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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1353168 (stock #20170206-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a scarce American coin silver teaspoon by Reading, Pennsylvania silversmith Prisca Levan Mannerback, who worked from about 1838 (the year of the death of his famous father, William Mannerback) to 1869. Mr. Mannerback appears not to have enjoyed his first name, as his work is always signed either L.MANNERBACK or LMB, with or without the READING city mark that appears on this spoon. The marks on this piece are clear and well struck. The period engraved script "MMc" monogram is well-e...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1353167 (stock #20170206-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very scarce example of the work of Delaware silversmith and clockmaker William F. Robinson (b. 1810 - d. 1849), who worked briefly in Philadelphia in the 1830s, and then spent the last decade of his life working in Wilmington. Silver bearing his mark is uncommon. This teaspoon bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W.F.ROBINSON in a rectangular punch, and has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1353087 (stock #20170205-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a rare 270-year old Norwegian master salt spoon by Frederikshald (now known as Halden) silversmith Lorentz Hoffman (alternate spelling, Hofmand), who was born circa 1692 and died in 1767. This piece is marked LH over 1746 for the maker's mark and year of manufacture, and FH for Frederikshald. These marks appear in "Norske Solvstempler" by Jorunn Fossberg, page 29. The third mark may be an assay master's mark, but I can't be certain. It is quite uncommon to see domestic Norwegian s...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1353069 (stock #20170204-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a very fine pair of unusually well-decorated English Victorian sterling silver fiddle pattern sugar tongs, with extensive relief engraving to the bow and both arms, down to the grips. This piece also features a nicely done period script monogram of "AT & MT". The tongs are fully hallmarked for London, 1872, and bear a maker's mark of what appears to be TH over TH. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, including details of the decoration and the maker's mark a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1353068 (stock #20170204-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a very well decorated American coin silver serving piece in the form of a beef fork, cold meat serving fork, or similar implement. Perhaps this was intended as a sliced tomato server or something similar, as the business end was gilt on the front side. Please click on the picture to see the other pictures. I would appreciate any input if someone is aware of the exact use of this piece! This piece is finely engraved throughout, and has no monogram or erasure. It bears the maker's ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1800 item #1352652 (stock #20170129-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Dedham, Massachusetts silversmith Benjamin Bussey (1757-1782), whose work is rarely seen. He worked from 1778 to an unknown date - this pair of tongs dates to about 1785-95, so at least to that period. He apparently moved to Boston around 1792, and may have shifted his focus at that time. This piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 34 grams. The period engraved script monogram of "MS" is surrounded b...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1352651 (stock #20170129-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$50.00
Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by the well-known partnership of Jehu Williams, Sr. and John Victor, working together in Lynchburg circa 1814 to 1845. (Please see my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from the same family by Jehu Williams working alone.) Each spoon has a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W&V and a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/8 inches in length and the pair weighs about 28 grams. Condition is fair, with so...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1352649 (stock #20170129-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1352646 (stock #20170129-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good set of six early Southern coin silver table forks by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Selim Myers and Robert Berry Gorman, working in partnership from early 1858 through about 1881, with a break due to Mr. Gorman's service in the Confederate service during the War. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed Tallahassee coin silver teaspoon by Towle & My...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1352643 (stock #20170129-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good early Southern coin silver spoon by Florida watchmakers and jewelers Frederick Towle and Selim Myers, working in partnership circa late 1843 or early 1844 through about 1857. Biographical information follows a description of this piece. Please click on the picture to see the rest of the pictures, and please take a look at a separately listed set of six Tallahassee coin silver forks by Myers & Gorman, from the same family.

This teaspoon has a good clear maker's mark (sp...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1352641 (stock #20170129-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script. The piercing is so ornate that it takes a mome...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1352625 (stock #20170129-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$225.00
Offered is a lovely and sophisticated 18th Century Irish sterling silver stuffing or platter spoon bearing full hallmarks for Dublin, 1783 and a maker's mark of IK in a serrated rectangular punch. This piece is graced with an armorial of a stag and features gorgeous decoration in the "Bright-Cut Irish 'Old English' Bow" pattern. It is difficult to find teaspoons and tablespoons in good condition in this pattern, let alone a large serving piece like this. The engraved decoration is in excellen...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1352623 (stock #20170129-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia jeweler and retailer James B. Fidler, circa the 1850s. This piece bear's Fidler's mark and an address mark that matches that of the Cassidy and Cassidy & Ball pieces just listed in separate listings. Apparently this address held workshop or retailer space that was in demand in the jeweler community. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It bears a period engraved script monogram and clea...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1352622 (stock #20170129-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks. It features clear marks and period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures just under 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair overall with some dents in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of this partnership's wares!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1352621 (stock #20170129-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Philadelphia jeweler William Cassidy, who was working alone from 1846-58, in the partnership of Cassidy & Ball circa 1858-61, and alone again to about 1871. This piece bears one of James Watts' manufacturer's marks, and as such the piece probably dates to the 1846-58 time period. This piece features clear marks and period engraved script "JPG" monogram. It measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 18 ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352620 (stock #20170129-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark assoc...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352162 (stock #20170122-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$87.50
Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver table spoons by Philadelphia merchant and jeweler Theodore LeHuray, circa 1846-51. These tablespoons are rare survivors in that Theodore only went into the jewelry and silversmithing business for a few years, after his father (Nicholas LeHuray, Jr.) died in 1846. His attempt to carry on the family firm under his own name appears to have been unsuccessful, and he soon turned to other pursuits. The maker's mark of T LE HURAY in conjoined boxes is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352151 (stock #20170122-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is an excellent and scarce pair of American coin silver tea spoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin, each bearing one of his rarest maker's marks - J.M'MULLIN in a rectangular punch. Mr. McMullin was successful and prolific, and had numerous maker's marks over his long career, but only one used a "J" for his first initial, rather than an "I". In about fifteen years of collecting Philadelphia silver specifically, these are the only examples of this maker's mark I was able...
 
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