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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383427 (stock #20180708-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely example of the work of important Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis, who is one of the pantheon of major silversmiths in American history. This teaspoon, dating by style to about 1810-15 give or take half a decade, is distinguished by its rare mark, which was mentioned but not photographed for Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths"...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1383396 (stock #20180707-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver master salt spoons or shovels by noted New York City silversmith William Adams (b. 1802 - d. 1861), an important and successful maker who received the commission for the Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams was listed in NYC directories between 1829 and 1862 (the latter being based on 1861 information). It is likely these particular spoons are from the first half of Adams' career...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383301 (stock #20180706-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very interesting American coin silver table fork by Taylor & Hinsdale of New York, and bearing the mark of that firm as well as manufacturer's marks made to resemble English marks, albeit only vaguely. This piece perhaps was made to match an English set, though, given the form and weight - it measures about 8 inches in length and weighs about 63 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383097 (stock #20180702-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a rare and fine example of the work of the short-lived partnership of brothers Thomas Warner and Andrew Ellicott Warner, Sr., who formed their joint venture in 1805 and ended it when Thomas went to fight the British in the War of 1812...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1383096 (stock #20180702-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely and large late 18th Century American coin silver table spoon by well-known Preston, CT silversmith Samuel Avery (1760-1836), whose father John was also a prominent silversmith. Samuel Avery was quite successful and a fair amount of his silver survives; he went through a number of maker's marks over time. This piece likely dates to the 1790-1800 period, give or take a couple of years...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1383095 (stock #20180702-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Greencastle, Indiana (1860-1887) jeweler Alexander R. Brattin, who trained in Cincinnati in one of the large shops (perhaps Duhme & Co.), and then established his own firm in Greencastle just prior to the outbreak of war. He seems to have found much success there, and opened branch locations in Danville and Spencer in the mid-to-late 1880s. He moved on to Kansas City and then St. Louis late in life, and passed away in 1897 or so...
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
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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 : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381583 (stock #20180609-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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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
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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...
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 : 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. Kersey with the same maker's mark that appears on these spoons are known, and Kersey's traditional working date is given as circa 1793. It is evident from the style of these spoons that he worked a while longer, as the squared shoulders were in use mostly from 1805-10, give or take a couple of years. These teaspoo...
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 : 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...
 
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