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Fine Set of Southern Coin Silver Teaspoons by Louis Muh of New Orleans
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20150216-01   Sold

Fine Set of Southern Coin Silver Teaspoons by Louis Muh of New Orleans
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Offered is a fine set of three American coin silver tea spoons marked by Louis Muh, noted silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and retailer of New Orleans, LA. Muh worked in New Orleans between about 1823 and 1853; he advertised his retirement in newspapers by July 1853. Although Muh appears to have had a long and successful career, silver bearing his mark is still quite uncommon. These teaspoons bear a Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark or trademark, indicating they were likely made there,... Click for details

Whiting "Ivy" Figural Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2372f   $34.00

Whiting
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Originated by New York's Henry Hebbard, "Ivy" is more identified with Whiting which offered it as a full line pattern.

The design incorporates a banded ivy border and trailing ivy vines and berries on the shank, and a single ivy leaf at the top of the handle. The dominating feature is the face of a satyr-like figure that appears at the top center of the handle.

This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., dessert or oval soup spoon. It has an elegant, feathered script "MJP" monogram set... Click for details

6 Teaspoons by James Musgrave, Phila., circa 1800

Gebelein  
5196   $450.00

6 Teaspoons by James Musgrave, Phila., circa 1800
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Downturned, oval end, drop. Length 6-5/8". Weight 2/3 troy ounce each. The monogram is a script EW. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

6 Teaspoons by James Musgrave, Phila., circa 1800

Gebelein  
5195   $800.00

6 Teaspoons by James Musgrave, Phila., circa 1800
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Bright cut, oval end, drop. Length 6-1/8". Weight 1/2+ troy ounces each. The monogram is a script AB in a reserve. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tablespoon by Wm. Hollingshead, Phila., circa 1790

Gebelein  
5194   $250.00

Tablespoon by Wm. Hollingshead, Phila., circa 1790
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Marked twice. Downturned, rounded end, drop, tipt. Length 8-3/4". Weight 1.9 troy ounces. The monogram is a script JMP. Overall condition is very good (slight tip wear). Mark condition is excellent.

4 Tablespoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's

Gebelein  
5192   $1,400.00

4 Tablespoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's
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Downturned, bright cut, rounded end, tipt, drop. Length 9-1/8". Weight 2-1/4 troy ounces each. The monogram is a script JEB in a reserve. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition on 3 is excellent, on 1 good.

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5 Tablespoons by Joseph&Nathaniel Richardson, Phila., circa 1790
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5187   $1,500.00

5 Tablespoons by Joseph&Nathaniel Richardson, Phila., circa 1790
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Each marked twice. Downturned, rounded end, shell on heel, tipt, drop.

Teaspoon by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5182   $100.00

Teaspoon by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila., circa 1790's
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Marked twice. Downturned, rounded end, tipt, drop. Length 5". Weight 8 dwt. The monogram is a script RM. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Mustard ladle by James Musgrave, Phila., c.1805
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5178   $50.00

Mustard ladle by James Musgrave, Phila., c.1805
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Downturned, pointed end, drop.Length 5-1/2". Weight 5 dwt. The monogram is a block AL. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

6 Tablespoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila.,c.1790
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5177   $1,500.00

6 Tablespoons by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Phila.,c.1790
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Each marked twice with Hollan's first illustration. Downturned, rounded end, tipt (short midrib), broad drop. Length 9". Weight 2.1 troy ounces each. Monogram is a feathered script SD. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Reeded mug by Curry & Preston, Phila., 1825-1831
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5176   $1,250.00

Reeded mug by Curry & Preston, Phila., 1825-1831
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Single scroll hollow handle. Marked twice C&P and twice with a flower. Four reeds near top, 5 near bottom. Applied molded top rim & applied base rim. Height 4-1/4". Mouth and base diameter 3-1/4". Weight 10-1/2 troy ounces. Monogram on bottom with a number of names and year 1965. Overall condition is excellent. Condition of one initials mark is excellent, the other just good. The flowers marks are excellent.

Gorham Number "5225" Sterling Silver Mug, Dated 1897
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2365f   $110.00

Gorham Number
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This moderately large mug stands 2 5/8" high to the rim, is 2 3/4" in diameter, has a maximum span of 3 3/4" to the farthest edge of the handle, and weighs just under 3.6 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem appears on the underside, along with the word "Sterling" and the model number "5225."

It has plain walls with a 1" tall, embossed leafy design along the lower edge. This is slightly bulbous and and indented creating a rimmed like base.

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6 Early, Matched Gorham & Webster Reverse Tipt Coin Place Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2360f   $195.00

6 Early, Matched Gorham & Webster Reverse Tipt Coin Place Spoons
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Dating to some of the earliest years of the Gorham establishment, these six spoons are marked "Gorham & Webster," a partnership that dated 1831-37.

Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In its time, when large scale was favored, it was likely a standard place piece.

They have a substantial feel, although each one is marginally less than 1.0 T. oz., with the... Click for details

Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2352f   $225.00

Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
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Stamped with the model number "3315" along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and date symbol for 1890, this sugar and creamer are breakfast or tete-a-tete size. The sugar stands 4" high to the top of the swing handle, and rises 2" from the 2" diameter rim base to the edge of the rim which is 3 3/4" across. It weighs approximately 3.4 T. oz.

The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.

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Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2349f   $45.00

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this preserve spoon was made by Wallace whose "RW&S with deer head" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Violet," one of several Art Nouveau floral designs Wallace produced early in the 20th century. It is an expressive, true to life portraiture, with the design carrying into the matte finish, gold washed bowl.

There is a script "MKW" monogram.

It is in impeccable condition. There is no evident wear... Click for details

Choice Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2344f   $75.00

Choice Wallace
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Iris was a popular subject in Art Nouveau design around the turn of the 20th century, with numerous silver manufacturers producing interpretations of this theme. Wallace's iris offering is named "Eton" and it stands tall within the cohort of such patterns.

This example is a 7" long, exceptionally heavy at 3.0 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle front features an opulent array of high relief iris blossoms that appear to be in motion. The backside of the handle is much less detailed and... Click for details

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