Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304179 (stock #20150719-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is a scarce pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. This pair dates to about 1805-15 by style. This pair of spoons measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition on these spoons is very good, with little wear and no dents (aside from a few tiny dimples), splits or repairs. George Hendel's maker's mark is struck once on each spoon and is legible on each. The period script monogram is "EW"...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304178 (stock #20150719-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a scarce, very early American coin silver teaspoon with die-struck birdback decoration, by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. This piece dates to the earliest years of George Hendel's career, circa 1802. The spoon measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition on this spoon is only fair, with some wear and dings to the bowl, but it is free of splits or repairs. The bird is mostly worn, but can still be readily traced...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304176 (stock #20150719-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$350.00
Offered is a very rare set of six early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Carlisle clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hendel. Jacob Hendel (1772-1836) was one of three brothers who made and marked silver, the others being George and Bernard; he was also cousin and nephew to members of the Hall family of silversmiths. Jacob Hendel is primarily known as one of the foremost clockmakers of Carlisle, and a number of his clocks are extant. He was also very involved in community affairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304170 (stock #20150719-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a rare early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Carlisle clockmaker and silversmith Jacob Hendel. Jacob Hendel (1772-1836) was one of three brothers who made and marked silver, the others being George and Bernard; he was also cousin and nephew to members of the Hall family of silversmiths. Jacob Hendel is primarily known as one of the foremost clockmakers of Carlisle, and a number of his clocks are extant. He was also very involved in community affairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304166 (stock #20150719-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is an important early American coin silver tea or coffee spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Shields (working circa 1765-94). This spoon's decoration, like many of my Philadelphia spoons, was featured in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths" (see page 264). The die-struck decoration is certainly very well preserved, as is the maker's mark for Shields. Overall, condition is fair to good, with some tip wear but no dents, splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304163 (stock #20150719-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely early American coin silver picture back teaspoon with a die-struck decoration to the back of the bowl that is unusual. The decoration is an abstraction of a shell, and almost looks like a splash of water drops or even of stars. This piece is unmarked but is stylistically closely related to marked Philadelphia pieces. This spoon's decoration, like many of my Philadelphia spoons, was featured in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths" (see page 259)...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304161 (stock #20150719-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely early American coin silver teaspoon with die-struck birdback decoration and an engraved and decorated handle. This piece bears the rare maker's mark of John Baptiste Lemaire (also going by Benjamin Lemar or Lemaire) of Philadelphia; this man was also master of a fencing academy and at one time Chancellor of the French Consulate in Philadelphia. Lemaire (who may have been related to Matthias Lamar - spelling was not standardized at that time) died around 1806...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304158 (stock #20150719-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and scarce early American coin silver birdback teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Henry Andrews, working circa 1785 to 1800. Little is known about Andrews and little of his work survives, but luckily a gold picture frame, a gold mourning brooch, a beaker and a few spoons are known. This spoon, which measures about 5 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams, features one of the two known birdback designs used by Andrews...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1800 item #1304155 (stock #20150719-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an exceptional early American coin silver dessert spoon or large teaspoon by important Philadelphia silversmith John Germon, working from about 1782 to 1825 or so...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304149 (stock #20150719-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is an important find - an early American coin silver dessert spoon by John Beck, a silversmith working in Warrior's Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania around 1824-30. This information comes from Metzgar and Whisker's "Pennsylvania Clockmakers and Watchmakers Goldsmiths and Silversmiths - A Checklist". Metzgar and Whisker also cite a reference to an 1887 history of Clarion County, which notes that one John Beck was the first watchmaker there (perhaps the late 1830s to 1840s). I have...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304136 (stock #20150719-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a good American coin silver fiddle pattern teaspoon by the well known firm of Robert & William Wilson of Philadelphia. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. This piece measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice piece for a gif...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304128 (stock #20150719-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis. Mr. Lewis was born in 1783, apprenticed to Joseph Lownes in 1795, and was working independently by 1802. He worked from about 1805-11 with Joseph D. Smith, and then largely alone thereafter. He had a successful career throughout his life and died in 1835. This teaspoon should by style date to the earliest portion of Mr. Lewis' career, circa 1802-05, though it could of course have been made a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1304094 (stock #20150719-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon made by Walter Pitkin and also marked Hull & Sangar. Walter M. Pitkin worked primarily in East Hartford, Connecticut, primarily from 1840 onward. Prior to 1840, Walter Pitkin worked in partnership with his brother in Hartford; the partnership also had a branch in Vicksburg, Mississippi circa 1834-37. This spoon is marked with Walter Pitkin's maker's mark, as well as a retailer's mark of Hull & Sanger - a firm I've had no luck tracing. This spoo...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1304092 (stock #20150719-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
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. Micksch used at least three maker's marks, and this one is different than the one on another pair of Micksch spoons in my inventory. This pair measures about 6 3/8 inches in length, and the two spoons weigh about 32 grams altogether. Each spoon has a good clear mark and a lightly engraved, period script monogram. Condition is good overall, a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1304091 (stock #20150719-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a fine American coin silver master butter knife with mother of pearl handle, made by Tifft & Whiting of Attleboro, Massachusetts. More information on this firm can be found below. This piece has a crisp and clear maker's mark, engraved period script owner's initials on the blade, and a tight, undamaged handle. Condition overall is very good, with minor scratches and surface wear from normal use. This piece measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams. All in al...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1302741 (stock #20150705-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a very good early American coin silver spoon by little-known York, Pennsylvania silversmith John Brenise. This is only the second piece I've had bearing Brenise's maker's mark; his work seems to be quite scarce. This piece measures about 5 7/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good with only modest wear and no dents, splits or repairs. The period engraved script monogram and maker's mark are well-executed. All in all a fine example of coin silver from...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1302739 (stock #20150705-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a fine and rare American coin silver miniature spoon by noted Lexington, KY silversmith William Poindexter, whose biographical information can be found below. This piece is probably a snuff spoon or a toy spoon, sometimes called a dollhouse spoon - either purpose would be served with a piece this size. These were sometimes also used as condiment spoons. This spoon measures about 3 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 4 grams. Condition is excellent with modest surface wear but no...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1302661 (stock #20150705-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a fine American coin silver condiment spoon or perhaps baby spoon in the fiddlethread or fiddle and thread pattern, circa 1850s by William Gale & Son. This piece measures about 4 3/16 inches in length, and weighs about 14 grams. It is well made and has a period engraved script monogram and a maker's mark for William Gale & Son. All in all a fine useful piece of early American coin silver!
 
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