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Good Pair of West Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons, James T. Scott & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-05   $47.50

Good Pair of West Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons, James T. Scott & Co.
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Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver spoons bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver made by James Watts in Philadelphia, and these spoons bear one of Watts' manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott &... Click for details

Rare Set of Six Southern Coin Silver Spoons by Seraphim Masi of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-04   $175.00

Rare Set of Six Southern Coin Silver Spoons by Seraphim Masi of DC
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Offered is a fine set of six early Southern coin silver teaspoons by well-known but scarce Washington, DC silversmith and jeweler Seraphim Masi (1797-1884), who was working in DC by about 1820 and who is best known for making many of the skippets (diplomatic seals) for the United States government during the 1820s and later including one for Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in the 1850s. Masi's work is hard to find and is always good quality. These teaspoons each bear a good clear maker's... Click for details

Coin Silver Pattern Handled Master Butter Knife with Interesting Marks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-03   On Hold

Coin Silver Pattern Handled Master Butter Knife with Interesting Marks
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Offered is a good American coin silver master butter knife bearing manufacturer's marks not firmly attributed by McGrew but perhaps from the New York city area. Like most of the knives in this style, there are some tiny dents and dings in the handle, but there are no major dents and no splits or repairs. The handle is firm and there is no looseness to the pitch inside. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and well-struck marks of a sovereign's head, an anchor and a bird, perhaps... Click for details

Georgian Silver Gravy Ladle Women Silversmiths Mary & Elizabeth Sumner
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-02   Sold

Georgian Silver Gravy Ladle Women Silversmiths Mary & Elizabeth Sumner
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Offered is a good Georgian English sterling silver sauce ladle or gravy ladle with the little-seen mark of Mary and Elizabeth Sumner, working in London. This ladle is fully hallmarked for London, 1810, and bears one the maker's marks known for this partnership, which consisted of mother and daughter. Pieces with female silversmiths' marks are uncommon, and marks denoting two female members of the same family much more so. This serving piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length and weighs... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Tablespoon by Philip L. Reese of Mt. Sterling, KY
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170116-01   Sold

Southern Coin Silver Tablespoon by Philip L. Reese of Mt. Sterling, KY
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Offered is a good example of the maker's mark and work of Philip Louis Reese (1839-1897), a little-known jeweler and silversmith who trained in Cincinnati, Ohio and then commenced in business in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He appears to have begun his trade in Kentucky around 1857, and by 1860 was married and prospering. He apparently made and/or sold flatware and julep cups, among other items, though his mark seems to be quite rare - Boultinghouse's "Kentucky Silversmiths" could not find a single... Click for details

Robert Makepeace II, London 1795, Sterling Silver Sugar Scissor Nips
Silver : Sterling

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2971f   $195.00

Robert Makepeace II, London 1795, Sterling Silver Sugar Scissor Nips
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A late 18th century item, these sterling sugar nips are stamped on each finger holder with a lion and "RM" for Robert Makepeace II whose mark was entered into the London registry in 1795 (Grimwade).

Noted as a good maker in "Jackson's Hallmarks," his capacities show in this item measuring 5" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz.

They are solid silver, with cast, scroll form arms and clam shell grips.

The round crosspiece is inscribed "D" over "L*I" in block lettering.

They are in... Click for details

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Rare Early Crested Chinese Export Silver Spoon Circa 1830
Silver : China Trade

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-05   $47.50

Rare Early Crested Chinese Export Silver Spoon Circa 1830
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Offered is a rare example of the work of unascribed Canton maker "CC", working there circa 1825-30 or slightly later. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. It is engraved with an armorial of an oak tree with a fish dangling - very similar to the Glasgow city arms. Condition overall is fair to good, with some moderate surface and tip wear but no splits or repairs. All in all a very good example of a scarce mark in Chinese Export silver!

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-04   $125.00

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or... Click for details

Rare Early Crested Canadian Coin Silver Spoon from Québec City
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-03   Sold

Rare Early Crested Canadian Coin Silver Spoon from Québec City
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Offered is a lovely and scarce crested Canadian coin silver teaspoon by Québec City silversmith and jeweler James Smellie, working in that city circa 1819-29. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a lion or similar animal rearing against or holding a tree. The maker's mark and pseudo-hallmarks used by Smellie are well-struck to the reverse, and are quite legible. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition overall is good, with some wear... Click for details

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-02   Sold

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
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Offered is a gorgeous set of six silver gilt teaspoon-sized dessert spoons, in a classic French form and style, circa 1820-80, probably on the earlier end given the prominent plateaus on the tip of the spoons. These spoons have very high quality die-struck decoration to the front and period script engraved monograms to the reverse.

Each spoon has a maker's mark of B with pellets and indistinct marks that somewhat resemble a French guarantee mark, struck twice. There does not appear to... Click for details

Scarce Pair of Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Spoons by Robert C. Green
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-01   $39.50

Scarce Pair of Pottsville, PA Coin Silver Spoons by Robert C. Green
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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by Pottsville, Pennsylvania coin silver jeweler and watchmaker Robert C. Green, whose biographical information appears below. Green's mark is quite uncommon, and these teaspoons each have a clear, well-struck maker's mark, and a pseudo-hallmark or journeyman's mark in the form of a leaf. Each piece also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of... Click for details

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2970f   $365.00

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
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A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus serving tongs also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."

Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design.

There are two substantially scaled arms that are joined by a broad arch, which... Click for details

Durgin "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2969f   $24.00

Durgin
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Tracing to the modest, mid 19th century, beginnings of a firm that came to produce some of the most striking designs, "New Art" as an example, in the history of American silver manufacturing, this coin silver sugar spoon was made by "Wm. B. Durgin," whose name is imprinted on the backside.

It measures 6" long and weighs just over .6 T. oz.

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" pattern with a scallop shell bowl.

The handle is engraved "Della" in script.

Essentially a rarity because of its age and... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Tipt" Coin Serving Spoon Engraved "Mary"
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2968f   $42.00

Hotchkiss & Schreuder
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Perhaps the most recognizable name among Syracuse, New York, silver manufacturers, the firm of Hotchkiss & Schreuder existed under various names during the second half of the 19th century.

The specific "H&S" mark on this 8 7/8" long, heavy at 1.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is an early mark used 1857-64 according to the "Encylcopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."

It is also stamped "W.S. Taylor" for the Utica, New York retailer with dates, 1858-61, convergent with the maker's... Click for details

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2966f   $125.00

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
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Marked on the underside "Sterling," "Handmade," and with a rubbed maker's mark for William B. Meyers of Newark, New Jersey, working dates 1932-58, this tapered and slightly splayed, handleless cup or small beaker stands 2" tall, has a top span of 2 1/2", a bottom diameter of 1 5/8", and weighs a substantial 3.1 T. oz.

This item was also offered with an accompanying dish or saucer, with matching figures applied on the rim.

The work is novel, engaging, and consistent with the imaginative... Click for details

Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Pudding Serving Spoon 1860s
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2965f   $125.00

Gorham
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Measuring 9" long and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item has a large, ovoid bowl that measures 3 3/8" by 2 9/16". It has a flange rim with notched shoulders, pointed tip, and, while similar to a berry, the relatively shallow depth suggests it was likely was a much less common pudding serving spoon.

An early, coin silver, example of Gorham's "Grecian," this piece is marked "Patent 1861," with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Shreve, Stanwood & Co.," which was a predecessor... Click for details

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