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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1253816 (stock #20140615-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
A very good early American coin silver table spoon marked W.MILLER with a pseudo-hallmark of an eagle. This mark is sometimes given to a South Carolina silversmith by the name of William Miller, but the weight of evidence is that this mark is one of the marks used by Philadelphia silversmith William Miller, working circa 1810-40. So, likely not Southern coin silver. This spoon is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only moderate wear from normal usage. It is engrave...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1258340 (stock #20140726-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Easton, Pennsylvania jeweler William Bixler, circa 1840. The spoon is marked W.BIXLER in a rectangle, and is also marked with a manufacturer's mark. William Bixler (b. 1793 - d. 1848) was the son of the famous Easton clockmaker Christian Bixler, and apprentice and then successor to his father. This is the first piece I've seen with William Bixler's mark. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1258343 (stock #20140726-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a very fine and heavy American coin silver table fork by William Brady, circa 1850-57. Brady is not well known, but luckily his obituary, which gives good information, was published in the July 22, 1879 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph: "William Brady. The last of five brothers, all well - known, and each highly esteemed in the business circle in which he moved in this city the last of these brothers died last night. William Brady, the subject of this brief sketch, was the ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1258416 (stock #20140727-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a rare early American coin silver table spoon by Lancaster, PA silversmith George Haverstick (b. 1788, d. 1824). Although silver from George's brother William is encountered fairly often, that of George and of his brother John is quite uncommon. This is especially the case with a large tablespoon like this one. This piece measures about 9 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. Condition is good overall, with moderate wear to the surface but no major dents and no splits o...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1259049 (stock #20140803-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is a great, early American coin silver teaspoon from the little-known shop of David Laverack, working in Paterson, NJ circa 1850-65. A watch paper from Laverack's shop in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society. Laverack is also listed in Kirkbride's New Jersey Business Directory for 1850. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. Condition overall is fair, with some wear and dings, but no splits or repairs. There is a small notch from s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1264455 (stock #20140925-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a rare and fine American coin silver teaspoon by Lewisburg silversmith John K. Housel. There were a number of Housels working as silversmiths and watchmakers in Pennsylvania over the course of at least two generations, and the relationships between these men are confusing and poorly documented. However, the Union County Historical Society, covering Lewisburg (which is north of Harrisburg) holds silver with this mark, attributed to John K. Housel. Housel is known from tax lists to h...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1265790 (stock #20141008-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
A fine American coin silver teaspoon by prolific Lancaster, Pennsylvania jewelers, watchmakers and silversmiths Michael Zahm and John W. Jackson, working in partnership as Zahm & Jackson from about 1845 on. This spoon is in excellent condition, with little surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. This spoon features a legible maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. All in all a fine piece of Pennsylvan...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267432 (stock #20141021-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very fine early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg craftsman George Beatty. Beatty seems to have focused mainly on clocks, and his silver generally bears the "Philadelphia Eagle" manufacturer's mark, thought to have been in use between 1825 and 1850. Biographical information on Mr. Beatty follows the description of this piece. This spoon is engraved "R.McClure" in period script and has good legible mark. It measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and we...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304149 (stock #20150719-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is an important find - an early American coin silver dessert spoon by John Beck, a silversmith working in Warrior's Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania around 1824-30. This information comes from Metzgar and Whisker's "Pennsylvania Clockmakers and Watchmakers Goldsmiths and Silversmiths - A Checklist". Metzgar and Whisker also cite a reference to an 1887 history of Clarion County, which notes that one John Beck was the first watchmaker there (perhaps the late 1830s to 1840s). I have...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware : Pre 1837 VR item #1306248 (stock #20150809-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$495.00
Offered is a fine and very rare example of American coin silver hollowware bearing the mark of little-known Washington, D.C. silversmith Greenberry Gaither. Biographical information follows the item description. This cream pitcher is fairly large and heavy, measuring about 6 1/2 inches high to the top of the handle, and weighing 322 grams, or about ten troy ounces. The piece dates somewhere between 1820-35 based on style. This creamer is lightly engraved with a period script monogram, which ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1306987 (stock #20150816-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of Charles and George Fletcher of Philadelphia, brothers to the famous silversmith and proprietor Thomas Fletcher, whose firm Fletcher and Gardiner would set the standard for monumental silver for a time in Philadelphia. Charles and George united in partnership in July 1818, and dissolved their union by early 1824. Their run in business together appears to have been rather unsuccessful; aside from this teaspoon, I have observed on...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1307030 (stock #20150816-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon made in Philadelphia by James Watts and retailed in Wheeling, West Virginia by James T. Scott & Co. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear from normal use, and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine useful piece of Southern coin silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307582 (stock #20150822-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is an unusual example of an early American coin silver spoon made in the workshop of Joseph Shoemaker but also struck with a large mark of a "T" - the mark could be a journeyman's, but is so large and placed in such a way as to undercut Shoemaker's maker's mark. As such it is unlikely the mark was on the spoon when it was first marked by Shoemaker. It is possible the spoon was resold by someone else, but the most likely explanation is that it was an inventory stamp within the family. ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1311794 (stock #20151004-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in partner...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1311795 (stock #20151004-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
$17.50 Each
Offered is a nice set of three English provincial sterling silver teaspoons assayed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, circa 1854. In addition to the hallmarks, each spoon bears the maker's mark of Thomas Sewell. These spoons measure about 5 1/2 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 54 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings and dents, and a bit of over-polishing, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of Newcastle silver from the mid-19th Century!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1311865 (stock #20151004-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$225.00
Offered is a fine and rare pair of early American coin silver gravy or sauce ladles by the celebrated Philadelphia partnership of Lewis & Smith. Harvey Lewis and Joseph D. Smith worked in partnership from about 1805 to 1811, and produced some of the most finely executed and beautifully engraved silver of their era. Many examples of their excellent holloware and flatware are extant in public collections. This lovely and well-made pair of ladles measures about 7 1/4 inches in length on average,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1313458 (stock #20151018-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, circa 1825-45, stamped CLINTON CO. to denote that this piece was used as a prize at an agricultural fair in Clinton County (not sure which state). I've had two other pieces so stamped, and eBay recently had a beaker with the same stamp; all were made by R. & W. Wilson. It appears a wide variety of silver was given away at this county fair, wherever it was held. This teaspoon also bears a period engraved ...
All Items : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1900 item #1319801 (stock #20151218-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a very good and fairly large Victorian rolled gold or gold plated brooch with what appears to be an amethyst. It appears to be a gemstone rather than glass. This brooch dates to the 1865-80 range and is very likely American. It measures a little over 2 1/8 inches wide by about 1 1/2 inches high, and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has wear commensurate with age from normal use and a few tiny dings or dimples, and overall is in excellent condition for its age - ready to wear! Ret...
 
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