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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1339382 (stock #20160814-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is an excellent Georgian sterling silver stuffing spoon by well-known London silversmith Robert Rutland, who was born 1785, entered his first mark around 1807 and a number of follow-on marks through 1826, and died 1828. Despite his short working life, a fair amount of Rutland's work has survived. This piece is of very good quality, with good weight and an expertly engraved armorial. This piece measures approximately 11 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 136 grams. This platter spo...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1339375 (stock #20160813-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.50
Offered is a nice Dover coin silver teaspoon by silversmith George Gray, who was born around 1800 and worked in Dover from the 1820s until at least 1860. He was listed as retired in 1870 and died around 1875. This spoon bears one of several maker's marks known for him, in this case his initials in a serrated rectangular punch. This spoon measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. It has an engraved period script monogram and the maker's mark is clear and legible. Condi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1339363 (stock #20160813-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good American coin silver pair of master salt spoons by well-known silversmith Conrad Bard and his son E. Milford Bard, working in partnership circa 1849-59. These spoons measure about 3 3/4 inches in length on average and weigh a total of about 16 grams. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram of EML and a well-struck maker's mark. Condition on these spoons is very good, with minor surface wear and signs of use but no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine and use...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1339339 (stock #20160813-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by New Jersey watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith Henry B. James, whose biographical information appears below. This teaspoon measures 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. It has a nicely executed period script engraved monogram, and a rubbed but legible maker's mark. Condition overall is good, with some surface wear and signs of use and shallow dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. This spoon would almost certainly date to...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1338877 (stock #20160807-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver fiddle pattern table fork by Philadelphia silversmith Peter G. Perdriaux, working circa 1850s. Perdriaux was born circa 1830 and died circa 1865, cutting short a promising career as a manufacturer. This fork is of typically good quality, measuring about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighing approximately 50 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram, and below that is engraved (probably slightly later, but within the same generation) "USA". Thi...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1338856 (stock #20160807-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a good early American coin silver table spoon circa 1810-25 by well-known silversmith Thomas McConnell, who worked from about 1797 to 1818 in Wilmington, Delaware (with a brief stint in Baltimore in 1814 or so), and then in Richmond, Virginia from 1818 until his death in 1825. This piece could have been made in either location as McConnell had known production under taxation in both locations, though the majority of his work that has a provenance points to a Delaware origin. This ta...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1338845 (stock #20160806-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$195.00
Offered is a very fine and scarce early American coin silver fish slice or server in the Kings pattern, by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. This piece measures about 13 inches in length overall, with a blade measuring about 7 1/4 inches in length and about 3 inches across at its widest...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1337969 (stock #20160723-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by itinerant Maryland and Pennsylvania silversmith and clockmaker Emanuel (or Emmanuel) Holsey (ca. 1798 - 1849), who apprenticed to Henry Biershing in Hagerstown, MD around 1815 and who was working on his own in Williamsport, MD circa 1820-21, Hagerstown circa 1821-23, Chambersburg, PA circa 1823-39, and perhaps in Union County, PA circa 1839-49, where he died. Holsey's silver is graced with his relatively crude maker's mark and a great eagle pse...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1337968 (stock #20160723-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon by little-known maker John Reynolds (1770-1832), working from the 1790s through 1808 and probably much later. By style, this spoon should date to circa 1810 or later. This is one of several marks attributed to Reynolds; others include a different initials mark, and the mark J.Reynolds in script. This mark is shown in several reference works on Maryland silver. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. I...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1337966 (stock #20160723-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
$40 each or $60 the Pair
Offered is a very rare example of the output of the partnership of noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony and his son Michael. This partnership was short-lived, lasting only from 1810-14. The two spoons here were used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" despite the rubbing of the marks, due to the extreme rarity of the mark of this partnership. The spoons are each also marked with the manufacturer's mark of Thomas Harper (working circa 1811-17), who also made silver for (Jean) Sim...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1337965 (stock #20160723-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$50.00
Offered is a fine early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "CB" in period script and bears one of Richardson's larger maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear and some minor dents and dings to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. There could have been a silver test given there is a small notch on the...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1337963 (stock #20160723-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr., circa 1790-1800. This teaspoon is initialed "SM" in period script and bears one of Richardson's smaller (and less common) maker's marks. This piece measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear but no dents, splits or repairs. The surface is a little bright but I am fairly sure it was not machine buffed. All in ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1337440 (stock #20160717-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a fine and scarce example of American coin silver bearing the mark of Cincinnati and Chillicothe, OH silversmith Edward P. Pratt. Mr. Pratt worked in Cincinnati alone and in partnership from about 1828-30, and then spent the rest of his career (about 1831 to 1861) working as a silversmith and jeweler in Chillicothe. Mr. Pratt died in 1866 at the age of about 65. This piece has a good maker's mark or retailer's mark of "E.P.Pratt" in italicized lettering in a rectangular punch; this e...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1337438 (stock #20160717-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very rare and fairly early example of Chicago coin silver from the 1840s or 1850s, by Chicago silversmith Isaac Spear (also spelled Speer). Mr. Spear's information appears below the item description. This piece has a lightly engraved period script monogram and a good clear maker's mark. The CHICAGO city mark is scarce and difficult to find. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with some slight dimples in the bowl ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1335648 (stock #20160626-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine early fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark B.LORD, for Benjamin Lord, a silversmith who began his career in Rutland, Vermont and moved to Athens, Georgia by 1831. Benjamin died in Athens in 1843. His two sons, Benjamin Buel Lord and Ebenezer Lord, also worked in Athens, and in theory his son Benjamin B. Lord could have marked this spoon. By style, this spoon could date from the 1820s or 1830s, so it is unknown whether or not it was made in Ge...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1331796 (stock #20160507-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$40.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver dessert spoon by A. C. Billon of Davenport, Iowa, circa 1849-65. Billon, whose first name appears from period newspaper notices to have been Alfred, started the first jewelry store in Davenport in 1849, and may have been in business as late is the 1890s. He may or may not have been related to the famous silversmith Charles Frederick Billon of St. Louis, and his progeny. This dessert spoon should date by style to the 1849-65 era. It is marked with Bill...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1330125 (stock #20160414-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a fine Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket in the "two putti" style, first introduced by Sandilands Drinkwater in the mid-18th Century, and widely copied by 18th and 19th Century specialist label makers thereafter. This piece is hallmarked for 1807, and the maker's mark of J.A may be for Joseph Angell. This piece measures about 2 3/8 inches across and weighs about 28 grams. Condition is very good, although a couple of links in the chain indicate they may be...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Contemporary item #1329601 (stock #20160407-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a fine and very scarce copy of a much-sought-after, out of print reference book on Irish provincial silver - "Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of Craftsmanship" by John R. Bowen. This is the hardcover version, which is going for a minimum of $500 on Amazon. This copy is in excellent condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no damage or discoloration to the pages. This is the seminal reference on Cork silversmiths, and it is surprisingly helpful for the advanced coll...
 
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