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All Items : Militaria : Civil War : Pre 1900 item #1380701 (stock #20180527-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine carte de visite by important 19th Century photographer George Norman Barnard (1819-1902), who is best known for his important wartime images of the South, first while accompanying General Sherman on his Georgia campaign. Barnard's book, "Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign", is one of the most important collections of images of the Civil War. Barnard also recorded important images of the destruction in Charleston in around March 1865, and then went on to Columbia and the...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1380251 (stock #20180520-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a lovely and well-preserved Ivy pattern pierced ladle with gilt bowl, by Henry Hebbard (patented circa 1865) and later Whiting. This piece dates to the first years of the sterling era, probably around 1865-75. It measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 40 grams. The only marks are the patent date mark and a sterling mark, as this piece seems not to have made it to sale by a retailer. This piece was never engraved with a monogram or crest - perhaps it was taken home ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1376354 (stock #20180312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a interesting American coin silver cream or sauce ladle by Constant Southworth (a rare mark by a little-known maker). Mr. Southworth was born in 1802 in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and married there in 1823. By 1830 he was working about 6 1/2 miles away in Great Barrington, continuing there until after 1850. He died in 1876.

This piece measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fair, as there is no monogram and the piece was likely buffed at so...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375037 (stock #20180219-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon in the fiddle pattern by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), and bearing one of his more attractive and uncommon maker's marks. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram that is partially rubbed. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 21 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some surface wear and a few dimples in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This is a nice example of an interestin...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374977 (stock #20180218-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1374199 (stock #20180204-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a lovely pair of late 18th Century Rhode Island coin silver table spoons by noted silversmith Thomas Arnold (b. 1735 - d. 1828), working in Newport between about 1760 and 1817. These tablespoons are decorated with period engraved script monograms, the placement and style of which closely relates to the engraving on other Thomas Arnold spoons of the period. These spoons by style should date to about 1785-1800, but could be a few years earlier or later. Each spoon is marked with bot...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374148 (stock #20180203-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is an interesting, fairly late American silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes (1758-1820). This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is a standard circa 1810-20 fiddle pattern piece. The interesting part about this salt spoon is that it exhibits the remains of die-struck decoration to the bowl - something not often seen with salt spoons. This may have been a bird or some other device - one would have to take a look at what remains visible ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1373392 (stock #20180121-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith George Franciscus, who began his career in Baltimore around 1800, but who moved to Lancaster by about 1819, working there for the rest of his career, until about 1840. This piece can be confidently ascribed to Franciscus' Lancaster period, both by style and by the fact that it came with a number of other pieces from the local Lancaster area. This bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1372980 (stock #20180115-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Shoemaker, circa 1805-15. This piece has a good period engraved script monogram and a clear maker's mark. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is fair at best, with some dents to the bowl and a slight twist to the handle, but with no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of a short-lived style in Philadelphia coin silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372548 (stock #20180107-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is a superb set of three early American coin silver spoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr. In my view, there is no more elegant expression of American silver flatware of the late 18th Century than that shown by these spoons. The spoons each measure about 5 5/8 inches in length and the three weigh a total of about 50 grams. Each spoon has a clear maker's mark and well-executed period engraved script monogram of 'LW' within an ovoid reserve. Condition is excell...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1372522 (stock #20180107-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Seal, born and perhaps trained in Virginia but known to be working alone and in partnership in Philadelphia between 1810 and 1822. He lived until 1853 but the style of his silver does not post-date about 1820. This piece is in good condition overall, with moderate wear and no dents, splits or repairs. It is nicely engraved with a period script monogram and has a legible maker's mark as well as Seal...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372521 (stock #20180107-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a very good set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Amable Brasier (b. 1764 - d. 1842), working in that city between about 1795 and 1826. These three teaspoons are in a fin-less fiddle pattern and probably date to between 1800 and 1810. Each piece is expertly engraved 'EW' in period script. Each spoon also bears Brasier's maker's mark - one mark is rubbed but legible, and the other two are clear and well-struck. These spoons each measure...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372514 (stock #20180107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a nice pair of late 18th Century American coin silver sugar tongs marked only with a maker's mark of S.B - a mark given in Belden's "American Silversmiths" to Col. Standish Barry of Baltimore, MD. See Belden, page 49, mark d. for Barry. The strength of the attribution to Barry in Belden is based on stylistic similarities to known Belden work, and the relatively small number of potential craftsmen with the right initials working in the right time period. In any event, these sugar to...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372513 (stock #20180106-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a nice pair of 18th Century silver sugar tongs dating by style to the 1760s or early 1770s, bearing only a maker's mark of T.H in a rectangle. This maker's mark is fairly crude and doesn't look like a British mark, but the proportions of this pair of tongs look more British than American to me. So, are these tongs British, and dodge paying duty? Were they perhaps made provincially within the UK proper, far away from an assay office? Could they be from somewhere else in the Empire,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372512 (stock #20180106-16)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is an interesting early American coin silver teaspoon or coffee spoon that by style appears to date to the 1750-70 timeframe; the maker's mark ends with an "E" that looks an awful lot like one of Samuel Edwards' marks, but I can't make out the first letter. The outline of the mark is right for Samuel Edwards as well, but the drop on the spoon is different from those I've seen used by Edwards. So, probably a different maker. Does anyone have a theory? This piece is engraved with block...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372481 (stock #20180106-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
NOT FOR SALE
Another mystery piece and mark, at least to me! Perhaps I've overlooked something obvious about this crested silver cream ladle, circa 1810-25, but I am assuming it to be American coin silver, probably from the New England region. However, I've had no luck tracking down a potential maker, despite a good maker's mark with relatively uncommon initials. The maker's mark is a crude "SL", indicating perhaps more provincial or small-town manufacture, though this is not dispositive. This piece meas...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372460 (stock #20180106-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very sought-after table spoon from the heavy and luxurious American coin silver fiddlethread pattern made by celebrated Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Fletcher, circa 1827-42. Fletcher's fiddlethread is probably the height of quality for this pattern in America prior to the Civil War - it is uniformly excellent, and heavy. It virtually always has a well-done period script monogram to the reverse ("SHS" on this piece), making it quite possible to build a full service in this pattern...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372459 (stock #20180106-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a very sought-after long-handled condiment spoon from the heavy and luxurious American coin silver fiddlethread pattern made by celebrated Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Fletcher, circa 1827-42. Fletcher's fiddlethread is probably the height of quality for this pattern in America prior to the Civil War - it is uniformly excellent, and heavy. It virtually always has a well-done period script monogram to the reverse ("CM" on this piece), making it quite possible to build a full servi...
 
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