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Blackinton "Narcissus" Sterling Silver Long Handle Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2877f   $65.00

Blackinton
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An Art Nouveau design issued in 1902, "Narcissus" is one of several floral patterns that Blackinton produced in the early 20th century.

This example is an 8 1/8", .9 T. oz., olive spoon. It is long-handle, versus standard size, which is less than 6".

The flowers are delicately scaled and arrayed around the end of the handle, with trailing leaves and buds set along the length of the shank.

The pierced bowl has flange edges, a pointed tip, and retains most of an original pale gold... Click for details

Stieff Williamsburg No. "R.T. 28" Sterling Silver Open Round Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2874f   $155.00

Stieff Williamsburg No.
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Measuring 5 1/2" wide by 2 5/8" high, and weighing a substantial 5.3 T. oz., this item was made by The Stieff Company of Baltimore.

Made for Colonial Williamsburg as part of an exclusive line, it is described in a 1976 catalog as "A design of classic simplicity copied from a bowl made by Philip Syng (1676-1739)."

It sits on a tiered base that is 3" across, and has an applied upper rim.

There is a line "MSB" script monogram on the side.

In exceptionally fine condition, it sits... Click for details

German Rococo 800 Standard Silver and Cut Glass Open Salts
Silver

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2873f   $75.00

German Rococo 800 Standard Silver and Cut Glass Open Salts
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This pair master salt dishes are both charming and finely made. They have silver bases with cut and frosted glass liners.

Each one has three legs and stands 1 1/4" high to the top of base and 1 5/8" tall with the liner in place, and is 1 3/4" wide at the maximum. The combined weight of the metal is .7 T. oz.

German in origin, they are stamped "800" for the grade of the silver. These marks are on the rims, and are flanked by two other imprints. These are so small they are... Click for details

Elliptical sterling picture frame by Dominick & Haff, New York
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5286   $145.00

Elliptical sterling picture frame by Dominick & Haff, New York
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Photo in this entry is of the back of the frame. The glass-covered window shows plaited hair (original to the frame and attached to a slice of shell), not of the tintype in the frame). Small ring at top of frame (to hang on a chain?). The picture in the frame is a tintype of an older woman, which says on its back "Mother's mother/my grandmother?/Found with mother's stuff". Height of body of frame 2-5/8". Height including ring 2-7/8". Width of frame 2-1/8". Weight of frame (all in) 2-1/4 troy... Click for details

Miniature coffee and tea service, Mexican, marked STERLING and maker
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5285   $145.00

Miniature coffee and tea service, Mexican, marked STERLING and maker
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Coffee pot, teaot, kettle-on-stand, sugar bowl creamer, tray marked STERLING and . . MENC (first part of mark rubbed). All pieces except creamer have lids with small turquoise finials (even though one lid didn't make it into the photo). No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition of STERLING very good, right end of maker's mark excellent, left end poor.

Wallace "Chicago Masonic Temple" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2872f   $26.00

Wallace
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Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this teaspoon is replete with Masonic imagery, including a portraiture in the bowl of the massive Temple in Chicago.

The imagery includes a sword, a cross and crown, seeing eye, and the emblematic square and compass.

The most dramatic aspect of the piece is a detailed rendering of the towering "Masonic Temple" built in downtown Chicago in 1892. This is finely detailed and has a gold finish.

Made by Wallace, it is stamped with the company... Click for details

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Sugar tongs by G.W.Striker, New York, circa 1830
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5284   $75.00

Sugar tongs by G.W.Striker, New York, circa 1830
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Shell grips, rounded fins. Length 6-3/4". Weight 1-2/3 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is script? KC de S. Overall and mark condition are excellent. Medium tension.

Sugar tongs by Stebbins & Howe, New York, circa 1830's
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5283  

Sugar tongs by Stebbins & Howe, New York, circa 1830's
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Shell grips, rounded fins. length 6-3/8". Weight 1 troy ounce. The monogram at the bow is a script JH. Overall and mark condition are excellent. Tension is medium.

