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Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon by William Haverstick Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-03   $47.50

Sheaf of Wheat Coin Silver Pictureback Spoon by William Haverstick Jr.
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Offered is a scarce example of a transitional fiddle pattern early 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by William Haverstick, Jr., with die-struck "sheaf-of-wheat" decoration to the back of the bowl. The Haverstick family may have been the only Americans to have used a sheaf of wheat pictureback decoration on some of their spoons; many birdbacks are known, but the wheat-back spoons are somewhat less common. This teaspoon has a legible maker's mark and a period engraved block initial... Click for details

Solve This Late 18th Century American Mystery Mark and Win a Prize!
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-UNK   Not For Sale

Solve This Late 18th Century American Mystery Mark and Win a Prize!
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Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there. This piece measures about 9 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It is marked I*C in an irregular punch. The engraving and monogram are in... Click for details

Providence, RI Coin Silver Coffin-End Tablespoon by John K. Pitman
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-02   $35.00

Providence, RI Coin Silver Coffin-End Tablespoon by John K. Pitman
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Offered is a rare example of the work of John Kinnicutt Pitman (1779 - 1819), Providence, Rhode Island silversmith and son of famous silversmith Saunders Pitman. This piece is marked PITMAN in large roman capitals in a rectangular punch; it is thought that this is one of the marks used both by the father and the son. However, the coffin-end form makes it more likely that John made this piece, as Saunders died in 1804 and this piece was probably made between about that date and 1810. This... Click for details

Rare New Orleans Silver Coffee Spoon by A. B. Griswold & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161029-01   Sold

Rare New Orleans Silver Coffee Spoon by A. B. Griswold & Co.
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Offered is a very good piece from New Orleans, a rare example of a coffee spoon bearing the retailer's mark of A. B. Griswold & Co., and manufactured by Wood & Hughes. This piece would date to the 1865-1880 period, so not technically Southern coin silver, but Southern silver nonetheless. Coffee spoons like this are hard to find; they are small but have a bit larger bowl than a demitasse spoon. This piece measures about 4 3/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 16 grams. It is engraved with a... Click for details

Whiting "Old Honeysuckle" Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2889f   $35.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Honeysuckle" pattern early in its history, the second one of which was also produced in silver plate. Neither one is readily found, and examples of this "old" style are particularly scarce.

This is a pickle forks measuring 6 1/8" long and weighing .8 T. oz. Typical of the form, which later evolved into a pastry fork, it has three tines, the lower one of which is wider than the other two, and has a hooked tip.

It bespeaks its circa 1870 design period.... Click for details

Whiting Mid 19th Century "Calla Lily" Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2888f   $475.00

Whiting Mid 19th Century
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Marked only "Sterling," this c. 1860's pattern is a Whiting design commonly identified as "Calla Lily," taken from the three dimensional flower that adorns the end of the handle.

This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has an extra wide and deep bowl, to be distinguished from a nearly identical version with a smaller bowl.

This is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than being die struck as a unit, or a single casting. This approach was... Click for details

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Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2887f   $90.00

Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
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Standing 3 1/4" tall on a 2 3/8" wide rimmed base, this mustard pot is a very decorative item.

The holder is sterling silver with a lattice body with beaded detailing on the upper rim and handle. The 2" diameter lid has a raised flower, perhaps wild rose, and leafy scroll design with a solid thumb grip.

The liner is ruby red glass and is original to the piece, as is the 3 3/4" long, sterling bead and twist pattern mustard ladle. The total weight of the silver is 2.5 T. oz.

Dating... Click for details

Original Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Bon Bon or Nut Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2885f   $115.00

Original Durgin
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An early example of Durgin's "Dauphin" pattern, this piece measures 5 1/4" long and has a shallow, flange rim, round bowl server that is 2 1/4" in diameter. It is identified as a nut spoon or bon bon.

It was retailed by New York's "Black, Starr & Frost," as indicated by the "B.S. & F." imprinted on the edge of the handle, near to the word "Sterling."

The backside of the handle has a line script "AH" monogram.

