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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1339426 (stock #20160814-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice little American coin silver master salt spoon by silversmith Albert Titcomb (1802 - 1890), who was working in Portland, ME between about 1823-35 alone and between 1835-46 in partnership with Philip Titcomb in Portland. After 1846, Albert continued to work as a silversmith, but moved his shop to Bangor and worked there until about 1880. This piece was almost certainly made during Albert's Portland years, and the mark of TITCOMB in a serrated punch could have been used by him a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1339416 (stock #20160814-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a nice serviceable but worn early American coin silver teaspoon by major Philadelphia and Quaker silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790. This spoon features die-struck birdback decoration, though it is about 80 percent worn off. The bowl also has wear and a few small dings. There are no splits or repairs. This spoon has a period engraved block monogram and the maker's mark for Richardson, Jr. is struck twice near the top of the stem. This is one of the earliest spoons I'v...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1339375 (stock #20160813-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.50
Offered is a nice Dover coin silver teaspoon by silversmith George Gray, who was born around 1800 and worked in Dover from the 1820s until at least 1860. He was listed as retired in 1870 and died around 1875. This spoon bears one of several maker's marks known for him, in this case his initials in a serrated rectangular punch. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It has an engraved period script monogram and the maker's mark is clear and legible. Condi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1339339 (stock #20160813-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by New Jersey watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Henry B. James, whose biographical information appears below. This teaspoon measures 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a nicely executed period script engraved monogram, and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. Condition overall is good, with some surface wear and signs of use and shallow dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This spoon would almost certainly date to...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1338845 (stock #20160806-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very fine and scarce early American coin silver fish slice or server in the Kings pattern, by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. This piece measures about 13 inches in length overall, with a blade measuring about 7 1/4 inches in length and about 3 inches across at its widest...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1337969 (stock #20160723-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by itinerant Maryland and Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Emanuel (or Emmanuel) Holsey (ca. 1798 - 1849), who apprenticed to Henry Biershing in Hagerstown, MD around 1815 and who was working on his own in Williamsport, MD circa 1820-21, Hagerstown circa 1821-23, Chambersburg, PA circa 1823-39, and perhaps in Union County, PA circa 1839-49, where he died. Holsey's silver is graced with his relatively crude maker's mark and a great eagle pse...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1337438 (stock #20160717-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very rare and fairly early example of Chicago coin silver from the 1840s or 1850s, by Chicago silversmith Isaac Spear (also spelled Speer). Mr. Spear's information appears below the item description. This piece has a lightly engraved period script monogram and a good clear maker's mark. The CHICAGO city mark is scarce and difficult to find. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some slight dimples in the bowl ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1335648 (stock #20160626-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine early fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark B.LORD, for Benjamin Lord, a silversmith who began his career in Rutland, Vermont and moved to Athens, Georgia by 1831. Benjamin died in Athens in 1843. His two sons, Benjamin Buel Lord and Ebenezer Lord, also worked in Athens, and in theory his son Benjamin B. Lord could have marked this spoon. By style, this spoon could date from the 1820s or 1830s, so it is unknown whether or not it was made in Ge...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1331796 (stock #20160507-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$40.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver dessert spoon by A. C. Billon of Davenport, Iowa, circa 1849-65. Billon, whose first name appears from period newspaper notices to have been Alfred, started the first jewelry store in Davenport in 1849, and may have been in business as late is the 1890s. He may or may not have been related to the famous silversmith Charles Frederick Billon of St. Louis, and his progeny. This dessert spoon should date by style to the 1849-65 era. It is marked with Bill...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Contemporary item #1329601 (stock #20160407-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a fine and very scarce copy of a much-sought-after, out of print reference book on Irish provincial silver - "Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of Craftsmanship" by John R. Bowen. This is the hardcover version, which is going for a minimum of $500 on Amazon. This copy is in excellent condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no damage or discoloration to the pages. This is the seminal reference on Cork silversmiths, and it is surprisingly helpful for the advanced coll...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328342 (stock #20160321-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is an American coin silver master salt spoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg silversmith and merchant George Beatty. This piece measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is only fair, with some ripples in the handle and wear to the surface and bowl. There is no monogram and no obvious sign of erasure. All in all a decent example of Beatty's mark. George Beatty, youngest son of Capt. James Beatty, was born January 4, 1781, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, co...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328341 (stock #20160321-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a pair of American coin silver master salt spoons by little-known Norristown, PA silversmith and retailer Washington T. Koplin. These spoons measure about 3 1/2 inches in length on average and weigh a total of 12 grams. The maker's mark is legible on each, and there are no monograms. Condition on one of the spoons is good, with modest wear but no splits or repairs. The other spoon has a tiny hole in the bowl. All in all an interesting example of silver from the Norristown area! ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328298 (stock #20160319-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon made or retailed by James Cook Hanna of New Castle, Pennsylvania, circa 1850. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It is engraved "RF" in period script and has a well-struck, clear maker's mark. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear and some small bumps to the bowl. All in all a fine piece of Pennsylvania coin silver! James Cook Hanna (1826 - 1898) - Working in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA c...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1327564 (stock #20160312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very good and scarce example of an American coin silver turned handle butter knife or spreader, bearing the maker's or retailer's mark of Augustus Shmedtie of Washington, D.C. This pieces measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. In addition to the clear, well-struck mark for Shmedtie, it is engraved with decoration to one side of the blade and to the handle, and bears a period script monogram. This knife would most likely date to Shmedtie's early period (s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1326467 (stock #20160228-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1322551 (stock #20130123-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good heavy American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Harrisburg jeweler William P. Denehey (biography follows a description of the spoon), and manufacturer's marks probably for Watts of Philadelphia. This piece measures six inches in length and weighs a heavy 20 grams. There is a period engraved script monogram. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece with a scarce Pennsylvania mark! William P. Denehey (1842 - 1925) w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1320831 (stock #20160103-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Ward & Cox, a very short-lived (1811) partnership between silversmiths Jehu Ward and Benjamin Cox. This pair of sugar tongs, dating back more than two hundred years, is exceptional for its form and execution. See the pictures for the lovely detail on the grips and the fine proportions. These tongs measure about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weigh about 44 grams. The tongs bear an engraved period script monogram to the bow, and a...
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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