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A Fine Early Xenia, Ohio Coin Silver Dessert Spoon - William T. Stark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150201-03   Sold

A Fine Early Xenia, Ohio Coin Silver Dessert Spoon - William T. Stark
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Offered is a fine and scarce early Xenia (Greene County), Ohio coin silver dessert spoon circa 1816-35 (see biographical information below) by William T. Stark. Although Stark seems to have had a long working life, by style this spoon should be no later than about 1835. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and nicely engraved period script owner's initials. It is in overall good condition, with some dimples to the bowl but no large dents and no splits or repairs. This piece measures... Click for details

Rare Pair of Early Paris, Stark County, OH Spoons - McNeely & Estep
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150201-02   $150.00

Rare Pair of Early Paris, Stark County, OH Spoons - McNeely & Estep
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Offered is a very fine and rare pair early Paris, Ohio coin silver teaspoons by the short-lived partnership of McNeely & Estep, working circa 1814. See my other listings for a single teaspoon from this same set. This pair of spoons is very fine indeed, with lovely proportions and only moderate wear. They are each graced with a good clear maker's mark and engraved with period script initials for the original owner (given Paris was a very small village in 1814, it is quite possible the... Click for details

Rare Early Paris, Ohio Coin Silver Teaspoon by McNeely & Estep c. 1814
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150201-01   $65.00

Rare Early Paris, Ohio Coin Silver Teaspoon by McNeely & Estep c. 1814
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Offered is a very fine and rare early Paris, Ohio coin silver teaspoon by the short-lived partnership of McNeely & Estep, working circa 1814. See my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from this same set. This listing is for the third and last teaspoon. This spoon is very fine indeed, with lovely proportions and only moderate wear. It is graced with a good clear maker's mark and engraved with period script initials for the original owner (given Paris was a very small village in 1814, it... Click for details

Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Pierced Ice Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2355f   On Hold

Gorham
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A lengthy 10" and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this ice or pea is a rare example of this early Gorham line pattern, "Ivy" aka "Egyptian Ivy."

Besides its length, two other features distinguish this piece. The first is the broad, pierced and delicately engraved, flanged shoulders. Secondly, the interior of the pointed bowl is pierced in an ivy berry and leaf design that actually resembles a star burst. Like the shoulders, this is set off with fine engraving and a bright gold wash.

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Gorham "Josephine" Coin Master Butter Knife with Engraved Blade
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2354f   $55.00

Gorham
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Solid silver, and with a flat blade and handle, this 6 3/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife is stamped "Gorham & Co.," dating it 1852-65. Other marks include "Coin" and "Patent 1855."

This last identifier is what typically appears with this pattern, which is "Josephine." The leaf design is of the period, with several other makers producing quite similar patterns in the 1850s and 1860s.

The engraving on the blade individualizes this. It is bright cut in a leafy scroll design, and... Click for details

Gorham No. 2164 1880s Sterling Silver Engraved Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2353f   This item is currently being auctioned

Gorham  No. 2164 1880s Sterling Silver Engraved Napkin Ring
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A plain band 1 5/8" in diameter, 1" tall, and weighing .6 T. oz., this napkin ring is stamped with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and the model number "2164."

It is an engaging piece dating circa 1880, with a bright cut leafy pattern set against a satin matte finish surface. The interior has a bright finish.

There is a script "J.G.F." monogram.

It is in choice condition. It remains perfectly round, retains crisp detail on the engraving, and is free of bends, burrs, or... Click for details

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

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2352f   $225.00

Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
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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.

The design is a study... Click for details

Whiting 4236 "Hyperion" Sterling Silver Handle Clothes Brush
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2351f   $45.00

Whiting 4236
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Measuring 5 1/2" long, and having 1 1/2" natural bristles, this clothes brush was made by Whiting. The company emblem, model number "4236," and "Pat. 1895" are stamped on the edge of the silver.

The design is a scroll and floral motif that is so close to the company's line pattern "Hyperion" as virtually to be a match. It has a "GOM" script monogram in the reserve area.

