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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1350833 (stock #20170106-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21. This piece is hallmarked for Dublin, 1820, but was made in Cork by Terry & Williams. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a bull issuing forth from a stone turret of some sort; I haven't researched the armorial to determine the family as yet. This fork measures just under 8 inches in length and weighs a full 60 grams or so...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1350542 (stock #20170102-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$55.00
Offered is a very well-executed Georgian English sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle by London silversmith William Traies, who seems to have had a short but productive career in the 1820s. This piece is hallmarked for London circa 1826 and bears a clear maker's mark for Traies. His work is usually of a very good quality and this piece is no exception, with good weight and proportions, and an expertly engraved monogram of "ASM". This ladle measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 68...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1350536 (stock #20170102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length an...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1350438 (stock #20161231-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$295.00
Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver soup ladle from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider coin silver items from these towns to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants.

This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West Washington...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1349095 (stock #20161211-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a lovely and very early example of a quite scarce form in Georgian English sterling silver - an ice space or spoon, used for various dessert ices, sorbets and ice creams. Ian Pickford shows examples of this form and discusses it on pages 184-85 of his book "Silver Flatware - English, Scottish and Irish, 1660-1980". As he notes, examples can be as large as a gravy (stuffing) spoon, and most are heavy and well made in order to perform their function well. This example, in Old English...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1346167 (stock #20161113-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$49.50
Offered is an important and useful reference work on Irish silver - "Collecting Irish Silver" by Douglas Bennett. This book used to be harder to find and is still a cornerstone reference work for antique dealers and collectors. It includes most of the maker's marks of 18th and 19th Century Irish silver - particular Irish provincial silver. This particular copy is in good condition, with normal wear from use but no major issues - clean and bright for the most part inside, and nicely preserved....
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345340 (stock #20161101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a lovely and extremely rare example of the Old English pattern in the first few years of its development. The first moves away from the Hanoverian pattern were with the larger serving pieces, such as this soup ladle, and with some forks. The primary reason for this shift was the discomfort of using pieces like soup ladles with the turned-up handles of the Hanoverian pattern; the turned-down end of the Old English pattern was simply more comfortable in the hand.

This piece bears ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345182 (stock #20161030-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is a fine Irish 18th Century sterling silver stuffing or gravy spoon fully hallmarked for Dublin, 1784 and bearing the maker's mark of John Pittar, a prolific and well-respected silversmith. The hallmarks and maker's mark are clear and well struck. This piece also bears a period engraved armorial of a hand grasping a dagger. This platter spoon measures about 11 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 96 grams. It is quite a good example of the "Celtic point" style or pattern. Conditio...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345181 (stock #20161030-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$100.00
Offered is a good late 18th Century English sterling silver stuffing spoon hallmarked for London, 1787 and bearing a makers mark of IL, which is probably one of the marks used by John Lias. This piece is also decorated with a well-executed period engraved feathered script monogram of "RMM". It measures about 11 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 92 grams. Condition is good overall, with two tiny shallow dimples in the bowl and a few small scratches, but no major dents and no splits or repa...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1345167 (stock #20161030-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a rare example of 19th Century silver from Riga, Latvia, at the time a part of the Russian Empire. This piece is a heavy and well-decorated pair of sugar tongs bearing hallmarks for Riga, 1881. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs a heavy 56 grams or so. This example of a pair of sugar tongs is interesting in that it has a style that is distinct from Russian pieces, but is also distinct from tongs from the Western European countries. It is an attractive pair! T...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1345165 (stock #20161030-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Jacob Stockman, working alone and in partnership circa 1819 to 1850 as a silversmith and pencil and thimble maker, and from 1850-55 as a pencil-maker and jeweler. This spoon probably dates to the 1832-50 period by style; Stockman was working alone during this period and produced much of his work then. This piece bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 3 3/4 in...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1345164 (stock #20161030-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a great and scarce American coin silver spoon from Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA. This piece bears the mark of the partnership of Bentley & Read, successors to Bentley & Mitchell, who were in turn successors to Asa Hartshorn. Little has been documented about Bentley & Read, but they were active in the 1850s as a fire started in or near their shop in 1854. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest tip wea...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1345121 (stock #20161029-UNK)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Not For Sale
Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there. This piece measures about 9 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It is marked I*C in an irregular punch. The engraving and monogram are in ...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1345083 (stock #20161028-1a)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$325.00
Offered is a very fine, almost unused copy of what has gotten to be an impossible-to-find foundational reference work on Parisian silversmiths - Catherine Arminjon's "Dictionnaire des poincons de fabricants d'ouvrages d'or et d'argent Paris 1838-1875". Arminjon also published a volume on Paris silversmiths prior to 1838, and both of her books on Paris silversmiths have become very expensive since they went out of print fifteen or twenty years ago. The only copy of this book available on Amazon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1343029 (stock #20161002-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers wo...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1342434 (stock #20160923-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by silversmith William Baily, Jr., bearing a specimen example of his early mark, with the Jr. being used while his father (also a silversmith) was still alive. This piece probably dates prior to 1835. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some dimpling to the bowl and some ripples in the handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Philadelphia silver!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1837 VR item #1342432 (stock #20160923-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then, a...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1837 VR item #1341963 (stock #20160918-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very nice George IV silver snuff box, by William Simpson, Birmingham 1827-28, rectangular form, with engine-turned decoration, the hinged cover initialed in period script letters of "RHS" and with a gilt interior. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1827-28, and bears Simpson's maker's mark on the interior of the lid and body. This box measures about 2 1/2 inches in length by 1 3/8 inches across, and weighs about 40...
 
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