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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1406339 (stock #20190816-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very rare pair of 18th Century American coin silver tablespoons by the sought-after Baltimore silversmith Standish Barry (1763-1844), who is equally known for the silver coinage he struck, and his military career (he served in the Revolution as a teenager, and then in the Baltimore militia forces until late in life, achieving the rank of Colonel and participating in multiple battles during the War of 1812)...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1404563 (stock #20190716-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not currently for sale, but if you can solve its mystery mark with a definitive (or at least very strong) attribution, I'll offer you your choice of either $10 off your next order, or a free coin silver spoon in good condition!

This pair of feather-edge sugar tongs are marked once inside the bow with a maker's mark that appears to be IVB conjoined, but could be MB or NB conjoined. Please click on the first photo to scroll through all the pictures...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389527 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not for sale, but help me solve the mystery of who made this piece, and I will send you a very nice coin silver spoon in thanks! These twist-arm American coin silver sugar tongs measure about 7 1/8 inches in length and weigh about 49 grams. The maker's mark is a fairly crude SR in a serrated punch. Please take a look at all the pictures...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1371929 (stock #20171227-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
NOT FOR SALE
For your consideration is an interesting late 18th Century style American coin silver spoon, marked "W (pellet) D". It is my assumption at least that this piece, which measures about 4 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams, is American. It does not feel Canadian or British Colonial to me, nor does it come across as Continental...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1362430 (stock #20170714-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony, who worked in that city from 1783-1809 on his own and from 1810-14 with his sons. This pair of tongs by style should date to about 1805-09 but could be a bit earlier. The maker's mark is one of Joseph Anthony's working alone, so this piece likely dates to no later than 1809. The maker's mark (see pics) is lightly struck, as is the case with most pieces by Mr...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1358951 (stock #20170514-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a nice little early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Delaware and Pennsylvania silversmith Isaac Woodcock, circa 1815. At this time, Isaac (son of noted silversmith Bancroft Woodcock) was working in Well's Valley, PA (between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg). This teaspoon bears one of Isaac Woodcock's full name maker's marks, and a period engraved script monogram that appears to be "NRG". This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1358949 (stock #20170514-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a lovely example of a rare form in early American coin silver - a coffin-end pattern sauce or gravy ladle. This piece measures a little under 8 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. It bears a lovely period script monogram of what appears to be "DSH". This piece has no maker's mark...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355146 (stock #20170311-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece is in fair condition at best, with a lot of surface wear and a dinged and dented bowl, but has a decent legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1352013 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Not for Sale
Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable and supportable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition (worth about $15-20) as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there.

This piece measures about 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 64 grams. It is marked "R.L" in an squarish punc...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1329430 (stock #20160405-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820. He work...
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 #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 : 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 : 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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