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P.L. Krider Bright Cut Circa 1870 Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4629f   $225.00


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One of the premier names in Philadelphia silver manufacturing in the second half of the 19th century, Peter L. Krider produced items that set a standard for design and quality.

This exceptionally large, 10 1/4" long, 3.1 T. oz., ice cream server validates the above statement.

The handle has a rounded end with a "Tipt" backside. The blade is triangular with an upswept, pointed, end, a rolled upper edge, and double, mirror finish, vees with rounded shoulders in the heel (see image 2).

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Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Silver Baby Food Pusher
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4628sh   $48.00


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Measuring 3 3/4" long and weighing just under .5 T. oz., this is an early example of Alvin's 1905 Art Nouveau "Old Orange Blossom" pattern.

The slightly curved handle features floral detail on both sides and is marked "Sterling" in small, fine, lettering on the underside.

The 1 3/8" wide and 3/4" high, slightly canted, blade has a straight lower edge with scalloped shoulders.

Never monogrammed, this remains in excellent condition, showing clear pattern detail and having a bright finish.... Click for details

A.F. Burbank "Olive" Pure Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4627f   $48.00


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Likely a preserve, although possibly a large sugar, spoon, this piece measures 6 13/16" long and weighs approximately 1.1 T. oz.

An "Olive" pattern, it was made by Farrington & Hunnewell, whose multi-part emblem appears on the handle back but is over stamped by the name of the retailer, "A.F. Burbank," Boston, 1853-67, and Worcester, 1867-80, Massachusetts.

It is also marked "Pure-Coin," which is a characteristically New England term for the silver standard.

While "Olive" was a generic... Click for details

Pair of Philadelphia Dessert Spns by Phineas Fries w/Rose & Vine Decor
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210621-01   $97.50


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Offered is a superb pair of American coin silver dessert spoons by Philadelphia silversmith Phineas Fries (fl. 1837-61), circa 1837-50, featuring the die-struck "rose and vine" reserves on the handles for which Mr. Fries is best known. These beautifully featured decorations surround a period engraved script "SB" monogram on each spoon. The maker's mark and COIN mark on each spoon is clear and well struck. It is believed that this highly attractive pattern was manufactured only by the... Click for details

Stebbins & Howe, NY, "Basket of Flowers" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4626f   $42.00


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References list the New York City partnership of (Edwin) Stebbins & (George) Howe with narrow dates, 1827-31, which correlate accurately with the years the "Basket of Flowers" motif on this 8 1/2" long, 1.2 T. oz., coin silver tablespoon marked for this pair was generally produced.

It has a rubbed "shell" design on the bowl back and is engraved with a feathered script "JBDS" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

In fair to good condition, the basket of flowers retains legible detail... Click for details

Pair of Late 18th Century French Colonial Spoons - Caribbean? Canada?
Silver : Coin Silver

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20210620-03   $47.50


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Offered is a lovely pair of late 18th Century (or possibly very early 19th Century) French colonial or French provincial coffee spoons, each measuring only 4 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighing a total of 18 grams. Each spoon has a maker's mark of "LM" struck twice, in two different orientations to create the impression of a maker's mark with a hallmark. Each spoon also has a period engraved set of initials. These spoons could have been made anywhere in the French colonial world... Click for details

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Early 19th Century French Empire Silver Coffee or Tea Spoon c.1800-15
Silver : Sterling

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20210620-02   $18.50


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Offered is a lovely early 19th Century Continental silver spoon, probably made somewhere in the French-occupied territories in Europe (or possibly in France itself) during the Napoleonic era. This piece measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 11 grams. It has several marks (see pictures) and a period engraved set of initials to the reverse. Condition is fairly good overall, with some tooth marks or sharp dimples to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice early... Click for details

Beautiful Heavy Tablespoon Circa 1820 Marked J.BAILEY - Location?
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210620-01   $60.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver table spoon circa 1820, marked J.BAILEY in a rectangular punch. I'm not sure of the location of this silversmith, though by style the piece appears to be from somewhere like Connecticut. This large and heavy (9 inches in length and 61 grams) spoon has a really well engraved period script monogram of "ESG" and a well-struck maker's mark. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all an excellent example of... Click for details

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

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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

Bailey Kettell & Chapman "Bead" Coin Silver c. 1855 Berry Shovel
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4625f   $165.00


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This lengthy, 9 1/8", and weighty, 3.2 T. oz., berry scoop or shovel has origins in Boston, marked for "Bailey. Kettell & Chapman," 1854-58. It is also stamped "Pure-Coin," which is a characteristic New England term.

