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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-03   $17.50


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Offered is a nice Kentucky silver teaspoon 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 table fork from the same service. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 21 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 fair at best, as there... Click for details

Three Kentucky Silver Table Spoons by G. A. Schultz of Louisville
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181013-02   $85.00


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Offered is a nice set of three Kentucky silver tablespoons 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 a table fork and a teaspoon from the same service. These tablespoons each measure about 8 1/4 inches in length and the set of three weighs about 143 grams altogether. Each tablespoon bears a manufacturer's mark for Wood & Hughes and a retailer's mark of G.A.SCHULTZ. They are sterling... Click for details

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

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".

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

Old Friends  
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

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

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

Old Friends  
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

Delaware Coin Silver Teaspoon by James Guthre of Wilmington, c.1820-40
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181004-01   $28.00


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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Wilmington silversmith James Guthre (1796-1877), who was working by about 1820 and continued to work for a fairly long period of time. Guthre was fairly prolific and this piece is a good example of his work. It bears a clear strike of his maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition overall is good, with a very minor, shallow dimple or two... Click for details

6 John Cook coin silver "Anthemion" dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1388044   $287.00


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New York circa 1855, length 8 inches, weight 10.45 Troy ounces (avg. 1.75 oz. T each), excellent condition, monogrammed "F.E.M." in period script; see third enlargement, marked with his trademark and J. Cook incuse.

One could spend a substantial number of hours searching through design patents looking for the original name of this pattern, and come up empty handed. Then again, one might find an exact date, and "design for the handle of a spoon." Either way, we find this early die struck... Click for details

Whiting LILY sterling flat butter spreaders, eight,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2358   $256.00


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length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight a hefty 7.10 ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

For those of you who wonder what that unusual symbol between the Whiting trademark and "sterling" might mean, we suspect that is a letter h inside a circle, meaning 'heavy,' since these weigh a bit more than the average Lily butter spreader.

And for those of you who favor comparison shopping, these can also be had on the big bad auction site at prices ranging from 40... Click for details

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