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Whartenby, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Snuff Box, Mid 19th Century
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Old Friends  
2762f   $225.00

Whartenby, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Snuff Box, Mid 19th Century
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The "T.W. & Co." mark stamped on the rim of this snuff box is attributed to Thomas Whartenby & Co., Philadelphia.

Catherine Hollan offers extensive biographical material about Whartenby in her comprehensive work "Philadelphia Silversmiths," recording that he was born in Delaware in 1788, apprenticed in Philadelphia in 1802-09, established in his own shop in 1811, and ended his working years as "T.Whartenby & Co.," 1847-52.

She notes that examples of his work are held by the Philadelphia... Click for details

Kirk "4101" Old Sterling Silver Open Salt & Pepper Shaker
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Old Friends  
2760f   $185.00

Kirk
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These two items, stamped "4101" on the bottoms, are the hollowware side of Kirk's "Calvert" and "Old Maryland Plain" flatware patterns.

According to the identifications offered in the "Encylopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," the style of the "S. Kirk & Son" mark, along with the word "Sterling," was used 1925-32, indicating these have considerable age.

The footed, open salt stands 1 13/16" tall on a base that is 1 3/4" in diameter, and has a top opening that measures 2 5/8" across.... Click for details

Krider & Biddle, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Coin Silver Mug
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2750f   $145.00

Krider & Biddle, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Coin Silver Mug
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One of Philadelphia's most prominent 19th century silversmiths, Peter L. Krider operated as sole manufacturer and in several partnerships over his career.

This mug is stamped with the "crossed K & B" symbol for the "Krider & Biddle" partnership, along with the model number "433."

There has been some difference of opinion about the exact dates of this pairing. The most recent, and likely most reliable, scholarship on Philadelphia silversmiths has been offered in a volume by Catherine... Click for details

Early Amercan helmet cream jug, Abraham DuBois
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2216   $1250.00

Early Amercan helmet cream jug, Abraham DuBois
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Philadelphia circa 1795, with applied beaded border, square base, sunken center and handle offset to the corners, height 6 3/4 to top of spout; base 2 1/2 inches, weight 5.70 Troy ounces, monogrammed I * A on foot.

There is some rather sloppy soldering on the beaded border beneath the spout (I do not believe this to be a repair) which we show in agonizing detail, see image four, but aside from this the condition is very good

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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2690f   $145.00

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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Octagonal in shape, this mug is slightly diminutive. It stands 3" to the rim, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed bottom that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number... Click for details

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2215   Sold

octagonal coin silver child's mug of Southern interest, J.E. Spear
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Resplendent with Savannah history, this handsome coin silver cup is engraved on six of the eight panels with the date and initials of each owner.

Height excluding handle 3 3/8 inches, weight 5.84 Troy ounces, 2 5/8 inches across base, a few minor dents but very good overall condition.

Though the mark overstrikes that of Wolcott (& Gelston?), work from Spear's Savannah period is scarce, and this mark was previously unrecorded. It is now included in Wm Erik Voss' excellent compendium... Click for details

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Large, Heavy Handled Southern Coin Silver Cup by Robert Keyworth of DC
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160313-01   Sold

Large, Heavy Handled Southern Coin Silver Cup by Robert Keyworth of DC
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver handled cup by noted Washington, D.C. silversmith Robert Keyworth (born 1795 in England, died 1856 in Washington, D.C.). Keyworth was working on Pennsylvania, west of 9th Street, by 1820, and was had a long and successful career. He was active in the local militia, attaining the rank of Major in the 1st Regiment, D.C. Volunteers; he was also a committed Mason. This cup is quite large at over 4 inches to the top of the handle, and weighs a heavy 190... Click for details

Circa 1858 Gorham "Lion Head" Coin Silver Open Master Salt
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2635f   $185.00

Circa 1858 Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest coin silver master salts, this is also an exceptionally fine example of the form.

Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," Indianapolis. Interestingly, most sources cite Talbott for spelling of this firm, with the exception of Kovel's which cites Hiatt "The Silversmiths of Kentucky" as its source and uses a single "T."

