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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1362439 (stock #20170715-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs marked Gordon in italicized lettering on each arm; this mark resembles one of the maker's marks attributed by the Darling Foundation to George Gordon of Newburgh, NY, working circa 1800-24. The only difference is that the mark in the Darling book also has a first name initial - G.GORDON in italicized lettering. It may be that the die for this mark was damaged and re-cut to eliminate all but the last name. It is also just possi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1362430 (stock #20170714-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a fine pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony, who worked in that city from 1783-1809 on his own and from 1810-14 with his sons. This pair of tongs by style should date to about 1805-09 but could be a bit earlier. The maker's mark is one of Joseph Anthony's working alone, so this piece likely dates to no later than 1809. The maker's mark (see pics) is lightly struck, as is the case with most pieces by Mr. Anthony, and appears...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1361467 (stock #20170627-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very rare example of late 18th Century New York style decoration on a relatively tiny early American coin silver salt spoon, bearing the maker's mark of silversmith Thomas Burger. Mr. Burger and his father John Burger (working circa 1775-1807) were briefly in partnership circa 1805 and then Thomas Burger advertised alone circa 1806. After that he seems to disappear from directories, and I haven't found much information on him, despite his fame and that of his father. Presumably T...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1361364 (stock #20170625-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a nice circa 1815 American coin silver teaspoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, as well as an engraved period script monogram. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is good overall with some surface wear and signs of normal use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this man's output!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1361312 (stock #20170624-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$55.00
Offered is a lovely and rare early American coin silver table spoon circa 1843 - 1860s by silversmith and jeweler George W. Cook, working in Boonville throughout that period. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a fantastic maker's mark that incorporates a city mark - it reads COOK.BOONVILLE and is clear and legible. This tablespoon measures about 9 inches in length and weighs about 54 grams. Condition is good overall, with some tip and surface wear and a few small din...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1360209 (stock #20170604-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece measures about 6 1/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This piece has a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram, perhaps of "CF". Condition is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs and only moderate surface wear from normal use. This piece should date to around 1800-13. All in all a good example of this interesting...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1360035 (stock #20170601-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver youth set (or at least the fork and knife) in the fiddlethread pattern by Marquand & Co., led by Frederick Marquand (active in Savannah, Georgia and New York City). This set would have been made in New York City between 1833 and 1838. As such, they can't be considered Southern coin silver. The hollow handles and good condition of the pieces are unusual features for this date, and the knife bears a well-struck maker's mark for this firm. The fork has n...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1359818 (stock #20170529-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a scarce early American coin silver table fork by Philadelphia silversmith and armorer Frederick Hoffman (1786-1886), whose silver work dates primarily to the 1820s and 1830s. This piece features a well-struck maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram to the reverse. It measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs a good 48 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some surface wear and tine wear from normal use but no dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a good us...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1358951 (stock #20170514-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a nice little early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Delaware and Pennsylvania silversmith Isaac Woodcock, circa 1815. At this time, Isaac (son of noted silversmith Bancroft Woodcock) was working in Well's Valley, PA (between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg). This teaspoon bears one of Isaac Woodcock's full name maker's marks, and a period engraved script monogram that appears to be "NRG". This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is barely ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1358949 (stock #20170514-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$57.50
Offered is a lovely example of a rare form in early American coin silver - a coffin-end pattern sauce or gravy ladle. This piece measures a little under 8 inches in length and weighs about 46 grams. It bears a lovely period script monogram of what appears to be "DSH". This piece has no maker's mark. Condition overall is very good, with no dents, splits or repairs; however there is a little spot on the underside of the handle where someone unfamiliar with antique silver did a scratch test (se...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1358408 (stock #20170503-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a very rare example of the work of Zanesville silversmith Charles Hill, working circa 1815-33 in that town. This piece is probably a cream ladle; it measures about 5 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 30 grams. This ladle is engraved "C" in period script and is marked three times with Hill's maker's mark of C.Hill in a serrated rectangular punch. This maker's mark is sometimes mis-attributed to another Charles Hill, working in Canadaigua, NY circa 1815-17. However, this piece ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1357305 (stock #20170416-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
NOTE - TWO FORKS ARE PICTURED, BUT ONE HAS BEEN SOLD - THE OTHER REMAINS AVAILABLE: Offered is a lovely and well-made American coin silver dessert or table fork in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of this piece. This fork is exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing about 52 grams. It is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and bears Gurnee's...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1355206 (stock #20170311-24)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very early early (circa 1760-80) American coin silver tea or coffee spoon that appears to have a maker's mark of BB, for which there would be several candidates. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. This spoon has some condition issues in that there is a fissure on the front stem from the stress of where the maker's mark was struck, and the spoon has been buffed. There are also some planishing marks visible on the end of the underside of the...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355198 (stock #20170311-21)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$32.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Samuel A. Mansfield (born 1826 in Delaware, died 1907 in Philadelphia), who probably apprenticed under Thomas Megear of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, and who was living with Megear in 1850. This spoon may date to around that period as the STANDARD mark used on this spoon is from a die owned by Megear. Mansfield later moved in with his brother and was working as a watchmaker, silversmith,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1355193 (stock #20170311-20)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is a good American coin silver dessert spoon bearing the maker's mark of John Fries, working circa the 1830s through about 1858. This dessert spoon measures about 7 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved script "HPS" monogram. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a good useful piece of Philadelphia coin silver in a desirable size!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1355182 (stock #20170311-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$11.50
Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon bearing the die-struck wreath decoration pioneered and probably controlled by the Fries family of silversmiths, but occasionally seen on spoons bearing the marks of other Philadelphia firms. This one is marked by Lewis Ladomus and probably dates to the 1850s. This piece measures just under 6 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is poor in that the bowl has a split (see pictures) and is out of round. However, given the decoration...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1355164 (stock #20170311-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a nice coin silver tea spoon retailed by noted silversmith Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, and given the floret mark used by John Curry, probably manufactured by him. This piece has good clear marks and a period engraved "MMG" script monogram. It measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is fair, with some tip wear and a dent to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of these marks!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1355146 (stock #20170311-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very rare example of the work and maker's mark of Jean-Felix LeFevre (1780 - 1813), silversmith of Philadelphia. This piece is in fair condition at best, with a lot of surface wear and a dinged and dented bowl, but has a decent legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. LeFevre's work is usually quite good, though this spoon is a bit lighter than most of his spoons. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a good exa...
 
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