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Butler & McCarty Coin Silver Salt Spoon with Rare Initials Mark
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180106-02   $12.00


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Offered is a nice fluted-bowl American coin silver master salt spoon by well-known Philadelphia makers Butler & McCarty. This piece probably dates to the 1850s. It is uncommon in that it bears the initials-only maker's mark the partnership used infrequently on flatware, and more often on spectacles and other smalls. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram. It measures about four inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some small dings to the... Click for details

Rare Mt. Holly/Burlington, New Jersey Coin Silver Spoon, Alfred Doron
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180106-01   Sold


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Offered is a rare example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Alfred C. Doron (b. 1833 - d. 1905), a little-known watchmaker and jeweler working in Burlington and/or Mt. Holly, New Jersey in the 1850s through the 1890s. He was likely a son of one John Doron, watchmaker, born in 1801 and working in Burlington County, New Jersey as well. Alfred Doron was born in Vincentown, one of the towns where John Doron had resided. According to his obituary, in the New Jersey Mirror, edition of... Click for details

Huntington & LaBoyteaux, Cincinnati, Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3372f   $46.00


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A substantially sized piece, measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this spoon traces to the mid 19th century.

It is marked "Huntington & LaBoyteaux" for a partnership that existed 1850-56, between William C. Huntington, who first established himself in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1846, and Issac N. LaBoyteaux (Cincinnati Silver, Amy Dehan).

The "exaggerated fiddle handle and pointed shoulders" form is "typical of flatware associated with Cincinnati in the mid-19th century"... Click for details

Superb Pair of 18th Century Coin Silver Spoons by Silas White Howell
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20180104-01   Sold


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Offered is a truly lovely pair of early American coin silver teaspoons made by Silas White Howell (b. 1770 - d. 1805), who was working in Morristown, New Jersey as a silversmith and clockmaker by about 1792 and was still there in 1796; by 1797 he had relocated to Albany, New York and lived and worked in that area until his death in 1805. Although he is spuriously reported as having lived until 1818, his gravestone in Albany, which includes both his correct birth-date and his middle initial,... Click for details

Porter Blanchard "Pointed" Arts & Crafts Sterling Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3370f   $385.00


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Large items, each measuring 10 1/2" long, the fork of this silver pair weighs approximately 2.5 T. oz., and the spoon 2.9 T. oz.

They are stamped "Porter Blanchard," who was a prominent, 20th century name in California Arts and Crafts silver, and "Sterling," on the backsides of "Pointed (1800)" pattern handles.

Alternatively identified as a large salad set, or buffet or platter items, they present as slender, elongated pieces, with a narrow bowl on the spoon, and two lengthy, splayed... Click for details

Engine Turned Coin Silver Folding Fruit Knife Engraved "Emily"
Silver : Coin Silver

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3369f   $42.00


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Measuring 3" closed and 5" long fully opened, this circa 1850 knife has two blades, the larger one for cutting and the smaller one that resembles an awl, for piercing the skin of fruit.

Stamped "Coin" on the larger blade, there is no further identification, save that this belonged to "Emily" as engraved in script on the reserve area on one side of the engine turned surfaces of the handle.

There is a repeating line and star design on the upper edge of one of the blade braces, and a line... Click for details

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Norfolk, VA Coin Silver Spoon by Charles Frederick Greenwood, c1847-65
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180102-03   $60.00


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Offered is a good and scarce Southern coin silver teaspoon with the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Charles Frederick Greenwood, living in Edenton, North Carolina in 1846 and then opening a small silversmith and jeweler's shop in Norfolk, VA in 1847. This spoon bears the earlier of his two marks, and he seems to have adopted sterling fairly early, so it would most likely date to the 1847-65 period, probably on the earlier end. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of 'FP' and... Click for details

Fiddlethread Pattern Coin Silver Soup Ladle by William W. White, 177g
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20180102-02   $135.00


