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12 Chinese tea forks, unmarked but by Wongshing, 2nd qtr. 19th C.
Silver : China Trade

Gebelein  
5294   $1,080.00


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Mother-of-pearl handles elaborately carved. See #5303 for marked matching knives. Length 6-3/4". No monogram Overall condition excellent.

Bowl by Joel Hewes,; Titusville, PA, c. 1930
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5293   $790.00


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Seven lobes. Diameter 6-1/4". Height 2". Weight 11.1 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Crested Irish Provincial Silver Table Fork, Cork Circa 1820
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170106-01   $95.00


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Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21. This piece is hallmarked for Dublin, 1820, but was made in Cork by Terry & Williams. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a bull issuing forth from a stone turret of some sort; I haven't researched the armorial to determine the family as yet. This fork measures just under 8 inches in length and weighs a full 60 grams or... Click for details

Bigelow Bros. & Kennard "Tipt" 1859 Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2960f   $36.00


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Having a broad "Tipt" end, a narrow shank, and a shell bowl with a double scalloped rim, this piece traces to mid 19th century Boston.

A preserve or jelly spoon, it measures 7" long and at 1.1 T. oz. is slightly weightier than most instances of this sort.

A clean item, it is entirely unadorned save for a script "1859" engraved on the backside, which is also stamped with the name of the retailer, "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard."

An assuming piece, it nonetheless possesses simple appeal and... Click for details

Gale & Willis Sterling Silver Engraved Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2959f   $90.00


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One of the numerous partnerships that prominent silversmith William Gale of New York City entered into, "Gale & Willis" spanned the years 1859-62.

This example of his work is a 7 3/8" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle.

It has a twisted handle and broad, shaped, flat handle that is bright cut engraved with an engine turned background.

There is a shield reserve with an Old English "CPK" or "CPR" monogram inscribed on it.

The bowl is generously sized at 2 3/8" by 2" by 5/8"... Click for details

Heavy Large Georgian Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle by Wm. Traies c. 1826
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170102-04   $55.00


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Offered is a very well-executed Georgian English sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle by London silversmith William Traies, who seems to have had a short but productive career in the 1820s. This piece is hallmarked for London circa 1826 and bears a clear maker's mark for Traies. His work is usually of a very good quality and this piece is no exception, with good weight and proportions, and an expertly engraved monogram of "ASM". This ladle measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 68... Click for details

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Very Rare 18th Cent. Georgian Bright Cut Miniature or Toy or Snuff Spn
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170102-01   $95.00


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Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length... Click for details

Rare and Fine Hagerstown, MD Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Thomas A. Boullt
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161231-01   $295.00


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Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver soup ladle from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider coin silver items from these towns 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 Washington... Click for details

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2954f   $55.00


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Dating from early in the 20th century, this tea caddy spoon measures 4 1/2" long and is relatively heavy at .6 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.

Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C.

The work is Arts & Crafts in manner, particularly evident in the hand hammered bowl with notched shoulders, and an exposed drop on the... Click for details

Whiting No. 2029 Aesthetic Etched Sterling Silver Bowl 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2951f   $155.00


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Evidencing the imaginative design impulses of the Aesthetic mode, this circa 1880 5" diameter, 4.2 T. oz., possibly olive, bowl possesses several outstanding features.

It is double scallop shaped, with undulating walls with a flange rim. There are six smaller lobes with channels that run to the flat bottom base.

The interior retains a portion of its original gold wash finish.

The outside surface is acid etched in a branch, leaf, and flower motif that is both finely rendered and... Click for details

P.L. Krider, Philadelphia, "Kings" Sterling Silver Heavy Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2949f   $58.00


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A handsome interpretation of an English "Kings" pattern, this upturned end table serving spoon measures 8 7/16" long and weighs a heavy 2.3 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Philadelphia's Peter L. Krider, whose name and three part, "lion, K, crown," hallmark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

It is without a monogram or removal and in immaculate condition. There are no signs of wear. The generously sized bowl, 3" by 1 1/2" at... Click for details

Gorham No. 673 Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
2948f   $45.00


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This napkin ring is formed from a plain band that is moderately large at 1 1/4" wide, 1 11/16" in diameter, and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

It is model "673" made by Gorham. This number, the company's "anchor, lion, G" hallmark, and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the inside wall.

The outside is extensively engraved in an Aesthetic design that incorporates naturalistic and stylized geometric elements, all of which suggest a circa 1875 date.

There is a fancy, feathered script... Click for details

Set 8 Hovey, Parker & Co., Manchester NH, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2944f   $100.00


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A "Fiddle Tipt" design typical of their early 1850s period, these eight teaspoons might at first seem undistinguished from the substantial inventory of such pieces that still exists.

These 5 7/8" long, 3.9 T. oz. the set, spoons are exceptional, however, in several regards.

One is that they are an original matching set, with each piece monogrammed in a fancy script "M.H." placed sideways on the handle.

Secondly, they are extraordinarily well-crafted. The bowls are elegantly shaped,... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Nut Spoon aka Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2943f   $46.00


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An early production piece, this item made by Gorham is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.

This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.

It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders. This last feature is found only on older... Click for details

James Butler, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Bouillon Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2942f   $115.00


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This c. 1865, coin silver ladle is unusual and appealing on multiple counts.

First it measures 8 3/8" long, which is substantially larger than a gravy and markedly smaller than a soup or oyster, and was likely intended for serving bouillon. It weighs 1.6 T. oz.

Additionally, it was made by a well-known Philadelphia silversmith, James Butler. His "animal head over shield" emblem (often confused with a similar manufacturer's mark by James Watts) appears on the backside, along with the... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Youth Fork and Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2941f   $195.00


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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this companion youth spoon and fork set is "Diana and her nymphs," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line.

The fork measures 6 1/4" long and is exceptionally heavy at 1.8 T. oz. Also weighty at 1.7 oz. the spoon measures 6 1/8" long, which is slightly larger than a teaspoon.

Both items are engraved "Wentworth" and... Click for details

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