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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1364288 (stock #20170817-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a lovely and quite rare example of the silverwork of Bernard Hendel, better known as a clockmaker and the least known of the Hendel brothers. Bernard worked from about 1811 to 1844, and a number of clocks bearing his name alone or in conjunction with his brother Jacob are known. However, there is almost no silver bearing his name. This is only the second spoon I've come across by Bernard Hendel, and it is a good one. By style it should date to about 1825, but could be a little ear...
All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 1837 VR item #1364101 (stock #20170814-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$250.00
Offered is a fine and rare set of early Chinese Export Silver teaspoons in the military fiddle and thread pattern, by the major Chinese silversmith Linchong (or Lin Chong, Lynchong), working in Canton circa 1810-30 and perhaps a little later. He is known to have been working on New China Street in Canton in 1820. Like most Canton silversmiths, little has been published about Linchong in English-language reference works, but his work is widely admired and considered to compare favorably to Engl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1363690 (stock #20170805-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely example of the work of New York City silversmith Samuel Bowne (1778-1817), working circa 1798 to his death in 1817. Mr. Bowne apparently was not all that successful as a silversmith, as he went bankrupt in 1802 and only recovered after several years. His work, however, is lovely and this piece is a good example. This teaspoon bears a very good strike of Bowne's maker's mark and is engraved with a period script monogram within an ovoid reserve. This piece measures about 5 ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1363686 (stock #20170805-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by Godfried M. Zahm of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (working ca. 1838 to the early 1890s). This piece is engraved with period script initials "MD" and bears a well-struck maker's mark of G.M.ZAHM in roman caps in a rectangular punch. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is fair overall, with minimal tip or surface wear, but with some small dimples and dents in the bowl. Please review all ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1363663 (stock #20170805-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very rare example of the work of Hanover, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hostetter, Sr., working circa 1788-1797. While a number of clocks by Hostetter are known, this is the example of his work as a silversmith that I have ever seen. It has a slightly chattered but legible maker's mark and also features a period engraved script monogram. The most interesting feature of this piece is the unique die-struck shell decoration surmounting a row of tulip blooms. This de...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1362502 (stock #20170716-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is a lovely pair of antique Scottish provincial silver sugar tongs, circa the first or early second quarter of the 19th Century. This piece is struck twice on one arm with a maker's mark of "E", often assigned to James Erskine of Aberdeen; the other arm bears a hallmark that looks like a circle or ring. This piece also has a period engraved monogram done in a typically Scottish style. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. All in all a lovely exam...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1362439 (stock #20170715-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs marked Gordon in italicized lettering on each arm; this mark resembles one of the maker's marks attributed by the Darling Foundation to George Gordon of Newburgh, NY, working circa 1800-24. The only difference is that the mark in the Darling book also has a first name initial - G.GORDON in italicized lettering. It may be that the die for this mark was damaged and re-cut to eliminate all but the last name. It is also just possi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1362433 (stock #20170715-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a very fine pair of West Virginia coin silver dessert spoons by scarce Wheeling maker Artemas O. Fairchild, who commenced his business around 1839 and after many years relocated to Missouri. These spoons by style should date to the first years of his West Virginia period. Each spoon is engraved with a complicated period script monogram and each has a good legible maker's mark. These spoons each measure about 7 inches in length and the pair weighs about 58 grams. Condition is good ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1362430 (stock #20170714-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony, who worked in that city from 1783-1809 on his own and from 1810-14 with his sons. This pair of tongs by style should date to about 1805-09 but could be a bit earlier. The maker's mark is one of Joseph Anthony's working alone, so this piece likely dates to no later than 1809. The maker's mark (see pics) is lightly struck, as is the case with most pieces by Mr. Anthony, and appears...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1361824 (stock #20170705-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a very rare set of three early American coin silver tea spoons by Easton, Maryland silversmith Robert Kersey, about whom little has been published. Birdback teaspoons by Mr. Kersey with the same maker's mark that appears on these spoons are known, and Kersey's traditional working date is given as circa 1793. It is evident from the style of these spoons that he worked a while longer, as the squared shoulders were in use mostly from 1805-10, give or take a couple of years. These teas...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1361467 (stock #20170627-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very rare example of late 18th Century New York style decoration on a relatively tiny early American coin silver salt spoon, bearing the maker's mark of silversmith Thomas Burger. Mr. Burger and his father John Burger (working circa 1775-1807) were briefly in partnership circa 1805 and then Thomas Burger advertised alone circa 1806. After that he seems to disappear from directories, and I haven't found much information on him, despite his fame and that of his father. Presumably T...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1361371 (stock #20170625-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a superb set of six early American coin silver spoons by Philadelphia silversmith William Long, working from about 1807-22. Mr. Long left few items bearing his mark, which is an interesting shape and quite nice. These spoons are well made and each is decorated with an engraved period script monogram and a clear mark. They probably date to around 1810 by style but could date to any part of Mr. Long's relatively short career. These spoons measure about 5 15/16 inches in length on av...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1361364 (stock #20170625-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a nice circa 1815 American coin silver teaspoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, as well as an engraved period script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is good overall with some surface wear and signs of normal use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this man's output!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1361361 (stock #20170625-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very good Scottish sterling silver spoon hallmarked for Glasgow, 1821. The pattern is a fiddle thread and shell or King's shape variant, and is single-struck. The engraving includes a number below the monogram, something occasionally seen on flatware where the owner wanted a little extra security against light-fingered servants or guests. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest wear and a few tiny dings h...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1361319 (stock #20170624-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely large early American sterling silver sugar shell in the fiddlethread pattern, marked by William Carrington of Charleston, SC and dating to the 1870s, just after the coin silver era. This piece measures about 7 inches and weighs about 40 grams. Condition is good overall with minor signs of use but no dents or repairs. This piece features a very well executed period engraved script monogram and clear marks. All in all a fine piece of Southern silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1361316 (stock #20170624-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a scarce pair of late Kentucky coin silver spoons bearing the mark of jeweler Frank Maier of Bowling Green, KY. Maier, a German immigrant, came first to Louisville and lived there until about the age of 25, whereupon he moved to Bowling Green and established his own jewelry store around 1881. These two teaspoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of about 32 grams. Each spoon bears a nicely executed period engraved script monogram of "BVY" or "BU...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1361312 (stock #20170624-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$55.00
Offered is a lovely and rare early American coin silver table spoon circa 1843 - 1860s by silversmith and jeweler George W. Cook, working in Boonville throughout that period. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a fantastic maker's mark that incorporates a city mark - it reads COOK.BOONVILLE and is clear and legible. This tablespoon measures about 9 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. Condition is good overall, with some tip and surface wear and a few small din...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1360903 (stock #20170618-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a nice New Orleans coin silver tablespoon by Horace E. Baldwin & Co., who had a retail shop on Chartres St. in New Orleans in the 1840s. This piece came with some Alabama silver from an estate in Mobile, and presumably was purchased by the original owner in New Orleans. This pieces measures about 8 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It has a good maker's mark or retailer's mark and period script monograms to the front and back. The same engraver appears to have done b...
 
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