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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382588 (stock #20180623-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$450.00
Offered is a very scarce set of four early North Carolina coin silver teaspoons by noted silversmith John Selph, working in Fayetteville from about 1804 through 1837, the year before his death. Most if not all of Selph's work is of his own manufacture, particularly the early pieces like these shoulder-less transitional fiddle spoons, which should date to the first decade or so of his career. Each spoon is clearly marked with a well-struck maker's mark, and each has a nicely executed period scr...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382587 (stock #20180623-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an excellent example of the work of William H. Doll (1796-1852), who is listed as working as a clock and watchmaker in Harrisburg circa 1820-35, and who later gave up the profession. Mr. Doll's father Joseph is the best-known silversmith in the family, and even his work is uncommon. The mark on this piece, "W.H Doll." in script, is quite rare. This spoon has a clear and legible maker's mark, as well as a set of period engraved block initials. This spoon is quite small at 4 7/8 inc...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382531 (stock #20180623-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$325.00
Offered is a very fine and earlier American coin silver cream pitcher by noted Philadelphia silversmith Robert Swan, working circa 1799-1817. This piece by style probably dates to around 1805-10. It is not a commonly seen style relative to earlier and later styles, and it has a nice presence to it. There is no engraving or sign of erasure in terms of monograms or family crests. The maker's mark used by Robert Swan is struck once inside the foot. This piece measures about 6 13/16 inches high...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382504 (stock #20180623-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a gorgeous and well-sized French silver beaker or julep cup by well-known specialist maker Theodore Tonnelier, working in Paris circa 1794-1835. This piece measures about 3 9/16 inches in height and weighs about 109 grams. It is engraved with a period monogram of AR enclosed in a shield surmounting crossed laurels. The effect is quite pleasing. This piece bears a maker's mark for Tonnelier and the Paris first standard (950 fine) silver mark for 1819-38. An additional mark (charge...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381583 (stock #20180609-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an excellent Southern coin silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, bearing only a maker's mark for George MacPherson, working in Natchez circa 1843-71. Most of the silver sold by MacPherson was made by Wood & Hughes, but some pieces found in Natchez bear only MacPherson's mark, as with this piece; the theory is that such pieces could have been made locally. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 33 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minima...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381579 (stock #20180609-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and scarce American coin silver fish serving set, with both fish serving fork and fish slice, by Peter L. Krider of Philadelphia, circa 1850s. This set is heavily engine turned and engraved, and bears exquisite decoration and matched period script monograms. Each piece is also marked with Krider's maker's mark. The fish fork measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 73 grams, and the fish slice measures about 10 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 114 grams....
All Items : Militaria : Civil War : Pre 1900 item #1380701 (stock #20180527-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine carte de visite by important 19th Century photographer George Norman Barnard (1819-1902), who is best known for his important wartime images of the South, first while accompanying General Sherman on his Georgia campaign. Barnard's book, "Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign", is one of the most important collections of images of the Civil War. Barnard also recorded important images of the destruction in Charleston in around March 1865, and then went on to Columbia and the...
 
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