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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352620 (stock #20170129-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark assoc...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352162 (stock #20170122-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver table spoons by Philadelphia merchant and jeweler Theodore LeHuray, circa 1846-51. These tablespoons are rare survivors in that Theodore only went into the jewelry and silversmithing business for a few years, after his father (Nicholas LeHuray, Jr.) died in 1846. His attempt to carry on the family firm under his own name appears to have been unsuccessful, and he soon turned to other pursuits. The maker's mark of T LE HURAY in conjoined boxes is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352121 (stock #20170122-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is an excellent and very well preserved American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Lewis Quandale, circa the second quarter of the 19th Century. This piece is in really nice condition overall, with only modest wear and no dents, splits or repairs; it has a mint condition maker's mark. This piece has a lovely period engraved script initial "V". It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. All in all an excellent example of this man's wares!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1352065 (stock #20170121-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver long-handled salt spoon or condiment spoon, circa 1810-30, marked D.OLIVER in a rectangular punch. This mark is attributed by Ensko to a Daniel Oliver of Philadelphia, circa 1805, but Hollan was unable to uncover any objective evidence supporting this attribution for her book "Philadelphia Silversmiths". Nonetheless, the mark on this spoon was included in the book for discussion purposes. I have not been able to locate any additional information on this ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352048 (stock #20170121-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is an interesting American coin silver teaspoon by Henry McKeen of Philadelphia, working as a watchmaker and silversmith in that town between about 1823 and 1861. This piece is in a late 18th or very early 19th Century style, and is not typical of McKeen's usual fiddle pattern spoons. It may have been made to match an earlier English or American set of spoons. In any event, it is the Old English style, and has a period script monogram consistent with spoons of that generation. The ma...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1352043 (stock #20170121-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver dessert spoon by well-known silversmith George K. Childs, whose work is often seen, but almost exclusively with his G.K.CHILDS mark. Two other marks, G.CHILDS and the G.K.C. mark on this piece, are much, much rarer. I've observed only one example each of those two marks in the past fifteen years, and the mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. The maker's mark is clear and well-struck. This piece measures...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1352013 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable and supportable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition (worth about $15-20) 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 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 64 grams. It is marked "R.L" in an squarish punc...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1351989 (stock #20170121-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely set of four early American coin silver teaspoons by the well-respected Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes. By style, this set probably dates to the 1790-1800 period, but could be a few years earlier or later. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram and a legible maker's mark. These spoons measure between about 5 3/4 inches and 6 inches in length, and the set weighs about 84 grams altogether. Condition overall is good, with each spoon having moderate surface w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1351984 (stock #20170120-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is an unusual early American coin silver teaspoon circa 1820 bearing a crude mark of "PEABODY." in a rectangular punch. The maker's mark is slightly rubbed but still legible. This mark is attributed by William Voss (see the American Silversmiths website by googling "silversmiths" and "genealogy") to Nathaniel Prentice Peabody (1806-1883), working in Bennettsville, Marlboro, SC circa 1830-70. However, I think it possible due to the style of this piece that this is the work and mark of ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351915 (stock #20170119-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver tea spoons by Philadelphia silversmith George Gordon, working in that town in the second quarter of the 19th Century. These pieces are engraved with excellent period script monograms, and have well-struck, very clear maker's marks. This pair measures about 6 1/4 inches in length on average, and weighs about 36 grams altogether. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a specimen example of this man'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1351653 (stock #20170116-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver long handled condiment spoon, probably either a horseradish spoon or a dry mustard spoon, bearing the maker's mark of Wriggins & Warden of Philadelphia, working in that town from the mid-1850s on into the 1860s. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram and has a clear maker's mark. Condition overall is fair, with some dings and moderate ripples to the handle, but no splits or ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1351632 (stock #20170116-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice Southern coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver, though this bears only his maker's or retailer's mark, and no manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott & Co.'s mark. This sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1351631 (stock #20170116-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver spoons bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver made by James Watts in Philadelphia, and these spoons bear one of Watts' manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott & Co.'...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351557 (stock #20170115-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1351527 (stock #20170115-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Available Individually for $25 Each
Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by Pottsville, Pennsylvania coin silver jeweler and watchmaker Robert C. Green, whose biographical information appears below. Green's mark is quite uncommon, and these teaspoons each have a clear, well-struck maker's mark, and a pseudo-hallmark or journeyman's mark in the form of a leaf. Each piece also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of abou...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1350536 (stock #20170102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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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
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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 : 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....
 
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