Child's cup, unmarked, circa 1860. Repousse
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5282   $295.00

Child's cup, unmarked, circa 1860. Repousse
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Double scroll handle. On ring base. Beading at top and bottom. Height to top of handle 4-1/4". Height to top of cup 4". Mouth diameter 3-3/8". Base diameter 2-5/16". The monogram in the reserve on the front of the cup is "Sarah Southmayd Allen/from her aunt/S.A.S." overall condition is excellent.

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5281   $360.00

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
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Blade turns up, undulating shape at top edge. Downturned fiddle handle. Blade and handle are separate (soldered). Length 9-1/2". Blade length 3-7/8". Blade width 3-1/2". Weight just under 4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script OMD lengthwise. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Frank Smith "Oak" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2870f   $60.00

Frank Smith
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A faithful representation that is finely rendered, Frank Smith's "Oak" pattern was introduced in 1912.

This example of the line is a medium sized, 4 3/4" long, moderately heavy at nearly 1.3 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs.

Naturalistic in their portraiture, the three leaves that adorn each leg of the tongs are nonetheless precisely arrayed within the overall design, with one on the bottom and two on the top, surrounding an open area with lined margins.

The leaves are offset with several... Click for details

Rare Washington, DC Coin Silver Spoon Ca. 1820-30 by William Wood
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161009-01   Sold

Rare Washington, DC Coin Silver Spoon Ca. 1820-30 by William Wood
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Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known Washington, DC silversmith and watchmaker William Wood. According to his obituary, available at the Congressional Cemetery site, Mr. Wood was born in Kent county Delaware and has lived in this Washington, DC for upwards of 40 years. He died on October 17, 1842, aged 58 or 59. It appears Mr. Wood would have apprenticed in Delaware if he moved to Washington, DC at the age of around 18 or 19. Mr. Wood is buried in the... Click for details

Gorham Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Oval Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2869f   $245.00

Gorham Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Oval Bowl
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Made in 1896 according to the date stamp imprinted on its underside, this 11 1/4" long by 5 5/8" wide by 1 1/2" at the highest, 8.7 T. oz., open bowl is an early example of the Art Nouveau style.

Made by Gorham, it features both wild and cultivated rose blossoms interspersed with trailing scroll and leaf forms, with these latter elements reminiscent of the company's "Chantilly" pattern dating from the same period.

A size and proportion that suggests a bread bowl, this form in its time... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Spoon - KY Silversmith Samuel Wherritt w/Eagle Mk
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161008-03   Sold

Southern Coin Silver Spoon - KY Silversmith Samuel Wherritt w/Eagle Mk
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Offered is a very fine example of the work of Kentucky silversmith Samuel Wherritt, whose biographical information appears below. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and a well-struck, clear maker's mark for Wherritt, along with a lovely eagle hallmark he used on some of his pieces. Condition of this piece is only fair, with a fair amount of denting in the bowl and some ripples in the handle. ... Click for details

Good Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon by Samuel Wherritt of Kentucky
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161008-02   $45.00

Good Southern Coin Silver Teaspoon by Samuel Wherritt of Kentucky
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Richmond, Kentucky silversmith Samuel Wherritt, whose biography appears below. This teaspoon is graced with a period engraved monogram and a clear, well-struck maker's mark. Condition is not very good due to the extremely dented bowl - perhaps the work of a child with the personality traits of King Kong. However, there appear to be no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. ... Click for details

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161008-01   $45.00

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
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Offered is a very good Georgian sterling silver ladle, specifically a sugar sifter, by the noted London firm of Eley, Fearn & Chawner. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1814-15, and bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark. The hand piercing on the ladle is very well done and there are no breaks. This piece is engraved with an interesting armorial of an elephant's head, couped, with the elephant's trunk grasping a small creature or object, perhaps an Irish harp or something similar. ... Click for details

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