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Durgin "Bead" Pierced Bowl Sterling Silver Pea Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3123dd   $120.00


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Large at 8 9/16" long, and weighty at over 3.1 T. oz., this pea spoon has a generously scaled, round, 3" diameter, 7/8" deep, bowl. This has intricate scroll and bell flower piercing and a gold finish on both sides.

Made by Durgin, the pattern is "Bead," which was introduced in 1893.

The design incorporates a beaded border on the handle, which has a tipt end on the slightly upturned front and a plain end on the back.

There is an Old English "H" monogram.

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Gorham "Josephine" Shell Bowl Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3122f   $90.00


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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts.

This example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel.

The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.

It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal... Click for details

Heavy Crested Georgian Fiddlethread and Shell Master Salt Spoon c1830
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170601-03   $25.00


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Offered is a good heavy Georgian sterling silver master salt spoon bearing London hallmarks for 1830 and a maker's mark of "WE", probably for William Eaton. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a mailed? arm grasping what appears to be a riding crop. This master salt spoon is heavy and large, measuring about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighing about 28 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some surface wear from a century and a half of use, but no dents, splits or repairs. There... Click for details

Coin Silver Fiddlethread Youth Set (Fork & Knife) by Marquand & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170601-02   $75.00


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Offered is a scarce American coin silver youth set (or at least the fork and knife) in the fiddlethread pattern by Marquand & Co., led by Frederick Marquand (active in Savannah, Georgia and New York City). This set would have been made in New York City between 1833 and 1838. As such, they can't be considered Southern coin silver. The hollow handles and good condition of the pieces are unusual features for this date, and the knife bears a well-struck maker's mark for this firm. The fork has... Click for details

Delaware / Pennsylvania Coin Silver Tablespoon by Henry J. Pepper
Silver : Coin Silver

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20170601-01   $35.00


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Offered is a good early American coin silver tablespoon by well-known Delaware and Pennsylvania silversmith Henry J. Pepper (1790-1853), working from about 1811 to 1826 in Wilmington, and from about 1826 to 1850 in Philadelphia. This spoon probably dates to the Philadelphia period but could have been made toward the end of the Wilmington period - styles during this period were very similar between the two cities. This table spoon is engraved with a period script "CRS" monogram and bears an... Click for details

Pair Circa 1810 New England "Eagle" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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3121f   $38.00


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These two identical teaspoons each measure a lengthy 6", are slender, have an exposed drop on the heel of the bowl, and show a midrib running down from the subtle tipt end on the backside of the handle.

They also have deeply beveled and highly angular shoulders coming off the bowls.

The pair weight approximately 1.0 T. oz. combined, and each one has the same feathered script, period "HM" monogram engraved on the front.

Each one is imprinted with a right facing "eagle" pseudo hallmark... Click for details

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S. Kirk & Son Co. "Repousse" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs, Vintage
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3120f   $55.00


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Bearing an early mark used 1896-1914, "S. Kirk & Son Co. 925/1000," and with the model number "471," this pair of tongs measure 4 1/4" long and are relatively heavy at approximately 1.0 T. oz.

One of several sizes made in the "Repousse" pattern, probably varying over the decades long production run of this pattern, this one is medium length.

It has highly articulated talon grips.

Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition. There is no polishing wear and the finish is bright. The... Click for details

Chambersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by Charles Young Ca. 1805-10
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170530-03   Sold


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Offered is a scarce early American coin silver teaspoon circa 1805-10 by sought-after Chambersburg silversmith Charles Young, whose biographical information appears below. This spoon measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It is marked with a clear maker's mark and is engraved with a period script monogram. Condition is fair, with surface wear and dings to the bowl and handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine spoon by a master Chambersburg... Click for details

Good Early Coin Silver Teaspoon by William Mannerback, Circa 1790-1800
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20170530-02   Sold


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Offered is a lovely 18th Century American coin silver tea spoon by noted Reading, Pennsylvania silversmith William Mannerback (1762-1838) who served in the American Revolution and thereafter entered into his apprenticeship in the silversmith's trade under Anthony Guerin of Philadelphia. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, William Mannerback relocated to Reading, where he was to enjoy great success. His silver is sought after and frequently lovely. This piece is one of his earlier... Click for details

Fine Assay Marked Baltimore Coin Silver Spoon Ca. 1819 by Kirk & Smith
Silver : Coin Silver

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20170530-01   Sold


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Offered is a good and scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Kirk & Smith (Samuel Kirk and John Smith), bearing a full set of Baltimore assay marks for 1819. This piece bears a good strike of the partnership's maker's mark and is engraved with a period feathered script monogram. Condition is very good, with modest wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. All in all a nice example from Baltimore's... Click for details

Tablespoon by John Coburn, Boston, circa 1770
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5321   $310.00


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Upturned handle, shell on heel, long midrib (Kane mark A). Length 8-1/4" Weight 2-1/8 troy oz. Monogram P/IM (Kane has record of a tablespoon with this monogram). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Thomas Wallis, London, 1797, Crested Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3119f   $65.00


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Imprinted with a duty mark (bust) that was used only from July 6, 1797 to May 28, 1798, during the reign of George III, this piece is also stamped with a lion for sterling, date letter "B," and "TW," for Thomas Wallis.

It is a small, well-crafted, 5" long, .7 T. oz., sugar sifter, with a round, 1 1/2" diameter, bowl that has a flat bottom and a tapered wall.

The handle is slender and gracefully curved in the lower portion and then broadens, finished with a reverse tipt, "Old English,"... Click for details

800 Silver and 18K Gold Bombilla Plata Industria Argentina
Silver

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3119dd   $85.00


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A straw for drinking yerba mate, this bombilla (bomba) measures 7 3/4" long and weighs just over 1.1 T. oz.

The pierced bowl is stamped "Plata Industria Argentina" and "800" in a diamond. This is hinged for opening and has a threaded end that fits into the tube.

The tube itself has a gold tip that is stamped "18K." This appears to be a solid band wrapped around an inner lining. The stem is divided into several distinct sections, two of which are knurled. The upper portion has a... Click for details

Kentucky Coin Silver Dessert Spoon, William P. Poindexter of Lexington
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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20170529-07   Sold


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Offered is a good American coin silver (southern coin silver) dessert spoon by William P. Poindexter, silversmith of Lexington, Kentucky. Poindexter was a fairly prolific Kentucky silversmith, but it's nice to find a dessert spoon, as they are quite a bit less common than either tea or table spoons. This piece has a slightly rubbed but still very legible maker's mark and is also engraved "Willie" in period script. It measures about 7 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. Condition... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Table Fork by Frederick Hoffman, Circa 1830s
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170529-06   $37.50


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Offered is a scarce early American coin silver table fork by Philadelphia silversmith and armorer Frederick Hoffman (1786-1886), whose silver work dates primarily to the 1820s and 1830s. This piece features a well-struck maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram to the reverse. It measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs a good 48 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some surface wear and tine wear from normal use but no dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good... Click for details

Gorgeous Queens Tablespoon by Lewis Veron & Co., Philadelphia c.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20170529-05   Sold


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Offered is a rare example of the maker's mark and product offered by Lewis Veron & Co., a fancy-goods store famous for receiving various contracts to decorate the White House. Despite a single-minded focus on Philadelphia silver for about a decade, I never came across a piece bearing the maker's mark (really a retailer's mark) of Veron, whose silver seems to have been supplied by either the Thibaults, the Fletchers, Thomas Whartenby or some combination thereof. It is obvious from this piece... Click for details

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