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Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-08   Sold

Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
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Offered is a good set of six early Southern coin silver table forks by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Selim Myers and Robert Berry Gorman, working in partnership from early 1858 through about 1881, with a break due to Mr. Gorman's service in the Confederate service during the War. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed Tallahassee coin silver teaspoon by Towle &... Click for details

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-07   Sold

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
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Offered is a good early Southern coin silver spoon by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Frederick Towle and Selim Myers, working in partnership circa late 1843 or early 1844 through about 1857. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed set of six Tallahassee coin silver forks by Myers & Gorman, from the same family.

This teaspoon has a good clear maker's mark... Click for details

Superb English Sterling Silver Fish Slice, 1843 - Piercing Spells FISH
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-06   $275.00

Superb English Sterling Silver Fish Slice, 1843 - Piercing Spells FISH
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Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script. The piercing is so ornate that it takes a... Click for details

Gorgeous Irish Georgian Crested and Bright Cut Stuffing Spoon Ca. 1783
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-05   $225.00

Gorgeous Irish Georgian Crested and Bright Cut Stuffing Spoon Ca. 1783
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Offered is a lovely and sophisticated 18th Century Irish sterling silver stuffing or platter spoon bearing full hallmarks for Dublin, 1783 and a maker's mark of IK in a serrated rectangular punch. This piece is graced with an armorial of a stag and features gorgeous decoration in the "Bright-Cut Irish 'Old English' Bow" pattern. It is difficult to find teaspoons and tablespoons in good condition in this pattern, let alone a large serving piece like this. The engraved decoration is in... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-04   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
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Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and retailer James B. Fidler, circa the 1850s. This piece bear's Fidler's mark and an address mark that matches that of the Cassidy and Cassidy & Ball pieces just listed in separate listings. Apparently this address held workshop or retailer space that was in demand in the jeweler community. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It bears a period engraved script monogram and... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Cassidy & Ball, Circa 1858-61
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-03   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Cassidy & Ball, Circa 1858-61
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks. It features clear marks and period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures just under 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair overall with some dents in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this partnership's wares!

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Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1846-58 - William W. Cassidy
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20170129-02   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1846-58 - William W. Cassidy
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia jeweler William Cassidy, who was working alone from 1846-58, in the partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61, and alone again to about 1871. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks, and as such the piece probably dates to the 1846-58 time period. This piece features clear marks and period engraved script "JPG" monogram. It measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 18... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-01   $35.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1820-30 by William Drysdale
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Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark... Click for details

Pair Shiebler "Princess" Sterling Silver 7 1/4" Place Forks, Mint
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2992f   On Hold

Pair Shiebler
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Lunch size in their 1870s period, but a single standard place piece today, these two, matched forks measure 7 1/4" long and weigh 2.4 T. oz. the pair.

The pattern, "Princess," was originated by New York City's John Polhmanus and carried on by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" mark is imprinted on the backsides of these.

Other marks include "Sterling," "Pat.74," and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade, "J.E. Caldwell & Co."

A Moorish design, "Princess" is elaborate... Click for details

Vanderslice, San Francisco, "Comstock" Coin Silver Fish Slice, Mint
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2991f   $265.00

Vanderslice, San Francisco,
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A large item measuring a full 12" long and weighing a robust 3.6 T. oz., this fish slice traces to the early years of silver manufacturing on the US West Coast.

Made by San Francisco's Vanderslice & Co., and so marked, along with "Pat. Sep. 1874," the pattern name is "Comstock," which references the monumental ore find in Nevada that fueled a surge in silver manufacturing in the United States.

The design is Renaissance Revival in orientation and reflects as well the Victorian... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Hammered Aesthetic Sterling Master Salt, 1884
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2990f   $55.00

Dominick & Haff Hammered Aesthetic Sterling Master Salt, 1884
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Standing 1 9/16" tall, having a maximum diameter of 2 5/16", and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this master salt derives its design from the Aesthtetic mode.

It is cauldron shaped, with a flat bottom, two handles, and a scalloped rim. The body has a hammered surface and beaded detailing on the handles.

The underside is marked "Sterling," with the model number "304," and the Dominick & Haff three-part emblem that includes "925" and the date "1884."

It is in excellent condition, free of dents,... Click for details

Stone Studios (George Erickson) "Squirrel" A&C Sterling Baby Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2989f   $95.00

Stone Studios (George Erickson)
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Measuring 4 3/16" long and weighing approximately .8 T. oz., this spoon is one of several baby items Arthur Stone produced in animal forms.

This particular piece features a "squirrel" that is hand chased on the open work of the handle.

Practice was that associates in Stone's studio would make the basic piece, while Stone himself would do the chasing.

In addition to the Stone "hammer" emblem, and the word "Sterling," this is imprinted with an "E" for George Erickson, working 1915-32. ... Click for details

Old Gorham "Strasbourg" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2988f   $42.00

Old Gorham
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Marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 97," this pair of sugar tongs are an early example of Gorham's "Strasbourg."

They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.

They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.

Original "Les Sixes Fleurs" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2985f   $65.00

Original
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One of two floral patterns produced by Reed & Barton that became standard bearers for the company as well as early 20th century, Art Nouveau silver design in general, "Les Six Fleurs" is exuberantly expressive. Indeed, it virtually defines the concept of "liquid silver."

This example is a 6" long, heavy for its size at .8 T. oz., pickle fork.

It is a fully authentic, old example dating from at or near the pattern issue date of 1901, given the "Pat. Appld. For" inscribed on the backside... Click for details

Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Gravy or Sauce Boat, Circa 1905
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2984f   $285.00

Kirk
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A popular and enduring pattern, Kirk's "Repousse" was produced in an array of holloware matching its flatware line.

This piece is a 7" long, 3 1/2" at the widest, 4" to the highest point at the top of the handle, 8.1 T. oz., gravy or sauce boat.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Co," "925/1000," and "7" on the underside. Rainwater indicates this particular mark was used on holloware 1903-07.

Judging from examples of "Repousse" gravy boats showing on the internet, Kirk produced numerous... Click for details

Crichton, London 1912, Pistol Grip Sterling Silver Knife, One of Three
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2983f   $46.00

Crichton, London 1912, Pistol Grip Sterling Silver Knife, One of Three
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Stamped on both the filled handle and solid silver blade "LAC" for premier 20th century, English silversmith Lionel Alfred Crichton, and with a leopard head for London, a lion for sterling, and an "r" for 1912, this knife measures 7 7/8" long. It weighs 1.6 T. oz., which total includes the fill that is in the handle.

The handle is a pistol grip style with a band that wraps around the upper edge, terminating in a double leaf design. The blade has a blunt end and broadens toward the tip. ... Click for details

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