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Early Gettysburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by William W. Bell, c1810-25
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-05   Sold

Early Gettysburg, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by William W. Bell, c1810-25
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Offered is a very scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by Gettysburg silversmith William W. Bell (1777-1842), whose biographical information follows a description of this piece. This spoon measures about 5 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It has a period engraved script monogram and a rubbed but legible maker's mark, one of at least three known for Mr. Bell. This maker's mark is given by Hollan to a man named William Bell who appeared in Philadelphia records briefly in... Click for details

Scarce Philadelphia Coin Silver Salt Spoon Marked by Caleb P. Wayne
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-04   Sold

Scarce Philadelphia Coin Silver Salt Spoon Marked by Caleb P. Wayne
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Offered is a good American coin silver master salt spoon marked WAYNE.PHILA; this mark was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and was attributed by her to Caleb P. Wayne, working 1811-24. This spoon has the only example of the mark that I am aware of. This piece measures approximately 3 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fair, with some file marks on the upper edge of the handle from someone doing a silver test. All in all a nice example of a... Click for details

Extremely Rare Teaspoon by Louis Cure of Philadelphia, Circa 1810-20
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-03   Sold

Extremely Rare Teaspoon by Louis Cure of Philadelphia, Circa 1810-20
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Offered is a very rare and fine early American coin silver teaspoon by sought-after Philadelphia silversmith Louis Cure, working circa 1810-20. Almost no examples of this man's work survive, though Yale has one teaspoon. The mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a well-struck maker's mark. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Washington Sailer, Circa 1825-33
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160813-02   Sold

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Washington Sailer, Circa 1825-33
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Offered is a rare American coin silver spoon by little-known Philadelphia silversmith, clockmaker and watchmaker Washington Sailer (also spelled Sailor in some sources). Sailor appears in Philadelphia directories circa 1825 to 1833, according to Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths". The mark on this spoon was used for that book; I've not seen another example of his silver yet. Sailer's widow died in 1890 at the age 85, making her birth around 1805 - one would expect Mr. Sailer's birth to be... Click for details

Mt. Holly, New Jersey Coin Silver Teaspoon - Henry B. James c.1834-55
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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20160813-01   $22.50

Mt. Holly, New Jersey Coin Silver Teaspoon - Henry B. James c.1834-55
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by New Jersey watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Henry B. James, whose biographical information appears below. This teaspoon measures 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a nicely executed period script engraved monogram, and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. Condition overall is good, with some surface wear and signs of use and shallow dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This spoon would almost certainly date to... Click for details

Mid 19th Century S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 10.15 Standard Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2813f   $225.00

Mid 19th Century S. Kirk & Son
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This three tine, possibly salad or vegetable, serving fork measures 7 5/8" long and weighs a substantial 2.0 T. oz.

It is a very early example of Kirk's touchstone "Repousse" pattern. it is stamped "S. Kirk 1015.," which the Baltimore Museum of Art reference work on Maryland silver indicates was used 1846-61. The silver standard is roughly equivalent to coin, and is one of several measures uniquely employed in Baltimore at various times during the 19th century.

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Ten Matched Wallace "St. Leon" Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2812f   $150.00

Ten Matched Wallace
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Measuring 4 7/16" long and weighing a relatively heavy 4.6 T. oz. the set, these ten spoons are for after dinner coffee. They are slightly larger than a demitasse and somewhat smaller than a 5 o'clock.

The pattern is Wallace's "St. Leon, which is a densely articulated floral design dating from 1890. The flowers and leaves are portrayed in intricate detail, but exactly what they are is uncertain. One source suggests columbine.

All matching, they have script "MR" monograms on the... Click for details

trade lot of sterling berry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2222   $76.00

trade lot of sterling berry forks
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Here's your chance to make a small fortune in the antiques business.

All six, yes that's 6 forks for one small pile of monies!!!

Flawless Old Alvin "Raphael" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2811f   $65.00

Flawless Old Alvin
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Issued in 1902, Alvin's "Raphael" stands forward as one of the most commanding figural designs coming out of the Art Nouveau era.

