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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1385160 (stock #20180811-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of five early American coin silver teaspoons circa 1820-30 by York, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Richard Koch, working there between 1805 and his death in 1836, and succeeded by his nephew, Frederick B. Cook. Mr. Koch is known for his bird-back spoons and fine craft, but his silver is quite uncommon and he advertised mostly in German-language publications - hence he is not better documented. This set of spoons represents an good example of his craft. Each sp...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1385158 (stock #20180811-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a lovely tea or coffee spoon dating to about 1790-1810, and though unmarked very likely Scandinavian or Northern German. This piece is hand-pierced and decorated to create the letter "H" for the monogram - an extraordinary amount of work when compared to an ordinary engraved monogram. This piece has pleasing proportions and style. It measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition overall is very good, with only modest usage and no dents, splits or repai...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1385155 (stock #20180811-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Norfolk, Virginia silversmith Charles Branda, and bearing his maker's mark on each arm. This pair of sugar tongs is also engraved with a period script monogram to the bow. By style, this piece should date to about 1825, give or take five years. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 45 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1385154 (stock #20180811-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely pair of circa 1825 Chinese Export Silver (CES) fiddle and shell pattern tablespoons by Canton silversmith Yatshing. Each of these two table spoons is clearly marked with Yatshing's maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. Each is also engraved with a period script monogram, though unusually the two monograms are different (see pics). These tablespoons each measure about 8 1/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a very heavy 147 grams or so. Condition is fair overall, w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1385153 (stock #20180810-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver table spoons in an uncommon and perhaps rare pattern, bearing NY manufacturer's marks (the pseudo-hallmarks) and a retailer's mark of S.Y. & Co. - the retailer could have been anywhere, but perhaps this one has been identified by someone. Despite many years of handling coin silver, I've not come across this particular pattern variation before; it is quite attractive. These tablespoons are also engraved with a period owner's name in script. They...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1385151 (stock #20180810-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is a good pair of American coin silver sugar tongs bearing the mark of the firm of Augustus Hayden and William G. Whilden, working in Charleston, S.C., 1855 - 1863 or 1865. In addition to having a great deal of success as purveyors of silver flatware and hollowware, jewelry and the like, Hayden & Whilden were purveyors of military weapons and flags for the South during the Civil War. The partnership of Hayden and Whilden ended when William G. Whilden became a lieutenant in the elite Con...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1385149 (stock #20180810-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a nice early American coin silver birdback spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Abraham Dubois (born ca. 1751, died 1807), who flourished both in this profession and as a trader in goods, primarily in the West Indies. Dubois made some very fine silver, including outstanding coffee pots and sugar urns. This teaspoon dates to about 1785 by style, give or take five years, and is marked with Dubois' full name maker's mark. It is also engraved with period owner's initials, and the ba...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1383625 (stock #20180711-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a good English Georgian sterling silver fish slice or fish server, by London silversmith Robert Rutland and bearing his maker's mark as well as full hallmarks for London, 1826. Rutland lived only to the age of 42, dying in 1828. This piece is nicely pierced and has a very finely engraved period script monogram of WMH. It measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 153 grams. Condition is good overall, with signs of normal usage but no big dings and no splits or repairs. A...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383427 (stock #20180708-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely example of the work of important Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis, who is one of the pantheon of major silversmiths in American history. This teaspoon, dating by style to about 1810-15 give or take half a decade, is distinguished by its rare mark, which was mentioned but not photographed for Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths". In the several decades I've been involved with antique silver, this is the only example of this mark that I've come across, despite ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1383396 (stock #20180707-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver master salt spoons or shovels by noted New York City silversmith William Adams (b. 1802 - d. 1861), an important and successful maker who received the commission for the Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams was listed in NYC directories between 1829 and 1862 (the latter being based on 1861 information). It is likely these particular spoons are from the first half of Adams' career. They measure about 3 3/8 inches in length each, and ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1800 item #1383303 (stock #20180706-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nicely engraved Finnish silver beaker dating to the 18th Century, during the period in which Finland was under Swedish rule. This piece bears the maker's mark of Olof Källgren, working in Kristinestad circa 1766 to 1787. This piece dates to 1767 per the marks to the foot; a nearly identical piece of the same date but with a different set of owner's initials was sold at auction recently by an auction house in Sweden (Bukowski's). During this period, Finland was under Swedish rul...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383301 (stock #20180706-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very interesting American coin silver table fork by Taylor & Hinsdale of New York, and bearing the mark of that firm as well as manufacturer's marks made to resemble English marks, albeit only vaguely. This piece perhaps was made to match an English set, though, given the form and weight - it measures about 8 inches in length and weighs about 63 grams. The armorial on this piece is period and is fascinating - it is of a rather wild-eyed priest holding a cross in one hand and a ros...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1383300 (stock #20180706-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of 19th Century French silver tea or coffee spoons by Paris silversmith François Pamphile Josan; these date to the post-1838 period. The gilding on each spoon is strong, and the design is nicely struck. Each spoon bears Josan's maker's mark and a fineness mark, perhaps for second standard (800/1000 fineness). These spoons are nicely decorated and have no engraved initials or crests, or any sign of erasure. These spoons measure about six inches in length, and the set ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383299 (stock #20180706-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a lovely pair of heavy French silver table spoons in the fiddlethread and shell pattern, made in Paris between 1819 and 1838 by silversmith Louis-Victor Lenain, working between 1836 and about 1866. These spoons have Lenain's maker's mark and the Paris first standard (950/1000) fineness mark used between 1819 and 1838, as well as a guarantee mark. These pieces are not engraved, but were likely engraved with a monogram to the reverse at one time. Condition is good overall, with no de...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383298 (stock #20180706-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely earlier French silver beaker by specialist maker Denis Colombier, working in Paris circa 1776-1812. This piece bears Colombier's post-Revolution maker's mark, a first standard (950/1000) fineness mark for Paris 1798-1809, and an unofficial mark used by the Association of Gold and Silver Smiths from 1794 and later. The side is also stamped with a small mark of "CB", which appears to be an Austrian or similar import mark. There are no engraved initials or family crests. Thi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383097 (stock #20180702-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a rare and fine example of the work of the short-lived partnership of brothers Thomas Warner and Andrew Ellicott Warner, Sr., who formed their joint venture in 1805 and ended it when Thomas went to fight the British in the War of 1812. Each brother was exceptionally successful in his own right, working alone or otherwise, but for whatever reason work by the partnership is difficult to find, particularly with such a nice set of marks, including the partnership's maker's mark, the eagl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1383096 (stock #20180702-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely and large late 18th Century American coin silver table spoon by well-known Preston, CT silversmith Samuel Avery (1760-1836), whose father John was also a prominent silversmith. Samuel Avery was quite successful and a fair amount of his silver survives; he went through a number of maker's marks over time. This piece likely dates to the 1790-1800 period, give or take a couple of years. It has a period engraved set of block initials for the monogram, and a well-struck maker's ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1383095 (stock #20180702-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Greencastle, Indiana (1860-1887) jeweler Alexander R. Brattin, who trained in Cincinnati in one of the large shops (perhaps Duhme & Co.), and then established his own firm in Greencastle just prior to the outbreak of war. He seems to have found much success there, and opened branch locations in Danville and Spencer in the mid-to-late 1880s. He moved on to Kansas City and then St. Louis late in life, and passed away in 1897 or so. This sp...
 
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