It is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a... Click for details

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2884f   $185.00

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
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This tea caddy stands 4 1/2" tall, has an urn shaped body that is 2 3/4" across at the widest, and weighs 4.1 T. oz.

Made by the Meriden Britannia Company, it dates circa 1895, and carries the firm's emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "221" stamped on the underside.

It is plain-sided save for a large and handsome "DGS" leaf monogram. The domed lid has a fitted sleeve with a double bead, 1 1/2" diameter, lip.

It is in superb estate condition. It has a mirror-like finish, and... Click for details

Finely Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-04   Sold

Finely Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by Perry O
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Offered is a lovely and well-made early American coin silver table spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Perry O'Daniel (sometimes termed Perry O. Daniel). This piece measures about 8 13/16 inches in length and weighs a very good 54 grams. It has a good period engraved script monogram and a clear, well-struck maker's mark. All in all a fine example of Philadelphia coin silver flatware from the first half of the 19th Century!

Heavy and Well-Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon, 74 Grams
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-03   Sold

Heavy and Well-Made Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon, 74 Grams
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Offered is a very fine and heavy early American coin silver table spoon by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert & William Wilson, circa 1825-50. This is one of the best quality American coin silver fiddle pattern spoons I've come across. It measures about 9 1/16 inches in length and weighs a very heavy 74 grams. It has a well-executed period script monogram of "TAG" and one of the Wilsons' maker's marks, as well as their STANDARD mark, which seems to be associated with heavier, higher... Click for details

Superior Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John McMullin of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-02   $60.00

Superior Early Coin Silver Tablespoon by John McMullin of Philadelphia
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Offered is a lovely and very fine large early American coin silver table spoon by famous Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (1765-1843), whose biographical information appears below. This piece measures about 9 1/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 64 grams. It bears a well-executed period script monogram of "DCD" and has a good clear maker's mark for McMullin, as well as a lovely set of pseudo-hallmarks - including McMullin's desirable eagle hallmark. Condition on this piece is... Click for details

Very Early Georgian Cast Sugar Tongs by William & John Deane c1759-68
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161023-01   $60.00

Very Early Georgian Cast Sugar Tongs by William & John Deane c1759-68
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Offered is a very rare example of the work of specialist London sugar tong maker silversmiths William & John Deane, whose biographical information appears below, courtesy of the site

http://www.silversugartongs.com/

http://www.silversugartongs.com/london/DWI%20-%20William%20and%20John%20Deane/William%20and%20John%20Deane.htm

As noted on that site, cast tongs by the Deanes are very uncommon - the tongs on the site, which are very similar to these, are the first pair the site owner... Click for details

Teapot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Philadelphia, circa 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5277   $3,125.00

Teapot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., Philadelphia, circa 1795
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Marked twice on bottom J(pellet)R. Sides divided into eight panels. Silver urn finial. Wood handle. Height 7". Maximum horizontal dimension 13-1/4". Total weight 20.1 troy ounces.The monogram is a script EM on one side. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Coffee pot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., ca 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5276   $4,500.00

Coffee pot by Joseph Richardson, Jr., ca 1795
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Marked twice on bottom J(pellet)R. Sides with eight panels. Silver urn finial. Wood handle. Height 13". Maximum horizontal dimension 12". Weight (total 36.2 troy ounces. The monogram on one side is a script EM. Overall and mark condition are excellent (one pin prick dent on the side).

London 1900-1 Jones & Willis Sterling Silver & Wood Pie Trowel
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
2883f   $165.00

London 1900-1 Jones & Willis Sterling Silver & Wood Pie Trowel
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Frequently found as a presentation or commemorative item, this flat blade form of a trowel pie server lends itself to an inscription.

This 11 1/4" long example has an engraved margin, but is otherwise plain and without any erasures.

The large, 6" long by 3 1/4" at the widest, blade is sterling silver, as is the shank which is fitted with a turned, appearing to be rosewood or mahogany, handle. The piece weighs 4.8 T. oz., including the handle, which comprises a relatively insignificant... Click for details

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