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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1381584 (stock #20180609-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice fill-in piece of Hanoverian pattern English sterling silver flatware; in this case a tablespoon measuring about 8 1/4 inches length and weighing about 31 grams. There date letter and lion passant marks are clear; the other two are not, though one could be a castle. This could indicate manufacture outside of London, but only London's date marks seem to contemplate one like the one on this piece. This spoon is not engraved and if a monogram was erased it must halfway done. Co...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381583 (stock #20180609-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is an excellent Southern coin silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, bearing only a maker's mark for George MacPherson, working in Natchez circa 1843-71. Most of the silver sold by MacPherson was made by Wood & Hughes, but some pieces found in Natchez bear only MacPherson's mark, as with this piece; the theory is that such pieces could have been made locally. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs a heavy 33 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minima...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381582 (stock #20180609-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good American coin silver fork in the fiddlethread pattern by Samuel Kirk & Son, dating to the period of 1846-61, when the particular maker's mark found on this piece was in use. This fork is also engraved with a period armorial of a mailed arm grasping a broken lance or spear, perhaps for the Player family. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 53 grams. It may be a dessert fork or a salad fork, and has very good weight. Condition on this piece ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381581 (stock #20180609-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver turned handle spreader bearing the manufacturer's marks used by George Sharp of Philadelphia, and made for Bailey & Co., circa the 1850s. This spreader is unusual in that the neck is gracefully curved. It is nicely decorated with engraving on each side of the blade and on the handle. There is no monogram and no sign of erasure. This piece measures about 7 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest surf...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1381580 (stock #20180609-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered either as a group or singly are three American coin silver table forks in the fiddle pattern by Baldwin Gardiner of New York, probably circa the 1830s. These forks measure a little under eight inches in length (approximately 7 7/8") on average and weigh a total of about 200 grams, or a bit over two troy ounces each. Each spoon has a clear set of manufacturer's marks and Baldwin Gardiner's maker's or retailer's mark. Each fork also has a worn period engraved script monogram to the reve...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1381579 (stock #20180609-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$235.00
Offered is a lovely and scarce American coin silver fish serving set, with both fish serving fork and fish slice, by Peter L. Krider of Philadelphia, circa 1850s. This set is heavily engine turned and engraved, and bears exquisite decoration and matched period script monograms. Each piece is also marked with Krider's maker's mark. The fish fork measures about 8 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 73 grams, and the fish slice measures about 10 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 114 grams....
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1380703 (stock #20180527-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely pair of circa 1846 Queen's pattern coin silver dessert forks, measuring about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighing about 58 grams for the pair. These forks are marked with the retailer's mark of Harris, Stanwood & Co. of Boston (working circa 1842-47) and manufacturer's marks of Gale & Hughes, with a pattern mark for 1846. Each fork is also engraved "P" in period script lettering to the reverse. These forks are small but heavy, and although both forks have sings of use (e.g...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1380702 (stock #20180527-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine and heavy early American coin silver table spoon by noted Reading, PA jeweler Henry Kessler, working in that town from about 1850-82. This piece appears to date from the 1850s, and bears Kessler's mark and a town mark for Reading. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It is engraved in period script, and the monogram may be SAD, SD or perhaps SN. Condition on this piece is very good, with one minor and shallow ding, but no splits or rep...
All Items : Militaria : Civil War : Pre 1900 item #1380701 (stock #20180527-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine carte de visite by important 19th Century photographer George Norman Barnard (1819-1902), who is best known for his important wartime images of the South, first while accompanying General Sherman on his Georgia campaign. Barnard's book, "Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign", is one of the most important collections of images of the Civil War. Barnard also recorded important images of the destruction in Charleston in around March 1865, and then went on to Columbia and the...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1380251 (stock #20180520-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a lovely and well-preserved Ivy pattern pierced ladle with gilt bowl, by Henry Hebbard (patented circa 1865) and later Whiting. This piece dates to the first years of the sterling era, probably around 1865-75. It measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 40 grams. The only marks are the patent date mark and a sterling mark, as this piece seems not to have made it to sale by a retailer. This piece was never engraved with a monogram or crest - perhaps it was taken home ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1379260 (stock #20180501-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a pair of Southern coin silver tablespoons by the noted and prolific Richmond, Virginia firm of Mitchell & Tyler. Each of these tablespoons bears an engraved period script monogram, and a well-struck maker's mark. These spoons measure about 8 3/8 inches to 8 1/2 inches in length, and weigh a total of about 111 grams. Condition is fair, with the bowls being a bit out of round and with some small dings, and light tip wear, but with no splits or repairs. All in all a nice pair, good ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1379259 (stock #20180501-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice Southern coin silver tablespoon in a specific variation of the fiddle pattern with flared shoulders and pointed end that I've observed only in Kentucky pieces. This piece is engraved with a worn period script family name, and is marked only W.P.LOOMIS, for the Frankfort, KY silversmith, jeweler and watchmaker. He seems to have first appeared in Frankfort around 1809, and was born in Massachusetts circa 1794. This tablespoon, measuring about 8 3/4 inches in length and weighin...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1379258 (stock #20180501-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and rare example of the earlier of two maker's marks used by S. Robb, a mysterious figure working in Xenia and/or Chillicothe, Ohio, probably between about 1820 and 1840.

This piece appears to be from the 1820s, given the wrigglework arch drop and the shoulders. This spoon has a nicely executed period engraved script monogram and an excellent strike of Robb's integrated eagle maker's mark, probably cut by the same die-sinker who made similar marks for Arundel Hill and Th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1376355 (stock #20180312-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a lovely and heavy early Victorian English sterling silver fish server by the well-known partnership of London silversmiths William Theobalds and Robert Metcalfe Atkinson, working together circa 1838-40. Though short-lived, this partnership produced a fair amount of high-quality flatware and servers.

This fish slice has a nicely executed pierced pattern, and extremely clear and well preserved hallmarks and maker's mark. It also has one of the most unusual family crests or armori...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1376354 (stock #20180312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a interesting American coin silver cream or sauce ladle by Constant Southworth (a rare mark by a little-known maker). Mr. Southworth was born in 1802 in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and married there in 1823. By 1830 he was working about 6 1/2 miles away in Great Barrington, continuing there until after 1850. He died in 1876.

This piece measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fair, as there is no monogram and the piece was likely buffed at so...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1376350 (stock #20180312-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a very rare set of three early American coin silver tea spoons by Easton, Maryland silversmith Robert Kersey, about whom little has been published. Birdback teaspoons by Mr. Kersey with the same maker's mark that appears on these spoons are known, and Kersey's traditional working date is given as circa 1793. It is evident from the style of these spoons that he worked a while longer, as the squared shoulders were in use mostly from 1805-10, give or take a couple of years. These teaspoo...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1375730 (stock #20180302-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good Ohio coin silver table spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Powell (Paul) A. Lafee of Dayton, working circa the 1850s through the 1870s. This piece has a clear, well-struck mark and a period engraved script monogram. This table spoon measures about 8 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 44 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of Dayton coin silver from more than 150 years ago!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1375394 (stock #20180225-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good pair of early American coin silver table spoons by noted New York City silversmith Garret Forbes (1785-1851), who worked primarily from about 1805 to about 1820. These spoons each have a very clear maker's mark (see pics) and a finely engraved period script monogram. The spoons each measure about 8 3/4 inches in length and the pair weighs a total of about 110 grams. Condition is good overall, with a slightly bright but not machine-buffed surface, and a minor waviness in the ...
 
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