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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1422333 (stock #20200411-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by watchmaker and silversmith John J. Parry, working in Philadelphia between the 1790s and his death in 1835. Check my other listings for another, later spoon by Parry. This spoon dates to about 1815 based on style, give or take five years. This spoon has a legible maker's mark struck in left-handed fashion, and a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition overal...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1422332 (stock #20200411-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a lovely and well-made American coin silver teaspoon by the noted firm of Robert and William Wilson, working as R. & W. Wilson of Philadelphia circa 1825-50. This spoon has a slimmer spatulate handle and greater weight than their more American-style wares - the Wilsons seem to have had a line of silver flatware more akin to British examples of the times, and these were usually marked with the R&WW mark. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches long and weighs a very heavy 26 grams. I...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1422267 (stock #20200411-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$225.00
Offered is an extremely rare example of the work of a Southern silversmith with the surname 'Britain' - now believed to be John S. Britain, working in Nashville in the 1835-36 timeframe, or James Sackett Britain, born in Sparta, TN in 1815 and working as a silversmith first in Tennessee and then in Alabama. It is probable the two men are either a single silversmith or are related. Although much remains to be discovered about the silversmiths with the surname 'Britain', it is clear from the sty...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1422242 (stock #20200411-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a good Cincinnati coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of David Kinsey working alone; this is a far less common mark than that of Edward and David Kinsey working together. This teaspoon has a clear maker's mark or retailer's mark and a period engraved script owner's name. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fairly good overall, with modest bumps and wear from normal use, and a spot or two of tarnish; there are no splits or repairs. All...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1421602 (stock #20200404-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$295.00
Offered is a rare and important early American coin silver sugar tongs by Chambersburg, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Charles Young (fl. 1791-1833), circa 1791-1800. It is extremely unusual to find such early American silver from a Chambersburg craftsman, and these tongs are an exceptional example of Charles Young's work, which is exceedingly rare. These tongs are marked with a clear strike of Charles Young's maker's mark once on each arm, and the tongs are also decorated with a peri...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1421159 (stock #20200329-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is a lovely Victorian English sterling silver master salt spoon by the noted firm of James and Josiah Williams of Bristol, England (though because Bristol had no assay office most of their silver was hallmarked at the Exeter assay office. Their information appears below. This piece is fully hallmarked as having been assayed at Exeter in 1865, and bears a clear maker's mark. It also has a nice engraved period script monogram. This master salt spoon measures about 3 13/16 inches in len...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1421149 (stock #20200329-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$110.00
Offered is a nice set of five American coin silver dessert spoons bearing the scarce maker's mark of Prouhet & Witt, a St. Louis partnership of Hyppolite Prouhet and Thomas D. Witt that lasted from 1857 to 1862 or so. Each spoon has a legible maker's mark and also features a period engraved script monogram. Please review all pictures. These spoons measure about 7 1/8 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 134 grams. Condition is fair at best, with a ripple in one ha...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1421144 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This American coin silver tablespoon dating to about 1820-40 is not for sale, but rather one that I need some help with. It measures about 9 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It has a faint period script engraved monogram running across the top of the handle, and a maker's mark of D.G in a rectangular punch. This piece has a mid-Atlantic or Midwestern feel, though it could be from some places in the American South outside of the major cities. It is almost certainly not by David...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1421043 (stock #20200328-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a good Philadelphia coin silver spoon bearing the extremely rare mark of John & Phineas Fries, circa 1837 (the single year of their partnership). While coin silver spoons and other items bearing only the maker's mark of John Fries are somewhat common, and those with just Phineas Fries' maker's mark are scarce but not rare, the mark of their partnership is very hard to find. The mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan, and in twenty ye...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1420260 (stock #20200321-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a nice set of Southern coin silver teaspoons by John A. McCaulley, working in Richmond, Kentucky in the mid 1860s, followed by a stint in the 1870s mostly in Bloomington, IL, and then back to Kentucky (Lexington) in the latter half of the 1870s. These spoons were made by Watts of Philadelphia and bear legible retailer's marks for McCaulley. His mark seems to be quite uncommon in Kentucky silver. These spoons each have a period engraved script monogram. The spoons measure about six ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1420258 (stock #20200320-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$16.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by noted Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA silversmith Henry J. Pepper, clearly marked with his maker's mark and faintly engraved "Putney" on the handle for the original owner. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Please take a look at all of the photographs. Condition overall is fair, with some surface wear and dents to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice Philadelphia coin silver spoon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1419734 (stock #20200315-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a good pair of large American coin silver table spoons bearing the mark WILMOT in a serrated punch, most likely for Samuel Wilmot, Sr., working in New Haven, Connecticut from about 1798 through at least the mid-1820s, and perhaps later. There are several narratives about whether he remained in Connecticut throughout his working life, and only his son worked in the South, or whether he spent a good deal of his career in Georgetown and Charleston, South Carolina. Most likely it was on...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1418824 (stock #20200304-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$250.00
Offered is a rare and early example of Kentucky coin silver by prominent Lexington silversmith Samuel Ayres, whose biographical information appears below. This piece is marked with a maker's mark of "S.AYRES LEX K" in a banner. By the coffin-end style of this piece, it would appear to date to between 1800 and 1810. There is no monogram or sign of erasure, and the maker's mark is clear and well-struck. This piece measures about 5 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 11 grams. Condition is ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1415168 (stock #20200119-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$40.00
Offered is a good and rare example of the maker's mark of the firm of Morrison & Conklin, a partnership between John H. Morrison and James S. Conklin, circa the 1850s and 60s. This tablespoon has a period engraved script monogram and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. This piece measures about 8 inches in length and weighs about 38 grams. Condition is fair overall, with the bowl out of round and some wear overall, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this desirable Detroit ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1415165 (stock #20200119-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$100.00
Offered is a very rare example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark of the firm of Joseph W. Cary & Co. (see biographical information, which has some inaccuracies, below), of Alton, Illinois from the 1840s through about 1875, and of St. Louis, Missouri thereafter. Norman Mack, the author of "Missouri's Silver Age", indicates that no example of the work of this firm have been located. Either only a few pieces have survived, or the majority of spoons bearing this mark were made for, and remain...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1415151 (stock #20200119-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an interesting early French silver table spoon dating to before the French Revolution, and a survivor of the French occupation of San Domingo (Saint-Domingue), which ended in 1804. This tablespoon bears 18th Century French silver hallmarks and is engraved in later writing with the family name of Danieux to the front and an inscription to the reverse documenting the history of the spoon. This piece is quite heavy, measuring about 8 inches in length and weighing about 79 grams. Condi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1415140 (stock #20200118-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a good St. Louis coin silver spoon bearing the mark of William C. Defriez of St. Louis, circa 1849, give or take a few years. This piece has a clear maker's or retailer's mark. There is no monogram, but the the front may have been buffed, so there could be an erasure. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is fair at best, with some surface wear and minor signs of use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this ma...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1415138 (stock #20200118-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very rare example of the mark of C. S. Russell, successor to E. Mead & Co. of St. Louis, circa 1865; Mr. Russell seems not to have had much success and his mark is rarely if ever seen. This piece has a good clear maker's mark or retailer's mark, and is also engraved with a worn period script monogram. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is fair, with some wear, dings and ripples, but no splits or repairs. Please review all pics. All...
 
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