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English Georgian, London, Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2685f   $125.00

English Georgian, London, Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon
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Variously identified as a platter, stuffing, or basting spoon, the defining characteristic is the scale of the item.

Apropos of the form, this example measures a lengthy 11 3/4" and weighs 3.4 T. oz.

It is English in origin, specifically London circa 1800. The marks are rubbed but the lion for sterling and leopard for the city are legible enough to validate. The date letter is simply blurred while the maker's mark, which appears to be a script "LM" in a scalloped punch, is insufficient... Click for details

P.W. Ellis "Toboggan" and "Miss Canada" Sterling Souvenir Spoons
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2684f   $65.00

P.W. Ellis
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These two, 5 3/4" long, approximately .7 T. oz. each, spoons were made by Toronto's P.W. Ellis & Co., with each stamped "Sterling" on the handle and back of the bowl, and with the firm's "E inside a maple leaf" emblem in adjoining places.

They bear several similarities including the date "1891" set in the center of the handle, with each number surrounded by twig or branch framing. The bowls are identical as well, with acid etched to a pale gold, matte surfaces, leaving bright, irregular,... Click for details

Fine Decorated Birdback Philadelphia Teaspoon by Moore & Ferguson
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160401-01   On Hold

Fine Decorated Birdback Philadelphia Teaspoon by Moore & Ferguson
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Offered is a nice early American coin silver birdback teaspoon by the short lived partnership of Philadelphia silversmiths Charles Moore and John Ferguson, working as Moore & Ferguson between 1801 and 1804. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good, with some surface wear and a few small dimples to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram within an engraved reserve.... Click for details

Fine Early French Silver Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1819-38
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160331-02   Sold

Fine Early French Silver Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1819-38
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Offered is a good earlier French first standard (950 fine) silver table spoon hallmarked for Paris, 1819-1838 and bearing the maker's mark of Veuve Andrieu. Veuve means "widow" in French, and this mark was used from 1833 to 1835 by Marie-Louise Dutertre, widow of Jean-Baptiste Andrieu. Andrieu is listed in the 1821 almanac as successor to Pierre-Phillipe Rousseau, a master who began during the ancien regime. Andrieu died in 1833 and was in turn succeeded by his widow. This maker's mark is... Click for details

Rare Signed Coin Silver Chignon Hair Comb by Duhme & Co. Ca. 1850-70
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160331-01   Sold

Rare Signed Coin Silver Chignon Hair Comb by Duhme & Co. Ca. 1850-70
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Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver comb by Duhme and Company (see below), a major Cincinnati firm that competed nationally for decades. This comb is a very rare signed example - such pieces are almost always unsigned. This piece is expertly decorated, partly with ancient Greek motifs, and is marked with Duhme & Co.'s maker's mark. It dates to about 1850-70. This piece measures about 5 inches from the top of the arch to the end of the tines, and weighs about 34 grams. Condition... Click for details

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2215   Sold

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
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Resplendent with Savannah history, this handsome coin silver cup is engraved on six of the eight panels with the date and initials of each owner.

Height excluding handle 3 3/8 inches, weight 5.84 Troy ounces, 2 5/8 inches across base, a few minor dents but very good overall condition.

Though the mark overstrikes that of Wolcott (& Gelston?), work from Spear's Savannah period is scarce, and this mark was previously unrecorded. It is now included in Wm Erik Voss' excellent compendium... Click for details

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Very Heavy Baldwin Gardiner "French Thread" Coin Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2679f   $85.00

Very Heavy Baldwin Gardiner
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This piece is marked "B.G" for Baldwin Gardiner, who was a retailer with working dates c. 1814-25 in Philadelphia, then was listed in New York City directories 1827-47, according to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths."

It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz.

Baldwin's "B.G" is frequently accompanied by a pseudo hallmark, which is the case with this, which is stamped with a "bust, lion, D," which McGrew in his work on... Click for details

Georg Jensen "Bernadotte" Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2678f   $75.00

Georg Jensen
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A 3 7/8" long, and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz., item, this tea caddy spoon has an almost round, 1 5/8" diameter, bowl.

The pattern is Georg Jensen's "Bernadotte," first issued in 1939. The mark on this, which includes "Sterling" and "Denmark," has been in use since 1945.

It is in superb condition and without a monogram or removal. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is brilliant, showing only faint surface scratches. The bowl is free of any dents, nicks, or burrs.