This 6" long, weighty at nearly 1.2 T. oz., teaspoon dates early in the line history, as evidenced by the inscription on the reverse, which reads "Kathryn 1904" in script.

It is in mint condition, likely never used. Every detail of the intricate design is fully and clearly articulated. The satin gray finish shows not even the lightest scratch. The bowl is... Click for details

Gorham "Virginia" Exceptionally Heavy Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2810f   $75.00

Gorham
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Dating from the last decade of the 19th century, Gorham's "Virginia" is essentially a pointed antique design with beaded edging, front and back sides.

This piece is a 6 1/2" long sugar sifter with an oval 2" by 2 1/2" bowl. It is remarkably heavy, weighing 2.7 T. oz., resulting in an usually thick handle and substantial bowl.

The rather strict bluntness of the design is offset by the delicate, patterned piercing in the gold finished bowl.

It is without a monogram or removal and in... Click for details

Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2221   $750.00

Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
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height 3 1/4 inches, weight 10.37 Troy ounces the pair, engraved 1) "Merry Christmas / Love / Chris - Rick / 1978" and 2) "Merry Christmas / Uncle Wat / Love / T.G.M & Sam / 1978", excellent condition.

Please note that each bird is slightly different in form, and that only one bears Adler's mark. However, we do believe them to be of a pair.

figural sterling mustard pot,
Silver : Sterling

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2220   $325.00

figural sterling mustard pot,
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Ball Black & Company circa 1875, with satyr's head handle, stepped oval foot, finely engraved crest and body (please see third image), height 3 5/8 inches, weight 4.74 Troy ounces, some staining to interior as shown but excellent overall condition, no monogram in opposing cartouche.

Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Lettuce Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2808f   $70.00

Watson
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Measuring 8 3/16" long and weighing approximately 1.3 T. oz., this lettuce fork bridges two related forms.

It is more substantial than the diminutively scaled, delicate tine, pieces used for soft lettuce, but it is not as robust as a salad serving fork.

The lengthy handle is the proportion of a lettuce fork, but more substantial. The tines, two of which are splayed and one barbed, are relatively wide and joined to a cupped, pierced heel, but still smaller than regular salad servers. ... Click for details

Early New Hampshire Doll Spoon or Condiment Spoon by Timothy Gerrish
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160807-12   Sold

Early New Hampshire Doll Spoon or Condiment Spoon by Timothy Gerrish
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Offered is an interesting early American coin silver doll spoon or condiment spoon by well-known Portsmouth, New Hampshire silversmith Timothy Gerrish (1756-1815), dating to about 1810-15. In addition to working as a silversmith from the time of the American Revolution to his death, Gerrish was also appointed the prison keeper and sometime sheriff of Portsmouth during the period 1800-15. By style, this piece should date to about 1810-15, the last period of Gerrish's life. This piece is... Click for details

Rare Minty Cased Set of Polhamus Ionic Pattern Condiment Spoons c1860
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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20160807-11   Sold

Rare Minty Cased Set of Polhamus Ionic Pattern Condiment Spoons c1860
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Offered is a very rare find - a nearly unused set of American coin silver condiment spoons (one dry mustard or horseradish spoon and a matched pair of master salt spoons) in its original case by silversmith John Polhamus (sometimes alternatively spelled Polhemus in reference books), in the Ionic pattern. These spoons bear the retailer's mark of William Mayo, and were in turn re-retailed by James McMurray, watchmaker and jeweler working at 315 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1860. ... Click for details

Fine Set of 4 Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoons, Levering & Powell
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160807-10   Sold

Fine Set of 4 Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoons, Levering & Powell
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Offered is an excellent set of four American coin silver table spoons by Philadelphia jewelers and silversmiths Francis Levering and Thomas Powell, working in partnership on North 8th Street between 1856 and 1858. The mark of this partnership is uncommon. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "MAW" and each spoon also has a clear, legible maker's mark. These spoons each measure about 8 3/4 inches in length, and the four weigh about 162 grams altogether. ... Click for details

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