Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1291805 (stock #20150405-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$18.00
Offered is a good American coin silver youth fork in the fiddlethread pattern, by Brown & Kirby of New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1834-50 or perhaps 57. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition is fair, with a little tine wear and a couple of scratches above the engraved period script owner's name of Printup. This is an unusual name, and perhaps the original owner's family can be traced in New Haven...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1291744 (stock #20150405-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is an early silver teaspoon made by Wood & Hughes and retailed by Evansville, IN jeweler G.A. Bittrolff & Co., circa 1860-67. Mr. Bittrolff's biographical information appears below. This spoon was made during the transition from coin silver to the sterling standard. It measures about 6 inches in length, and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings to the bowl and a slight wave in the handle. The marks are clear and legible...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1291613 (stock #20150403-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine pair of American coin silver master salt spoons, executed by Wood & Hughes in a fancy pattern, for which I've not found a name. These spoons are in good condition, with little wear to the pattern, and a fair amount of gilding remaining to the bowls, especially on one spoon. The spoons are free of dents, splits or repairs. Each is engraved Mary in period script, and each bears the maker's mark of Wood & Hughes...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1291595 (stock #20150403-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tablespoon by noted Harrisburg, Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Joseph Doll, who worked in Harrisburg from about 1795 to his death in 1818. Doll was probably born in Lancaster in 1768, and was located on Second Street in Harrisburg by 1797. Silver bearing his mark is comparatively uncommon and is uniformly well executed...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1291592 (stock #20150403-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a good American coin silver tablespoon by the Dayton, Ohio firm of Best & Son, circa 1860. This piece measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. It is engraved "Smith" in period script for the original owner(s), and bears the makers' mark of BEST&SON in a rectangular punch. Condition is good overall, with some minor surface wear and a few dings and dimples to the bowl and handle; there are no splits or repairs. The maker's mark is well-struck and legible...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1291458 (stock #20150403-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine and scarce pair of early Xenia (Greene County), Ohio coin silver teaspoons circa 1816-35 (see biographical information below) by William T. Stark. Although Stark seems to have had a long working life, by style these spoons should be no later than about 1830. Each spoon has a good clear maker's mark and a nicely engraved period script owner's initials. Both teaspoons are in overall good condition, with some dimples to the bowl but no large dents and no splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1291457 (stock #20150403-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine early American coin silver tea spoon by noted Harrisburg, Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Joseph Doll, who worked in Harrisburg from about 1795 to his death in 1818. Doll was probably born in Lancaster in 1768, and was located on Second Street in Harrisburg by 1797. Silver bearing his mark is comparatively uncommon and is uniformly well executed...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1291455 (stock #20150403-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine Southern coin silver sugar tongs by noted Norfolk, VA silversmith and jeweler Joseph Mosely Freeman, working in Norfolk alone or in partnership for most of the years between 1828 and 1871. These tongs have distinctive shoulders and are marked J.M.FREEMAN alone, and so probably date prior to his partnership with his son, and outside the dates of his other partnerships. Joseph Freeman was working alone between 1828 and 1832, 1836 to 1840, and 1844 to 1850...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1289582 (stock #20150317-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
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. This pair of knives are solid handled, rather than filled or ...
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. Condition overall is very good, with little wear and no dings aside from a shallow dim...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288609 (stock #20150310-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
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. Condition is very good overall, with only m...
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. This piec...
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 in all a nice pair of Bethle...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1288594 (stock #20150310-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
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. Condition ranges fro...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1288276 (stock #20150308-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
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. The...
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. The use of this early mark, the transitional squared shoulders on this piece, and the fact that it came from the same estate as some Hannah Robinson spoons, establish this dessert spoon a...
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
SOLD
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...
 
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