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Lovely 18th Century Decorated Spoon by Ezekiel Burr of Providence, RI
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210619-04   $47.50


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Offered is an excellent and finely decorated early American coin silver spoon by noted Providence, Rhode Island silversmith Ezekiel Burr (1765-1846), working in Providence circa the mid 1780s through about 1825. This piece by style should date to about 1790, give or take five years. It is nicely engraved, and has a period set of initials. The maker's mark is nicely struck and legible. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good overall,... Click for details

Welles & Strong, Hartford CT, "Tipt" Coin Silver Serving Spoon x 3
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4621f   $45.00


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Exceptionally well crafted, and in flawless condition, this coin silver place or serving spoon measures 8 1/2" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

A "Tipt" end pattern, it is marked "Welles & Strong" flanked by an eagle to left and a star to the right, for the Hartford, Connecticut partnership with dates 1841-45.

It is engraved with an elegantly rendered, feathered script, "C C" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

As suggested above, this remains in like-new condition, absent wear or... Click for details

Wilson McGrew, Cincinnati, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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4617f   $48.00


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The Cincinnati Art Museum holds an essentially matching piece to this 8 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., table or serving spoon. The Museum's example is shown in Figure 81 of Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940.

Coin silver, this was made by Wilson McGrew, c. 1840-56, and carries his mark on the backside.

It has a pronounced "Fiddle" shaped handle with a "Tipt" end, and high, angular and chamfered, shoulders, all characteristic of a silver style of this region and period.

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Hall, Hewson & Brower Engraved Coin Silver Ice Cream Spoon x 3
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Measuring 5 5/8" long and weighing approximately .6 T. oz., this ice cream, or possibly egg, spoon has an engraved handle and ovoid bowl that is finished in a rose gold wash front and back sides.

Unmarked coin silver, it is in an identified design by Hall, Hewson & Brower of Albany, New York, and dates from the mid 19th century.

It is engraved with a charming, and quite faithful, representation of strawberry fruit, leaves, and stems on the handle front, along with wriggle work and leaf... Click for details

Six Matched Duhme "No. 1" Coin Silver Place or Table Spoons
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4597f   $285.00


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A premier name in Cincinnati silver production and retailing for over fifty years, examples of the firm's work are readily accessible.

That not withstanding, a set of six matched, c. 1865, spoons in the company's earliest pattern in such spectacular condition as these are a rarity.

Measuring 8 1/8" long each, and weighing 8.6 T. oz. the group, they would have originally been used as individual place pieces, but are actually equivalent to the size of contemporary tablespoons.

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Excellent and Rare Teaspoon by Isaac Woodcock, Circa 1790-1800
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20210517-01   $145.00


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Offered is a rare and desirable 18th Century American coin silver teaspoon by noted Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania silversmith Isaac Woodcock (1764-1849), bearing one of his full name marks. The maker's mark (see pictures) is clear and legible. Isaac Woodcock worked in Christiana Hundred/Wilmington, Delaware between 1787 and 1795, and then briefly in Hagerstown, Maryland circa 1795 before joining his father Bancroft Woodcock in Wells Valley, PA, where he worked from 1795-1820. He then... Click for details

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John Westervelt "Cone" Heavy Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4585f   $65.00


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Stamped with the "star, lion, D" pseudo hallmark of maker John L. Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, and the name "Andrew Dunn" of Fort Plain, New York, this master butter knife measures 7 1/2" long and weighs a substantial 1.4 T. oz.

The pattern is "Cone," dating circa 1860, and features ivy and other leaves, along with anthemion and bellflower detail set on a shaped handle, all of which is suggestive of the Greek Revival design mode of the period.

The 1" wide, broad, blade is set at a... Click for details

Reed & Barton "La Parisienne" Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon
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4577f   $345.00


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"La Parisienne" was one of several highly expressive Art Nouveau patterns, among them "Love Disarmed," "Les Six Fleurs," and "Francis I," that Reed & Barton issued in the early 20th century that represented some of the best of American Art Nouveau flatware design.

Multi-motif, it incorporates various flowers, each relative to the piece.

