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Wallace Art Nouveau "Irian" Sterling Silver Large Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2527f   $95.00

Wallace Art Nouveau
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Perhaps Wallace's most expressive entries in the well populated arena of early 20th century American Art Nouveau figural designs, "Irian" features the image of partially clad woman with two cupid-like figures hovering around her head.

Other elements of the design incorporate more typical to Wallace floral elements, including a bold iris that appears in two places on the handle and in the heel of the bowl, along with wild rose and violet blossoms.

This example is a gravy ladle. This line... Click for details

Fine Pair of Philadelphia, PA or Louisville, KY Spoons by R. W. Choate
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151108-02   $65.00

Fine Pair of Philadelphia, PA or Louisville, KY Spoons by R. W. Choate
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Offered is a good pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Robert W. Choate, who worked in Philadelphia circa 1829-38, and then in Louisville at some point thereafter, through at least 1852. Robert W. Choate seems to have been the brother of Stephen D. Choate. This fine pair of teaspoons measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 40 grams. Condition is very good, with some minor dings to one bowl but no splits or repairs. Each spoon features a period engraved script... Click for details

Wallace silver plated lotus flower floral frog centerpiece
Silver : Plate

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safn-5668   $50.00

Wallace silver plated  lotus flower floral frog centerpiece
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Vintage Wallace silver plate flower frog. This lovely flower frog is in the from of a blooming flower with two layers of petals and a center bud. This is incredibly heavy and beautiful flower. In mint condition and its original intent is to be used as a flower frog flower holder. The extreme center could accomidate a candle also. Very pretty, it could truly stand on its own as a decorative piece. Marked Wallace 99. It will polish up beautifully guaranteed.

Roger Williams Silver c. 1900 Cast Sterling Silver Figural Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2521f   $95.00

Roger Williams Silver c. 1900 Cast Sterling Silver Figural Bon Bon
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While this 4 3/4" long, heavy at 1.4 T. oz., bon bon is akin to parallel items produced by such large manufacturers as Gorham and Whiting, this comes from an unexpected source, namely Roger Williams Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island.

A successor to Howard Sterling Silver Co. c. 1900 according to Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," it merged in 1903 with Mauser and Hayes & MacFarland to form the Mount Vernon Company, so the Roger Williams moniker was... Click for details

12 teaspoons by John Westervelt, Newburgh, NY, circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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5219   $215.00

12 teaspoons by John Westervelt, Newburgh, NY, circa 1850
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Marked incuse CRAMER (Poughkeepsie retailer) and pseudohallmarks for maker John Westervelt. Downturned fiddle, tipt on back, rounded fins. Length 6-1/8". Weight .57 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script ADB. Overall condition is excellent (a few minor problems with some of the bowls). Mark condition varies from excellent to good.

Tablespooon by Richard Riggs, Philadelphia, circa 1815
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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5221   $215.00

Tablespooon by Richard Riggs, Philadelphia, circa 1815
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Rounded end crescent drop. Length 9-1/4". Weight 1-2/3 troy ounces. The monogram is a script B?J/1762 (perhaps date of birth). Overall condition is good (slight tip wear and possibly a minor bowl repair). This is a fairly rare Philadelphia maker who died in 1819.

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Coin Silver Cream Ladle by Baldwin & Jones Circa 1816-20
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151030-02   $25.00

Coin Silver Cream Ladle by Baldwin & Jones Circa 1816-20
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Offered is a good American coin silver cream ladle by the Boston partnership of Jabez Baldwin and John Belknap Jones, working circa 1816-20. This piece bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period script engraved monogram. It measures a bit under six inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is good considering this piece is almost 200 years old; there are a few small dings and bumps, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice useful piece of early Boston coin silver!

Coin Silver Teaspoon - Clinton County Agricultural Society Fair Prize
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151018-03   $27.50

Coin Silver Teaspoon - Clinton County Agricultural Society Fair Prize
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Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, circa 1825-45, stamped CLINTON CO. to denote that this piece was used as a prize at an agricultural fair in Clinton County (not sure which state). I've had two other pieces so stamped, and eBay recently had a beaker with the same stamp; all were made by R. & W. Wilson. It appears a wide variety of silver was given away at this county fair, wherever it was held. This teaspoon also bears a period engraved... Click for details

Whiting "Twist" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2502f   $135.00

Whiting
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One of numerous twisted handle patterns that Whiting produced c. 1880, this fork and spoon pair have a spiral lower section and a larger, blocky, square twist upper end.

While a salad set, either piece could be used independently.

They are substantially sized items, with the fork measuring 9 1/4" long and weighing 1.9 T. oz., and the spoon 9 1/8" long and 2.2 T. oz.

The serving ends shows an Aesthetic influence, with their irregular, scalloped shoulders and rippled bowls. This latter... Click for details

SSMC (Saart) "Simplicity" Sterling Silver Bouillon Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2500f   $65.00

SSMC (Saart)
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Uncommon forms, bouillon ladles are typically larger than gravy but noticeably smaller than soups. They also have double spouts in the manner of punch ladles, which they could double for in some instances.

All of this is reflected in this example made by the Sterling Silver Manufacturing Company (later Saart) of Providence, Rhode Island.

It measures 7 1/2" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz. The flanged rim bowl is 3 1/4" wide, 2 1/8" front to back, and 1" deep. It has a frosted matte gold... Click for details

12 International "Avalon" Sterling Silver Bouillon (Soup) Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2491f   $135.00

12 International
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"Avalon's" high relief, scroll, acanthus leaf, and shell design elements combine to evoke the mythical island from which the line takes its name.

It is a turn of the 20th century pattern made by International. The company's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of these twelve, matched bouillon spoons. Each one measures 4 3/4" long and has an approximately 2" diameter bowl, while the group weighs 9 T. oz.

They all have the same, script,... Click for details

Very Rare Matched Pair of Gravy Ladles by Lewis & Smith Circa 1805-11
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-07   $225.00

Very Rare Matched Pair of Gravy Ladles by Lewis & Smith Circa 1805-11
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Offered is a fine and rare pair of early American coin silver gravy or sauce ladles by the celebrated Philadelphia partnership of Lewis & Smith. Harvey Lewis and Joseph D. Smith worked in partnership from about 1805 to 1811, and produced some of the most finely executed and beautifully engraved silver of their era. Many examples of their excellent holloware and flatware are extant in public collections. This lovely and well-made pair of ladles measures about 7 1/4 inches in length on average,... Click for details

Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-04   $37.50

Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
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Offered is a nice set of three English provincial sterling silver teaspoons assayed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, circa 1854. In addition to the hallmarks, each spoon bears the maker's mark of Thomas Sewell. These spoons measure about 5 1/2 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 54 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings and dents, and a bit of over-polishing, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of Newcastle silver from the mid-19th Century!

Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-03   $65.00

Scarce Pair of Easton, PA Coin Silver Teaspoons by W. & D. L. Bixler
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Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in... Click for details

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-07   $125.00

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
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Offered is a fine German parcel-gilt beaker, probably circa 1825-75, bearing the silver standard mark of 13 loth, denoting 812/1000 fineness, and a maker's mark of a script-like "B." This piece bears finely executed grape-and-vine decoration, and and period script "H" owner's monogram in a shield. Condition overall is very good, with little or no dimpling and no splits; there appears to be a small repair to the body, but it is too well done to capture in a photograph. This piece measures a... Click for details

Immaculate Gorham Figural "Paris" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2582f   $195.00

Immaculate Gorham Figural
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An extravagant design, Gorham's "Paris" portrays an array of emblematic imagery.

These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.

City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full fa├žade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves,... Click for details

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