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Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-02   $30

Easton, PA Teaspoon Circa 1840-48, William Bixler
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16... Click for details

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140726-01   Sold

Rare Early Missouri Coin Silver Spoon, August Guelberth
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A fine early American coin silver teaspoon by St. Louis, Missouri silversmith Auguste Guelberth, circa 1831-40. Guelberth was born in Switzerland in 1797, and moved to the Hudson's Bay Territory before settling in St. Louis in 1827. Guelberth began his career in St. Louis working for Joseph Bouju, but struck out on his own by 1831. Although several marks have been identified as his, work bearing his name is quite scarce. Guelberth was volunteer firefighter, and was a slaveholder in a state... Click for details

Plata Industria 800 Silver and 18K Gold Bombilla
Silver

Old Friends  
2160dd   $325

Plata Industria 800 Silver and 18K Gold Bombilla
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A straw for drinking yerba mate, this bombilla (bomba) measures 7 3/4" long and weighs just over 1.1 T. oz.

The pierced bowl is stamped "Plata Industria Argentina" and "800" in a diamond. This is hinged for opening and has a threaded end that fits into the tube.

The tube itself has a gold tip that is stamped "18K." This appears to be a solid band wrapped around an inner lining. The stem is divided into several sections separated by bands, two of which are knurled. The upper portion... Click for details

L.O. Dunning Penn Yan, NY, Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2159f   $20

L.O. Dunning Penn Yan, NY, Coin Silver Teaspoon
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The maker of this 6" long, weighty feeling, .7 T. oz., "Tipt" coin silver teaspoon was Levi Oliver Dunning according to the back stamp.

References locate him in the curiously named town of Penn Yan, New York, working individually 1841-50. The name of the town also appears alongside Dunning's name.

This is inscribed "H.M. Dorman," who may be related to Dr. John Dorman, which an online source from the Cornell University Library states, "came to Penn Yan in 1795 and his was the second frame... Click for details

Gorham "Imperial Chrysanthemum" Sterling Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
2158f   $45

Gorham
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Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over .6 T. oz., this bon bon, also referenced as a nut or confection spoon, was made by Gorham.

The pattern is "Imperial Chrysanthemum," which is a highly detailed floral design tending toward the Art Nouveau in style.

This is a particularly fine example. It has a delicate script "P" monogram on the front. There is no evident polishing wear and the bowl remains well-shaped and retains most of its original gold wash finish.

Marks are Gorham's... Click for details

12 French 1st Standard Silver "Thread" Teaspoons
Silver

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2157f   $120

12 French 1st Standard Silver
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Each of these twelve spoons measures 5 5/8" long and has a script "E.F." monogram on the back of the handle, set in the European manner with the monogram facing the diner. The group weigh 7.2 T. oz.

Presumably they are teaspoons, although with their sharply defined tips, they could be used for fruit.

The pattern is appropriately a "French Thread," given that these are French in origin and fully marked so.

They are stamped with a first standard (950 parts silver vs. 925 for sterling)... Click for details

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Seymour (Syracuse) "Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2156f   $42

Seymour (Syracuse)
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Stamped with the "star, S, eagle," pseudo hallmark of Joseph Seymour, Syracuse, this is also stamped "M.C. Haight" for the Geneva, New York retailer.

Dating from the mid 19th century, it is a large, 8 9/16" long, nearly 1.5 T. oz., table or serving spoon in very fine condition.

The handle has a broad, tipt, end, high narrow shoulders off the bowl, and beveled edges. It is engraved "H.M. Dorman" in stylishly rendered script lettering. This cross references with the inscription on a L.O.... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Grapefruit Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2155f   $45

Dominick & Haff
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Dominick & Haff produced its figural "Renaissance" pattern in solid and pierced versions, with solid being the common form. This 5 5/8" long, relatively heavy 1.0 T. oz., grapefruit, aka fruit or orange, spoon is pierced. The open version is invariably marked with the name of Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," and that is the case with this piece.

It has a script "M" monogram on the handle and retains a pale residue of its original gold wash.

