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Towle "Pomona" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork, Fruit & Cornucopia
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2999f   $90.00

Towle
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Patented in 1887, "Pomona" was produced in a period of increasing urbanization, but the imagery is in substance an ode to rural life.

It features a variety of fruit, including hanging peaches, along with pears and grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, on the handle.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sardine fork.

The backside of the handle has a small leafy detail on the end. The portraiture of the leaf varies from piece to piece. Otherwise the reverse is plain... Click for details

Heavy and Well-Made, Highly Decorated Victorian English Sterling Tongs
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170204-02   $45.00

Heavy and Well-Made, Highly Decorated Victorian English Sterling Tongs
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Offered is a very fine pair of unusually well-decorated English Victorian sterling silver fiddle pattern sugar tongs, with extensive relief engraving to the bow and both arms, down to the grips. This piece also features a nicely done period script monogram of "AT & MT". The tongs are fully hallmarked for London, 1872, and bear a maker's mark of what appears to be TH over TH. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, including details of the decoration and the maker's mark... Click for details

Lovely Decorated Coin Silver Serving Fork by Bailey & Co., Phila
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170204-01   Sold

Lovely Decorated Coin Silver Serving Fork by Bailey & Co., Phila
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Offered is a very well decorated American coin silver serving piece in the form of a beef fork, cold meat serving fork, or similar implement. Perhaps this was intended as a sliced tomato server or something similar, as the business end was gilt on the front side. Please click on the picture to see the other pictures. I would appreciate any input if someone is aware of the exact use of this piece! This piece is finely engraved throughout, and has no monogram or erasure. It bears the maker's... Click for details

Arthur Stone large Paul Revere bowl,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2237   $875.00

Arthur Stone large Paul Revere bowl,
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top diameter 9 1/2; bottom 4 1/8 inches, no monogram, weight 29.4 Troy ounces, craftsman Herbert Taylor, excellent condition.

Stone's workshop made this item in at least four sizes. The larger two required substantial time in the making, and are scarce by comparison to their smaller peers. It is also unusual find an example which has never been engraved, since these were most often made as presentation pieces.

Shiebler Heraldic "Sandringham" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2996f   $95.00

Shiebler Heraldic
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A 6 3/4" long, relatively weighty at 1.4 T. oz. item, this small to medium sized serving spoon was produced by George Shiebler in the late 19th century.

The pattern name is "Sandringham" and the design is consistent with this appelation, in that it is English courtly.

The handle, which has beaded margins, is capped with what appears to be a near exact representation of the three feather herldic badge of the Prince of Wales.

References list the issue date of this pattern as 1895,... Click for details

Gorham Cut Glass Syrup Pitcher with Sterling Lidded Top
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2995f   $135.00

Gorham Cut Glass Syrup Pitcher with Sterling Lidded Top
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Standing 5" tall and 3 1/4" wide at the base, this syrup pitcher or jug is model number "1794 D," as stamped on the silver collar. Other marks include the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for "1906."

The body is glass, cut in a flower, perhaps aster or daisy, leaf, and scroll design.

This is all capped with a solid sterling collar with a rolled rim and fitted lid.

The lid has a dome top, a thumb lift attached to a hinge, and is engraved "JMD" in script.... Click for details

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Unger Brothers Art Nouveau "Iris" Sterling Silver Plate or Plaque
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2994f   $215.00

Unger Brothers Art Nouveau
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An extraordinary design statement, this 5 5/8" diameter, over 2.4 T. oz., sterling plate was produced by a company, Unger Brothers, that was a pace setter for such work in both silver and jewelry in the late 19th through early 20th centuries.

Essentially decorative rather than utilitarian, it was likely meant to be gazed upon, like a plaque, or at best put into light service.

The entire piece is a representation of an iris blossom. The design is no less than ebullient, with the petals... Click for details

Peter, Ann & William Bateman Georgian Sterling Silver Engraved Tongs
Silver : Sterling

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2993f   $125.00

Peter, Ann & William Bateman Georgian Sterling Silver Engraved Tongs
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Made in London in 1802-03 during the reign of George III, this pair of tongs measure 5 5/8" long and weigh just over 1.0 T. oz.

They are fully marked on the arms for London, 1802-03, sterling, and the family partnership of Peter (son of Hester), Ann (sister-in-law of Peter), and William (nephew of Peter) Bateman, represented as "PB/AB/WB."

It has cup grips, shaped arms, and a slightly concave arch that is engraved with a feathered script "CH" monogram.

All outward facing surfaces are... Click for details

Lovely 18th Century Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Benjamin Bussey
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-11   Sold

Lovely 18th Century Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Benjamin Bussey
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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Dedham, Massachusetts silversmith Benjamin Bussey (1757-1782), whose work is rarely seen. He worked from 1778 to an unknown date - this pair of tongs dates to about 1785-95, so at least to that period. He apparently moved to Boston around 1792, and may have shifted his focus at that time. This piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 34 grams. The period engraved script monogram of "MS" is surrounded... Click for details

Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Williams & Victor
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-10   $50.00

Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Williams & Victor
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Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by the well-known partnership of Jehu Williams, Sr. and John Victor, working together in Lynchburg circa 1814 to 1845. (Please see my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from the same family by Jehu Williams working alone.) Each spoon has a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W&V and a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/8 inches in length and the pair weighs about 28 grams. Condition is fair, with... Click for details

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-09   $75.00

Good Pair of Lynchburg, Virginia Coin Silver Tspns by Jehu Williams Sr
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Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-08   Sold

Rare Set of 6 Florida Coin Silver Forks, Myers & Gorman of Tallahassee
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Offered is a good set of six early Southern coin silver table forks by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Selim Myers and Robert Berry Gorman, working in partnership from early 1858 through about 1881, with a break due to Mr. Gorman's service in the Confederate service during the War. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed Tallahassee coin silver teaspoon by Towle &... Click for details

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-07   Sold

Florida Coin Silver Teaspoon by Towle & Myers of Tallahassee c.1844-57
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Offered is a good early Southern coin silver spoon by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Frederick Towle and Selim Myers, working in partnership circa late 1843 or early 1844 through about 1857. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed set of six Tallahassee coin silver forks by Myers & Gorman, from the same family.

This teaspoon has a good clear maker's mark... Click for details

Superb English Sterling Silver Fish Slice, 1843 - Piercing Spells FISH
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-06   $275.00

Superb English Sterling Silver Fish Slice, 1843 - Piercing Spells FISH
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Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script. The piercing is so ornate that it takes a... Click for details

Gorgeous Irish Georgian Crested and Bright Cut Stuffing Spoon Ca. 1783
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-05   Sold

Gorgeous Irish Georgian Crested and Bright Cut Stuffing Spoon Ca. 1783
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Offered is a lovely and sophisticated 18th Century Irish sterling silver stuffing or platter spoon bearing full hallmarks for Dublin, 1783 and a maker's mark of IK in a serrated rectangular punch. This piece is graced with an armorial of a stag and features gorgeous decoration in the "Bright-Cut Irish 'Old English' Bow" pattern. It is difficult to find teaspoons and tablespoons in good condition in this pattern, let alone a large serving piece like this. The engraved decoration is in... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170129-04   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon - James B. Fidler Circa 1850s
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Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and retailer James B. Fidler, circa the 1850s. This piece bear's Fidler's mark and an address mark that matches that of the Cassidy and Cassidy & Ball pieces just listed in separate listings. Apparently this address held workshop or retailer space that was in demand in the jeweler community. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It bears a period engraved script monogram and... Click for details

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