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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382588 (stock #20180623-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$450.00
Offered is a very scarce set of four early North Carolina coin silver teaspoons by noted silversmith John Selph, working in Fayetteville from about 1804 through 1837, the year before his death. Most if not all of Selph's work is of his own manufacture, particularly the early pieces like these shoulder-less transitional fiddle spoons, which should date to the first decade or so of his career...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382587 (stock #20180623-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is an excellent example of the work of William H. Doll (1796-1852), who is listed as working as a clock and watchmaker in Harrisburg circa 1820-35, and who later gave up the profession. Mr. Doll's father Joseph is the best-known silversmith in the family, and even his work is uncommon. The mark on this piece, "W.H Doll." in script, is quite rare. This spoon has a clear and legible maker's mark, as well as a set of period engraved block initials...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382531 (stock #20180623-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$325.00
Offered is a very fine and earlier American coin silver cream pitcher by noted Philadelphia silversmith Robert Swan, working circa 1799-1817. This piece by style probably dates to around 1805-10. It is not a commonly seen style relative to earlier and later styles, and it has a nice presence to it. There is no engraving or sign of erasure in terms of monograms or family crests. The maker's mark used by Robert Swan is struck once inside the foot...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382504 (stock #20180623-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a gorgeous and well-sized French silver beaker or julep cup by well-known specialist maker Theodore Tonnelier, working in Paris circa 1794-1835. This piece measures about 3 9/16 inches in height and weighs about 109 grams. It is engraved with a period monogram of AR enclosed in a shield surmounting crossed laurels. The effect is quite pleasing. This piece bears a maker's mark for Tonnelier and the Paris first standard (950 fine) silver mark for 1819-38...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381583 (stock #20180609-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is an excellent Southern coin silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, bearing only a maker's mark for George MacPherson, working in Natchez circa 1843-71. Most of the silver sold by MacPherson was made by Wood & Hughes, but some pieces found in Natchez bear only MacPherson's mark, as with this piece; the theory is that such pieces could have been made locally. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 33 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381579 (stock #20180609-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$235.00
Offered is a lovely and scarce American coin silver fish serving set, with both fish serving fork and fish slice, by Peter L. Krider of Philadelphia, circa 1850s. This set is heavily engine turned and engraved, and bears exquisite decoration and matched period script monograms. Each piece is also marked with Krider's maker's mark. The fish fork measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 73 grams, and the fish slice measures about 10 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 114 grams...
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...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1376355 (stock #20180312-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a lovely and heavy early Victorian English sterling silver fish server by the well-known partnership of London silversmiths William Theobalds and Robert Metcalfe Atkinson, working together circa 1838-40. Though short-lived, this partnership produced a fair amount of high-quality flatware and servers.

This fish slice has a nicely executed pierced pattern, and extremely clear and well preserved hallmarks and maker's mark...

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...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1376350 (stock #20180312-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a very rare set of three early American coin silver tea spoons by Easton, Maryland silversmith Robert Kersey, about whom little has been published. Birdback teaspoons by Mr...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375393 (stock #20180225-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is an interesting fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon with a faded period engraved script monogram, and a maker's mark of J.HARTT. This mark has been tentatively ascribed to Judah Hart(t), who spent most of his working life in Connecticut, and then moved to Brownhelm, Ohio in 1822. Judah Hart died in Brownhelm in 1824 and is buried there. It is possible this spoon was made in Ohio, and it certainly dates to the late period in Mr. Hart(t)'s career. This piece measures about 6...
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
$135.00
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 : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1374231 (stock #20180204-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a lovely and unusual (perhaps modeled on ancient Roman examples, perhaps the product of Victorian imagination) English sterling silver serving piece or perhaps a dessert or ice cream fork, by John and Henry Lias and fully hallmarked for London, 1846. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 38 grams. There is no crest, armorial or monogram and no erasure. This would be a great serving piece for small items at the holidays or on any special occasion. All ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1374216 (stock #20180204-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a lovely and very early American coin silver table spoon by New York silversmith Peter Vergereau. According to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts:

"Peter Vergereau is probably the individual born into New York City’s French community and baptised at the Église Françoise à la Nouvelle York on August 21, 1700. He was granted freeman status in 1721, which would have been the logical time for him to begin practicing his craft after an average apprenticeship. Vergereau was married ...

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 #1374198 (stock #20180204-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very good and rare early American coin silver teaspoon by William McNeely (1791-1842), who worked in Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia) circa 1812-18, and then relocated to Ohio, working in Paris, Stark County circa 1818 and then St. Clairsville, Belmont County circa 1819 to at least 1829. By style, this piece could have been made in either state, but is more likely to be on the early side and therefore perhaps made in Morgantown. The unusually shaped neck is similar to th...
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 ...
 
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