This example, an original issue salad serving spoon (also suitable as a casserole, vegetable, or rice piece) features a central iris blossom set in high... Click for details

12 early American silver FIDDLE SHELL dessert spoons, Shepherd & Boyd
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2431   $595.00


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Albany circa 1820, length 6 7/8 inches, total Troy weight 14.03 ounces, monogrammed "MM" in period script with flourishes, looking pretty much the same way they did upon leaving Messrs Shepherd & Boyd's establishment just over two hundred years ago.

Finding a set of twelve coin silver dessert spoons in any pattern is rare, but I'm hard pressed to think of the last time we had the privilege to offer a group of this quality (note the "flat" at the tip of each spoon) and decorative appeal. ... Click for details

Whiting "Antique Tip(t)" 1860s Coin Silver Place Fork x 3
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4552f   $44.00


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References assign an 1880 introduction date for Whiting's "Antique Tip" aka "Antique Tipt" pattern made in sterling, but this fork is an example of an earlier, 1860s, version made to a coin standard.

Measuring 7 1/8" long and weighing approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a lunch, or simply a regular or place, piece.

It is characterized by a narrow shank that broadens widely, comes to a point at an unturned end which has a raised scroll and diamond drop that looks something like a... Click for details

Jasper Stone (F&H) c. 1850 Six "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
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4534f   $95.00


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These six, matching, circa 1850, teaspoons measure 6" long each, weigh just over 3.2 T. oz. the group, and all have the same flowing script "LMJ" monogram engraved on the handle backsides.

Five of the six are stamped "Coin" and "Jasper Stone" who was a Charlestown (a neighborhood in Boston and the location of Bunker Hill of Revolutionary War fame), Massachusetts jeweler, while one is marked "Farrington & Hunnewell" for the Boston manufacturer, which company was obviously the source for all... Click for details

Durgin STRAWBERRY pie knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2426   $245.00


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length nine inches, weight 2.44 Troy ounces, monogrammed "D" (obverse), outstanding original condition, retailed by A. Skinner. The blade features an aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally well executed combination of geometric and floral engraving.

Imperial Russia 84 Standard Silver 1881 Table Serving Spoon x 2
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4499f   $70.00


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This 8 1/2" long, solid silver spoon was made in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1881, as indicated by the assay mark for Ivan Vonifatiyevich Yevstigneyevon, 1870-94, that appears on the handle backside.

The maker's stamp is "AS," and the silver standard is 84 zolotniki, representing .875 silver content, slightly lower than American coin at .900.

The piece has several distinguishing features, the first of which is its robust weight, at nearly 2.8 T. oz.

Second is its highly crafted,... Click for details

John Polhamus "Ionic" Coin Silver Table Serving Spoon x 2
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4497f   $48.00


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This 8 3/8" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz. piece, coin silver spoon dates from the 1860s.

The pattern is "Ionic," which incorporates gadrooning and stylized acanthus leaf elements, portrayed on both the obverse and reverse of the handle, with a leaf detail extending onto the backside heel of the bowl.

There is an "L.C.H." monogram engraved in Old English lettering on the handle front, set sideways.

In excellent condition, this is absent polishing wear and retains a well-shaped bowl that... Click for details

William Gale & Son 1858 "French Thread" Unusual Coin Silver Place Fork
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4495f   $55.00


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Singular in form, this place fork measures 7" long and weighs a heavy 1.9 T. oz.

Visually it is divided into two sections. The upper part is flat, thick, and set in a "French Thread" pattern on both sides.

The lower part of the shank is also flat, and has a splayed end where it joins the handle.

The tines are broad and relatively blunt.

It was made by William Gale of New York who operated in numerous partnerships, this one is denoted "WG&S," for William Gale and Son, which spanned... Click for details

Albert Coles "Kenilworth" Medallion Coin Silver Tea Knife
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4491f   $115.00


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Taking its name from the novel by Sir Walter Scott, "Kenilworth" originated with Albert Coles in the 1860s and was later continued in production by George Shiebler.

This 7 1/2" long, 1.2 T. oz., tea aka breakfast aka dessert knife is an early solid coin silver example marked with Coles' three part "eagle," "A/C," "bust" emblem.

Classified as a "Medallion" pattern by D. Albert Soeffing in his foundational work on this design genre, he cites a May 8, 1895 article in the Jewlers' Circular... Click for details

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