Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267537 (stock #20141022-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by Jacob Kucher of Philadelphia, with engraved decoration to the handle and die-struck birdback decoration (described by Hollan as "a husky eagle with laurel wreath") to the bowl. This spoon has a legible maker's mark, a nice engraved period script monogram, with a small letter A added early on, and a nicely struck eagle-back, which is somewhat worn but still quite legible. Feathers are even visible here and there...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267432 (stock #20141021-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very fine early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg craftsman George Beatty. Beatty seems to have focused mainly on clocks, and his silver generally bears the "Philadelphia Eagle" manufacturer's mark, thought to have been in use between 1825 and 1850. Biographical information on Mr. Beatty follows the description of this piece. This spoon is engraved "R.McClure" in period script and has good legible mark...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1267425 (stock #20141021-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a set of three heavy coin silver table forks by little-known Pottsville and Lebanon, Pennsylvania jeweler James H. Kelly. The first mention I have found of Kelly is a newspaper advertisement run in 1846 by Kelly, seeking an apprentice watchmaker to work with him in Pottsville. Mr. Kelly stayed in Pottsville until at least the late 1850s, as his son was born in Pottsville in 1855 and the family relocated to Lebanon, PA when the son was "quite small." In Lebanon, James H...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267207 (stock #20141019-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$50.00
Offered is a lovely decorated early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia makers Aime and Charles Brandt, working in partnership circa 1800-14. This spoon has a unique shape and is very well engraved with decorative elements as well as a script monogram. The shape is similar to certain spoons by William Walker, but was probably made by the Brandts. This piece also bears a die-struck shell decoration to the heel. The maker's mark is quite legible...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267205 (stock #20141019-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a rare and fine early American coin silver teaspoon by Lititz silversmith and watchmaker Francis (Frantz) Lewis Lennert. See below for biographical information on this interesting craftsman. This piece is in good condition, with a dent to the bowl but little wear and no splits or repairs. This spoon has a well-executed period engraved script monogram, and a good legible maker's mark. There is also a later engraved monogram to the reverse...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1267127 (stock #20141019-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine and scarce early American coin silver youth fork by the partnership of McGrew & Beggs. Wilson McGrew and Joseph P. Beggs were the partners in this watchmaking and jewelry firm active in Cincinnati, Ohio from ca. 1843 to ca. 1848. This fork measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 28 grams. Condition is good, with some time wear but no splits or repairs. This piece features a good clear maker's mark and has no monogram or obvious sign of erasure...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1267124 (stock #20141019-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Sale Pending
Offered is a good American coin silver (many would consider this Southern coin silver) teaspoon bearing the maker's mark of F. J. Posey. Frederick J. Posey (1815-1881) was active as a silversmith, jeweler, watch and clockmaker in Hagerstown, Maryland from at least 1842 until after 1860...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1267122 (stock #20141019-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver dessert spoon by little-known Harrisburg, Pennsylvania silversmith and jeweler George W. McCalla. McCalla was working in Harrisburg in the 1860s, but his origins are unknown, at least to me. He died at the age of 46 in 1866 after suffering from a debilitating illness for some time. His wife carried on with the shop and its operations for another three years, until closing the business at the end of 1869. This dessert spoon measures about 7 1/4 ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267121 (stock #20141018-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is a rare and fine early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known Fincastle and Liberty, Virginia silversmith Charles Aunspaugh (b. 1799, d. 1887). Aunspaugh lived and worked most of his life in Fincastle (and was even apparently postmaster of Fincastle for a period of time), though he spent a few years (possibly in partnership throughout) in Liberty. Little is known about Aunspaugh's life, and only a few teaspoons are known as evidence of his work. This spoon probably dates to a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267114 (stock #20141018-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a very scarce and interesting example of the American coin silver wares made by early 19th Century silversmith, jeweler and clock and watch maker William W. Bell (1777-1842). In addition to his career as a silversmith, Mr. Bell also had other pursuits - he is noted as having been an officer (Ensign) in the War of 1812, and he was the appointed Postmaster for Gettysburg from 1829-41. Bell appears to have worked his entire career (about 1800 to his death in 1842) in Gettysburg, and wa...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1267112 (stock #20141018-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a fine American coin silver table spoon circa 1825-50, marked "Jacob" in italicised letters in a conforming punch, with pseudo-hallmarks or manufacturer's marks of a Union shield and the letter "S". I've not come across a Union shield mark like this before, but think it is likely the work of a Maryland silversmith. George Jacob of Baltimore may be a possibility, but there may be other candidates. This piece has no monogram or sign of erasure. It measures about 8 7/8 inches in leng...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1265795 (stock #20141008-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
A fine late 18th or early 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Samuel Richards, working circa 1793-1818. This spoon has a nicely executed period engraved script monogram and a well-struck maker's mark. This spoon is in good condition with a minor dimple or two, but no serious dents and no splits or repairs. There is some wear and scratching to the surface that can be seen above the maker's mark on the reverse of the spoon. All in all a good piece of tw...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1265793 (stock #20141008-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
A fine and scarce early American coin silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis. Mr. Lewis is known for his Empire and late Neoclassical silver; his career spanned the period 1802-25. This piece probably dates to the 1815-25 period, but could be a few years earlier. It measures about 4 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good, with moderate surface wear, but no dents, splits or repairs. There is a well-executed period engraved scri...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1265790 (stock #20141008-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
A fine American coin silver teaspoon by prolific Lancaster, Pennsylvania jewelers, watchmakers and silversmiths Michael Zahm and John W. Jackson, working in partnership as Zahm & Jackson from about 1845 on. This spoon is in excellent condition, with little surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. This spoon features a legible maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. All in all a fine piece of Pennsylvan...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1265789 (stock #20141008-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
A fine early American coin silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Seal (b. 1775, d. 1853), working circa 1810 through the 1820s. None of his silver appears to date much later by style. This master salt spoon is in very good condition, with some surface wear but no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. This piece features a well-executed period script monogram and a clear maker's mark. The spoon also bear's Mr...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1265788 (stock #20141008-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
A fine and rare early American coin silver coffee spoon or tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Jacob Frank, working from 1778 to 1794. This spoon and its rare die-struck foliate bowl decoration are featured in "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan; this spoon is the only example I have come across of Frank's work. The spoon's decoration is in relatively good shape, considering the age, and the mark is well-struck and very clear. This piece has no monogram and there is no sign of erasure. T...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1265678 (stock #20141007-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a fine 19th Century Channel Islands silver teaspoon made in Jersey by the partnership of Thomas De Gruchy and John Le Gallais. De Gruchy and Le Gallais worked in partnership from 1831 to 1846, when De Gruchy died. This spoon bears a typical four-letter Channel Islands engraved monogram, and the TDG over JLG maker's mark used by the partnership. This spoon measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs, ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1265665 (stock #20141007-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a fine and rare early American coin silver egg spoon by little-known silversmith and jeweler Joseph Huggins, who had an interesting and varied career. Huggins was first recorded in Philadelphia in 1837, where he could have apprenticed; by 1840 he relocated to Baltimore, where he was listed in directories between 1840 and 1842. He appears to have next relocated to Washington, D.C. - In an article entitled "OLD WASHINGTON (Drinks & Businesses)" By James Croggon, The Evening Star, Aug...
 
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