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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1337966 (stock #20160723-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
$40 each or $60 the Pair
Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony and his son Michael. This partnership was short-lived, lasting only from 1810-14. The two spoons here were used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" despite the rubbing of the marks, due to the extreme rarity of the mark of this partnership. The spoons are each also marked with the manufacturer's mark of Thomas Harper (working circa 1811-17), who also made silver for (Jean) Sim...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1337965 (stock #20160723-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$50.00
Offered is a fine early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "CB" in period script and bears one of Richardson's larger maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and some minor dents and dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. There could have been a silver test given there is a small notch on the...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1337963 (stock #20160723-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "SM" in period script and bears one of Richardson's smaller (and less common) maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear but no dents, splits or repairs. The surface is a little bright but I am fairly sure it was not machine buffed. All in ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1337440 (stock #20160717-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a fine and scarce example of American coin silver bearing the mark of Cincinnati and Chillicothe, OH silversmith Edward P. Pratt. Mr. Pratt worked in Cincinnati alone and in partnership from about 1828-30, and then spent the rest of his career (about 1831 to 1861) working as a silversmith and jeweler in Chillicothe. Mr. Pratt died in 1866 at the age of about 65. This piece has a good maker's mark or retailer's mark of "E.P.Pratt" in italicized lettering in a rectangular punch; this e...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1337438 (stock #20160717-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very rare and fairly early example of Chicago coin silver from the 1840s or 1850s, by Chicago silversmith Isaac Spear (also spelled Speer). Mr. Spear's information appears below the item description. This piece has a lightly engraved period script monogram and a good clear maker's mark. The CHICAGO city mark is scarce and difficult to find. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some slight dimples in the bowl ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1335648 (stock #20160626-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine early fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark B.LORD, for Benjamin Lord, a silversmith who began his career in Rutland, Vermont and moved to Athens, Georgia by 1831. Benjamin died in Athens in 1843. His two sons, Benjamin Buel Lord and Ebenezer Lord, also worked in Athens, and in theory his son Benjamin B. Lord could have marked this spoon. By style, this spoon could date from the 1820s or 1830s, so it is unknown whether or not it was made in Ge...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1331796 (stock #20160507-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$40.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver dessert spoon by A. C. Billon of Davenport, Iowa, circa 1849-65. Billon, whose first name appears from period newspaper notices to have been Alfred, started the first jewelry store in Davenport in 1849, and may have been in business as late is the 1890s. He may or may not have been related to the famous silversmith Charles Frederick Billon of St. Louis, and his progeny. This dessert spoon should date by style to the 1849-65 era. It is marked with Bill...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1330125 (stock #20160414-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket in the "two putti" style, first introduced by Sandilands Drinkwater in the mid-18th Century, and widely copied by 18th and 19th Century specialist label makers thereafter. This piece is hallmarked for 1807, and the maker's mark of J.A may be for Joseph Angell. This piece measures about 2 3/8 inches across and weighs about 28 grams. Condition is very good, although a couple of links in the chain indicate they may be...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Contemporary item #1329601 (stock #20160407-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a fine and very scarce copy of a much-sought-after, out of print reference book on Irish provincial silver - "Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of Craftsmanship" by John R. Bowen. This is the hardcover version, which is going for a minimum of $500 on Amazon. This copy is in excellent condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no damage or discoloration to the pages. This is the seminal reference on Cork silversmiths, and it is surprisingly helpful for the advanced coll...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1329512 (stock #20160406-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length and weigh about 36 grams altogether. They each have a period engraved block monogram and a clear maker's mark of H:B in a rectangle. They would most likely date to the first ten or fifteen years...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1329430 (stock #20160405-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820. He work...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328806 (stock #20160327-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is a very fine and heavy set of American coin silver tablespoons by the prolific partnership of Edward and David Kinsey of Cincinnati, Ohio - together with a dessert spoon from the same service. This set of spoons dates to about 1844-61. There are six tablespoons and one dessert spoon, for seven spoons total. All are from the same family, and all are engraved "Wells" in period script. Each spoon is marked E.&D.KINSEY in a clear maker's mark. The tablespoons measure about 8 1/2 inche...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328342 (stock #20160321-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is an American coin silver master salt spoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg silversmith and merchant George Beatty. This piece measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is only fair, with some ripples in the handle and wear to the surface and bowl. There is no monogram and no obvious sign of erasure. All in all a decent example of Beatty's mark. George Beatty, youngest son of Capt. James Beatty, was born January 4, 1781, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, co...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328341 (stock #20160321-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a pair of American coin silver master salt spoons by little-known Norristown, PA silversmith and retailer Washington T. Koplin. These spoons measure about 3 1/2 inches in length on average and weigh a total of 12 grams. The maker's mark is legible on each, and there are no monograms. Condition on one of the spoons is good, with modest wear but no splits or repairs. The other spoon has a tiny hole in the bowl. All in all an interesting example of silver from the Norristown area! ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328298 (stock #20160319-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon made or retailed by James Cook Hanna of New Castle, Pennsylvania, circa 1850. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It is engraved "RF" in period script and has a well-struck, clear maker's mark. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear and some small bumps to the bowl. All in all a fine piece of Pennsylvania coin silver! James Cook Hanna (1826 - 1898) - Working in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA c...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1327564 (stock #20160312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good and scarce example of an American coin silver turned handle butter knife or spreader, bearing the maker's or retailer's mark of Augustus Shmedtie of Washington, D.C. This pieces measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. In addition to the clear, well-struck mark for Shmedtie, it is engraved with decoration to one side of the blade and to the handle, and bears a period script monogram. This knife would most likely date to Shmedtie's early period (s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1326474 (stock #20160228-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very fine and large early American coin silver dessert spoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Hanse McDowell, working circa 1817 to his death in 1842. McDowell was typically listed in city directories as a watch and clock maker, and silver bearing his mark is exceedingly hard to find. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. Given the style of the piece and the appearance of an eagle head mark similar to that used by William...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1326467 (stock #20160228-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs a...
 
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