It is in very fine condition. The silver is free of dents or pinholes. There is a bit of unevenness on the wrap... Click for details

Gorham C159 Sterling Silver Handle Victorian Bonnet Brush
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2350f   $45.00

Gorham C159 Sterling Silver Handle Victorian Bonnet Brush
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A requisite item for a Victorian lady, this bonnet or hat brush was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem is stamped on the handle. Other marks include "Sterling," the model number "C159," and the date emblem for "1898."

It measures 6 1/2" by 3 1/2". The natural bristles themselves are 2 3/4" long.

The design is an opulent floral and scroll motif, featuring both roses and asters or daisies.

It is in very fine condition. The handle is free of dents, splits, or pinholes,... Click for details

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2349f   $55.00

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this preserve spoon was made by Wallace whose "RW&S with deer head" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Violet," one of several Art Nouveau floral designs Wallace produced early in the 20th century. It is an expressive, true to life portraiture, with the design carrying into the matte finish, gold washed bowl.

There is a script "MKW" monogram.

It is in impeccable condition. There is no evident wear... Click for details

Four London 1903 Sterling Silver Nested Beakers WGB Maker
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2348f   $325.00

Four  London 1903 Sterling Silver Nested Beakers WGB Maker
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These four, matching save for size, drinking vessels are designed to fit one inside the other. They all are plain sided with curved bases and splayed tops with triple lined rims.

The largest is about the size of an American julep cup and stands 3" high and has a top diameter of 3 1/8". The smallest is 2 7/8" high and 2 7/8" in diameter. They have substantial heft, with the group weighing 13.3 T. oz., ranging from 3.6 T. oz. to 3.0 T. oz., largest to smallest.

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Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2346f   $45.00

Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
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An unidentified pattern, this pair of 4 7/8" long tongs are stamped with the Manchester "double eagle and M" emblem and the word "Sterling" on the inside of one grip. They are robust, weighing just over 1.2 T. oz., which is particularly unusual from this company which often produced lightweight items.

The likely Georgian inspired pattern builds upon high relief acanthus leaf element set on double convex surfaces on each arm. The style suggests a date sometime either side of the turn of the... Click for details

Choice Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2344f   $90.00

Choice Wallace
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Iris was a popular subject in Art Nouveau design around the turn of the 20th century, with numerous silver manufacturers producing interpretations of this theme. Wallace's iris offering is named "Eton" and it stands tall within the cohort of such patterns.

This example is a 7" long, exceptionally heavy at 3.0 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle front features an opulent array of high relief iris blossoms that appear to be in motion. The backside of the handle is much less detailed and... Click for details

Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2343f   $45.00

Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
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Dating from c. 1930 and echoing (or perhaps seeking to compete with) the Danish Modern look of Georg Jensen, this 5 3/4" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., ladle was made by Chicago's J.O. Randahl, whose name appears on the backside. Other marks are "Hand Wrought," "Sterling," and the number "189."

The handle has an irregularly shaped margin on the terminus. This frames a three dimensional, decorative floral (perhaps fuchsia) element. The plainness of the lower portion of the handle is broken by... Click for details

Cann by Jacob Hurd, Boston, 1740-1750
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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5172   $10,600.00

Cann by Jacob Hurd, Boston, 1740-1750
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Kane mark F. Double scroll handle. Height 4-7/8". Diameter of mouth 3"; of base 3-3/8". Weight 12.2 troy ounces. Original monogram MT in block letters on handle. Later script monogram "H.J.Little 1849" on front for Hall Jackson Little, bookseller of Portland, ME. Owned by same family from at least 1849 to us. MT may be for Mary Thurston, a collateral ancestor born in 1746. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Massive Gorham "Henry II" Sterling San Francisco Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2341f   $265.00

Massive Gorham
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit and leaves.

This possibly vegetable, fish, or large salad serving fork is an early example with decorated shoulders as found only on old examples. It is marked with Gorham's "lion,... Click for details

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