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

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2677f   $195.00

Durgin
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A large item measuring 10 1/4" long and weighing a robust 4.3 T. oz., this ice cream knife or slice has a hollow handle and a 6 1/8" by 2 1/4", roughly rectangular, solid silver, flat blade.

The pattern is Durgin's 1891 "Watteau," referencing a French painter whose name became identified with a style deriving from the rococo.

Asymmetrically shaped, the handle is decorated with delicate acanthus leaf and floral detailing. The pattern appears on both the front and backsides, with minor... Click for details

Set of Six Coin Silver Tablespoons and One Dessert Spoon by Kinsey
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160327-01   $145.00

Set of Six Coin Silver Tablespoons and One Dessert Spoon by Kinsey
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Offered is a very fine and heavy set of American coin silver tablespoons by the prolific partnership of Edward and David Kinsey of Cincinnati, Ohio - together with a dessert spoon from the same service. This set of spoons dates to about 1844-61. There are six tablespoons and one dessert spoon, for seven spoons total. All are from the same family, and all are engraved "Wells" in period script. Each spoon is marked E.&D.KINSEY in a clear maker's mark. The tablespoons measure about 8 1/2... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling & Enamel Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2676f   $35.00

Dominick & Haff
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No doubt responding to the late 19th century emergence of European enamel work as high fashion art, American silver manufacturers began to adorn examples their products with enamel detailing.

New York's Dominick & Haff seemed to favor its "Renaissance" pattern for this purpose, as this 6" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon illustrates.

The design is intricate enough to accommodate enamel highlights as well as provide the necessary grid for the material to adhere to. (Enamel and silver... Click for details

Tiffany "Clinton" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2675f   $85.00

Tiffany
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An early 20th century design, Tiffany's "Clinton" pattern exhibits Arts & Crafts sensibilities, as evidenced in this 6 3/4" long, rather weighty at 1.6 T. oz., sauce ladle.

The handle is lengthy, slender, angular, and unadorned save for the domed terminus with a tipt backside. There is a thumb drop where the handle joins the 1 7/8" by 1 3/4" by 1/2 deep, oval bowl.

It has a two-dimensional, cursive, particular to Tiffany, "MKC" monogram on the front of the handle.

It is in excellent... Click for details

Taxco Mexico 925 Solid Silver Weighty Belt Buckle
Silver : Mexican

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2672f   $65.00

Taxco Mexico 925 Solid Silver Weighty Belt Buckle
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Measuring 2 3/8" by 1 3/8" and weighing a robust 1.8 T. oz., this belt buckle is marked with an eagle stamped with a number "3," locating it to Taxco, Mexico. Other marks include "925" for sterling, and a symbol with the maker's letters "M G" followed by either a "1" or an "I" set inside it.

The item itself looks to date mid 20th century. It is cubist or blocky in form, comprised of a series of assembled, solid, rectangular bars with plain, polished surfaces. It is slightly curved, to fit... Click for details

Rare Early Coin Silver Egg Spoon by Thomas Whartenby Circa 1830-52
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160322-02   $22.50

Rare Early Coin Silver Egg Spoon by Thomas Whartenby Circa 1830-52
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Offered is a good and scarce early American coin silver egg spoon with gilt bowl by noted Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, working circa 1811-52. This piece has much of the original gilding to the bowl and a good clear maker's mark. The original script monogram is also legible. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair overall, with no dents, splits or repairs but with some wear to the surface on the handle (pictured). All in... Click for details

Rare Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810-22 by Guthrie
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160322-01   $75.00

Rare Mercersburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon Circa 1810-22 by Guthrie
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is in a transitional fiddle pattern - while I have seen a few of his pointed-end spoons (one of which I currently have on this site, along with a pair of Guthrie sugar tongs), this is the first fiddle pattern spoon I have seen bearing his mark. It is also the first piece I've seen with the journeyman's mark... Click for details

10 Early 19th C. Ezra Whiton Midrib Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2670f   $150.00

10 Early 19th C. Ezra Whiton Midrib Coin Silver Teaspoons
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Dating from early in the 19th century, the "Old English Tipt End" with a midrib design of these ten matching tea or coffee spoons actually harken back to the 18th century.

Each one is stamped "E. Whiton," for Ezra, 1797-1858, working in Boston by 1821.

Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing 4.0 T. oz. the lot, they all have the same, block letter, again 18th century in style, "A." over "M. B." monograms on the backsides, as well as line drops on the bowls.

The are in immaculate... Click for details

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