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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1360035 (stock #20170601-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver youth set (or at least the fork and knife) in the fiddlethread pattern by Marquand & Co., led by Frederick Marquand (active in Savannah, Georgia and New York City). This set would have been made in New York City between 1833 and 1838. As such, they can't be considered Southern coin silver. The hollow handles and good condition of the pieces are unusual features for this date, and the knife bears a well-struck maker's mark for this firm. The fork has n...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1359818 (stock #20170529-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a scarce early American coin silver table fork by Philadelphia silversmith and armorer Frederick Hoffman (1786-1886), whose silver work dates primarily to the 1820s and 1830s. This piece features a well-struck maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram to the reverse. It measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs a good 48 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some surface wear and tine wear from normal use but no dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good us...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1358951 (stock #20170514-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a nice little early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Delaware and Pennsylvania silversmith Isaac Woodcock, circa 1815. At this time, Isaac (son of noted silversmith Bancroft Woodcock) was working in Well's Valley, PA (between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg). This teaspoon bears one of Isaac Woodcock's full name maker's marks, and a period engraved script monogram that appears to be "NRG". This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is barely ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1358949 (stock #20170514-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a lovely example of a rare form in early American coin silver - a coffin-end pattern sauce or gravy ladle. This piece measures a little under 8 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. It bears a lovely period script monogram of what appears to be "DSH". This piece has no maker's mark. Condition overall is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs; however there is a little spot on the underside of the handle where someone unfamiliar with antique silver did a scratch test (se...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1358408 (stock #20170503-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a very rare example of the work of Zanesville silversmith Charles Hill, working circa 1815-33 in that town. This piece is probably a cream ladle; it measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 30 grams. This ladle is engraved "C" in period script and is marked three times with Hill's maker's mark of C.Hill in a serrated rectangular punch. This maker's mark is sometimes mis-attributed to another Charles Hill, working in Canadaigua, NY circa 1815-17. However, this piece ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1357305 (stock #20170416-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
NOTE - TWO FORKS ARE PICTURED, BUT ONE HAS BEEN SOLD - THE OTHER REMAINS AVAILABLE: Offered is a lovely and well-made American coin silver dessert or table fork in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of this piece. This fork is exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing about 52 grams. It is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and bears Gurnee's...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1355206 (stock #20170311-24)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355198 (stock #20170311-21)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1355193 (stock #20170311-20)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark of John Fries, working circa the 1830s through about 1858. This dessert spoon measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved script "HPS" monogram. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a good useful piece of Philadelphia coin silver in a desirable size!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355182 (stock #20170311-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$11.50
Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon bearing the die-struck wreath decoration pioneered and probably controlled by the Fries family of silversmiths, but occasionally seen on spoons bearing the marks of other Philadelphia firms. This one is marked by Lewis Ladomus and probably dates to the 1850s. This piece measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is poor in that the bowl has a split (see pictures) and is out of round. However, given the decoration...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355165 (stock #20170311-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good transitional finless fiddle coin silver teaspoon by Litchfield, Connecticut and Brattleboro, Vermont silversmith Isaac Thompson (1777 - 1844). Thompson was working alone in Litchfield from about 1805 to 1811 and in Brattleboro between about 1811 and 1817. This spoon was probably made in Connecticut but could have been made in either locale. This piece measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good with minimal wear and no splits or r...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1355164 (stock #20170311-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a nice coin silver tea spoon retailed by noted silversmith Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, and given the floret mark used by John Curry, probably manufactured by him. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved "MMG" script monogram. It measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair, with some tip wear and a dent to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of these marks!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355146 (stock #20170311-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece is in fair condition at best, with a lot of surface wear and a dinged and dented bowl, but has a decent legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. LeFevre's work is usually quite good, though this spoon is a bit lighter than most of his spoons. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a good exa...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1354905 (stock #20170306-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is an excellent 18th Century English silver pair of cast sugar tongs bearing the maker's mark B*M for Benjamin Mordecai/Benjamin Montigue, working in London circa 1770 and later. This pair of tongs should date to about 1775 based on style. This piece is in excellent condition with no evidence of splits or repairs and with a good surface and marks. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams. There is no armorial or monogram in the engraved reserve at the bow, a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354903 (stock #20170306-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Samuel Hutchinson, working in that city circa 1828-39. This teaspoon bears a clear, well-struck maker's mark for Hutchinson, and in this case he was probably the retailer rather than the maker as the spoon also has a floret mark used by John Curry and was probably made by Curry. Like many pieces made by Curry, this has good weight and balance. It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This p...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354752 (stock #20170304-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), who was prolific and accomplished in his short life. This fiddle pattern teaspoon is large for its type at about 6 1/4 inches in length and about 24 grams in weight. It bears a well-executed period engraved script monogram and a very clear maker's mark. It also has a floret pseudo-hallmark used by John Curry, who could have been the manufacturer of this piece. This piece is in g...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1353167 (stock #20170206-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very scarce example of the work of Delaware silversmith and clockmaker William F. Robinson (b. 1810 - d. 1849), who worked briefly in Philadelphia in the 1830s, and then spent the last decade of his life working in Wilmington. Silver bearing his mark is uncommon. This teaspoon bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W.F.ROBINSON in a rectangular punch, and has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1353087 (stock #20170205-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare 270-year old Norwegian master salt spoon by Frederikshald (now known as Halden) silversmith Lorentz Hoffman (alternate spelling, Hofmand), who was born circa 1692 and died in 1767. This piece is marked LH over 1746 for the maker's mark and year of manufacture, and FH for Frederikshald. These marks appear in "Norske Solvstempler" by Jorunn Fossberg, page 29. The third mark may be an assay master's mark, but I can't be certain. It is quite uncommon to see domestic Norwegian s...
 
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