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Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Tablespoon by Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160102-01   $47.50

Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Tablespoon by Thomas A. Boullt
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Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver table spoon from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider silver from Maryland towns like Hagerstown to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants. This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West... Click for details

A.F. Towle "Chatelaine" Silver Sterling Horseradish Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2974f   $30.00

A.F. Towle
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A.F. Towle was the precursor company to Lunt, which absorbed the dies the former firm's patterns as well as generating its lines own throughout the 20th century.

This 6 3/8" long, .4 T. oz., horseradish spoon, "Chatelaine" aka "Enid," is in an early A.F. Towle design dating from 1894.

The motif incorporates acanthus leaves with a shell end. The paddle form bowl has rounded margins, and is deeply cupped at the widened end.

The piece is in choice condition and is without a monogram or... Click for details

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

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2973f   $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

Mint Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Faber, Circa 1840
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151230-01   $45.00

Mint Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Faber, Circa 1840
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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver tablespoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Faber, working circa 1828-56. This spoon probably dates to about 1828-40, and is in flawless condition, with minimal wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. It bears a crisp, clear maker's mark and a town mark of PHILAD - the marks on this spoon were used in the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Cathy Hollan. This piece also features an engraved period script monogram of JCR. It measures... Click for details

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

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2972f   $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

S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 11 oz. Standard Silver Footed Bowl, c. 1880
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2970f   $745.00

S. Kirk & Son
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A moderately large piece, this open bowl stands 5 1/2" tall, has a top diameter of 6", and sits on a pedestal base that is 4 3/8" across. It weighs 12.7 T. oz.

It is made to an "11 oz." standard, and so marked, which is peculiar to Baltimore and equates to a .917 silver content, midway between sterling at .925 and coin at .900.

Marked "S. Kirk & Son" in script lettering, this identifier dates 1880-90 according to Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," while the... Click for details

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Scarce Pair of Early Cincinnati Tablespoons by Alexander McGrew
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151227-03   $60.00

Scarce Pair of Early Cincinnati Tablespoons by Alexander McGrew
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Offered is a good early pair of Cincinnati coin silver table spoons by silversmith Alexander McGrew, working circa 1817-19 in partnership with Joseph Jonas and then on his own from 1819 to 1836, when he retired. He died in 1843. According to "Cincinnati Silver" by Dehan, serving spoons, teaspoons and salt spoons by McGrew have been seen, as well as one tall-case clock. It appears his silver is quite scarce. These tablespoons have unusual shoulders and large, well-executed monograms of "CAW"... Click for details

Crested Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Robert Monteith
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151227-02   $25.00

Crested Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Robert Monteith
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Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon by Baltimore silversmith Robert Monteith, working circa 1814 to 1849. This dessert spoon is crested with a not-very-frightening looking lion, and also has slightly later script initials below. The maker's mark is very well struck. This spoon measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams. Condition overall is quite good, though there is a 1/16" fissure at the bowl edge by the handle (on the front side only, so not a... Click for details

Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns, Thomas McCollin ca. 1824-33
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151227-01   $65.00

Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Tspns, Thomas McCollin ca. 1824-33
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Offered is a fine set of American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith and watchmaker Thomas McCollin, whose silver work is rarely seen. McCollin appears in Philadelphia records from about 1824 to about 1833. The mark on these spoons was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan and is quite legible on most of the spoons. These spoons measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of about 96 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed... Click for details

Watson Figural "Bacchante" Sterling Silver Nut Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2568f   On Hold

Watson Figural
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The theme of this 1895 pattern produced by Watson has an interesting origin.

Modeled after a statue designed by Frederick William MacMonnies originally given to the Boston Public Library in 1894 by its architect, Charles Follen McKim, the libertine subject was offensive to the prudish sensibilities of some of Boston's citizenry of the time. The gift was then withdrawn and subsequently presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Boston's public attitudes having become less... 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

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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

Older Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Letter Opener
Silver : Sterling

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2564f   On Hold

Older Kirk
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A popular desk item produced over a long span of years, this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., is an older example.

It is marked "Desg Pat," "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," and "Sterling," which suggests a date 1925-32.

It is solid sterling silver, with a flat handle that has the "Repousse" design on both sides.

It is without a monogram or removal and in excellent condition. The pattern remains crisp and well-defined. The tapered blade is smooth and free of bends, burrs, or nicks.

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

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

RARE MUSTARD CASTER, Abner Reeder, Trenton, NJ (c. 1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7382B   $1875.00

RARE MUSTARD CASTER, Abner Reeder, Trenton, NJ (c. 1800)
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Rare mustard caster made by Abner Reeder of Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey (c. 1800), 5 1/2" tall, hemispherical bowl on cast splayed molded foot, tight-fitting tall tapering cover, seamed with four engraved panels (two with diaper engraving centering simple holes and two with scroll piercing under snowflake-shaped design of simple holes capped with tear-shaped piercings), bell-shaped finial, marked twice underneath "A.R" (pellet raised) in rectangular punch on each side of center punch.

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