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

Gebelein  
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

Gebelein  
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.

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

Old Friends  
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

Old Friends  
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

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

Old Friends  
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

Tiffany "Tiffany" aka "Beekman" Early Sterling Silver Salad Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2578f   $85.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany's earliest pattern issued after the company became its own manufacturer was also the firm's namesake line, i.e. "Tiffany." It was later reissued with very slight design modifications under the name "Beekman," and is more generally recognized as that today.

This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."

It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly... Click for details

Heavy Dominick & Haff "Corona" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2572f   $225.00

Heavy Dominick & Haff
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An immensely scaled piece, this ice cream knife or slice is about as large an example of such things as can be found. It measures a full 12" long and weighs just over 5.0 T. oz.

It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.

The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front... Click for details

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, "Alameda" Coin Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2571f   $165.00

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco,
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Made by San Francisco's Koehler & Ritter, and so marked, this coin silver serving spoon measures a lengthy 9" overall and has a generously proportioned, 3 3/4" by 2 1/2", plum-shaped bowl. It weighs approximately 2.3 T. oz.

The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.

The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border.... Click for details

Tiffany "Lap-Over-Edge" Engraved Birds Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2569f   This item is currently being auctioned

Tiffany
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One of the most imaginative of Tiffany's full line designs, and fully Aesthetic in sensibility, "Lap-Over-Edge" was offered in plain, acid etched, and applied variants. The non-plain pieces incorporated an extensive array of motifs, including insects, animals, and sea life.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives... Click for details

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