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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1390536 (stock #20181112-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$225.00
Offered is an extremely rare example of very early Savannah coin silver by the partnership of Isaac Marquand and Cornelius Paulding, working in partnership in Savannah between 1801 and 1810. During this time, Isaac Marquand's nephew Josiah Penfield was apprenticed to the firm in Savannah. In 1810, Isaac Marquand moved to New York, and the firm became known as Marquand, Paulding & Penfield, operating from 1810 to 1815. It operated in NY, New Orleans and Savannah. This coffin-end teaspoon is o...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1390422 (stock #20181110-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is perhaps the earliest known piece by noted silversmith Henry J. Pepper, at least by style - certainly it is the earliest I've come across. This piece is a pointed-end teaspoon bearing a period engraved script monogram and a clear mark of H.I.PEPPER, Henry's early mark used pretty much exclusively during his Delaware period (1811-26). It would fit that this teaspoon was made prior to 1815. Please take a look at all the pictures. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1390414 (stock #20181110-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver tablespoon circa 1820 by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (b. 1765 - d. 1843), and bearing one of several maker's marks he used, as well as a "four balls" journeyman's mark seen on his silver from time to time, alone or with other similar marks. This piece has a clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of EMM. Please review all the pictures. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1390225 (stock #20181107-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is an incredible pair of heavy silver-gilt dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces.

These dessert spoons are engraved with a period monogram and have extremely clear maker's marks. They are heavier than normal, and entirely gilt. They measure about 7 inches in length, and the...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390224 (stock #20181107-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1390223 (stock #20181107-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice group of two Washington, DC coin silver condiment spoons by silversmith Seraphim Masi, whose biographical information (from Quimby) appears below. These spoons are part of a group of Southern coin silver from DC, descended in the same family - see my other listings for other pieces. This listing consists of a salt spoon and a long-handled condiment spoon, probably for dry mustard. Each piece has Masi's maker's mark, and the same engraved period monogram. The salt spoon meas...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390222 (stock #20181107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1389664 (stock #20181028-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is a very scarce American coin silver claret ladle by the well-known firm of Wood & Hughes; this piece appears to date to the firm's coin silver period, between about 1845 and 1875. This piece measures about 9 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is marked with the firm's maker's mark on the flat section in the middle of the handle. The bowl of the ladle is pierced, and the purpose for this was to allow the user to pick up the fruit in a wine or claret punch, without tak...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389663 (stock #20181028-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon circa 1850s or 1860s, marked J.P.ALLEN incuse; although there was a John P. Allen who had a jewelry store in Georgia, there was also a different John P. Allen who had a jewelry store in Springfield, Ohio in the correct timeframe, and this spoon seems very much like an Ohio spoon in terms of style and proportions. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. It has a legible maker's mark or retailer's mark, and a per...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389527 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not for sale, but help me solve the mystery of who made this piece, and I will send you a very nice coin silver spoon in thanks! These twist-arm American coin silver sugar tongs measure about 7 1/8 inches in length and weigh about 49 grams. The maker's mark is a fairly crude SR in a serrated punch. Please take a look at all the pictures. The engraved arms and circular reserve might indicate a Western Pennsylvania or Midwestern, or perhaps Shenandoah Valley origin, but so far I'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389153 (stock #20181021-19)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of three large and heavy early coin silver table spoons, unmarked but stylistically related to the set of four dessert spoons by Bentley & Wood (Washington, DC circa 1809) just listed, with the same engraved initial of "B". These spoons are slightly different at the neck and have a minor difference in the engraving, but have the same bowl shape and general proportions; they came on the market at the same time and from the same state as the Bentley & Wood spoons, and may ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389152 (stock #20181021-18)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$750.00
Offered is an extraordinary set of four early American coin silver dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmiths Joseph Bentley and William Wood, circa 1809. This brief partnership, conducted at the Washington Navy Yard, lasted only from December 1808 through the end of August 1809, when it was dissolved by mutual consent. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership is of course extremely rare, and this set of dessert spoons with extremely well preserved maker's marks is very likely the best s...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1389141 (stock #20181021-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a good set of five sterling silver table forks in the Mayflower pattern widely known from Kirk and Warner coin silver examples; these particular forks bear the mark of James R. Armiger (fl. Baltimore circa 1892-1936). These forks measure about 7 inches in length and weigh a total of about 220 grams. They are in excellent condition, with only moderate wear to the tines and little wear to the surface - there are no dents, splits or repairs. Each fork has a period engraved script monog...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389139 (stock #20181021-16)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a very nice American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia watchmaker and jeweler Benjamin Robinson, working circa 1818-44. This piece has a good clear mark for. Mr. Robinson and a city mark for Philadelphia; it also has the eagle with shield mark thought perhaps to denote manufacture by R. & W. Wilson, though to my knowledge this hasn't been proved. Please take a look at all the photographs. This piece is also engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 3/4 inches...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389136 (stock #20181021-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is an excellent pair of Philadelphia coin silver dessert spoons by noted silversmiths Lewis & Smith, circa 1805-11, with a pair of Philadelphia coin silver teaspoons by Edward Lownes of the same date, all bearing the same exceptionally engraved period script monogram. These spoons were located separately many years apart, but originate from the same service and have now been reunited. The dessert spoons measure about 6 7/8 inches in length and the teaspoons about 5 7/8 inches in length...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389135 (stock #20181021-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very good American coin silver tea spoon by Marshall & Tempest of Philadelphia, working in that locale circa 1813 to 1830. This piece has a legible maker's mark and a nicely engraved period script monogram. Please take a look at the pictures. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minor signs of use from normal wear, but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of the height of the form in fiddle ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389134 (stock #20181021-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of John Valiant of Palmyra, as well as a mark for the city. John Valiant is recorded in "Missouri's Silver Age" as arriving in Missouri in 1848 from parts unknown; this may or may not be correct as his daughter's obituary put his arrival date as 1837 and the Marion County genealogy folks indicate his arrival date was about 1838. In any event, the spoon offered here probably dates to the 1840s or 1850s. It measures about 5 3...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1389121 (stock #20181021-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by Bethlehem silversmith and member of the Moravian community John Matthew Miksch. This piece bears one of at least three maker's marks known for Mr. Miksch, who was working by about 1815-20; biographical information on him appears below. This piece also has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about six inches in length and weighs about 19 grams. Condition is fair, with some rippling in the handle and dings and dimples in the bowl a...
 
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