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San Francisco, California Coin Silver Tablespoon by Vanderslice & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210518-01   $45.00


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Offered is a large San Francisco coin silver tablespoon by Vanderslice & Co., dating to the 1860s or so; it measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 57 grams. It has a period engraved script set of dedication monograms, and a good clear maker's mark. Condition is fair overall, with the bowl somewhat out of round (a silversmith could probably safely straighten it) and with a little tip wear but no splits or repairs. Please review all pictures. All in all a nice early example of... Click for details

Englehart, Philadelphia, Twist Handle Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4596f   $48.00


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Measuring 7" long and weighing .9 T. oz., this preserve spoon has a rounded end handle with a tipt backside, a twisted shank, and a shell bowl that is gold washed front and backsides.

The handle is bright cut and wriggle work engraved with a stylized anthemion motif consistent with its Greek Revival design period.

There is a fancy, feathered script, "JOK" monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.

It is stamped "Englehart & Son" for the Philadelphia firm established in 1861 and... Click for details

Good Pair of Baltimore Teaspoons by Samuel Kirk With Assay Marks
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210517-02   $49.50


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Offered is a lovely pair of Baltimore coin silver teaspoons by Samuel Kirk, circa 1833-34. See Imperial Half Bushel's excellent article on Baltimore assay marks for more on how to date pieces bearing such marks - http://www.imperialhalfbushel.com/BaltimoreAssayMarks.htm).

These teaspoons have very clear maker's marks and assay marks, and have nicely executed period script monograms. They measure about 5 3/4 inches in length and the pair weighs about 34 grams. Condition overall is... Click for details

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

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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

Good, Very Late Reading, PA Teaspoon by William Mannerback c.1830-38
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210516-03   $35.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver teaspoon by noted Reading, Pennsylvania silversmith William Mannerback (1762-1838), which by style would appear to date to about the last decade in his life, circa 1830-38. This may be the latest piece of Mannerback silver bearing William's mark that I've seen. As one can tell from the maker's mark, by this time the WMB die was very worn. In contrast, the READING city mark was clear and crisp. The monogram is worn but partly legible. This piece... Click for details

Kentucky or Ohio Coin Silver Sauce Ladle, William and Archibald Cooper
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210516-01   $45.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver sauce or cream ladle by William and Archibald Cooper (working circa 1835-37 in Cincinnati, OH and circa 1837-46 in Louisville, KY - they also opened a branch store in Frankfort, KY circa 1842). The COOPER maker's mark on this ladle is one that was probably used by the two brothers in partnership. It is slightly rubbed but quite legible. There is no monogram or sign of erasure. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. ... Click for details

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Farrington & Hunnewell 19th C. Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4593f   $46.00


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A major name in mid 19th century Boston silver production and retailing, Farrington & Hunnewell was the maker of this 6 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., coin silver preserve spoon marked "< F & H >."

F&H were masters of bright cut and fine engraving, which this piece illustrates. The work on the front of this portrays anthemion and leaf detailing against a fine line background that mimics engine turning.

The handle has a rounded end with a slight "Tipt" backside, and a shield form reserve,... Click for details

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
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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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

Jacob Harley, Phila., "Antique Tipt Engraved" Coin Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4565f   $46.00


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The name "Jacob Harley," which appears along with the word "Coin" on the backside of this 6 3/4" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., sugar sifter is best known by virtue of his 1852-61 Philadelphia retail jewelry partnership with Isaac Stauffer.

This item dates from the ten year period when Harley operated on his own after the dissolution of the partnership.

The style is characteristic of its place and time, with a rounded end, engraved, "Antique Tipt" handle.

There is a block letter "JFS"... Click for details

Alabama Coin Silver Teaspoon by James Conning, w/City Mark for Mobile
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210416-02   $47.50


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Offered is a nice Alabama coin silver spoon by noted tradesman James Conning, circa 1841-60. This piece has a clear mark for Conning and a legible city mark for Mobile. It also has a period engraved script set of initials. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length, and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is fair overall, with minor tip wear and a dent to the bowl, as well as some modest ripples in the handle. All in all a nice Southern coin silver spoon!

Lovely Spade-Form Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Jacob Stockman of Phila.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210416-01   $24.00


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Offered is a very good American coin silver salt spoon in an attractive form, with a spade-shaped bowl. This piece bears one of the maker's marks of noted Philadelphia silversmiths Jacob Stockman, and it dates to about 1830-50. The maker's mark is mostly legible, and this piece also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 3 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is very good overall with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a great example of... 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
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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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
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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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

Important Set of 4 Maysville, KY Tspns by J. S. Gilpin - Unrecorded Mk
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210314-01   $250.00


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Offered is a very good set of Kentucky coin silver teaspoons by noted Maysville silversmith and watchmaker Joseph S. Gilpin, who was established in Maysville by the 1830s. His jewelry shop was robbed there in 1842, and he was robbed again by Union troops during the war. He died sometime between 1865 and 1867.

These spoons each have a period engraved script monogram, and each has a good legible maker's mark, some slightly rubbed. The interesting thing about these particular spoons is... Click for details

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