The handle is a die struck "Bead" pattern that appears on both the front and back sides. There is a cursive "EWL" monogram inscribed on the reverse.

The generously proportioned, 3 1/2" by 2 3/8", scoop is engraved with a highly detailed and finely rendered motif that portrays... Click for details

Set of Unusual Coin Silver Spoons Marked BURROWS - Location?
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20210619-03   $95.00


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Offered is an interesting set of four American coin silver spoons marked BURROWS in a rectangular punch. They are also decorated with a period script "W" monogram. This mark has traditionally been assigned to a Norfolk, Virginia silversmith, although Cathy Hollan recently tentatively attributed it to a silversmith in Philadelphia. However, neither these spoons nor any others with this mark that have been observed (e.g., in the Winterthur collection online) bear any relationship to... Click for details

NFS - Solve this Mark (G?) and Win a Prize!
Silver

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20210219-NFS  


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A bit of a challenge - if you can solve the mark on this spoon and provide a verifiable reference, you'll win either $15 off your next order, or a coin silver spoon - your choice!

This teaspoon is not monogrammed, and bears a mark of G? that may or may not be an F, an H or something else. By style, it should date to between 1805 and 1830. This piece may well not be American - the proportions and drop suggest Bermuda or a similar locale. It measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and... Click for details

Set of 6 St. Louis Coin Silver Spoons by Menkens, Ca. 1864-66
Silver : Coin Silver

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20210619-02   $65.00


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Offered is a nice set of six American coin silver teaspoons initialed "EW" in period script and marked MENKENS in a rectangular punch. This maker's mark was used by Henry A. Menkens and his sons Herman and Henry W. Menkens, working in St. Louis, MO circa 1864-1866. These spoons measure about 5 5/8 inches in length and weigh a total of about 87 grams. Condition ranges from fairly good to poor, with some bowls being out of round and some dents and ripples to several spoons. All in all a nice... Click for details

Excellent Philadelphia Coin Silver Spoon by Henry McKeen Ca. 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver

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20210619-01   $24.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver spoon by Philadelphia maker Henry McKeen, working from about 1823 to about 1865; this piece probably dates to 1850 or earlier. It is initialed "JES" in period engraved script, and has a legible maker's mark and the Philadelphia eagle trademark, which may or may not be a manufacturer's mark used by the Wilson brothers. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal wear and no... Click for details

Tiffany "Castilian" Large Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4624sh   $225.00


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A difficult to find piece in Tiffany's "Castilian" pattern, this sugar sifter measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just under 1.6 T. oz.

It has an oval, 2 3/8" by 1 7/8" by 1/2" deep, pierced bowl with a flange rim (see image 2).

The design is clean-lined and presents as somewhat formal, which, while not Art Deco per se, is certainly consistent with that trend dominant in the 1929 date this was issued.

The handle front is engraved with an Old English "S" monogram.

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Wood & Hughes "Angelo" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4623f   $135.00


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This lengthy at 9 1/8", and weighty at just under 2.5 T. oz, spoon was produced by Wood Hughes, whose "WwH" emblem and "Sterling" appear alongside the patent date.

The pattern is "Angelo" which is a Renaissance Revival design that also shows Persian stylistic influences.

Having a large, 3 3/4" long by 2 3/8" at the widest, bowl, this is likely a salad serving spoon, although it certainly could function as a rice or platter piece.

The bowl has fluted or coffered shoulders and is engraved... Click for details

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