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Rare Pair of Fredericksburg, VA Coin Silver Spoons, Henry White c.1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200419-02   $210.00


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Offered is a good and very scarce pair of early Virginia coin silver teaspoons by noted Fredericksburg silversmith and clockmaker Henry White (flourished circa 1788-1827), circa 1810 give or take five years. These spoons each bear a good clear strike of one of Henry White's several maker's mark, in this case what looks like mark (e) in Catherine Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths" (please see all pics). Each spoon also features a lovely period engraved script monogram of WPCG - a long and... Click for details

Providence, RI Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by J. Gorham & Son, c.1841-50
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200418-08   $22.50


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Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon by the partnership of J. Gorham & Son (Jabez Gorham and John Gorham), working in Providence, RI between 1841 and 1850. This spoon has a good strike of the firm's maker's mark (one of several used over the firm's history), and also has a "Providence.R.I." mark. This piece also features a period engraved owner's name in script. This spoon measures about 7 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 27 grams. Condition overall is very good, with... Click for details

Providence, RI Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by Gorham & Co., Variant Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200418-07   $22.50


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Offered is an interesting coin silver dessert spoon made circa 1850s by Gorham & Co. (John Gorham, Gorham Thurber and Lewis Dexter), in business in Providence, Rhode Island between 1852 and 1875. This framed mark with scalloped corners is most common in Providence silver of the 1840s and 50s, and multiple silversmiths and firms seem to have called upon the same die cutter. The framed mark for Gorham & Co. seems to be a fairly uncommon variant, perhaps used only for the first few years of the... Click for details

Michigan Coin Silver Dessert Spoon - Allison & Bedford, Ionia, MI
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200418-05   $22.50


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Offered is a late American coin silver dessert spoon bearing manufacturer's marks for Hotchkiss & Schreuder and a retailer's mark for Allison & Bedford (Charles S. Allison and Robert H. Bedford, jewelers) working in partnership in Ionia, Michigan circa 1872-77. The marks are fairly clear and well-struck, and the spoon also has period engraved script owner's information. This spoon measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 27 grams. Condition is fair, with some surface and tip... Click for details

Canadian Coin Silver Salt Spoon by David O. L. Warlock of St. John, NB
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200418-01   $25.00


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Offered is a lovely mid-19th Century Canadian silver master salt spoon bearing the maker's mark of little-known St. John silversmith Daniel O. L. Warlock (1819-1901), working in St. John in the mid-to-late 19th Century. This piece does not have a monogram or any evidence of an erasure. The maker's mark and location mark are all well struck. This spoon measures about 3 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 9 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all... Click for details

G.D. Clark Baltimore 10.15 Standard Silver "Reverse Tipt" Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4196f   $22.00


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A well-documented Baltimore silversmith, Gabriel Daniel Clark began his apprenticeship in 1826 and continued working for several decades following, including a partnership with James A. Foxcroft, 1831-39.

This 5 9/16" long, .4 T. oz., teaspoon is an early example of his work. It is stamped with his name and the peculiar-to-Baltimore "10oz.15'" silver standard that is roughly equivalent to coin.

An obviously well-made piece, this possess a simple charm. It has a fiddle-shaped handle with a... Click for details

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Fine Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1825 by John J. Parry of Philadelphia
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200412-01   $27.50


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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Philadelphia watchmaker and jeweler John J. Parry (fl. 1790s - 1835); this spoon should date to about 1825 and bears the Philadelphia eagle mark that either signifies manufacture by R. & W. Wilson, or was used by a percentage of the makers of Philadelphia between about 1825-50 to denote quality and/or origin. See my other listings for a separate and somewhat earlier piece bearing Parry's mark... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by John J. Parry, Circa 1815
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200411-15   $25.00


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Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by watchmaker and silversmith John J. Parry, working in Philadelphia between the 1790s and his death in 1835. Check my other listings for another, later spoon by Parry. This spoon dates to about 1815 based on style, give or take five years. This spoon has a legible maker's mark struck in left-handed fashion, and a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition... Click for details