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WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Hampton Galleries  
7383   $1195.00

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Coin silver water pitcher made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1835), 13" tall to top of handle, 11 1/2" tall to top of lip, thin baluster-shaped body on 4 1/4" wide circular stepped foot, short neck to thin pouring spout with large beading around rim, applied bands around neck and foot, repousse decoration over body with large acanthus leaves vertically on bottom and leaves and badge-shaped cartouche on upper body, script presentation in cartouche "C.A. Chase(l)? /From her Father... Click for details

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Hampton Galleries  
7383   $1195.00

WATER PITCER, Lincoln & Reed, Boston, MA (c. 1835)
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Coin silver water pitcher made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston, Massachusetts (c. 1835), 13" tall to top of handle, 11 1/2" tall to top of lip, thin baluster-shaped body on 4 1/4" wide circular stepped foot, short neck to thin pouring spout with large beading around rim, applied bands around neck and foot, repousse decoration over body with large acanthus leaves vertically on bottom and leaves and badge-shaped cartouche on upper body, script presentation in cartouche "C.A. Chase(l)? /From her Father... Click for details

WATER PITCHER, 7385 Baldwin & Co., Newark, NJ (c. 1841)
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Hampton Galleries  
7386   $1,750.00

WATER PITCHER, 7385 Baldwin & Co., Newark, NJ (c. 1841)
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Coin silver water pitcher by Baldwin & Co. of Newark, New Jersey (c.1841), 11 1/4" tall to top of handle, 10 1/4" to top of lip, bulbous body on four cast splayed feet, body vertically lobed in six panels, wide pouring spout, C-shaped hollow handle with thumb grip, no monogram, marked underneath "BALDWIN & CO," and "MANUFACTURERS" in opposite crescent punches, "NEWARK, N.J." in rectangular punch in between other punches, with horsehead and crowned leopard head punches.

New York Coin Silver Handled Cup Circa 1835 by James Thomson
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-05   $95.00

New York Coin Silver Handled Cup Circa 1835 by James Thomson
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver handled cup dating to 1835, by New York silversmith James Thomson. Thomson's work is not often seen, but he had a number of important commissions and won gold and silver medals from the American Institute during his active period, circa 1835-45. This piece is engraved "Alex(ander) A. Waring FROM S. W. Allen" - I wasn't able to find anything out about these individuals. In addition to the inscription, this piece bears a very clear maker's mark and... Click for details

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-07   $145.00

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
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Offered is a fine German parcel-gilt beaker, probably circa 1825-75, bearing the silver standard mark of 13 loth, denoting 812/1000 fineness, and a maker's mark of a script-like "B." This piece bears finely executed grape-and-vine decoration, and and period script "H" owner's monogram in a shield. Condition overall is very good, with little or no dimpling and no splits; there appears to be a small repair to the body, but it is too well done to capture in a photograph. This piece measures a... Click for details

Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-03   $95.00

Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
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Offered is a fine early pair of interesting American silver servers (very early sterling rather than coin silver) by Gale & Willis, a short lived partnership between William Gale, Sr. and his son-in-law John R. Willis which lasted from 1859 to 1862. Each server in this matched pair measures about 7 5/8 inches in length, and the pair weigh about 110 grams altogether. As the pictures show, the bowls are fluted in a way different than that of sugar spoons, and the underside has a thick drop to... Click for details

Gorgeous Philadelphia Coin Silver Teapot by Harvey Lewis, Circa 1820
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-02   $975.00

Gorgeous Philadelphia Coin Silver Teapot by Harvey Lewis, Circa 1820
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Offered is a lovely early American coin silver tea pot by noted Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis. Mr. Lewis was born in 1783, apprenticed to Joseph Lownes in 1795, and was working independently by 1802. He worked from about 1805-11 with Joseph D. Smith, and then largely alone thereafter. He had a successful career throughout his life and died in 1835. This piece should by style date to the mid-point of Mr. Lewis' career, circa 1820, though it could of course have been made somewhat earlier... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Creamer - Greenberry Gaither, Washington, DC
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150809-01   $695.00

Southern Coin Silver Creamer - Greenberry Gaither, Washington, DC
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Offered is a fine and very rare example of American coin silver hollowware bearing the mark of little-known Washington, D.C. silversmith Greenberry Gaither. Biographical information follows the item description. This cream pitcher is fairly large and heavy, measuring about 6 1/2 inches high to the top of the handle, and weighing 322 grams, or about ten troy ounces. The piece dates somewhere between 1820-35 based on style. This creamer is lightly engraved with a period script monogram, which... Click for details

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