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Harrisburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon - William P. Denehey, Circa 1867
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20130123-02   $25.00

Harrisburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon - William P. Denehey, Circa 1867
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Offered is a good heavy American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Harrisburg jeweler William P. Denehey (biography follows a description of the spoon), and manufacturer's marks probably for Watts of Philadelphia. This piece measures six inches in length and weighs a heavy 20 grams. There is a period engraved script monogram. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece with a scarce Pennsylvania mark! William P. Denehey (1842 - 1925)... Click for details

Howard & Co., NY, Solid Sterling Grape Shears, Exceptional
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2610f   $215.00

Howard & Co., NY, Solid Sterling Grape Shears, Exceptional
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This example of Victorian period grape shears or, as period catalogues identify them, scissors, are of a quality that set the bar for such pieces. They excel in terms of design, manufacture, and material.

The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co.," the date "1892," "New York," and "Sterling." To be sure, they do have darkened... Click for details

Durgin "Fleur-de-lis" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2609f   $55.00

Durgin
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Dating from 1886, which is relatively early in Durgin's line-up, and a pattern not readily found, "Fleur-de-lis" manifests an understated elegance.

The large, applied, fleur-de-lis motif is set in high relief as if it were carved. It is also embellished with added detailing, such as beaded banding around the lower section and scrolling, leafy highlights.

This example is a 7" long, approximately 1.4 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

The bowl is particular to Durgin. It has a swirled... Click for details

Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs, Large, Weighty
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2603f   $70.00

Towle
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Both large, at 4 7/8" long, and heavy, at nearly 1.3, T. oz., this pair of sugar tongs are a very fine example of Towle's "Old Colonial."

This is an older piece, with a reinforced arch, and decorative beading on the claw grips.

Without a monogram or removal, they are in superb condition. There are no bends, nicks, dents, or polishing wear. The finish is lustrous.

Marks are the Towle lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."

Geo. C. Shreve Custom "Louis XV" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2585f   $95.00

Geo. C. Shreve Custom
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A custom made or special order item, this 7 7/8" long, approximately 2.0 t. oz., serving spoon was produced, or more precisely, adapted, by San Francisco's George C. Shreve.

It is apparently modified from a Whiting "Louis XV" pattern. It retains the "Sterling" and "Pat. 1891" marks of that line, accompanied by "Geo. C. Shreve & Co." It apparently dates between 1891 and 1894, when the name of the firm became "Shreve & Co."

The piece incorporates two modifications, both of which reflect... Click for details

Ten Durgin "Shell" Sterling Silver Oyster Cocktail Forks, Long Handle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2581f   $235.00

Ten Durgin
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With elongated handles, these ten, matching, oyster or seafood cocktail forks measure 7" long. The group weigh a substantial 7.7 T. oz.

The pattern is Durgin's 1890 "Shell. Having a slender, essentially tubular, central shank, the ends broaden to a rounded, upturned end, which hosts the concave shell form. These embody a refined elegance. The design is understated, while the highly tactile finish has a satin smoothness.

The tines are delicately-scaled, with the outer two of the three... Click for details

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Original Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Butter Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2579f   $45.00

Original Durgin
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A fully authentic example, that is, not made up or custom made, this butter pick measures 6 1/8" long and is relatively heavy at just over .6 T. oz.

The pattern is Durgin's 1895 "Empire." Apropos of the name, the main feature is a crown, combined with cornucopia, a torch, a garland, and floral elements, all offered in a French manner.

A slender piece, it has the twist end tip characteristic of this form. The backside of the handle is engraved "Austin" in script.

It is in very good... Click for details

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5232   $425.00

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
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Marked on blade. One side of blade elaborately carved with leaves, building, sailboat. Upper edge of blade saw-toothed. Solid handle, thread, tipt.Length 9-3/8". Weight 3.6 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5232   $425.00

Cake knife marked Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, circa 1850's
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One side of blade elaborately engraved with leaves, building, sailboat. Upper edge of blade saw-toothed. Solid handle, thread, tipt. Length 9-3/8". Weight 3.6 troy ounces (heavy). Overall and mark condition excellent.

Lovely Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs, Ward & Cox c.1811
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-05   $125.00

Lovely Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Sugar Tongs, Ward & Cox c.1811
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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Ward & Cox, a very short-lived (1811) partnership between silversmiths Jehu Ward and Benjamin Cox. This pair of sugar tongs, dating back more than two hundred years, is exceptional for its form and execution. See the pictures for the lovely detail on the grips and the fine proportions. These tongs measure about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weigh about 44 grams. The tongs bear an engraved period script monogram to the bow, and a... Click for details

Fine Large Bethlehem, PA Coin Silver Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160103-04   $45.00

Fine Large Bethlehem, PA Coin Silver Tablespoon by Jedediah Weiss
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Offered is a large and early Bethlehem, Pennsylvania coin silver tablespoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by silversmith Jedediah Weiss - this spoon relates to a pair of spoons I am listing today with Weiss' initial mark; this spoon, however, bears Weiss' full name mark. Weiss' biographical information follows a description of the tablespoons. These spoon measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. This spoon bears a large and well-executed period engraved script... Click for details

Arthur Stone "Hanoverian" Midrib Sterling Silver Ladle, Choice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2573f   $125.00

Arthur Stone
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This 6 1/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., sauce ladle exhibits all the fine qualities associated with Arthur Stone hand crafted silver.

Expressive of the Arts & Crafts sensibility, it is a clean and straightforward piece. It borrows its name, "Hanoverian," and design inspiration from an early English style, and consistent with that, features a midrib along the front side of the softly tipt end handle.

The entire piece evidences subtlety and an notably high degree of refinement. For example, there... Click for details

Gorham "H469" & "H476" Sterling Child's Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
2572f   $70.00

Gorham
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Charm personified, this fork and spoon pair were limited production pieces made by Gorham c. 1900. They are part of a broad selection of specially designed items identified by a number preceded by an "H."

Offerings in this line were made to a higher standard of finish and refinement than general production items, and that is the case in this instance.

The handles are a tipt backside "Old English" design while the fronts are acid etched with a "Humpty Dumpty" figure on the spoon and... Click for details

Choice Gorham "Raphael" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Gold Finish Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2567f   $32.00

Choice Gorham
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A stand out Renaissance Revival design, Gorham's "Raphael" dates from 1874. It features a dense, arabesque background with a central bird with upraised wings. There is a large, shield shaped reserve area, which in this instance has an Old English "W" monogram.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon.

The vee shaped bowl with clipped shoulders is used on all the serving spoons throughout the line, and in this instance has a matte finish gold wash on the interior and... Click for details

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved "Elizabeth"
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2565f   $65.00

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945. His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art.

This example of his work is a 1 3/4" diameter, 1" high, weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz., napkin ring.

In keeping with Gebelein's Arts & Crafts roots combined with his sensitivities to... Click for details

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7383   $1195.00

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Coin silver water pitcher made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1835), 13" tall to top of handle, 11 1/2" tall to top of lip, thin baluster-shaped body on 4 1/4" wide circular stepped foot, short neck to thin pouring spout with large beading around rim, applied bands around neck and foot, repousse decoration over body with large acanthus leaves vertically on bottom and leaves and badge-shaped cartouche on upper body, script presentation in cartouche "C.A. Chase(l)? /From her Father... Click for details

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