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Wallace Art Nouveau "Peony" Intaglio Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4112f   $85.00


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Wallace produced several Art Nouveau floral patterns in the early 20th century, of which "Peony" stands in a category by itself. It is exceptionally heavy, has three dimensional intaglio (meaning cut in) and upraised surfaces, embodies a liquid look, and is highly expressive.

This example is a 7", weighty as noted at nearly 1.9 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

It has a scalloped edge bowl, with a broad, rounded end, slightly flanged shoulders, and a raised groove interior.

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E. Mead & Co., St. Louis, "French Thread" Large Coin Silver Ice Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4111f   $135.00


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Norman Mack in Missouri's Silver Age: Silversmiths of the 1880s contains an extensive entry for Edward Mead(e), a prominent name in mid 19th Century Saint Louis silver retailing.

Mack indicates the "E. Mead & Co." (and "Coin") mark on this pair of large, 6 3/4" long, 3/4" wide at the arch, and heavy at approximately 2.2 T. oz., ice or other tongs, was in use "by 1870," although the partnership with "his son Edward H. Mead and another man, William H. Maurice," was established in 1852.... Click for details

Hebbard for Tiffany & Co "French Thread" Unusual Coin Silver Spoon x 2
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4110f   $65.00


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This 7" long place or dessert spoon stands apart on several counts, the first of which is its exceptionally heavy weight at marginally over 2.0 T. oz.

Secondly, marked "Tiffany & Co.," it traces to the early years of the firm when it operated solely as a retailer.

In this case the maker was Henry Hebbard, whose three part "star, H, anchor" pseudo hallmark appears on the handle backside.

Thirdly, it is to a coin silver standard, so stamped, which is unusual for Tiffany which prompted,... Click for details

Fine Pair of Circa 1790-1805 Sugar Tongs Engraved "W" in Period Script
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-12   Sold


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Offered is a very fine pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs dating to about 1790 to 1805, engraved with a period script monogram of "W", or in a pinch, "M". This piece is decorated with engraving to the edges and has no maker's mark. This pair of tongs measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 41 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs and a good bright surface. All in all a fine pair of coin silver sugar tongs dating back more than two... Click for details

Boonville, MO Coin Silver Spoon by Jacob Friedrich Gmelich Ca. 1860
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-11   Sold


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Offered is a rare example of the mark of Boonville watchmaker and jeweler Jacob Friedrich Gmelich, whose biographical information appears below. Gmelich was also elected State Treasurer and then Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is marked with the retailer's mark of J.F.GMELICH, as well as a PURE COIN mark. This spoon measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some rippling and surface... Click for details

NY Coin Silver Spoon c.1804-10 by Nathaniel Francis w/Interesting Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-10   $24.00


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Offered is a good early 19th Century American coin silver spoon by noted New York silversmith Nathaniel Francis (fl. 1804-27), circa 1804-10 by style. This piece has an engraved period script monogram and a good maker's mark, and also has an unusual "C" journeyman's mark or quality mark. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest wear but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of the work of this noted maker!

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Agricultural Society Prize Spoon, Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-09   Sold


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Offered is an American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Stephen R. Freeman, whose biographical information appears below. The reverse is also marked to denote that this spoon was a prize, or "premium", given at the Vigo County Agricultural Fair circa 1859. This piece is not engraved with a monogram and there is no sign of erasure. Condition is only fair as there has been a repair to the stem that crosses but does not obscure the maker's mark. Please... Click for details

Rare Detroit Coin Silver Tablespoon by Morrison & Conklin Circa 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-08   $40.00


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Offered is a good and rare example of the maker's mark of the firm of Morrison & Conklin, a partnership between John H. Morrison and James S. Conklin, circa the 1850s and 60s. This tablespoon has a period engraved script monogram and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. This piece measures about 8 inches in length and weighs about 38 grams. Condition is fair overall, with the bowl out of round and some wear overall, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this desirable Detroit... Click for details

