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John Westervelt "Cone" Heavy Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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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

Mulford Wendell & Co., Albany, "Grape" Six Matching Coin Silver Teaspo
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4562f   $132.00


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With a history that traces to Shepherd & Boyd located in Albany, New York, in the early part of the 19th century, Mulford, Wendell & Co. was established under that name in 1843.

The "Grape" pattern on these six, 6 1/16" long, 4.4 T. oz. the group, teaspoons is a pattern that, while marked for this company, is attributed to Whiting and was in fact patented by Michael Gibney in 1855, with this date imprinted on the backsides of these.

A charming design that features two clusters of grapes on... Click for details

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

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2430   $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

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Dennis & Fitch, Troy NY, "Basket of Flowers" Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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4530f   On Hold


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Doubly stamped with a "lion, G, bust" pseudo hallmark that William McGrew in his work on coin silver manufacturers' marks attributes to Hall, Hewson, and Brower, Albany, New York, and a "D · & · F" for retailer Dennis & Fitch of nearby Troy, this table or serving spoon measures a lengthy 9 3/16" and weighs 1.7 T. oz.

It has a raised "Basket of Flowers" design on the handle end. This, along with "Sheaf of Wheat," were two popular motifs of their 1830-40s period that afforded an... 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

Newell Harding "Leaf and Bead" 1872 Pure Coin Silver Tea Knife
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4498f   On Hold


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An unnamed pattern, the mid 19th century "leaf with beaded border" design on this 7 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., solid silver, tea aka dessert aka breakfast knife is generally attributed to Boston's Newell Harding & Co., whose name along with the New England term "Pure Coin," are stamped on the blade reverse.

The pattern appears on both sides of the handle, with the front reserve area engraved in an elegantly rendered, leaf script, "J.S.P." over "1872" monogram.

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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

Worn Coin Silver Birdback Spn Marked I*D; Unrecorded John David Mark?
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20210207-06   Sold


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Offered is a mystery late 18th Century American coin silver birdback teaspoon marked I*D, quite possibly an unrecorded mark used by John David of Philadelphia, or less likely a mark used by Joshua Dorsey, also of Philadelphia. Perhaps an attribution can be made based on the pictureback decoration of the eagle, though it is quite worn. This spoon has a clear maker's mark and a period engraved block-letter monogram. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 11 grams. Condition... Click for details

Interesting Scroll Pictureback Spoon Ca. 1785-1800 Marked J*N - Maker?
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210207-04   Sold


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Offered is an interesting late 18th Century American coin silver teaspoon with die-struck foliate scroll decoration to the back of the bowl, similar to Boston spoons a bit earlier in date. This spoon appears to date to about 1785-1800 by style, but could be a bit earlier or later. It is marked J*N in a rectangular punch, and the punch is a bit primitive, but that doesn't guarantee this is a small-town piece. I'm not sure of the maker, but John Nelson of Portsmouth, NH is a possibility, though... 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
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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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

Duhme & Co., Cincinnati, "Thread" Three Piece Coin Silver Youth Set
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4481f   $115.00


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Marked for the prominent Cincinnati firm of "Duhme & Co.," this 6" long fork, 6 3/8" knife, and 6" spoon set has additional provenance as each piece is engraved what appears to read, "Andrew K. Reuss" on the handle front and "Jan. 26th 1872." on the reverse.

Artfully crafted, the hollow handles have rounded ends with a "Thread" design and arum leaf detailing at the join with beaded and engraved banding.

The knife blade, fork, and spoon themselves are all solid silver, and each one is... Click for details

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