Fine Heavy Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Robert & William Wilson
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200411-14   $22.50


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Offered is a lovely and well-made American coin silver teaspoon by the noted firm of Robert and William Wilson, working as R. & W. Wilson of Philadelphia circa 1825-50. This spoon has a slimmer spatulate handle and greater weight than their more American-style wares - the Wilsons seem to have had a line of silver flatware more akin to British examples of the times, and these were usually marked with the R&WW mark. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches long and weighs a very heavy 26 grams. ... Click for details

Rare Nashville, Tennessee Coin Silver Dessert Spoon by John S. Britain
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200411-07   $225.00


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Offered is an extremely rare example of the work of a Southern silversmith with the surname 'Britain' - now believed to be John S. Britain, working in Nashville in the 1835-36 timeframe, or James Sackett Britain, born in Sparta, TN in 1815 and working as a silversmith first in Tennessee and then in Alabama. It is probable the two men are either a single silversmith or are related. Although much remains to be discovered about the silversmiths with the surname 'Britain', it is clear from the... Click for details

Cincinnati Coin Silver Teaspoon Marked by David Kinsey, Working Alone
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200411-03   $17.50


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Offered is a good Cincinnati coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of David Kinsey working alone; this is a far less common mark than that of Edward and David Kinsey working together. This teaspoon has a clear maker's mark or retailer's mark and a period engraved script owner's name. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fairly good overall, with modest bumps and wear from normal use, and a spot or two of tarnish; there are no splits or repairs. All... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell Bright Cut Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4186f   $44.00


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Marked "F&H" for Boston manufacturer "Farrington & Hunnewell" and "S.M. Hewett" for Putnam, Connecticut jeweler, this 7" long, just over .8 T. oz., piece dates to the mid 19th century.

A slender piece, it is a master butter, or possibly a pickle, knife.

The shoulders of the handle are angular, while the smooth surface is extensively engraved in a diamond cut and wriggle work design that is character of this period Boston silver.

The pattern on this is particularly appealing in that it... Click for details

18th Century Chambersburg Coin Silver Sugar Tongs by Charles Young
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200404-01   $250.00


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Offered is a rare and important early American coin silver sugar tongs by Chambersburg, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Charles Young (fl. 1791-1833), circa 1791-1800. It is extremely unusual to find such early American silver from a Chambersburg craftsman, and these tongs are an exceptional example of Charles Young's work, which is exceedingly rare. These tongs are marked with a clear strike of Charles Young's maker's mark once on each arm, and the tongs are also decorated with a... Click for details

Not For Sale - Solve this Mystery Mark and Win a Coin Silver Spoon!
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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This American coin silver tablespoon dating to about 1820-40 is not for sale, but rather one that I need some help with. It measures about 9 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It has a faint period script engraved monogram running across the top of the handle, and a maker's mark of D.G in a rectangular punch. This piece has a mid-Atlantic or Midwestern feel, though it could be from some places in the American South outside of the major cities. It is almost certainly not by David... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon w/Rare Mark of J. & P. Fries, Ca. 1837
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200328-04   $35.00


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Offered is a good Philadelphia coin silver spoon bearing the extremely rare mark of John & Phineas Fries, circa 1837 (the single year of their partnership). While coin silver spoons and other items bearing only the maker's mark of John Fries are somewhat common, and those with just Phineas Fries' maker's mark are scarce but not rare, the mark of their partnership is very hard to find. The mark on this spoon was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan, and in twenty... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon Engraved "Putney" by Henry J. Pepper
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200320-01   $16.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by noted Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA silversmith Henry J. Pepper, clearly marked with his maker's mark and faintly engraved "Putney" on the handle for the original owner. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Please take a look at all of the photographs. Condition overall is fair, with some surface wear and dents to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice Philadelphia coin silver spoon... Click for details

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