on its chest, which was the number assigned by convention to Hector Aguilar.

Aguilar was a shop manager for the legendary William Spratling before he opened his own operation in 1939, and became prominent in his own... Click for details

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French silver tea tray, .950 standard,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2245   $2,950.00


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maker Ernest Eschwège, Paris circa 1920, sixteen by twenty-six inches, weight 82.6 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram.

With stylish foliate handles and an applied border, this is an exceptionally functional, high quality item.

It is also a bear to photograph, and these images sadly do not meet out usual standards. But have no fear, dear reader, we will try again, soon.

William Cummins, Dublin 1824, Crested Rattail Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Slightly over 6" long and weighing a scant 1.0 T. oz., this teaspoon has a double provenance.

It is hallmarked for Dublin, Sterling, 1824, and "WC" for maker William Cummins, sometimes spelled Comyns, and an expert maker according to one reference source.

It is also imprinted "Smith & Gamble" who was a manufacturer, but in this instance likely the retailer.

It has a "Tipt End" backside as well as a rattail extending onto the reverse heel of the bowl.

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Gorham ABP Cut Glass Dresser Jar with Sterling Cover
Silver : Sterling

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3094f   $110.00


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Measuring 4 1/2" in diameter and standing 3" high, this circa 1908 dresser jar has a brilliant cut glass base with a solid sterling silver lid that by itself weighs 2.0 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "D1656" appear on the lower edge of the cover.

The cover is domed and acid etched in a design that includes various blossoms, acanthus leaves, and other elements set against a double band. The area around the etching has... Click for details

Gorham Sterling Silver Etched Dresser Tray 1908
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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Measuring 6 3/4" by 4" and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item is an oval, solid silver, flat bottom dresser tray.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B2712," and a date symbol for 1908 appear on the underside.

It has a rolled edge rim that varies from 11/16" to 1" wide. This is acid etched in a design that is vaguely reminiscent of Shreve's "XIVth Century" issued in 1912, although this is more embellished.

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Tablespoon by John Andrew; Salem,MA; circa 1775
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5320   $290.00


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Upturned handle, long midrib. Length 8-1/8". Weight 2-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the back of the handle is I*P. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tablespoon by John Blowers, Boston, circa 1740
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5319   $995.00


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rattail, upturned handle, long midrib. John Blowers lived only from 1710-1748 and Kane's Colonial MA Silversmiths lists no tablespoons by him.Length 8". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram on the back of the handle is A/C? ?. Overall condition is very good (slight tip wear); mark condition is good (bottom of letters rubbed).

Wood & Hughes "Arabesque" Large Sterling Silver Tea Ball on Chain
Silver : Sterling

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3092f   $235.00


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Far larger than most tea balls, this spherical piece measures 2" in diameter and weighs nearly 1.5 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Wood & Hughes, whose "WwH" emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "41" is imprinted on the inside lip of the lower half.

The design is exceptional, deriving from the intricate reticulation on both the top and bottom halves of the ball.

In addition to apostrophe like cuts, there is a 1/2" wide band on each... Click for details

Three-piece tea service by J.Sayre, NY, circa 1800
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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5309   $1,865.00


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Teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with separate lid. Bright- cut engraving, wood handle (repainted) on teapot. Pot and sugar bowl are boat-shaped. Height of pot 7-3/4" (to finial), maximum horizontal dimension 12-1/8". Sugar bowl height 7", maximum horizontal dimension 8". Creamer height 5-3/4", maximum hoizontal dimesion 5-1/2". Weight of the three ieces (including wood handle) is 39-3/4 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Gorham No. 18 Ten Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3090f   $165.00


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The number "18" coffee spoon was originally made in a set of twelve different motifs, as illustrated in the accompanying facsimile of Gorham's 1892 catalogue.

Originally identified as "A" to "L," this group encompasses ten of those pieces, omitting "D" and "H." The above image shows the ten arrayed corresponding with the catalogue page.

Each piece measures approximately 4 1/4" long, while the set weighs just under 3.4 T. oz.

They all have the same, stylized shell shape bowls with... Click for details

E.E. & S.C. Bailey, NH, "Tipt" Six Matched Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3089f   $90.00


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Each of these six spoons measures 5 7/8" long and is engraved with the same "AI" monogram. The group weigh just under 2.4 T. oz.

They are stamped "E.E. & S.C. Bailey," for brothers Ebenezer and Samuel, who established a partnership in Claremont, New Hampshire, circa 1825.

They are particularly well-crafted and elegantly formed. Slender in shaped, they have elongated "Tipt" handles with upturned ends. The bowls are also rather narrow and long, and have pointed tips and exposed drops on... Click for details

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