It is in excellent condition, free of... Click for details

Lathan & Morton Ornate EP Footed Open Salt Celler
Silver : Plate

Ann's Antiques and Collectibles  
D0014   $60

Lathan & Morton Ornate EP Footed Open Salt Celler
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This is a nice Antique Footed English Electroplate Open Salt Celler by Thomas Latham & Earnest Morton of Birmingham.

It is very ornate and has the hallmark on the side in the flower motif, sorry I was unable to capture the mark with the camera.

The mark is, ("TL over & over EM) inside a quatrefoil {EP} (owl') {crown'}(A1) Mark Date-Thomas Latham & Earnest Morton- Birmingham-1866-1896

There is a sm0oth place on one side for monogram but this one does not have... Click for details

Wendt "Medallion" with Twist Handle Cheese Scoop
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2153f   $365

Wendt
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Wendt's "Medallion" was one of the most highly regarded of this genre of designs produced by numerous silver manufacturers in the 1860s. The portraiture is of a youthful, helmeted male warrior set in a knob-end oval with a lined backdrop.

This example is a large, 8 1/2" long, heavy, approximately 2.3 T. oz., cheese scoop. It has a twist stem and broad, swooping scoop. This possesses a robust quality, with a thick shank, and strongly defined detailing.

It is in excellent condition. ... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2152f   $22

Dominick & Haff
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At 4 3/8" long, this spoon may be classified as either an after-dinner coffee or a demitasse.

The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which is a heavy line and that is the case with this which weighs a substantial .5 T. oz. The design features a bearded figure on the front of the handle and the heel of the bowl. The bowl in this instance has a gold wash finish.

It is in mint condition and without a monogram or removal. The pattern detail remains well-defined and is free of... Click for details

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Hampton Galleries  
7354   $145.00

SOUTHERN GRAVY LADLE, Hayden & Whilden, Charleston SC
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Coin silver gravy ladle retailed by Hayden & Whilden, Charleston, SC (c. 1855), 7-¾” long, bowl is 2-¾” wide, Mayflower pattern, feather script monogram “AEW” on front, marked “HAYDEN & WHILDEN” incuse with illegible maker’s mark incuse near bowl.

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Hampton Galleries  
7352A   $225.00

FEDERAL SAUCE LADLE, James Bryne, NY/NJ (1795-1800)
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Coin silver sauce ladle by James Byrne, a silversmith who worked in New York City from 1789-1797 and in Elizabethtown, New Jersey thereafter (c. 1795-1800), 7-¼” long, 2-¼” shallow circular bowl, broad drop, downturned oval end handle with bright cut decoration down center and making oval cartouche at end containing feather script monogram “MD”, clearly marked in script “J. Byrne” (pellet raised) in shaped punch.

FEDERAL GRAVY LADLE, Abraham Gerritze Forbes, NYC 1785
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Hampton Galleries  
7352B   $250.00

FEDERAL GRAVY LADLE, Abraham Gerritze Forbes, NYC 1785
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Coin silver gravy ladle by Abraham Gerritze Forbes, New York City (c. 1785-1795), 8-7/8” long, deep 2-¼” circular bowl, downturned oval end handle, beautiful diamond cut bright cut design on edges of handle and making oval cartouche at end with unusual three-masted sailing ship crest under banner “SPERO MELIORA” (I hope for better things), marked in script “A.Forbes” in serrated shaped cartouche.

13 3/8" BASTING SPOON, John D Gemon, Philadelphia, 1785
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Hampton Galleries  
7353A   $875.00

13 3/8
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Coin silver basting spoon by John D. Germon, Philadelphia (c. 1785-1800), 13-3/8” long, 3-¾” long bowl, broad drop, downturned long, thin oval end handle, feather script monogram “JSF”? on front, marked in script “Germon” in shaped cartouche.

RARE VINAIGRETTE, Wood & Hughes, NYC (c 18700
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7353C   $550.00

RARE VINAIGRETTE, Wood & Hughes, NYC (c 18700
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Coin silver vinaigrette by Wood & Hughes, New York City (c. 1870), 1-1/8” long by ¾” wide by ¼” high, hinged at back with small thumb grip on cover in front, cover with vine decoration around edges, feather script monogram “S H” on cover with the “Hand of God” symbol between the initials, inside of box, including grating, is silver gilt, marked inside box on bottom “W& H” incuse.

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