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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1347225 (stock #20161124-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark J. G. THOMPSON incuse, and COIN incuse. This spoon is in the Philadelphia style, and probably dates to the 1850-60 period. However, I've not yet tracked down Mr. Thompson to this point. This piece measures about 8 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram. Condition is very good overall, with modest surface wear and very minor dimples and scratches here and there, but no sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1347224 (stock #20161124-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith and jeweler George H. McCully, working circa 1828-61. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a clear, well-struck maker's mark. It is about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minor wear and signs of normal use; there are no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of an uncommon maker's mark!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1347222 (stock #20161123-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Trenton, New Jersey silversmith Samuel Coleman, who was working in that town circa 1785-1810. The style of these spoons is quite unusual, and was either inspired by Scandinavian or German spoons of the late 18th or very early 19th Century, or was an attempt by Coleman to create a transitional style between the "pointed end" or "Old English" patterns, and the "fiddle" pattern. In any case, it seems not to have caught on, as I hav...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1346934 (stock #20161120-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a fine early 19th Century Irish sterling silver sauce or gravy ladle by well-known Dublin silversmith James Le Bas.

James Le Bas was a silversmith working in Dublin in the early 19th century. He was a member of a famous family of silversmiths, his father, William, being a silversmith in London, as were his sons, William and Benjamin.

He originally trained in London, working for his father, and moved to Dublin circa 1800. His first workshop was on Great Strand Street in Dubli...

All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1346898 (stock #20161120-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine and heavy early French silver table spoon in the fiddlethread pattern by Paris silversmith François Dominique Naudin, working circa 1800-40 (though this tablespoon dates to no later than 1809 given the hallmarks). Naudin was a specialist flatware maker, specifically place settings or couverts. He worked at 21 place de Thionville and later at 6 place Dauphine. The device (symbol) above his initials in his maker's mark is the Flower of Clove (fleur de giroflée). This tables...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1346213 (stock #20161113-07)
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Offered is a very good American coin silver soup or punch ladle in the Olive/Tuscan pattern patented by Michael Gibney as Pattern No. 59 in 1846; this example does not have manufacturers marks but bears the retailer's mark of Harbottle & Smith, working in Auburn, NY circa the 1850s and 1860s, and perhaps into the 1870s. This ladle probably dates to the 1850s. It is quite large at fourteen inches in length, and weighs a good 192 grams, or over six troy ounces. It is engraved with a period scri...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1346198 (stock #20161113-06)
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Offered is a very scarce set of four York, Pennsylvania coin silver table spoons by John Brenise (1793 - 1846), who would have been working independently by about 1815 but for whom records are spotty. He is generally described as working in the 1830s and later, but this set of tablespoons is clearly earlier in style (probably circa 1825), and there is no reason to suppose he would have had a decade or more hiatus in his silversmithing and clockmaking career after his apprenticeship was completed...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1346193 (stock #20161113-05)
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Offered is a nice group of five early American coin silver teaspoons in the Old English Pattern, made by John W. Gethen and retailed by Allen Armstrong, both of Philadelphia. Armstrong was in the gold-and-silversmithing business from about 1806-16 before turning to the general hardware business around 1817. These five spoons each bear Armstrong's retailer's mark, and Gethen's manufacturer's mark. Each is also engraved with a period script monogram of "JP". These spoons measure between about ...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1346170 (stock #20161113-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good used copy of the seminal reference work "Marks of American Silversmiths" by Louise Conway Belden. This book used to be much harder to find, and has always been very desirable due to its multitude of photographs of silversmiths' makers' marks. This particular copy is in fine used condition, with scattered minor marks and rubbing, but no major condition problems. All in all a fine copy!

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All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1346167 (stock #20161113-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$49.50
Offered is an important and useful reference work on Irish silver - "Collecting Irish Silver" by Douglas Bennett. This book used to be harder to find and is still a cornerstone reference work for antique dealers and collectors. It includes most of the maker's marks of 18th and 19th Century Irish silver - particular Irish provincial silver. This particular copy is in good condition, with normal wear from use but no major issues - clean and bright for the most part inside, and nicely preserved....
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1346159 (stock #20161113-02)
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Offered is a well-made late 18th Century American coin silver pair of teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Christian Wiltberger. By style, these spoons should date to the 1793-1800 timeframe, and not any later than 1805 at the outside. These spoons each have a very well-struck maker's mark and each is decorated with a period engraved script monogram. These spoons measure about 6 1/8 inches on average and the pair weighs a total of 36 grams. They are fairly substantial for this style. ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1346158 (stock #20161113-01)
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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver dessert spoon by prolific Charleston, South Carolina silversmith and jeweler James E. Spear, working circa 1846-71. This piece should date to the 1846-55 period by style. It is marked J.E.SPEAR and has no other marks. This spoon measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 34 grams. It has a period engraved script owner's monogram. Condition is good overall, with some small dents to the bowl but no splits or repairs. What looks like a repair to ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1345794 (stock #20161108-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is one of the rarest pieces of Southern coin silver I've come across - a Florida coin silver fish slice bearing the mark of Jacksonville jeweler and watchmaker Calvin D. Oak, whose biographical information appears below. This piece measures about 11 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 132 grams. It is finely engraved and decorated, and bears a period engraved "RKO" monogram to the reverse of the handle. The maker's or retailer's mark for Calvin D. Oak is well-struck and clear; the p...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1345782 (stock #20161107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$695.00
Offered is a very rare example of Southern coin silver from Savannah, Georgia silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler David B. Nichols (1791 - 1860), operating as D. B. Nichols & Co. from 1820 to about 1830. Mr. Nichols worked alone from 1815 or earlier until 1820, when he took John P. Smith in partnership and formed the firm of D. B. Nichols & Co.

Although Mr. Smith died within two months of the formation of the partnership, Mr. Nichols continued to operate as D. B. Nichols & Co. until abo...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1345686 (stock #20161106-01)
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Offered is a quite lovely and very well made set of four early American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith William Gethen, who like his brother John W. Gethen both made silver for others to retail, and retailed his own work. Unlike John, however, William was not lucky enough to enjoy a long life, and worked only about ten years, from his first mention around 1797 to his untimely death in 1808. These spoons are extremely well made and are in excellent condition, with no dents, sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1345565 (stock #20161105-03)
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Offered is a good early American coin silver tablespoon by Cincinnati silversmith Luke Kent, Jr., marked L.KENT in roman capitals in a rectangular box. The style of this large spoon likely puts it in the active period of Luke Kent, Jr., circa 1830-50. This piece is engraved with a period script initial "C" and has a very well-struck maker's mark. It measures about 9 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and staining, but no major d...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1345563 (stock #20161105-02)
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Offered is a good set of early American coin silver teaspoons by silversmith Joseph Draper (1801-65 or so), who was born in England and came to the United States at around the age of 10. Draper was apprenticed to Henry J. Pepper of Wilmington and opened his own shop in Wilmington, achieving much success; in 1832 he moved to Cincinnati and was again very successful. He was in business for many years and died around 1865. Although Draper is often noted as having worked in Hopkinsville, KY for a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1345562 (stock #20161105-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Philadelphia silversmith Phillip Garrett (1780-1851), working in that city between 1801-28 alone and then 1828-35 with his son. This pair of tongs dates to about 1820-28 by style. This piece has a well-executed period engraved script monogram of "ARD" and a well-struck maker's mark. It measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 48 grams. Condition is excellent overall, with only modest signs of use and no dents...
 
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