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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 #1326474 (stock #20160228-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very fine and large early American coin silver dessert spoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Hanse McDowell, working circa 1817 to his death in 1842. McDowell was typically listed in city directories as a watch and clock maker, and silver bearing his mark is exceedingly hard to find. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. Given the style of the piece and the appearance of an eagle head mark similar to that used by William...
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 #1322668 (stock #20160124-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is a very finely decorated American coin silver teaspoon by Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Clemens Oskamp, and bearing his maker's mark. This spoon is nicely engraved M.McM and is in very good condition, with only modest wear and no major dents, and no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver for display or daily use!
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
Auction
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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1316140 (stock #20151114-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon retailed by M. W. Galt & Co. of Washington, D.C., dating to 1857 or before. This can be established by the manufacturer's marks of Taylor & Lawrie of Philadelphia, who made this spoon and who were in business between 1837 and 1857. This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length, and weighs about 12 grams. This piece bears a period engraved set of script owner's initials. Condition is good, with moderate wear and signs of use, but no notable d...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1316137 (stock #20151114-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is an early American coin silver table spoon by Washington, D.C. silversmith and jeweler Samuel Lewis, who worked primarily on Pennsylvania Avenue from about 1840 until his death in 1880. Lewis trained in Baltimore and upon the end of his apprenticeship immediately established himself in Washington, where he enjoyed the patronage of the White House, among others. This tablespoon bears a good strong maker's mark for Mr. Lewis, and also has a period engraved script monogram to the handle...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1313458 (stock #20151018-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, circa 1825-45, stamped CLINTON CO. to denote that this piece was used as a prize at an agricultural fair in Clinton County (not sure which state). I've had two other pieces so stamped, and eBay recently had a beaker with the same stamp; all were made by R. & W. Wilson. It appears a wide variety of silver was given away at this county fair, wherever it was held. This teaspoon also bears a period engraved ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1311865 (stock #20151004-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$225.00
Offered is a fine and rare pair of early American coin silver gravy or sauce ladles by the celebrated Philadelphia partnership of Lewis & Smith. Harvey Lewis and Joseph D. Smith worked in partnership from about 1805 to 1811, and produced some of the most finely executed and beautifully engraved silver of their era. Many examples of their excellent holloware and flatware are extant in public collections. This lovely and well-made pair of ladles measures about 7 1/4 inches in length on average,...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1311795 (stock #20151004-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a nice set of three English provincial sterling silver teaspoons assayed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, circa 1854. In addition to the hallmarks, each spoon bears the maker's mark of Thomas Sewell. These spoons measure about 5 1/2 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 54 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings and dents, and a bit of over-polishing, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of Newcastle silver from the mid-19th Century!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1311794 (stock #20151004-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a very rare example of the work of the short-lived partnership of William and Daniel L. Bixler, sons of famous Easton, PA clockmaker and silversmith Christian Bixler, III. Christian Bixler III established the family business in Easton around 1785, and Bixler's became the longest-running family business, at least in the jewelry line, in America, closing just a couple of years ago. When Christian Bixler III died in 1840, his sons William Bixler and Daniel L. Bixler operated in partner...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1308206 (stock #20150829-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a good American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark of Charles Piquette, silversmith and gold pen manufacturer of Detroit. Charles is one of two sons of Jean-Baptiste Piquette, silversmith of Montreal, who came to Detroit circa 1803. Charles and his brother, John B. Piquette, were trained by their father in the silversmith's profession, but it is more likely this spoon was manufactured by someone else and retailed by Charles Piquette, as his focus seems to have been on the manu...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307582 (stock #20150822-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is an unusual example of an early American coin silver spoon made in the workshop of Joseph Shoemaker but also struck with a large mark of a "T" - the mark could be a journeyman's, but is so large and placed in such a way as to undercut Shoemaker's maker's mark. As such it is unlikely the mark was on the spoon when it was first marked by Shoemaker. It is possible the spoon was resold by someone else, but the most likely explanation is that it was an inventory stamp within the family. ...
 
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