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Rare Pair of Illinois or Missouri Tablespoons by Joseph W. Cary & Co.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-06   $100.00


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Offered is a very rare example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark of the firm of Joseph W. Cary & Co. (see biographical information, which has some inaccuracies, below), of Alton, Illinois from the 1840s through about 1875, and of St. Louis, Missouri thereafter. Norman Mack, the author of "Missouri's Silver Age", indicates that no example of the work of this firm have been located. Either only a few pieces have survived, or the majority of spoons bearing this mark were made for, and remain... Click for details

18th Century French Silver Tablespoon with Caribbean Inscription
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200119-03   On Hold


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Offered is an interesting early French silver table spoon dating to before the French Revolution, and a survivor of the French occupation of San Domingo (Saint-Domingue), which ended in 1804. This tablespoon bears 18th Century French silver hallmarks and is engraved in later writing with the family name of Danieux to the front and an inscription to the reverse documenting the history of the spoon. This piece is quite heavy, measuring about 8 inches in length and weighing about 79 grams. ... Click for details

Scarce St. Louis Coin Silver Spoon by William C. Defriez Ca. 1849
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200118-04   $24.00


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Offered is a good St. Louis coin silver spoon bearing the mark of William C. Defriez of St. Louis, circa 1849, give or take a few years. This piece has a clear maker's or retailer's mark. There is no monogram, but the the front may have been buffed, so there could be an erasure. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is fair at best, with some surface wear and minor signs of use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this... Click for details

Rare St. Louis Coin Silver Spoon by C.S. Russell, Circa 1865
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20200118-02   $29.50


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Offered is a very rare example of the mark of C. S. Russell, successor to E. Mead & Co. of St. Louis, circa 1865; Mr. Russell seems not to have had much success and his mark is rarely if ever seen. This piece has a good clear maker's mark or retailer's mark, and is also engraved with a worn period script monogram. This spoon measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is fair, with some wear, dings and ripples, but no splits or repairs. Please review all pics. All... Click for details

Three Storrs & Cooley, Utica NY, c 1835 "Fiddle" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4107f   $42.00


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All of these three matched spoons measure 5 7/8" long, have large, feathered script "MSF" monograms, and are marked "Storrs & Cooley Utica" for a partnership with dates 1831-39. The group weigh just over 1.5 T. oz.

They have "Fiddle" shaped handles with plain, rounded ends, and high, slight and chamfered, shoulders off the slender and slightly pointed bowls.

The backsides are plain with no drops on the bowls.

In very good condition, they are without polishing wear, bends, cracks, or... Click for details

Whiting "Grecian" (Ram's Head) Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4102f   $44.00


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This sugar spoon measures 5 3/4" long and weighs .7 T. oz.

The pattern is "Grecian," which originated with Henry Hebbard of New York City, but eventually became a line pattern offered by Whiting. Consistent with this, this is stamped on the blade with Whiting's "winged lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat 1862," and "1."

The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, with the horns extending to the backside, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and berry set midway on the handle, with an... Click for details

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Whiting "Grecian" (Ram's Head) Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4101f   $65.00


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Solid silver and flat handled, this master butter knife measures 7 1/8" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

The pattern is "Grecian," which originated with Henry Hebbard of New York City, but eventually became a line pattern offered by Whiting. Consistent with this, this is stamped on the blade with Whiting's "winged lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat 1862," and "5."

The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, with the horns extending to the backside, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and... Click for details

Whiting "Persian," Wm. Wise Retailer, Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4097f   $80.00


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Measuring 6 7/8" long, and weighty at approximately 1.5 T. oz., this spoon is stamped with Whiting's "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. Appd. For" (indicating it is an early production piece in the line), and with the name of the retailer, Brooklyn's "W(illiam). Wise."

The pattern is "Persian," which dates from 1880. It is a Moresque design in the same genre as Tiffany's pattern of the same name, as well as Whiting's own "Arabesque" and Gorham's "Hindostanee" among others.

