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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1352641 (stock #20170129-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script. The piercing is so ornate that it takes a mome...
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 : 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
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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 : 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 : 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
$95.00
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 : 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
Auction
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 #1345181 (stock #20161030-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good early English sterling silver stuffing spoon hallmarked for London, circa 1809 or possibly 1789, 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 sp...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1345167
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...
 
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