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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1362439 (stock #20170715-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs marked Gordon in italicized lettering on each arm; this mark resembles one of the maker's marks attributed by the Darling Foundation to George Gordon of Newburgh, NY, working circa 1800-24. The only difference is that the mark in the Darling book also has a first name initial - G.GORDON in italicized lettering. It may be that the die for this mark was damaged and re-cut to eliminate all but the last name. It is also just possi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1362430 (stock #20170714-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony, who worked in that city from 1783-1809 on his own and from 1810-14 with his sons. This pair of tongs by style should date to about 1805-09 but could be a bit earlier. The maker's mark is one of Joseph Anthony's working alone, so this piece likely dates to no later than 1809. The maker's mark (see pics) is lightly struck, as is the case with most pieces by Mr. Anthony, and appears...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1361467 (stock #20170627-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very rare example of late 18th Century New York style decoration on a relatively tiny early American coin silver salt spoon, bearing the maker's mark of silversmith Thomas Burger. Mr. Burger and his father John Burger (working circa 1775-1807) were briefly in partnership circa 1805 and then Thomas Burger advertised alone circa 1806. After that he seems to disappear from directories, and I haven't found much information on him, despite his fame and that of his father. Presumably T...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1361364 (stock #20170625-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a nice circa 1815 American coin silver teaspoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, as well as an engraved period script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is good overall with some surface wear and signs of normal use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this man's output!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1360209 (stock #20170604-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This piece has a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram, perhaps of "CF". Condition is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs and only moderate surface wear from normal use. This piece should date to around 1800-13. All in all a good example of this interesting...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1358949 (stock #20170514-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a lovely example of a rare form in early American coin silver - a coffin-end pattern sauce or gravy ladle. This piece measures a little under 8 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. It bears a lovely period script monogram of what appears to be "DSH". This piece has no maker's mark. Condition overall is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs; however there is a little spot on the underside of the handle where someone unfamiliar with antique silver did a scratch test (se...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1355206 (stock #20170311-24)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355198 (stock #20170311-21)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1355164 (stock #20170311-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a nice coin silver tea spoon retailed by noted silversmith Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, and given the floret mark used by John Curry, probably manufactured by him. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved "MMG" script monogram. It measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair, with some tip wear and a dent to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of these marks!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355146 (stock #20170311-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece is in fair condition at best, with a lot of surface wear and a dinged and dented bowl, but has a decent legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. LeFevre's work is usually quite good, though this spoon is a bit lighter than most of his spoons. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a good exa...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354903 (stock #20170306-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Samuel Hutchinson, working in that city circa 1828-39. This teaspoon bears a clear, well-struck maker's mark for Hutchinson, and in this case he was probably the retailer rather than the maker as the spoon also has a floret mark used by John Curry and was probably made by Curry. Like many pieces made by Curry, this has good weight and balance. It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This p...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354752 (stock #20170304-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), who was prolific and accomplished in his short life. This fiddle pattern teaspoon is large for its type at about 6 1/4 inches in length and about 24 grams in weight. It bears a well-executed period engraved script monogram and a very clear maker's mark. It also has a floret pseudo-hallmark used by John Curry, who could have been the manufacturer of this piece. This piece is in g...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1353167 (stock #20170206-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very scarce example of the work of Delaware silversmith and clockmaker William F. Robinson (b. 1810 - d. 1849), who worked briefly in Philadelphia in the 1830s, and then spent the last decade of his life working in Wilmington. Silver bearing his mark is uncommon. This teaspoon bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W.F.ROBINSON in a rectangular punch, and has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1353087 (stock #20170205-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare 270-year old Norwegian master salt spoon by Frederikshald (now known as Halden) silversmith Lorentz Hoffman (alternate spelling, Hofmand), who was born circa 1692 and died in 1767. This piece is marked LH over 1746 for the maker's mark and year of manufacture, and FH for Frederikshald. These marks appear in "Norske Solvstempler" by Jorunn Fossberg, page 29. The third mark may be an assay master's mark, but I can't be certain. It is quite uncommon to see domestic Norwegian s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1352649 (stock #20170129-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to ...
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
Auction
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 ...
 
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