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Kentucky Silver Table Fork by G. A. Schultz, Pate Family of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-01   $47.50


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Offered is a nice Kentucky silver table fork from the Louisville establishment of Gustav Adolph Schultz (b. 1842, d. 1892), engraved for the Pate family of that city. Please see my other listings for three tablespoons and a teaspoon from the same service. This table fork measures about 7 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 49 grams. It bears a manufacturer's mark for Wood & Hughes and a retailer's mark of G.A.SCHULTZ. It probably dates to the very early 1870s. Condition is good overall,... Click for details

Westervelt, Newburgh NY, "Floral" Eight Matching Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3649f   $135.00


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Produced by John. L. Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, as indicated by the "star, lion, bust" pseudo-hallmark imprinted on the backsides, and also marked for retailer "B. Marsh" of nearby Albany, these eight, matched teaspoons are in the "Floral" pattern.

Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz. Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.

All have a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.

The pattern appears on both the front and back of the... Click for details

coin silver napkin ring, heavy and well engraved
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2362   $195.00


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diameter 1 3/4; height 1 1/2 inches, with high quality brite cut and roulette work engraving, no monogram, superb condition (there is a flea-bite test mark shown in third enlargement), weight 2.02 Troy ounces, unmarked.

Our resident fashion consultant tells me that rose gold colored items (it is gilt inside and out) such as this are currently "in".

R&W Wilson "King" Flat Handle Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
3647f   $46.00


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Measuring 7 1/16" long and substantial weight at just under 1.5 T. oz., this solid coin silver master butter knife has a flat handle on a plane with the blade.

Stamped "R&W. Wilson Philad" on the blade, it was made by brothers Robert and William with dates spanning the second quarter of the 19th century.

The pattern is a "King," and more specifically what Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies as a "Honeysuckle" variant for the stylized floral element set midway on... Click for details

Massive and imposing sterling pitcher by Simons Brothers
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2361   $35.00


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height 1 3/4 inches, weight .65 Troy ounces, a few very minor bruises but fine overall condition, marked as shown in second enlargement.

Alas, mainly a decorative item as no hole has been drilled for the spout to function.

two Howard sterling candlesticks model 4535
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2360   $275.00


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height 7 3/8 inches, 3 1/4 inches across base, weight 11.75 Troy ounces, no monogram. Please note that these are not weighted.

There are some condition issues. One (on left in photo) has some dents in the side panels; the bobeche on the other is a bit wavy. Also, though they bear the same model number, one is decorated with beading and the other with "rope."

Keep in mind that when your table is lit with candle light, the guests will simply say "what lovely pair of candlesticks!"

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Coin Silver Sauce Ladle, Interesting Marks of F.FRANKS&CO. and DOLLARS
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181008-09   $25.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver sauce ladle by F. Franks & Co., and also marked DOLLARS in reference to the standard of silver used. This piece has a somewhat worn period engraved script monogram, and a legible maker's mark. The mark denoting fineness is very well struck. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is very good overall, with moderate surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice small serving piece in coin... Click for details

6 Shiebler "Corinthian" Sterling Silver Place Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3644f   $245.00


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A pattern originated by John Polhamus in the second half of the 19th century, and continued by George Shiebler, "Corinthian" is a Greek Revival design that features an anthemion at the handle end, supported by rosettes and palmettes.

These six place or dessert spoons are all matching, were never monogrammed, measure 7" long each, and weigh 8.0 T. oz. the group.

They are in excellent condition, are absent polishing wear and have bowls that remain well-shaped and are free of dents, bends,... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Spoon by Robert Keyworth of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181008-03   $17.50


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Offered is a small American coin silver teaspoon by noted Washington, DC maker Robert Keyworth, circa 1825-40. This piece bears a maker's mark for Keyworth and is graced with a period engraved script monogram of "MAN". This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 11 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some dimpling and small dings in the bowl, and a somewhat bright (though not machine buffed) surface. Please review all the pictures. All in all a nice useful piece for... 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

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

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3643f   $115.00


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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

Old Friends  
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   $45.00


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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

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

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2359   Sold


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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

Old Friends  
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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