Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1289582 (stock #20150317-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a superb pair of American coin silver table knives in the fiddle and thread or fiddlethread pattern, made circa 1852-65 by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia. This date range is the most likely as the knives bear marks indicating manufacture under the supervision of noted silversmith George Sharp, who worked for Bailey & Co. for a period between 1852 or 1853 to the mid-1860s. More on the firm follows description of the knives...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1289329 (stock #20150315-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a fine set of six American coin silver teaspoons by noted early small-town Ohio silversmith Henry (Harry) Safford. Biographical information on Mr. Safford follows discussion of the spoons. These teaspoons each bear a period engraved script monogram, and each also has a good clear maker's mark. The six spoons average about six inches in length, and the total weight for the set is about 120 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288609 (stock #20150310-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine and very scarce early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known Savannah, GA silversmith and jeweler John Pearson. This piece bears a clear maker's mark of I.PEARSON in a rectangular punch; it may be one of Pearson's earliest marks, though the spoon should date to about 1810 based on the style. This spoon also has a well-executed period script monogram. The spoon measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288604 (stock #20150310-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a good early American coin silver tea spoon by little-known Mercersburg, Pennsylvania silversmith William B. Guthrie. Guthrie's biographical information appears below. This piece is typical of Guthrie's work, from the early form and period script monogram, to the distinctive roulette-work style engraved heel. This spoon has a good clear maker's mark and overall is in fair condition, with some wear and with the bowl a bit out of round, but with no major issues or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288599 (stock #20150310-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a nice pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by John Matthew Miksh (or, as this maker's mark would have it, Micksch) of Bethlehem, PA. This pair measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the two spoons weigh about 28 grams altogether. Each spoon has a good clear mark and a lightly engraved, worn period script monogram. Condition is only fair overall, as each spoon has some wear and dings to the bowl and handle. There are no splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1288594 (stock #20150310-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine set of five American coin silver teaspoons circa 1840-60 by noted female manufacturing silversmith and jeweler Hannah Robinson. She advertised in 1853 as a manufacture of silver spoons, among other items; these spoons were likely made in her workshop. These five teaspoons are each engraved SS in period script and each bears a relatively well-struck maker's mark of H.ROBINSON. The spoons average about 6 inches in length and together weigh about 98 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288276 (stock #20150308-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an important and rare American coin silver gravy or sauce ladle by silversmith and watchmaker Charles Frederic Billon. This ladle, which measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs 44 grams, is one of only a handful of extant pieces bearing Billon's maker's mark, and is the only fiddle and shell pattern piece to my knowledge. This ladle has a good legible maker's mark and is in good condition with moderate wear from normal use but no notable dents and no splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288053 (stock #20150307-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine early example of the work of well-known Wilmington, DE and later Philadelphia, PA silversmith and jeweler Henry J. Pepper. This piece bears one of Pepper's earlier marks (a relatively crude H*J*PEPPER), probably the one he began using at the same time as his H.I.PEPPER mark was still in use...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1285880 (stock #20150216-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a fine set of three American coin silver tea spoons marked by Louis Muh, noted silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and retailer of New Orleans, LA. Muh worked in New Orleans between about 1823 and 1853; he advertised his retirement in newspapers by July 1853. Although Muh appears to have had a long and successful career, silver bearing his mark is still quite uncommon. These teaspoons bear a Philadelphia eagle pseudo-hallmark or trademark, indicating they were likely made there, betw...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1284078 (stock #20150201-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good coin silver teaspoon marked Jacob in a conforming punch, with a sterling mark of STER and a harp mark. These marks are very much like Irish provincial marks, but this teaspoon is definitely an American piece, probably from the Baltimore area. In 2014 I sold a tablespoon with the same maker's mark, but with a Union Shield pseudo-hallmark and another mark of the letter S. Perhaps this all points to a silversmith lately arrived from Ireland, who eventually traded his Irish...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1284072 (stock #20150201-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon by prominent Chambersburg, PA silversmith and clockmaker Alexander Scott, who worked in that location from about 1796 to his death in 1822. See my other listings for a very early tablespoon by Scott; this listing is for a late teaspoon, probably made in the last decade or so of Scott's life. This piece bears a legible maker's mark and good engraved period script initials for the original owner. This spoon measures about 5 11/16 inches in length ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1284069 (stock #20150201-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine and scarce early Xenia (Greene County), Ohio coin silver dessert spoon circa 1816-35 (see biographical information below) by William T. Stark. Although Stark seems to have had a long working life, by style this spoon should be no later than about 1835. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and nicely engraved period script owner's initials. It is in overall good condition, with some dimples to the bowl but no large dents and no splits or repairs. This piece measures abou...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1284063 (stock #20150201-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$150.00
Offered is a very fine and rare pair early Paris, Ohio coin silver teaspoons by the short-lived partnership of McNeely & Estep, working circa 1814. See my other listings for a single teaspoon from this same set. This pair of spoons is very fine indeed, with lovely proportions and only moderate wear. They are each graced with a good clear maker's mark and engraved with period script initials for the original owner (given Paris was a very small village in 1814, it is quite possible the origina...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1284062 (stock #20150201-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a very fine and rare early Paris, Ohio coin silver teaspoon by the short-lived partnership of McNeely & Estep, working circa 1814. See my other listings for a pair of teaspoons from this same set. This listing is for the third and last teaspoon. This spoon is very fine indeed, with lovely proportions and only moderate wear. It is graced with a good clear maker's mark and engraved with period script initials for the original owner (given Paris was a very small village in 1814, it i...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1837 VR item #1275797 (stock #20141202-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a fine early Indian colonial silver christening cup by George Gordon & Company, working in Madras between 1822 and 1842 (see pages 44-46 of Wilkinson's "Indian Colonial Silver". This cup bears a good legible maker's mark, a period script engraved name of "Blanche", and is in very good condition, with minimal wear for its age and no dents, splits or repairs. There is period gilding to the interior. This piece measures a bit over 3 1/8 inches in height to the rim, and weighs about 84...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1272549 (stock #20141113-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very scarce example of the work of little-known silversmith Horace P. Woodbridge, who appears to have worked in St. Louis around 1835. His mark is known on at least one piece that also bears a city mark of ST.LOUIS. See "Missouri's Silver Age" by Norman Mack, page 150. Mr. Woodbridge apparently died young at age 47; it is unknown how long he was able to make or mark silver. This salt spoon is quite small at about 3 1/2 inches in length, and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is ve...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1270510 (stock #20141106-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon by Lancaster silversmiths, watchmakers and jewelers Henry L. Zahm and Edward J. Zahm, brothers who entered into partnership sometime in the 1854-66 timeframe. This spoon bears what might be the partnership's earliest maker's mark, and certainly its most appealing. This piece is also engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is excellent, with modest wear from normal use...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1270506 (stock #20141106-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an unusually well-preserved Pennsylvania coin silver pictureback tea spoon by William Haverstick, Sr. or Jr. of Lancaster; rather than the somewhat more common birdback type, this is a wheatback spoon found only on spoons made by members of the Haverstick family. This particular spoon is engraved with period block initials and has a late,maker's mark, when the die was already wearing out. The die-struck wheat decoration, however, is quite well struck and is about 70 to 80 percent un...
 
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