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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1376355 (stock #20180312-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a lovely and heavy early Victorian English sterling silver fish server by the well-known partnership of London silversmiths William Theobalds and Robert Metcalfe Atkinson, working together circa 1838-40. Though short-lived, this partnership produced a fair amount of high-quality flatware and servers.

This fish slice has a nicely executed pierced pattern, and extremely clear and well preserved hallmarks and maker's mark. It also has one of the most unusual family crests or armori...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1376354 (stock #20180312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a interesting American coin silver cream or sauce ladle by Constant Southworth (a rare mark by a little-known maker). Mr. Southworth was born in 1802 in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and married there in 1823. By 1830 he was working about 6 1/2 miles away in Great Barrington, continuing there until after 1850. He died in 1876.

This piece measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fair, as there is no monogram and the piece was likely buffed at so...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1376350 (stock #20180312-01)
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 teaspoo...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1375730 (stock #20180302-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good Ohio coin silver table spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Powell (Paul) A. Lafee of Dayton, working circa the 1850s through the 1870s. This piece has a clear, well-struck mark and a period engraved script monogram. This table spoon measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of Dayton coin silver from more than 150 years ago!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375394 (stock #20180225-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good pair of early American coin silver table spoons by noted New York City silversmith Garret Forbes (1785-1851), who worked primarily from about 1805 to about 1820. These spoons each have a very clear maker's mark (see pics) and a finely engraved period script monogram. The spoons each measure about 8 3/4 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of about 110 grams. Condition is good overall, with a slightly bright but not machine-buffed surface, and a minor waviness in the ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375393 (stock #20180225-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is an interesting fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon with a faded period engraved script monogram, and a maker's mark of J.HARTT. This mark has been tentatively ascribed to Judah Hart(t), who spent most of his working life in Connecticut, and then moved to Brownhelm, Ohio in 1822. Judah Hart died in Brownhelm in 1824 and is buried there. It is possible this spoon was made in Ohio, and it certainly dates to the late period in Mr. Hart(t)'s career. This piece measures about 6...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375037 (stock #20180219-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon in the fiddle pattern by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), and bearing one of his more attractive and uncommon maker's marks. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram that is partially rubbed. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 21 grams. Condition is fair to good, with some surface wear and a few dimples in the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This is a nice example of an interestin...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374977 (stock #20180218-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1374532 (stock #20180210-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good Georgian English sterling silver dessert or salad fork, of high quality and excellent weight. This piece measures about 6 3/4 inches in length and weighs 60 grams, or almost two troy ounces. It is fully hallmarked for London, 1815, and marked by William Eley and William Fearn. It also features a period script monogram to the reverse of the handle. Condition is very good overall, with minimal tine and surface wear from normal use, and no dents, splits or repairs. All i...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1374531 (stock #20180210-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a large and early Scottish Georgian sterling silver platter spoon by Alexander Gardner of Edinburgh, fully hallmarked for 1769. This piece is engraved with a very good armorial for a branch of the Campbell clan, a griffin sergeant holding the sun between its claws proper, surmounted by the motto Fidus Amici ("faithful friends"). This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 93 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only normal ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1374237 (stock #20180204-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good Tuscan pattern American coin silver tablespoon, circa 1850, retailed by Harbottle & Smith of Auburn, NY. This pattern was patented by Michael Gibney in 1846, and has remained popular ever since. This tablespoon measures about 8 5/8 inches in length and weighs a good 62 grams, or about two troy ounces. It is engraved with a fancy script monogram that appears to be somewhat later, probably over an erasure. It is well done, however. Condition overall is very good, with minima...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1374231 (stock #20180204-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a lovely and unusual (perhaps modeled on ancient Roman examples, perhaps the product of Victorian imagination) English sterling silver serving piece or perhaps a dessert or ice cream fork, by John and Henry Lias and fully hallmarked for London, 1846. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 38 grams. There is no crest, armorial or monogram and no erasure. This would be a great serving piece for small items at the holidays or on any special occasion. All ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1374227 (stock #20180204-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely set of four early American coin silver table spoons by Rhode Island silversmith Walter Cornell (b. 1729 - d. 1801), working either in Providence, according to some publications, or in Newport, according to others, between 1780 and 1801. It is unclear what he was doing prior to 1780, as it would be unusual to commence business as a silversmith and clockmaker at the age of 50. It is possible that at different periods he was working in Newport and Providence; however, late in ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1374219 (stock #20180204-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme.

According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through 18...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374218 (stock #20180204-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a lovely and well-preserved American coin silver table spoon by noted Baltimore silversmith Charles Louis Boehme. According to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), "Charles Louis Boehme (1774-1868) came to Baltimore from Philadelphia in 1799, first advertising in May of that year as a “Gold, Silver Smith, and Jeweller” who “makes and sells every article in the above business.” Directories list Boehme on Baltimore Street as a silversmith from 1801 through 1810...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1374216 (stock #20180204-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a lovely and very early American coin silver table spoon by New York silversmith Peter Vergereau. According to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts:

"Peter Vergereau is probably the individual born into New York City’s French community and baptised at the Église Françoise à la Nouvelle York on August 21, 1700. He was granted freeman status in 1721, which would have been the logical time for him to begin practicing his craft after an average apprenticeship. Vergereau was married ...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1374203 (stock #20180204-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and scarce long-handled Alabama coin silver condiment spoon, perhaps a spoon for dry mustard, by the well-known firm of L'Hommedieu Brothers, working in Mobile circa 1842-61. This piece has a very clear, well-struck maker's mark and is engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is good overall, with some small dents or dings in the bowl, and a slight waviness in the handle, but no splits or repairs....
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374201 (stock #20180204-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very good early American coin silver master salt spoon in the coffin-end or coffin handle pattern, probably made in the Northeastern United States (perhaps NY, RI or thereabouts) circa 1800-10. This piece is decorated with a period engraved script monogram of "FB" and does not have a maker's mark. This piece measures a little over 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 7 grams. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs. There is a small spot of stubborn tarnish o...
 
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