Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1308206 (stock #20150829-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a good American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark of Charles Piquette, silversmith and gold pen manufacturer of Detroit. Charles is one of two sons of Jean-Baptiste Piquette, silversmith of Montreal, who came to Detroit circa 1803. Charles and his brother, John B...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307737 (stock #20150824-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine early American coin silver table spoon made by Philadelphia silversmiths Samuel Hildeburn and James Watson, working in partnership as Hildeburn & Watson from about 1829 to about 1834. This tablespoon bears a good clear maker's mark and is also engraved with the name of the owner(s), "Tams". This piece was very likely owned by either Sampson Tams or Williams Tams - these men were brothers, and were some of the wealthiest men in the city in the 1830s and 1840s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1307659 (stock #20150823-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a quite early pre-Revolution French silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, initialed "PE" and marked with hallmarks for Paris, circa 1783, and a maker's mark for Louis Jullien Anthiaume, who was working in Paris by 1779 and continued through at least 1791. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams, or one troy ounce. Condition overall is good, with no dents, splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1307658 (stock #20150823-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a quite early pre-Revolution French silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, initialed "SL" and marked with hallmarks for Paris, circa 1768-74, and a maker's mark for Claude-Pierre Deville, who was working in Paris by 1769 and died by 1783. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams, or one troy ounce. Condition overall is good, with no dents, splits or repairs. The spoon has likely been buffed at some point as the surface is a bit bright...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1307650 (stock #20150823-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine set of six English sterling silver teaspoons in the very rare 'Fiddle Thread and Drop' pattern described by Pickford on page 117 of his book "Silver Flatware - English Scottish and Irish". Like the table forks pictured in that volume, these spoons are by the partnership of George Smith and William Fearn. The forks pictured in the book are hallmarked for London, 1795, while the spoons offered here are hallmarked for London, 1794...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1307648 (stock #20150823-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a fine American coin silver toy or demitasse spoon (it measures 3 13/16 inches or so in length, and weighs 8 grams) bearing the mark of Ft. Wayne, Indiana silversmiths and jewelers Mayer & Graff. This firm seems to have been active in Fort Wayne from the 1860s on. This piece is in the twist handle style peculiar to parts of the Mid-West around the 1860s and 1870s. It has no monogram engraved...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307647 (stock #20150823-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a very scarce set of three early American coin silver dessert spoons by little-known Washington, Pennsylvania silversmith Jacob Schaffer (1756-1852). Mr. Schaffer's biographical information appears following a description of the spoons. These three spoons, like most of Schaffer's silver, are characterized by an eccentric style and unusual proportions. They measure about 6 5/8 inches in length, on average, and they weigh about 58 grams altogether...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307620 (stock #20150823-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good Southern coin silver tea spoon by Washington, D.C. watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Richard H. L. Villard, working in Georgetown in the 1820s and 1830s. He had a shop on Bridge Street (now M Street) in Georgetown. Villard was born circa 1794, probably the third son of French emigre parents Andre and Sophie Villard...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307616 (stock #20150823-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a worn but interesting early American coin silver tea spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Thomas Warner (1780-1828). This piece bears interesting marks in addition to Warner's maker's mark; the spoon is marked STERG to denote the use of sterling standard silver, and is also marked with Thomas Warner's eagle head pseudo hallmark...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1307615 (stock #20150823-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good early Irish silver teaspoon circa 1790, by a silversmith using the mark J*S. This piece is engraved with an armorial of a leaping stag looking back, which is nicely done. In addition to the maker's mark, this piece bears Hibernia and harp hallmarks. This spoon appears to have been assayed in Dublin. It measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some tip wear and bumping to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307613 (stock #20150823-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is an early American coin silver teaspoon by Jacob Bear, working in Lexington, VA circa 1823-60 and then located in Rockingham, VA in 1861. Jacob Bear's mark is rarely seen, despite his long working life. The maker's mark on this teaspoon is a bit rubbed but still quite legible. This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. The spoon probably dates to the 1820s or 1830s. Condition is fair at best, as the original monogram has been erased and a later mon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307611 (stock #20150822-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a quite unusual early American coin silver bird back teaspoon by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. This piece is characterized by a transitional style, and probably falls into the 1805-10 date range. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition on this birdback spoon is fair, with the bird about 80-90 percent gone but still a little visible (see picture), and the spoon with some bowl wear and dings, but with no splits or repairs. George H...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1307609 (stock #20150822-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very scarce set of six early American coin silver teaspoons by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. While individual spoons can be found (see my other listings for one such example), sets of six just don't surface. This set dates to about 1805-15 by style. These spoons average about 5 15/16 inches in length and weigh about 92 grams altogether. Condition on these spoons is very good, with little wear, no dents aside from a few small dimples, and no splits or repairs. George Hendel's ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1307587 (stock #20150822-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon made by Philadelphia silversmiths Jehu and William L. Ward, dating to circa 1837-50. The unusual aspect of this piece is the maker's mark - an oval mark similar to others used in by other makers in Philadelphia, but very rare for the Wards. The mark is mentioned by Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths", but not one example had been found, until now. This piece measures about 7 3/8 inches in length and weighs a solid 32 grams, or about one...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1307583 (stock #20150822-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good American coin silver condiment spoon (salt, mustard, or something else) by Hannah Robinson of Wilmington, DE (1803-78). See page 250 of the book "Delaware Silver" for a very similar piece identified as a salt spoon, and note several pieces with the same mark (the "H" is worn off this spoon, but the letters in "ROBINSON" match the ones in the book minutely). This spoon is in very good condition overall, with a good period engraved script monogram and a worn but legible maker's...
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. ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1307030 (stock #20150816-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon made in Philadelphia by James Watts and retailed in Wheeling, West Virginia by James T. Scott & Co. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear from normal use, and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine useful piece of Southern coin silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1306987 (stock #20150816-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of Charles and George Fletcher of Philadelphia, brothers to the famous silversmith and proprietor Thomas Fletcher, whose firm Fletcher and Gardiner would set the standard for monumental silver for a time in Philadelphia. Charles and George united in partnership in July 1818, and dissolved their union by early 1824. Their run in business together appears to have been rather unsuccessful; aside from this teaspoon, I have observed on...
 
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