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Offered is a very good American coin silver soup ladle by New York City silversmith and jeweler William W. White, working circa 1827-56. This piece is nicely engraved with a period script monogram of 'CJH' and has a legible maker's mark. This large ladle measures about 13 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 177 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface and bowl wear, only one tiny dimple and no splits or repairs. Please take a look at all the pictures. All in all a... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon with Rare Mark of Smith & Dreer
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20180102-01   $24.50


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Offered is a good fiddlethread pattern American coin silver teaspoon made by Watts and bearing the retailer's mark of jewelers Theodore Smith and Ferdinand J. Dreer, Jr., working in partnership in Philadelphia from at least 1866 (see pictures for an 1866 ad of theirs) through the 1890s. This piece has a clear mark for the partnership, which until now I had not seen an example of. It also has a good period engraved script monogram, and manufacturer's marks for James Watts of Philadelphia. This... Click for details

Wendt "Moresque" Sterling Silver Croquette Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3368f   On Hold


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Fully emblematic of the style, Wendt's "Moresque" was produced in 1873 during the Persian Revival period in silver design that generated such landmark patterns as Whiting's "Arabesque," Gorham's "Hindostanee," and Tiffany's "Persian," among many others.

"Moresque" is arguably the most complex of any iteration in this mode, and within its own line had variations.

Some examples have upturned and others downturned, handles. The pattern itself incorporates a plain, circular reserve... Click for details

Excellent Crested Georgian Sterling Silver Soup Ladle, London, 1824
Silver : Sterling

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20180101-01   $175.00


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Offered is a very fine crested fiddle pattern Georgian English sterling silver soup ladle, by a maker using the mark WC (perhaps William Chawner), fully hallmarked for London, 1824. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs a heavy 185 grams, or around 6 troy ounces. The armorial is of a mailed arm wielding a dagger, with a flower? emerging from the tip. An interesting motif! Condition on this piece is excellent, with a good surface and little wear, and only the most minor... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Cinq Fleurs" "Cleveland" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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3367f   $34.00


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This piece illustrates the once common practice of engraving standard line pieces with local historical features, and thus creating souvenir items.

In this case, the primary piece is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., teaspoon in Reed & Barton's "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is a highly textured, Art Nouveau floral design.

The bowl is bright cut engraved in a representation of the American Civil War, "Soliders and Sailors Monument" in "Cleveland, O.," as inscribed around the actual... Click for details

Gorham & Webster "Reverse Tipt" Six Coin Silver Teaspoons, Immaculate
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3366f   $135.00


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Dating to the earliest decades of Gorham's history, these six, matched, coin silver, spoons are marked "Gorham & Webster," for a partnership that traces to 1831-37.

Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In their time, when large scale was favored, these would have served as standard place pieces.

They have a substantial feel, although they weigh marginally... Click for details

Alvin "Raleigh" Large Pierced Flat Sterling Silver Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3365f   $98.00


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This fully original, solid silver, server measures 9" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is in the form of a tomato server, but larger than that item (7 3/4" long in this pattern).

The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end.

The blade is essentially round and flat, and has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3". It has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface.

The piece is without a monogram... Click for details

Pair of R. & W. Wilson Tablespoons with Very Rare "5 FRANCS" Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171231-14   $175.00


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Offered is a very fine and scarce pair of early American coin silver tablespoons marked with a standard mark of "5 FRANCS", by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. Despite the prevalence of silver by the Wilson's, almost nothing survives of their silver items marked with various standard... Click for details

Fine & Rare Crested Silver Sugar Sifter, Emidio Critien of Malta, 1822
Silver

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20171231-13   Sold


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Offered is a very good and quite uncommon example of a antique Maltese silver, made in 1822 by noted silversmith Emidio Critien, who worked from 1818 into the 1840s. This piece features an exceptionally well engraved period armorial and a clear maker's mark and hallmarks. It measures about 7 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 67 grams. Condition is excellent overall (the pictures do not do it justice), with a very good surface and no dents, splits or repairs. This would be a highlight of... Click for details

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