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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1398688 (stock #20190331-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon bearing early marks for Thomas J. Megear, silversmith of Wilmington (1831-32) and then Philadelphia (1832 to about 1860). This spoon is of the right style to have been made in the 1830s, and so could be from either location. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. It has a good clear maker's mark and a slightly faded period engraved script monogram. Condition overall is fair, with moderate wear overall, but n...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1398687 (stock #20190331-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon bearing a very well-struck maker's mark for Thibault & Brothers, working in Philadelphia circa 1810-35. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. It has a period engraved script monogram. Condition is fair at best, with some surface wear and some ripples and dents, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this desirable maker's mark!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1398686 (stock #20190331-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a new mark that may be the retailers' mark of a partnership between Malcom MacNeil (McNeil) of Philadelphia and his son John A. MacNeil (McNeil). I've never come across this mark before, but the spoon was manufactured by Watts of Philadelphia and is of the right time period for this father and son to have formed a partnership. The marks are nicely struck, and this spoon also has an excellently engraved period script monogram. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and wei...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1398685 (stock #20190331-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a scarce example of the mark of Washington, DC watchmaker and jeweler Jacob Karr, working in that city between 1857 and 1905; he died in 1917 at the age of 81, and was born in Germany, coming to the U.S. at the age of 11. For at least part of his tenure he was located at 348 Pennsylvania Avenue. Karr is known primarily as a watchmaker in that invented the "celebrated American chronometer"; he also serviced the chronometers and equipment at the Naval Observatory in Washington. This ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1398681 (stock #20190330-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely circa 1780 English Georgian sterling silver and baleen toddy ladle measuring about 13 inches in length, as typical without hallmarks or maker's mark but guaranteed with a 1709 English sterling coin inset into the bowl. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram in a reserve to the front of the bowl (see all pictures by clicking on the first picture), in a script style typical of the 1770-90 timeframe. This ladle is in very good condition with some drying of the b...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1398655 (stock #20190330-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a very fine and rare marked American coin silver napkin ring (virtually all are unmarked as to maker) dating to the 1840-65 timeframe and made by the well-known Philadelphia firm headed by Robert & William Wilson. Despite the Wilsons' successful career and large number of flatware and hollowware items extant, this is only the second time I have come across napkin rings made by this firm. This napkin ring is engraved in a basket-weave pattern with a period script monogram within a sc...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1397112 (stock #20190303-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very nice American coin silver master salt spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and watchmaker George H. Lewis, working circa 1855-61. This piece has a clear maker's mark or retailer's mark complete with address, as well as a period engraved monogram. This piece measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. It is in excellent condition, with almost no surface wear and no dings, dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of the form, with a quite uncommon Phil...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1397017 (stock #20190302-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a lovely American coin silver sauce ladle bearing the maker's mark J.FITCH in a rectangular punch, with a mark of a sheaf of wheat accompanying the maker's mark. This mark is given to James Fitch of Auburn, NY, working circa 1816 to 1826. This piece has a light but legible maker's mark and pseudo-hallmark. It also features a very nicely engraved period script monogram. This ladle measures about six inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition is fair, as there is a small...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1397015 (stock #20190302-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nicely decorated American coin silver turned-handle spreader or butter knife bearing a manufacturer's mark for James Watts of Philadelphia, circa the 1860s. This piece has engraved decoration and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 33 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some wear and scratching consistent with normal use, but no bends, splits or repairs. All in all a nice piece for display or everyday use!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1396540 (stock #20190223-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a beautiful American coin silver table spoon in the fiddle pattern but decorated in a style recalling the late 18th Century by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), and bearing one of his maker's marks. This piece has a period engraved script monogram within a hand-engraved chain reserve with trailing decoration. This sort of decoration became much less common after about 1805, and would have cost more as more labor would be required. Please take a look at all t...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1396532 (stock #20190223-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a lovely and scarce Chinese Export Silver (CES) spoon by Canton silversmith Wong Shing or Wongshing, working circa 1820-60. This piece was made for the English market, and has a typical English fiddle-pattern shape, as well as a period engraved script monogram. The maker's mark for Wong Shing and his pseudo-hallmarks are all well-struck. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs a heavy 26 grams, typical of CES pieces. Condition overall is good, with some wear an...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1390536 (stock #20181112-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is an extremely rare example of very early Savannah coin silver by the partnership of Isaac Marquand and Cornelius Paulding, working in partnership in Savannah between 1801 and 1810. During this time, Isaac Marquand's nephew Josiah Penfield was apprenticed to the firm in Savannah. In 1810, Isaac Marquand moved to New York, and the firm became known as Marquand, Paulding & Penfield, operating from 1810 to 1815. It operated in NY, New Orleans and Savannah. This coffin-end teaspoon is o...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390224 (stock #20181107-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390222 (stock #20181107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1389664 (stock #20181028-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very scarce American coin silver claret ladle by the well-known firm of Wood & Hughes; this piece appears to date to the firm's coin silver period, between about 1845 and 1875. This piece measures about 9 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is marked with the firm's maker's mark on the flat section in the middle of the handle. The bowl of the ladle is pierced, and the purpose for this was to allow the user to pick up the fruit in a wine or claret punch, without tak...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389527 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not for sale, but help me solve the mystery of who made this piece, and I will send you a very nice coin silver spoon in thanks! These twist-arm American coin silver sugar tongs measure about 7 1/8 inches in length and weigh about 49 grams. The maker's mark is a fairly crude SR in a serrated punch. Please take a look at all the pictures. The engraved arms and circular reserve might indicate a Western Pennsylvania or Midwestern, or perhaps Shenandoah Valley origin, but so far I'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389153 (stock #20181021-19)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of three large and heavy early coin silver table spoons, unmarked but stylistically related to the set of four dessert spoons by Bentley & Wood (Washington, DC circa 1809) just listed, with the same engraved initial of "B". These spoons are slightly different at the neck and have a minor difference in the engraving, but have the same bowl shape and general proportions; they came on the market at the same time and from the same state as the Bentley & Wood spoons, and may ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389152 (stock #20181021-18)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$750.00
Offered is an extraordinary set of four early American coin silver dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmiths Joseph Bentley and William Wood, circa 1809. This brief partnership, conducted at the Washington Navy Yard, lasted only from December 1808 through the end of August 1809, when it was dissolved by mutual consent. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership is of course extremely rare, and this set of dessert spoons with extremely well preserved maker's marks is very likely the best s...
 
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