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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1352013 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable and supportable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition (worth about $15-20) as a prize! I haven't yet found this mark anywhere, and thought it an interesting experiment to leverage the talents of some of the silver enthusiasts and experts out there.

This piece measures about 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 64 grams. It is marked "R.L" in an squarish punc...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1351989 (stock #20170121-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely set of four early American coin silver teaspoons by the well-respected Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes. By style, this set probably dates to the 1790-1800 period, but could be a few years earlier or later. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram and a legible maker's mark. These spoons measure between about 5 3/4 inches and 6 inches in length, and the set weighs about 84 grams altogether. Condition overall is good, with each spoon having moderate surface w...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1351987 (stock #20170120-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and well-made George III English sterling silver stuffing or platter spoon fully hallmarked for London, 1802 and bearing the maker's mark of William Eley and William Fearn. This piece is in the Old English Threaded pattern and is crested with a good armorial of a griffin supporting a shield. This server measures approximately 12 inches in length and weighs about 118 grams. Condition is very good overall, with moderate surface wear and scratching from normal use over two ce...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1351984 (stock #20170120-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an unusual early American coin silver teaspoon circa 1820 bearing a crude mark of "PEABODY." in a rectangular punch. The maker's mark is slightly rubbed but still legible. This mark is attributed by William Voss (see the American Silversmiths website by googling "silversmiths" and "genealogy") to Nathaniel Prentice Peabody (1806-1883), working in Bennettsville, Marlboro, SC circa 1830-70. However, I think it possible due to the style of this piece that this is the work and mark of ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351915 (stock #20170119-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver tea spoons by Philadelphia silversmith George Gordon, working in that town in the second quarter of the 19th Century. These pieces are engraved with excellent period script monograms, and have well-struck, very clear maker's marks. This pair measures about 6 1/4 inches in length on average, and weighs about 36 grams altogether. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a specimen example of this man'...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1351914 (stock #20170119-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice George III English sterling silver fish server fully hallmarked for London, 1802 and made by a maker using the mark SI or IS. This piece has a nice period engraved armorial of a rooster and clear, well-struck marks. It measures just a little under 12 inches in length and weighs about 128 grams. Condition is fair, as it has some surface wear from a lot of polishing (though not a machine buffing, at least in the recent past), probably from someone using a little to much elbow ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1351653 (stock #20170116-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver long handled condiment spoon, probably either a horseradish spoon or a dry mustard spoon, bearing the maker's mark of Wriggins & Warden of Philadelphia, working in that town from the mid-1850s on into the 1860s. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram and has a clear maker's mark. Condition overall is fair, with some dings and moderate ripples to the handle, but no splits or ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1351632 (stock #20170116-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice Southern coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver, though this bears only his maker's or retailer's mark, and no manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott & Co.'s mark. This sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1351631 (stock #20170116-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a nice pair of Southern coin silver spoons bearing the mark of James T. Scott & Co., working in Wheeling, Virginia and later West Virginia circa the mid 1850s through the late 1860s. Mr. Scott and his partners seem to have mostly retailed silver made by James Watts in Philadelphia, and these spoons bear one of Watts' manufacturer's marks. In my other listings on the site, I have several other spoons, with different monograms but also found around Wheeling, with James T. Scott & Co.'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1351630 (stock #20170116-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine set of six early Southern coin silver teaspoons by well-known but scarce Washington, DC silversmith and jeweler Seraphim Masi (1797-1884), who was working in DC by about 1820 and who is best known for making many of the skippets (diplomatic seals) for the United States government during the 1820s and later including one for Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in the 1850s. Masi's work is hard to find and is always good quality. These teaspoons each bear a good clear maker's...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351557 (stock #20170115-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1351527 (stock #20170115-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Available Individually for $25 Each
Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by Pottsville, Pennsylvania coin silver jeweler and watchmaker Robert C. Green, whose biographical information appears below. Green's mark is quite uncommon, and these teaspoons each have a clear, well-struck maker's mark, and a pseudo-hallmark or journeyman's mark in the form of a leaf. Each piece also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons each measure about 5 3/4 inches in length, and the pair weighs a total of abou...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1350833 (stock #20170106-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21. This piece is hallmarked for Dublin, 1820, but was made in Cork by Terry & Williams. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a bull issuing forth from a stone turret of some sort; I haven't researched the armorial to determine the family as yet. This fork measures just under 8 inches in length and weighs a full 60 grams or so...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1350542 (stock #20170102-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very well-executed Georgian English sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle by London silversmith William Traies, who seems to have had a short but productive career in the 1820s. This piece is hallmarked for London circa 1826 and bears a clear maker's mark for Traies. His work is usually of a very good quality and this piece is no exception, with good weight and proportions, and an expertly engraved monogram of "ASM". This ladle measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 68...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1350536 (stock #20170102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length an...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1350438 (stock #20161231-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good and scarce American coin silver soup ladle from Hagerstown, Maryland. Some consider coin silver items from these towns to be Southern coin silver due to the sympathies of many of the inhabitants.

This piece is marked with the maker's mark of Thomas Alexander Boullt (1818-1876), a well-known Hagerstown silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker and clockmaker. In the latter part of his long (1846-70s) career, Boullt was advertising as an jeweler and optician, at No. 16 West Washington...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1349095 (stock #20161211-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and very early example of a quite scarce form in Georgian English sterling silver - an ice space or spoon, used for various dessert ices, sorbets and ice creams. Ian Pickford shows examples of this form and discusses it on pages 184-85 of his book "Silver Flatware - English, Scottish and Irish, 1660-1980". As he notes, examples can be as large as a gravy (stuffing) spoon, and most are heavy and well made in order to perform their function well. This example, in Old English...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1346167 (stock #20161113-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$49.50
Offered is an important and useful reference work on Irish silver - "Collecting Irish Silver" by Douglas Bennett. This book used to be harder to find and is still a cornerstone reference work for antique dealers and collectors. It includes most of the maker's marks of 18th and 19th Century Irish silver - particular Irish provincial silver. This particular copy is in good condition, with normal wear from use but no major issues - clean and bright for the most part inside, and nicely preserved....
 
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