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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1340963 (stock #20160903-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good American coin silver sauce or cream ladle measuring about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighing about 32 grams, engraved with an armorial of a hound's head erased, issuing from a coronet. This piece bears the maker's mark of Platt & Brothers, silversmiths of New York City, NY, working circa 1836-46 with a shop at 12 Maiden Lane. Crested American coin silver is comparatively uncommon but was especially popular in New York City and in Baltimore. This ladle is in very good condit...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1340483 (stock #20160828-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good American coin silver table spoon by Wilmington silversmith James Guthre (1796-1877), who was working by about 1820 and continued to work for a fairly long period of time. Guthre was fairly prolific and this tablespoon is a good example of his work. It bears a clear strike of his maker's mark and a well-executed period engraved script monogram of JPJ. This piece measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 58 grams. Condition overall is good, with a very minor...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1339895 (stock #20160820-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a good Victorian English sterling silver master salt spoon crested with an armorial of a duck, by noted London silversmith Charles Boynton (II), and fully hallmarked for London, 1863. This piece measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is good overall, with some wear but no splits or repairs. The bowl is intentionally shallow. All in all a nice useful piece, over 150 years old!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1339890 (stock #20160820-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a good pair of earlier Chicago coin silver spoons, bearing the mark of Samuel Hoard & Co., in business at 117 Lake St. from about 1850 to 1854. Chicago silversmiths, jewelers and watchmakers are not widely documented, and it is always a treat to find silver bearing their marks. These teaspoons also each have a period engraved script monogram. They measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and the pair weighs a total of about 28 grams. Condition overall is good, with modest ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1339869 (stock #20160819-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a good set of Georgian Irish sterling silver sugar tongs, fully hallmarked for Dublin, circa 1828-29, with a maker's mark of WC, most likely for Dublin silversmith William Cummins. According to web sources, Cummins worked from 1813 to 1846, was quite successful, and was expert at his craft. His name was apparently sometimes spelled “Comyns”. This set of sugar tongs measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs a solid 46 grams. There is no monogram or armorial, and no sign o...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1339426 (stock #20160814-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice little American coin silver master salt spoon by silversmith Albert Titcomb (1802 - 1890), who was working in Portland, ME between about 1823-35 alone and between 1835-46 in partnership with Philip Titcomb in Portland. After 1846, Albert continued to work as a silversmith, but moved his shop to Bangor and worked there until about 1880. This piece was almost certainly made during Albert's Portland years, and the mark of TITCOMB in a serrated punch could have been used by him a...
 
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