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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1387061 (stock #20180916-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver tablespoons by noted New York maker Albert Coles, in a pattern that may have been proprietary to his firm. I've seen teaspoons in this pattern over the years, and occasionally another form, but these are the first tablespoons. Each bears a maker's mark of A.COLES for Albert Coles (which indicates he both made and probably retailed these, as otherwise he would have had his manufacturing marks on these), and each also has an engraved period script...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1387059 (stock #20180916-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a quite uncommon example of Russian Empire silver made in the Ukraine in the 19th Century and specifically in Odessa, on the Black Sea. These tablespoons are hallmarked by the Assay Master for 1893, and this matches the engraving of an aristocrat's initials and coronet, and the date of 3-16-1893. The hallmarks are accompanied by a maker's marks, but I haven't found anything about the maker. These tablespoons each measure about 8 1/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs about 100 g...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1387058 (stock #20180916-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver creamer (formerly a christening cup, but with a spout expertly added in the 19th Century) by Grosjean & Woodward of New York for Tiffany & Company, goldsmiths and silversmiths, at 550 Broadway. The original owner, Mary Myers Howard (1859-1937) was part of a prominent family that originated in North Carolina but eventually settled around Hagerstown, Maryland. Mary herself was born in Florida, before the family moved North. This piece was probably given ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386905 (stock #20180914-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a rare example of American coin silver made in Elyria, Ohio (a town somewhat west of Cleveland, near Lake Erie) - by the partnership of Seymour W. Baldwin and Orrin Cowles, working in partnership in Elyria between 1834 and 1839. This pair of sugar tongs measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 35 grams. The maker's mark of BALDWIN&COWLES in a rectangular punch is rubbed but quite legible. To see the maker's mark, click on the picture and scroll through the picture set...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386553 (stock #20180909-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a very nice large American coin silver teaspoon by jeweler James A. Webb, who established his store in Janesville, Wisconsin circa 1856, and was in business at least through the 1860s. He died in 1885. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram, and is clearly marked with a maker's mark or retailer's mark of J.A.WEBB. Condition is very good overall, with modest tip and surface wear, but no major dents an...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386552 (stock #20180908-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely old American coin silver table spoon by a maker who doesn't seem to have been documented, using the maker's mark R.MERRICK in a serrated punch. Examples of this man's work are in the Winterthur collection, with no location posited. It is evident, however, from the crudeness of the punch that a large-city origin point is unlikely. This piece is faintly engraved JK in period script. This tablespoon measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. The maker'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1386550 (stock #20180908-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by Kentucky silversmith James S. Sharrard, who purportedly started off in business in Georgetown, KY circa 1838, was in Paris, KY in 1840, and settled in Shelbyville, KY by 1841, working there until 1856, when he moved to Henderson, KY and worked there with his sons until about 1863. After that he resided in Louisville, KY until his death in 1880. By style, it is likely this spoon dates to the 1838-50 period, making a Shelbyville origin for this ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1386549 (stock #20180908-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century. Marquand produced and sold h...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1385345 (stock #20180815-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$425.00
Offered is a lovely and quite early George II English sterling silver basting spoon or hash spoon by noted specialist spoonmaker Philip Roker II, working from the 1720s on. The maker's mark on this spoon was registered in August 1720 and used at least through 1735, and this piece is consistent with similar hash spoons with date letters in the 1730s. Interestingly, the marks accompanying Roker's maker's marks are pseudo-hallmarks, apparently occasionally used by Roker to give the appearance of ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1385160 (stock #20180811-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of five early American coin silver teaspoons circa 1820-30 by York, Pennsylvania clockmaker and silversmith Richard Koch, working there between 1805 and his death in 1836, and succeeded by his nephew, Frederick B. Cook. Mr. Koch is known for his bird-back spoons and fine craft, but his silver is quite uncommon and he advertised mostly in German-language publications - hence he is not better documented. This set of spoons represents an good example of his craft. Each sp...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1385158 (stock #20180811-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely tea or coffee spoon dating to about 1790-1810, and though unmarked very likely Scandinavian or Northern German. This piece is hand-pierced and decorated to create the letter "H" for the monogram - an extraordinary amount of work when compared to an ordinary engraved monogram. This piece has pleasing proportions and style. It measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition overall is very good, with only modest usage and no dents, splits or repai...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1385155 (stock #20180811-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by Norfolk, Virginia silversmith Charles Branda, and bearing his maker's mark on each arm. This pair of sugar tongs is also engraved with a period script monogram to the bow. By style, this piece should date to about 1825, give or take five years. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 45 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1385154 (stock #20180811-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely pair of circa 1825 Chinese Export Silver (CES) fiddle and shell pattern tablespoons by Canton silversmith Yatshing. Each of these two table spoons is clearly marked with Yatshing's maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. Each is also engraved with a period script monogram, though unusually the two monograms are different (see pics). These tablespoons each measure about 8 1/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a very heavy 147 grams or so. Condition is fair overall, w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1385153 (stock #20180810-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver table spoons in an uncommon and perhaps rare pattern, bearing NY manufacturer's marks (the pseudo-hallmarks) and a retailer's mark of S.Y. & Co. - the retailer could have been anywhere, but perhaps this one has been identified by someone. Despite many years of handling coin silver, I've not come across this particular pattern variation before; it is quite attractive. These tablespoons are also engraved with a period owner's name in script. They...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1385151 (stock #20180810-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver sugar tongs bearing the mark of the firm of Augustus Hayden and William G. Whilden, working in Charleston, S.C., 1855 - 1863 or 1865. In addition to having a great deal of success as purveyors of silver flatware and hollowware, jewelry and the like, Hayden & Whilden were purveyors of military weapons and flags for the South during the Civil War. The partnership of Hayden and Whilden ended when William G. Whilden became a lieutenant in the elite Con...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1385149 (stock #20180810-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a nice early American coin silver birdback spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Abraham Dubois (born ca. 1751, died 1807), who flourished both in this profession and as a trader in goods, primarily in the West Indies. Dubois made some very fine silver, including outstanding coffee pots and sugar urns. This teaspoon dates to about 1785 by style, give or take five years, and is marked with Dubois' full name maker's mark. It is also engraved with period owner's initials, and the ba...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1383625 (stock #20180711-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a good English Georgian sterling silver fish slice or fish server, by London silversmith Robert Rutland and bearing his maker's mark as well as full hallmarks for London, 1826. Rutland lived only to the age of 42, dying in 1828. This piece is nicely pierced and has a very finely engraved period script monogram of WMH. It measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 153 grams. Condition is good overall, with signs of normal usage but no big dings and no splits or repairs. A...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383427 (stock #20180708-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely example of the work of important Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis, who is one of the pantheon of major silversmiths in American history. This teaspoon, dating by style to about 1810-15 give or take half a decade, is distinguished by its rare mark, which was mentioned but not photographed for Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths". In the several decades I've been involved with antique silver, this is the only example of this mark that I've come across, despite ...
 
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