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Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Nut or Other Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4095f   $65.00


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An early 20th century design, Watson's "Altair" shows the free-flowing expressiveness of its Art Nouveau period, with a rococo flair. It features an asymmetrical array of acanthus leaves with floral (rose) detailing.

This example is 6 3/8" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz., scoop, likely for nuts.

Watson used two bowls for this piece (which was generally pierced), of which this splayed, shovel-like with scalloped end and scrolled flange shoulders, is the less common. This retains traces of an... Click for details

Whiting "Peony Twist" Sterling Silver Butter Pick, Original
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4094f   $56.00


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Commonly referred to as "Peony Twist" referencing the large, single, blossom that appears on the end of the handle, this circa 1885 pattern is also characterized by its turned stem.

Made by Whiting, this 6 1/4" long, approximately .6 T. oz., butter pick is imprinted with the company's "lion" emblem, "Sterling," and the numbers "24" and "2."

An original, i.e. not custom made, item, it has the narrow, twisted, and in this case gold washed, prong tip that characteristics this form.

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Silver Tennis Bracelet with Cubic Zirconium
Jewelry : Bracelets

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
J1345   $38.00


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This listing has a gorgeous cz tennis style bracelet!

It is a quality well-made bracelet. All cubic zirconiums are prong-set, the clasp is slide with double fold-over safety closure. The clasp is marked 925 ND. It is gold color/plate over silver.

Bracelet is flexible for comfortable wear.

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Wm. W. White "Leaf" Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4093f   $46.00


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Measuring 6 3/4" long and weighing 1.1 T. oz., this coin silver spoon is stamped with the mark of William Wilson White, New York City, and dates from the mid 19th century.

It is an acanthus "Leaf" pattern with an anthemion and rosette tip.

A preserve or jelly spoon, the shell form bowl is something of a scoop with a deep heel that is decorated on the reverse with the same leaf design as on the handle.

It is finely engraved with an "LLRA" monogram in feathered script lettering.

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Vintage Wedgwood Sterling Cameo Pendant and Necklace
Jewelry : Necklaces

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
J1339   Sold


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This listing has a beautiful vintage Wedgwood pendant -- black with a white cameo!

Cameo measures 1” diameter and is marked Wedgwood, Made in England, 867.

The necklace is 16” in length, has a spring-ring clasp and is marked Sterling.

Excellent pre-owned vintage condition!

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Dominick & Haff "Charles II" Sterling Silver Butter or Olive Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4087f   $35.00


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Flat handled and with two hooked prongs, this 5 1/2" long, approximately .5 T. oz., piece may be an olive or a butter fork.

The pattern is "Charles II" made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94" appear on the handle backside.

A "Kings" variant, the design incorporates the characteristic shell and honeysuckle elements of this motif, along with a pronounced beaded border.

There is an engraved feathered script "EMH" monogram set sideways on the handle.... Click for details

A.E. Warner, Baltimore, "Mayflower" 11 oz. Silver Place Spoon x 4
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4080f   This item is currently being auctioned


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The engraved scrolling acanthus leaf design on this "Reverse Tipt" with thumb drop backside, 7" long, 1.3 T. oz., place or dessert spoon, was a common motif (with variants) used in Baltimore from the mid 19th century forward. It eventually became regularized in the "Mayflower" line pattern produced by Kirk-Stieff.

This piece was made by Andrew Ellicott Warner, a prominent 19th century Baltimore silversmith, and is stamped with his name, along with the peculiar-to-Baltimore "11" ounce standard... Click for details

Whiting "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Confection or Bon Bon Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4077f   $52.00


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Measuring 5 1/8" long, weighing .9 T. oz., and with a round, scallop-edged, slightly concave, bowl, this small sweet or bon bon server is marked with Whiting's "lion and W" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Heraldic," issued in 1880. It features a knight's helmet situated above a shield reserve, all set against a raised acanthus leaf ground.

The bowl is smooth and in this instance retains traces of an original gold wash.

Never monogrammed, this is in excellent condition.... Click for details

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