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Fiddthread Coin Silver Table Fork, Marshall & Tempest of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170716-04   On Hold


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Offered is a nice American coin silver table fork marked M&T with a set of pseudo-hallmarks - this mark is given as a retailer's mark used by Marshall & Tempest of Philadelphia, who were in partnership from 1813 to 1865. This fork also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 7 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some tine wear and some fine scratching to the surface, but no splits or repairs. All in all a usable American... Click for details

Set of Three Oriental Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoons - N. E. Crittenden
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20170625-06   On Hold


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Offered is a set of three American coin silver teaspoons in John Polhamus' attractive Oriental Pattern (1855), and bearing his mark and the patent mark, as well as the retailer's mark of N. E. Crittenden of Cleveland. These teaspoons each measure about 5 7/8 inches in length, and the set weighs about 62 grams altogether. Condition is mixed, with each spoon having some wear and one spoon having a ding to the bowl. These spoons are certainly worth having your local silversmith clean up! Each... Click for details

Fine Coin Silver Long-Handled Condiment Spoon Circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170625-03   $25.00


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Offered is a very good American coin silver condiment spoon with a long handle, in a pattern patented in 1850 but with which I am not familiar. It is quite an attractive piece. There is no maker's or retailer's mark on this piece, just a patent date and a PURE COIN mark. This piece measures about 5 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is very good with light wear but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine coin silver serving piece!

George Sharp Coin silver King's shell bowl serving spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2249   $250.00


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length 10 3/4 inches, weight 4.02 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number three.

Over the years, we've bought and sold many King and King's variant items in coin silver, but this is a particularly fine example in terms of form, quality, and condition.

Excellent Gorham Medallion Pattern Master Butter Knife, Jupiter (Zeus)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170604-03   $75.00

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Offered is a very good American sterling silver medallion pattern master butter knife by Gorham, featuring a medallion of a crowned deity - presumably Zeus (Jupiter) as other pieces in Gorham's medallion pattern represent other gods, but only one has a crown. This particular medallion seems to be uncommon. This piece is about 7 inches in length and weighs about 52 grams. Condition is good overall, with surface wear consistent with its age, and no dents, splits or repairs. There are two very... Click for details

Gorgeous Queens Tablespoon by Lewis Veron & Co., Philadelphia c.1830
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170529-05   Sold


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Offered is a rare example of the maker's mark and product offered by Lewis Veron & Co., a fancy-goods store famous for receiving various contracts to decorate the White House. Despite a single-minded focus on Philadelphia silver for about a decade, I never came across a piece bearing the maker's mark (really a retailer's mark) of Veron, whose silver seems to have been supplied by either the Thibaults, the Fletchers, Thomas Whartenby or some combination thereof. It is obvious from this piece... Click for details

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Excellent Pair of Kings Husk Pattern Dessert Forks by Benjamin Gurnee
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170416-01   $85.00


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Offered is a lovely and well-made pair of American coin silver dessert or table forks in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of these pieces. These forks are exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing a total of 106 grams, or more than three troy ounces, for the pair. Each is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and each bears Gurnee's mark and... Click for details

C.E. Keyser, Leipzig, 800 Standard Silver Wine Caddy or Plate
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Old Friends  
3069f   $75.00


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Dating from around the turn of the 20th century, this item measures 6" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Flat bottomed, it has an upraised, 1" wide, bowed and scalloped edge rim that is embossed with a repeating acanthus leaf and gadroon motif.

This is high fashion and complimented by a fancy leaf style lettered "EGD" monogram.

It could be a plate or equally serve as a wine caddy, of a size that could accommodate either a 750 ml or 1.5 liter bottle.

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Excellent Heavy Coin Silver Fiddlethread Pattern Dessert Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170305-02   $35.00


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Offered is an excellent American coin silver dessert spoon in the fiddlethread or fiddle and thread pattern, bearing the maker's mark of Lows, Ball & Co., circa 1840. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 46 grams or so. It is engraved with a period script monogram to the reverse. Condition is excellent, with modest wear from normal use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a good piece in a desirable pattern and a useful and scarce size!

Ram's head coin silver sauce ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2238   $225.00


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length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.84 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement, gilt bowl, outstanding original condition. Concerning the engraving, both the quality of design and the execution are far above average.

Marked only "coin," back in the day we would have hastened to read through many musty issues of "Silver Magazine" in order to find the maker of this fine ladle, but now, in our dotage, we will leave this task to you, dear reader.

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


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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

Exquisite Coin Silver Basket of Flowers Pattern Sugar Tongs c. 1825-35
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161002-01   $120.00


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Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon with Rare Mark of Marshall & Smith
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160228-02   $30.00


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Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs... Click for details

Fine Large Coin Silver Pie Server in the Tuscan Pattern by Gibney
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160224-01   On Hold


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Offered is a very good American coin silver pie or pastry server in the well-known Tuscan pattern, also known as pattern no. 59, by Michael Gibney. More on Gibney and the Tuscan pattern below. This piece measures about 10 1/2 inches in length and weighs 96 grams. It has no monogram or any sign of erasure and bears a good clear retailer's mark for Brackett, Crosby & Brown, in partnership in Boston, MA circa 1849-50. As such, it can be dated rather exactly. Condition of this piece is... Click for details

Fine Decorated Cincinnati Coin Silver Spoon by Clemens Oskamp c1854-70
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160124-03   $20.00


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Offered is a very finely decorated American coin silver teaspoon by Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Clemens Oskamp, and bearing his maker's mark. This spoon is nicely engraved M.McM and is in very good condition, with only modest wear and no major dents, and no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver for display or daily use!

Medallion Coin Silver Master Butter Knife - J. A. Webb, Janesville, WI
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150704-03   $60.00


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Offered is a good American coin silver master butter knife in the Medallion pattern variant manufactured by Hotchkiss & Schreuder - this piece bears their maker's mark as well as a scarce Midwestern retailer's mark for Janesville, Wisconsin jeweler James A. Webb, who established his store in that town in 1856. In 1865 his shop was at Lappin's Corner in Janesville. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 34 grams. Condition is fair, though there is quite a bit of... Click for details

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