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Good Large Coin Silver Sugar Sifter by Harbottle & Smith Ca. 1850-67
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171128-01   $65.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver sugar sifter in an unknown but attractive pattern, bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Harbottle & Smith, retailers of Auburn, NY circa 1850-67. The partners were George Harbottle and Charles Augustus Smith. This piece measures about 7 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. It is engraved with period script monograms to the front and back of the handle, and a slightly later but similar small script monogram at the bottom of the... Click for details

T&W Chawner, London, "Onslow" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3323f   $115.00


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Measuring 7 3/8" long and weighing 1.7 T. oz., this sterling silver sugar sifter is a fine example of quality 18th century English silversmithing.

The marks are rubbed, but clear enough to identify the maker's stamp, TC on the horizontal intersecting with WC on the vertical, belonging to Thomas and William Chawner, as attributed by Grimwade in the "unregistered marks" section. The leopard and lion are blurred but legible, while the date letter is difficult to identify precisely, but the... Click for details

Towle "Orchids" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon with Engraved Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3322dd   $65.00


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A multi-motif floral design dating from 1887, Towle "Orchids" reflects Aesthetic influences in its dense, low relief, design.

This example is a 7 1/8" long, substantial weight at 1.7 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

It has a decorative bowl, with scalloped shoulders and a swirling design in the interior, which is engraved in a flower and leaf motif that matches the overall pattern. The matte surface retains a portion of its original pale gold finish.

It is in excellent condition... Click for details

Tiffany special order napkin rings, a pair,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2290   Sold


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each acid etched with "Jan. 14th 1891" one with the initials "LB" and the other "DB" in fanciful foliate script, height 1 3/8; diameter 1 7/8 inches, total Troy weight 2.58 ounces, excellent condition.

We've made a brief attempt to find a pair of socialites who were married that Winter Wednesday and come up empty handed, but you dear reader may have the pleasure of continuing this search, once these are safely in your collection.

Please note that our price is for the pair (!).

Lovely Basket of Flowers Coin Silver Sugar Tongs c1825 by Charles Bond
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171127-02   $95.00


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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver sugar tongs decorated with die-struck basket of flowers motifs to each arm, and bearing the maker's mark of jeweler and silversmith Charles Bond of Boston, working circa 1825. This piece has a period engraved script monogram of "MJB" and is in good condition, with moderate surface wear and a few signs of use, but no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 38 grams. All in all a lovely example of a... Click for details

Crested 18th Century English Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle - R. Crossley
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171123-01   $49.50


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Offered is a nice early crested Georgian English sterling silver sauce or gravy ladle by noted London silversmith Richard Crossley, fully hallmarked for 1782. The armorial is of what appears to be a lion's paw emerging from a coronet and grasping an escallop (scallop shell); I've not researched the armorial to determine the family, but it is probably traceable. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 52 grams. Condition is fair to good overall, with some surface wear... Click for details

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Fine Decorated San Francisco Coin Silver Buckwheat or Tomato Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171121-03   $75.00


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Offered is a lovely and scarce American coin silver serving piece bearing the maker's mark of George C. Shreve, working in San Francisco from about 1852 on. This piece appears to be a buckwheat or tomato server, but I am happy to be corrected if this piece had a different purpose. This server measures about 8 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. It is decorated with a period Gothic initial "C" and clearly marked. The engraving on this piece is excellent and highly decorative. ... Click for details

Frank Smith "Newport Shell" Solid Sterling Flat Handle Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3312f   This item is currently being auctioned


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A large item, this piece measures 10 13/16" long and weighs just over 3.3 T. oz.

It is a solid silver ice cream slice or knife in Frank Smith's "Newport Shell" pattern, which features a shell end handle with beaded border on the front, and double lined edges and the shell crest on the backside.

The commanding blade is essentially rectangular, measuring 6 1/2" at the longest and 1 7/8" at the widest. With largely flat margins, there is one scalloped area on the upper edge, and a rolling... Click for details

Durgin STRAWBERRY pie knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2288   $250.00


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length nine inches, weight 2.44 Troy ounces, monogrammed "D" (obverse), outstanding original condition, retailed by A. Skinner.

The blade features an aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally well executed combination of geometric and floral engraving.

Whiting "Louis XV" Large Sterling Handle Meat Skewer or Sharpener
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3305f   $50.00


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Measuring 13 1/2" overall, this carving set item has a silver handle and guard, both stamped "Sterling," while the guard is also imprinted with Whiting's "winged lion" logo, and the handle is stamped "Pat. 1891."

It also has a steel rod that makes up nearly two-thirds of the total length of the piece. This is six-sided and pointed. It appears to be a skewer although it is often identified as a sharpener or hone. Typically, however, these latter were rounded and had knurled surfaces. ... Click for details

Whiting "Bead" Large Sterling Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3303f   This item is currently being auctioned


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A very generously sized item at 12 1/8" long and 4.6 T. oz. weight, this fish serving slice was made by Whiting, whose "winged lion" logo, and the words "Sterling" and "Pat. Appd. For" appear on the backside of the handle.

The pattern, "Bead," was introduced in 1880, and in addition to a namesake beaded border, it features a fully articulated, high relief, shell at the handle end. This element shows particularly well at the scale of this piece.

The 7 1/2" long by 2 1/2" at the widest,... Click for details

Tiffany "English King" Original Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3298f   $325.00


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This item possesses all the attributes that make a vintage piece of flatware desirable, namely, it is an unusual form in a sought after pattern by a premier maker, and in superb condition.

It is an early example of the "English King" pattern, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885.," and "M.," with this letter identifier dating its manufacture to no later than 1891.

A sugar sifter, it measures 5 3/4" long and weighs a substantial 1.7 T. oz.

The bowl measures 2 1/2" by 1... Click for details

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

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3297f   $185.00


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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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Twist Handle & Engraved Coin Silver Shell Bowl Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3294f   $85.00


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Slender and delicate, this piece measures 8 3/4" long and weighs just under 1.2 T. oz.

Marked only "Coin," without a maker's or retailer's identification, the rounded handle with notched tip essentially matches Gorham's early, 1865, "Italian" pattern, and the quality of manufacture suggests such a significant maker.

This is bordered by fine wriggle work engraving and has an elegant period "EC" feathered script monogram set in the center of the plain area of the surface.

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Six John B. Scott "Beaded Olive" Coin Silver Matching Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3289f   $135.00


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Large at 6" long, and substantial weight at 5.7 t. oz. the lot, these six, matching, teaspoons date from the mid 19th century.

Each one is stamped "John B. Scott" for the New York City retailer, who is documented working circa 1820, with no ending date available.

The pattern is a "Beaded Olive" that appears to be a near match for manufacturer John Westervelt's pattern of the same name. less so akin to William Gale's "Mayflower" or John Polhamus' "Ionic."

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Teaspoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5362   $25.00


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Pointed end. Length 5-1/2".Weight 2/3 troy ounce. The block monogram on the front is MC/TO/MA. Monogram on the back: 1915. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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