Washington, DC Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Eichler Circa 1850-60
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-07   Sold


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Offered is a very scarce example of the maker's mark of Washington, DC watchmaker and jeweler William F. D. Eichler, working in Georgetown in the 1850s and 1860s. Little is known about Eichler except that he was born in Hanover, Germany circa 1817, and that he married the widow of Christian Letmate, jeweler of DC, who died in 1853. This tablespoon has a rubbed but legible maker's mark, and a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 48... Click for details

Rare Pair of Illinois or Missouri Tablespoons by Joseph W. Cary & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-06   $100.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark of the firm of Joseph W. Cary & Co. (see biographical information, which has some inaccuracies, below), of Alton, Illinois from the 1840s through about 1875, and of St. Louis, Missouri thereafter. Norman Mack, the author of "Missouri's Silver Age", indicates that no example of the work of this firm have been located. Either only a few pieces have survived, or the majority of spoons bearing this mark were made for, and remain... Click for details

Bolles & Childs, Hartford CT, "Sheaf of Wheat" Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4109f   $65.00


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A 6 1/2" long piece, this cream ladle weighs just over .5 T. oz.

Dating circa 1840, it is marked "B&C" for the Hartford, Connecticut partnership of Edward Bolles and Lucius Childs.

It has a raised "Sheaf of Wheat" motif on the end of the rounded, down-turned, handle, and a long, slender shank with chamfered edges.

The 1 3/4" by 1 1/2" by 1/4" ovoid bowl has a line drop on the backside.

There is a script letter "EET" monogram set sideways on the handle.

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Rare and Important Illinois Coin Silver Table Fork by Louis Robitaille
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-05   $325.00


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Offered is an extremely rare coin silver three-tined tablefork marked ILINOIS with a punch that appears to match that used by noted early Mississippi Valley silversmith Louis Robitaille, working first in Quebec, and then in Detroit from 1793-96, Sainte-Geneviève, Missouri Territory (known to the French as Ilinois) circa 1797 to 1804, and in Natchez, MS from 1805 to his death around 1819. This piece is strikingly similar in form and place mark to a fork in a book/pamphlet produced by the... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by James E. Spear of Charleston
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-04   $47.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the retailer's mark of James Emmons Spear, working in Savannah, GA for a period prior to 1846, and in Charleston from 1846 through 1871. This piece has a clear set of marks and period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 7 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some tip wear but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice useful piece of Southern coin silver!

18th Century French Silver Tablespoon with Caribbean Inscription
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-03   $47.50


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Offered is an interesting early French silver table spoon dating to before the French Revolution, and a survivor of the French occupation of San Domingo (Saint-Domingue), which ended in 1804. This tablespoon bears 18th Century French silver hallmarks and is engraved in later writing with the family name of Danieux to the front and an inscription to the reverse documenting the history of the spoon. This piece is quite heavy, measuring about 8 inches in length and weighing about 79 grams. ... Click for details

Montgomery, NY Coin Silver Tablespoon by David G. Bogert Ca. 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-02   Sold


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Offered is a nice Montgomery, New York coin silver table spoon by little-known silversmith David G. Bogert David Bogert, who was born around 1802 in New York City, and who trained starting about 1815 to Nicholas James Bogert. David was known to be working in Montgomery between about 1825 and 1850, and was farming exclusively after 1850. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. This tablespoon measures about 8 1/2 inches in length, and weighs about 53... Click for details

Fine and Rare St. Louis Coin Silver Tablespoon by William H. Kimberly
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-01   Sold


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Offered is a very good and quite rare example of silver made by little-known craftsman William H. Kimberly (born circa 1804) of St. Louis. This tablespoon has a period engraved script monogram and is marked with Kimberly's maker's mark, as well as a city mark for St. Louis. Only a few spoons by Kimberly are known. This piece seems to date to the 1830s or 1840s by style, and is consistent with the years Kimberly would likely have been at his peak. The maker's mark and city mark are both clear... Click for details

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