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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.

Pair Gorham Gadroon Edge Heavy Sterling Silver Butter Pats
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Old Friends  
2371f   $75.00

Pair Gorham Gadroon Edge Heavy Sterling Silver Butter Pats
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These two, matching, butter pats are 3" square and weigh a substantial 2.5 T. oz. the pair. Made by Gorham, they are stamped with the company name and "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," the model number "58," and date from about 1935.

They have 1/4" high, gadroon edges with a slight lip. The interiors are engraved "E.I.T" in block lettering.

They are in mint estate condition. Free of bends, dents, or nicks, they have brilliant finishes save for the flat bottoms which have brushed... Click for details

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.

6 Matched "Reverse Tipt" Wm. Rogers Coin Silver Teaspoons
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2369f   $110.00

6 Matched
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Rogers is one of the storied names in the history of American silver manufacturing, conveying to several companies incorporating that name and eventually tracing to Meriden Britannia and International Silver as well.

This set of six, matched, oversized at 6 1/8" long, approximately 3.7 T. oz. the group, coin silver teaspoons trace to the earliest years of that lineage.

Marked "Wm. Rogers," they date to the second quarter of the 19th century. They have down turned, reverse tipt ends, and... Click for details

Joseph Seymour Figural "Prairie Flower" Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2368f   $45.00

Joseph Seymour Figural
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A rarely found figural pattern much in the manner of "Medallion," "Prairie Flower was produced c. 1865 by Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.

A classical looking figure surrounded by drapery and ivy detailing surmounts the handle tip while the center of the handle portrays a bellflower and additional ivy leaves.

This example is a 6" long, .8 T. oz., sugar spoon. The bowl is large, 2" by 1 1/2", and is uniquely shaped. It is something of an embossed double scallop form.

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Wood & Hughes Viola Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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2367f   $34.00

Wood & Hughes Viola Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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A completely clean example, and without a monogram or removal of same, this dessert Spoon in Wood & Hughes "Viola" measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a substantial 1.2 T. oz.

Dating from 1875, it reflects elements of Gothic and Egyptian Revival design.

As stated, it is in immaculate condition, retaining clear pattern detail, a brilliant finish, and a well-shaped bowl free of tip wear, dents, or nicks.

Marks are "WwH" and "Sterling."

Mint, Old, Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Master Salt Spoon
Silver

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2366f   On Hold

Mint, Old, Whiting
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A fully original example of "Lily," this 3 1/2" long, just under .5 T. oz., master salt spoon is marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat'd 1902," "R'd 1902," and with an Old English "O."

It is in exquisite condition, showing no wear whatsoever and is without a monogram or removal.

Every detail of the design is fully articulated, which is all the more remarkable at the small scale of this. The bowl has a satin matte finish and is gold washed.

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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Wm. Brady, Harrisburg, Twist Handle Coin Silver Large Beef Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2363dd   On Hold

Wm. Brady, Harrisburg, Twist Handle Coin Silver Large Beef Fork
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Stamped "Brady," "Harrisburg," and "Coin," this c. 1860 fork measures 9 1/8" long and weighs approximately 1.7 T. oz. Brady was a retailer; it likely has a Philadelphia origin.

It has four splayed tines characteristic of a beef fork, but exceptionally large.

The tine area has hooked and scalloped shoulders. The central portion of the stem is twisted, while the end is flat and also has a scalloped outline.

The entire front of the piece is extensively engraved and bright cut in a... Click for details

Wm. Gale & Son "French Thread" Coin Silver Nut Pick
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2362f   $22.00

Wm. Gale & Son
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Stamped "W.G&S" for New York City's William Gale and Son, this silver nut pick dates sometime from the mid 1850s to the mid 1860s.

It is a "French Thread" pattern, and double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the handle. Measuring 4 13/16" long, it is heavy for its size, weighing just over .5 T. oz.

There is an Old English "D" monogram set sideways on the handle. The tapered pick itself has an intentional, horizontal, ridge line about midway down its length. ... Click for details

Unusual Lunt "Monticello" Swing Opening Sterling Silver Tea Infuser
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2361dd   This item is currently being auctioned

Unusual Lunt
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Essentially a tea ball with a handle, this solid silver infuser was made by Lunt, whose early three part mark, "Sterling," and "Pat. Jan.28.08" appear on backside.

It measures 6 1/2" long and weighs just over .9 T. oz.

The pattern is "Monticello," which if in furniture, would be "Hepplewhite." There is an Old English "B" monogram in the shield area.

The infuser itself is a perfect sphere 1 1/2" in diameter. This pivots in a complete circle on a small hinge. There is a tapered arm... Click for details

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

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2360f   $225.00

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

Rare Sterling Rogers 1847 "Crown" Pastry or Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2359f   $42.00

Rare Sterling Rogers 1847
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One of the core companies that came together to form International Silver, 1847 Rogers Brothers is primarily known as a silverplate manufacture. There was some production in sterling silver, however, and this 6 1/8" long pastry or pickle fork is such an example.

The pattern, "Crown," was offered as a full line in plate, but from this example which is marked "Sterling," was clearly available in sterling silver for those who wanted an upgraded version.

It dates from 1885, and the... Click for details

Good Maryland Coin Silver Spoon Marked Jacob with STER and Harp Marks
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150201-05   Sold

Good Maryland Coin Silver Spoon Marked Jacob with STER and Harp Marks
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Offered is a very good coin silver teaspoon marked Jacob in a conforming punch, with a sterling mark of STER and a harp mark. These marks are very much like Irish provincial marks, but this teaspoon is definitely an American piece, probably from the Baltimore area. In 2014 I sold a tablespoon with the same maker's mark, but with a Union Shield pseudo-hallmark and another mark of the letter S. Perhaps this all points to a silversmith lately arrived from Ireland, who eventually traded his Irish... Click for details

Fine Chambersburg, PA Teaspoon by Alexander Scott, Circa 1810-22
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150201-04   $37.50

Fine Chambersburg, PA Teaspoon by Alexander Scott, Circa 1810-22
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon by prominent Chambersburg, PA silversmith and clockmaker Alexander Scott, who worked in that location from about 1796 to his death in 1822. See my other listings for a very early tablespoon by Scott; this listing is for a late teaspoon, probably made in the last decade or so of Scott's life. This piece bears a legible maker's mark and good engraved period script initials for the original owner. This spoon measures about 5 11/16 inches in length... Click for details

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