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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1355209 (stock #20170311-25)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a heavy and nicely decorated American coin silver dessert or ice cream spoon by George Sharp and retailed by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia, circa the 1855-70 timeframe. This piece has a strong stem, pointed tip and sleek bowl, indicating it was expected to be able to bear stress in use. The spoon is nicely engraved with a quilted pattern to the fore, excepting only a reserve for the period engraved monogram. The maker's marks and retailer's marks are well struck and legible. This p...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1355206 (stock #20170311-24)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1355201 (stock #20170311-23)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a bit of a survivor - a Victorian English sterling silver cauldron salt cellar, that retains its original matching salt spoon. This salt cellar and spoon are fully hallmarked for London, 1867-68, and bear the maker's mark of Robert Harper (biographical information below). The armorial on the salt cellar is well executed and appears to be a chained bear; the spoon has an amazingly tiny matching engraved crest. The salt spoon is in a Victorian die-struck pattern and measures about 3 ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355198 (stock #20170311-21)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1355197 (stock #20170311-22)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is an excellent and rare example of the work of Jesse Owen of Philadelphia, working in that city in the late 1830s and 1840s. There were actually several individuals named Jesse Owen in Philadelphia, and Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths" accidentally put the picture of this mark with the Jesse Owen who was a refiner by about 1805 and disappears from the listings by 1817. It is unlikely these spoons were made by that man, but rather by the Jesse Owen working at 167 N. 2nd between 183...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1355193 (stock #20170311-20)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark of John Fries, working circa the 1830s through about 1858. This dessert spoon measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved script "HPS" monogram. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a good useful piece of Philadelphia coin silver in a desirable size!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1355192 (stock #20170311-19)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is an excellent American coin silver table spoon by Philadelphia watchmaker and silversmith Perry O'Daniel, which most likely dates to the 1840s but could be a little earlier or later. This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs a good 52 grams or so. It has excellent, well-struck marks and a period engraved script monogram. Condition is very good with a few tiny dings to the bowl but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all an excellent example of this man...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1355184 (stock #20170311-18)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia watchmaker William E. Lyndall, circa 1850-60. This piece bears a clear maker's mark for Lyndall which was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. All in all a nice example of this man's wares and mark!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355182 (stock #20170311-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$11.50
Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon bearing the die-struck wreath decoration pioneered and probably controlled by the Fries family of silversmiths, but occasionally seen on spoons bearing the marks of other Philadelphia firms. This one is marked by Lewis Ladomus and probably dates to the 1850s. This piece measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is poor in that the bowl has a split (see pictures) and is out of round. However, given the decoration...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355181 (stock #20170311-16)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a good American coin silver spoon probably made in Philadelphia circa 1850 and retailed by Granville W. Lukens, a Quaker born in Bucks County who appears to have been a peddler/merchant rather than a trained silversmith. After a short period in Philadelphia around 1850, he seems to have settled in Burlington County, NJ. The mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Con...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355178 (stock #20170311-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon circa 1850 bearing the maker's mark G.H.LEEDS for either Gideon Howard Leeds, watchmaker of Philadelphia working until about 1842-43, or his son Gideon Howard Leeds II, working in Cumberland County, New Jersey per the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and then in Chester County, PA per the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Based on the style of the piece, my guess would be that this is the work of the son. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs abou...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1355174 (stock #20170311-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a rare example of the output of the short-lived partnership of Baltimore jewelers William D. Shurtz and Ira C. Lyon working in Baltimore at 107 Baltimore Street between 1845 and 1846. Perhaps because of the brevity of their partnership, these men are not well recorded working together; however, they published announcements of the commencement and the dissolution of their partnership in the Baltimore Sun, which I can supply if interested. Shurtz & Lyon was succeeded by Blake & Lyon i...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1355172 (stock #20170311-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is an interesting early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark C*D in an oval punch, struck twice. This mark was originally attributed in the book "Silver in Maryland" to Cantwell Douglass (1774-1807), but has now been re-assigned by Cathy Hollan in "Virginia Silversmiths" to Caleb Davis (1769-1834), apprenticed to clockmaker Elijah Evans in Frederick County MD in 1784, married to Mary Upp in Maryland in 1792, working in Woodstock, Virginia circa 1796-1816 (partnered as Fry & Da...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1355167 (stock #20170311-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a gorgeous pair of Neoclassical silver-gilt tea or coffee spoons or dessert spoons, with fine style and workmanship. Each spoon has an open reserve with filigree decoration surmounted by a well-executed cast mask of either a Greek or Roman god, or perhaps an important Greek like Socrates. Zeus would be another likely candidate. The faces are more detailed and more finely modeled than is usually seen. These spoons have elongated proportions and soaring curves typical of the early 1...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355166 (stock #20170311-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice example of the work of Carlisle silversmith and clockmaker Thomas Conlyn, who was born along the James River in Virginia but traveled north to Wilmington, Delaware to apprentice in the silversmith trade under Charles Canby. After his apprenticeship was completed, Conlyn relocated to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and commenced his business around 1839. He retired around 1890 and died in 1905 after a long and prosperous life.

This teaspoon bears a good clear example of Thomas ...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355165 (stock #20170311-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good transitional finless fiddle coin silver teaspoon by Litchfield, Connecticut and Brattleboro, Vermont silversmith Isaac Thompson (1777 - 1844). Thompson was working alone in Litchfield from about 1805 to 1811 and in Brattleboro between about 1811 and 1817. This spoon was probably made in Connecticut but could have been made in either locale. This piece measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good with minimal wear and no splits or r...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1355164 (stock #20170311-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a nice coin silver tea spoon retailed by noted silversmith Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, and given the floret mark used by John Curry, probably manufactured by him. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved "MMG" script monogram. It measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair, with some tip wear and a dent to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of these marks!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1355163 (stock #20170311-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a lovely pair of transitional shoulder-less Southern coin silver tea spoons by noted Virginia and Kentucky silversmith Asa Blanchard, circa 1807-15 by style and given their Kentucky origin. The maker's mark on these spoons (mark "d" in Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths", corresponding to mark "29C" in Boultinghouse's "Silversmiths of Kentucky") has only been found on pieces with Kentucky provenances. Each spoon has a legible maker's mark, and each is engraved with a period script "H" ...
 
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