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Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140710-01   $275.00

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
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Offered is a good set of six Southern coin silver tablespoons from Wheeling, [now West] Virginia, circa 1850-60. These table spoons are by James T. Scott, of Wheeling, WV, and bear his maker's mark of JAMES T. SCOTT. (Some of these spoons are overstruck with a mark of R.BROWN, perhaps for Robert Brown of Baltimore. However, these spoons were made for the Wheeling market as other silver from this family with the same monogram had the mark of J. Bishop of Wheeling.) These spoons measure on... Click for details

Tiffany Applied Figure Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2139f   $110.00

Tiffany Applied Figure Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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A novel design, this 6 3/16" long, heavy, 1.2 T. oz., youth spoon was made by Tiffany & Co. as identified on the reverse. Other marks include "Sterling" and "T," this letter dating it 1892-1902.

The elements of the piece, however, are older than this range. The handle form is essentially Tiffany's "Antique" with chamfered edges. Portions of this are acid etched in a manner that suggests "Vine," specifically squash or cucumber, two of which are incorporated in the etching.

The dominant... Click for details

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2138   $70.00

Kirk & Son 11 oz. Silver Heavy Chased Dessert Spoon
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Baltimore assay standards were particular to that city and bore their own marks.

This 7 1/4" long, weighty at 1.6 T. oz., dessert or place spoon reflects that particularity. It is stamped "11 oz." which indicates a silver content between coin and sterling.

It is also marked "S.K & Son," for Samuel Kirk & Son. This combination of identifiers suggests a date circa 1830, with the standard mark passing out of use about then and this particular maker identification coming into use about... Click for details

Gorham "No. 8" Engraved Sterling Large Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2136f   On Hold

Gorham
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Engraved patterns were especially popular in the 1880s and while numerous companies produced various lines, probably no firm was more prolific than Gorham which made this exceptionally large serving spoon.

It measures 8 7/8" long and weighs nearly 3.4 T. oz. The bowl is plum-shaped, has notched shoulders with flanges, a pointed tip, and a central vee in the bottom interior. It is 4" long by 2 5/8" wide and about 3/4" deep. The bowl is too large for a berry or even salad serving spoon, so... Click for details

Albert Coles "Leaf" Coin Silver Pickle Knife & Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2134dd   Inquire for Price

Albert Coles
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Produced circa 1860 by New York City's Albert Coles, this pickle fork and knife set are an idiomatic form for the period.

The knife measures 6 7/8" long while the fork measures 6 1/4". The combined weight is approximately 2.1 T. oz., but a substantial portion of this is the filling in the handles.

The pattern is a "Leaf" variant with other elements that resemble common motifs of the time. In this case, the look is quite similar to Polhamus' "Armor."

The blade of the knife is... Click for details

Fessenden "Old Rose" Sterling Cheese Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2133dd   $35.00

Fessenden
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A turn of the 20th century pattern, "Old Rose" was produced by Fessenden, of Providence, Rhode Island.

It possesses late Victorian sensibilities, employing cee scrolls, acanthus leaves, and beading detailing to frame the actual rose and floral elements that lend the pattern its name.

There is a script "N" monogram on the handle front. The backside is plain save for the mark "925 Sterling 1000."

This example is a 6" long, relatively light weight at not quite .5 T. oz., cheese knife. ... Click for details

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Durgin "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2131f   $90.00

Durgin
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Durgin set a standard for chrysanthemum design interpretations in silver with its 1893 pattern by the same name. The portraiture is dense, detailed, and high relief. It also carries onto the serving ends, adding to the sense of richness.

This example is a 6" long sugar spoon, and consistent with the character of the line, has robust heft at nearly 1.4 T. oz.

It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no evident polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents,... Click for details

4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5149   $500.00

4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
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Circa 1800. Drop. Length 5-1/4". Weight 8.5 dwt. each. The monogram is a block M R. Overall condition is excellent, mark condition good. As usual the birds are lightly struck. (2 sold)

Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2129f   $135.00

Towle
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Towle produced at least two forms of sardine forks in "Old Colonial," one with five tines and one with seven, 5 1/2" and 5" long respectively.

This example is the shorter, seven tine version and weighs .7 T. oz. An old piece, it is marked with the Towle emblem, "925/1000," "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."

It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. The tines are even, straight, and pointed. The finish is lustrous.

International "Cloeta" (Grape) Sterling Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2128dd   $90.00

International
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A grape motif, International's "Cloeta" has proven to be an enduringly popular pattern. Patented in 1904, it embraces the expressiveness of the Art Nouveau sensibilities popular in the period. It features clusters of harvest-ready grapes surrounded by leaves and tendrils.

This example is a 5 1/8" long, relatively weighty at .8 T. oz., and relatively uncommon, sardine fork. The serving end has seven tines, the center one of which has a trident tip. This all has a largely intact gold wash... Click for details

Towle "Canterbury" Sterling Silver Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2126f   $115.00

Towle
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A late 19th century pattern, Towle's "Canterbury" is a bead and scroll design.

It was often paired with elaborate working ends, and that is the case with this 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., tomato server. The roughly 2 1/2" square, slightly cupped, blade has scalloped borders and a matte gold finish front and back sides. The reticulated surface is intricately pierced with various shapes.

It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no wear whatsoever on the... Click for details

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2124dd   $65.00

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
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Made by the Merrill Company, aka Merrill Shops, in the early part of the 20th century, this brandy or cognac warmer is imaginatively designed. Overall it is Arts and Crafts in manner. The bowl is heart-shaped with a beaded border and has the requisite pair of hooks to grip a glass edge. The handle is plain with an angular end.

It measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just over .7 T.oz.

It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Apart from light overall surface wear,... Click for details

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
Silver : Coin Silver

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5148   $145.00

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
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Basket of flowers on each arm. Shell grips. Medium tension. Length 6-7/8". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is a script JRL?. Overall condition is excellent; mark condition is good (the S at the beginning of Stebbins is rubbed, but the rest of the full name mark is excellent).

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2123nr   $155.00

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
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Dating from the 1860s, this pie server features two popular design features of the period. One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name. The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it showed off a specialized capacity of the manufacturers.

This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at... Click for details

Durgin "Watteau" Solid Sterling Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2122dd   $225.00

Durgin
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Apparently named after the artist whose work became identified with a style of painting that Wikipedia describes as embracing "scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm," Durgin's 1891 "Watteau" is rococo in manner. While this pattern is neither figural nor scenic, it does incorporate details such as scrolls and posys that would have a natural place in a Watteau scene.

This example is a 9 7/8" long, heavy, 3.8 T. oz., ice cream slice, aka ice cream knife. It has a broad and also flat, nearly... Click for details

Watson Western Theme "Bison" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2121f   $65.00

Watson Western Theme
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Known for its exceptional series of fruit, flower, and vegetable themed flatware produced around the turn of the 20th century, this 6" long, heavy, 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon is evidence that Watson ventured into the realm of animal life and American history as well.

The handle portrays a galloping bison, i.e. American buffalo. This is set in three dimensional, raised relief, imbuing the imagery with a sculptural quality. This is all finely detailed, showing every feature of the bison and the... Click for details

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