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Fine Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Fries of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-07   $16.00

Fine Fiddle Pattern Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Fries of Philadelphia
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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith John Fries, who was working in that city from about 1830 to 1858 or later. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good, with only modest wear from normal use but with some minor scratches to the end of the underside of the handle. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a... Click for details

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-06   $25.00

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas F. Albright
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Offered is a very good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler Thomas F. Albright (born circa 1811), working in that city circa 1835 to about 1860 or later. This spoon probably dates to the 1835-50 range as it bears the Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark or trademark in use mainly between 1825 and 1850 or so. This spoon also has a clear, well-struck maker's mark, which was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece... Click for details

Scarce Early Frankford (Philadelphia) Spoon by Samuel Huckel, c1818-30
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-05   $30.00

Scarce Early Frankford (Philadelphia) Spoon by Samuel Huckel, c1818-30
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Offered is a rare example of the work of Frankford (in NE Philadelphia) clock and watch maker and silversmith Samuel Huckel (b. 1798 - d. 1883). This teaspoon by style should date to the early part of Huckel's career, circa 1818-30. His silver flatware is very hard to find, and the mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a good clear maker's mark and features... Click for details

Pair of Early Chicago Coin Silver Spoons c1850-54 by Samuel Hoard & Co
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160820-01   $32.50

Pair of Early Chicago Coin Silver Spoons c1850-54 by Samuel Hoard & Co
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Offered is a good pair of earlier Chicago coin silver spoons, bearing the mark of Samuel Hoard & Co., in business at 117 Lake St. from about 1850 to 1854. Chicago silversmiths, jewelers and watchmakers are not widely documented, and it is always a treat to find silver bearing their marks. These teaspoons also each have a period engraved script monogram. They measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and the pair weighs a total of about 28 grams. Condition overall is good, with modest... Click for details

Cream Ladle by Socrates Ayers of Elmira, NY c1836-45, with City Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160819-02   $27.50

Cream Ladle by Socrates Ayers of Elmira, NY c1836-45, with City Mark
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Offered is a good Elmira, NY coin silver cream ladle by silversmith and jeweler Socrates Ayers (1814 - 1897), who worked in Elmira for most or all of his career. This piece is in very good condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no dents, splits or repairs. It has an unusual maker's mark that incorporates the city mark in the same punch. This piece also features a period engraved script monogram. This ladle measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. All in... Click for details

Set of Four Philadelphia Coin Silver Spns by Christian Smith C.1820-33
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-08   $57.50

Set of Four Philadelphia Coin Silver Spns by Christian Smith C.1820-33
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Offered is a nice set of four American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith, jeweler and spectacle maker Christian Smith, working circa 1820-33. These spoons each feature a period engraved script monogram and an attractive script maker's mark, as well as the ubiquitous Philadelphia eagle trademark of this period. These teaspoons measure about 5 3/8 inches in length on average, and the set of four weighs about 48 grams altogether. Condition ranges from good to excellent, with... Click for details

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York, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Brenise Ca. 1825
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-06   $17.50

York, PA Coin Silver Teaspoon by John Brenise Ca. 1825
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Offered is a scarce York, Pennsylvania coin silver teaspoon by John Brenise (1793 - 1846), who would have been working independently by about 1815 but for whom records are spotty. He is generally described as working in the 1830s and later, but this spoon is clearly earlier in style (probably circa 1825), and there is no reason to suppose he would have had a decade or more hiatus in his silversmithing and clockmaking career after his apprenticeship was completed. This teaspoon has an engraved... Click for details

Set of Four Cincinnati Coin Silver Teaspoons by Abraham Palmer
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-05   On Hold

Set of Four Cincinnati Coin Silver Teaspoons by Abraham Palmer
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Offered is a good set of four Ohio coin silver spoons by little-known Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Abraham Palmer, working circa 1833 into the 1860s. Palmer apprenticed in the house of Samuel Kirk & Co. in Baltimore, and commenced business on his own in Ohio around 1833. Although he worked alone for much of his career, the silver most commonly seen with a connection to him is that from a partnership with William Owen, Sr. as Palmer & Owen in the 1850s. Silver bearing one of his maker's... Click for details

Dayton, OH Coin Silver Spoon by Lafee & Allen, Circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-04   Sold

Dayton, OH Coin Silver Spoon by Lafee & Allen, Circa 1850
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Offered is a scarce example of marked Dayton, Ohio coin silver by a short-lived partnership of jeweler Powell (or Paul) A. Lafee and an unidentified (at least by me) Mr. Allen (perhaps Benjamin Allen, working at other times in Springfield). This spoon is engraved with a date in slightly later script, and has a good legible maker's mark. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is only fair, as it has numerous small dings and scratches, but there are no... Click for details

Tolland, Connecticut Coin Silver Teaspoon by James Madison Barrows
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-02   $17.50

Tolland, Connecticut Coin Silver Teaspoon by James Madison Barrows
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Offered is a good Connecticut coin silver teaspoon by James Madison Barrows, silversmith and jeweler, who was born in Mansfield, Connecticut circa 1809; worked in Tolland, Connecticut, by 1828, and was listed there in the "American Advertising Directory" for 1831 as a manufacturer of silver spoons and dealer in watches and jewelry. He eventually relocated, first to Norwich, and then to New York City, and was listed as a merchant there in 1850. By style and by the fact that he was working alone... Click for details

Dover, New Hampshire Coin Silver Spoon by George Gray Circa 1826
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-10   $19.50

Dover, New Hampshire Coin Silver Spoon by George Gray Circa 1826
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Offered is a nice Dover coin silver teaspoon by silversmith George Gray, who was born around 1800 and worked in Dover from the 1820s until at least 1860. He was listed as retired in 1870 and died around 1875. This spoon bears one of several maker's marks known for him, in this case his initials in a serrated rectangular punch. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It has an engraved period script monogram and the maker's mark is clear and legible. ... Click for details

Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Conrad Bard & Son
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160813-06   $27.50

Pair of Philadelphia Coin Silver Master Salt Spoons, Conrad Bard & Son
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Offered is a good American coin silver pair of master salt spoons by well-known silversmith Conrad Bard and his son E. Milford Bard, working in partnership circa 1849-59. These spoons measure about 3 3/4 inches in length on average and weigh a total of about 16 grams. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram of EML and a well-struck maker's mark. Condition on these spoons is very good, with minor surface wear and signs of use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine and... Click for details

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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

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

Fiddle Pattern Dessert or Luncheon Fork by Samuel T. Crosby Circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160807-09   $22.50

Fiddle Pattern Dessert or Luncheon Fork by Samuel T. Crosby Circa 1850
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Offered is a useful American coin silver dessert or luncheon fork in the fiddle pattern by Samuel T. Crosby of Boston, circa 1852-61. This piece measures about 6 13/16 inches in length and weighs a heavy 40 grams. It features a worn period engraved script monogram as well as Mr. Crosby's maker's mark. Condition is fair, with some surface wear but only moderate tine wear and no splits or repairs. All in all a good usable fork for a fiddle pattern coin silver set!

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