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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372548 (stock #20180107-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is a superb set of three early American coin silver spoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr. In my view, there is no more elegant expression of American silver flatware of the late 18th Century than that shown by these spoons. The spoons each measure about 5 5/8 inches in length and the three weigh a total of about 50 grams. Each spoon has a clear maker's mark and well-executed period engraved script monogram of 'LW' within an ovoid reserve. Condition is excell...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1372537 (stock #20180107-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by prolific maker Osborn Conrad, working in Philadelphia circa 1841-51. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. It has a clear maker's mark and a large, somewhat simplified but period monogram, done by a novice engraver. Condition is good overall, with some bumps to the bowl but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice usable spoon!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1372536 (stock #20180107-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and scarce crested English sterling silver menu holder, hallmarked for Birmingham, 1907, with a maker's mark of GN over RH for the firm of Nathan & Hayes. The armorial on this piece is of a unicorn. This menu holder clasps the menu between front, with the armorial, and a support behind it. It has a hidden mild spring action that still works quite well! This piece measures about 3 5/8 inches wide by 2 inches tall, and weighs about 39 grams. Condition is good, with no dent...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1372522 (stock #20180107-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Seal, born and perhaps trained in Virginia but known to be working alone and in partnership in Philadelphia between 1810 and 1822. He lived until 1853 but the style of his silver does not post-date about 1820. This piece is in good condition overall, with moderate wear and no dents, splits or repairs. It is nicely engraved with a period script monogram and has a legible maker's mark as well as Seal...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372521 (stock #20180107-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a very good set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Amable Brasier (b. 1764 - d. 1842), working in that city between about 1795 and 1826. These three teaspoons are in a fin-less fiddle pattern and probably date to between 1800 and 1810. Each piece is expertly engraved 'EW' in period script. Each spoon also bears Brasier's maker's mark - one mark is rubbed but legible, and the other two are clear and well-struck. These spoons each measure...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372520 (stock #20180107-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a good pair of early American coin silver teaspoons marked R.Wilson in script, for Robert Wilson, silversmith of New York and then Philadelphia, prior to his death in 1824. Mr. Wilson's sons, Robert and William, went on to great success after Robert Sr.'s death, establishing one of the most prolific silver manufacturing operations in the first half of the 19th Century. Robert Wilson Sr.'s work is typically marked with a maker's mark of RW in an oval, and is usually recognizably New ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372519 (stock #20180107-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is an excellent pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith John Owen, working circa 1802-31. These teaspoons are each initialed "SA" in period script, and each has a clear, well-struck maker's mark of J.OWEN in a serrated rectangular punch. These spoons measure about 5 inches in length and the pair weighs about 21 grams altogether. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of this man's output!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1372517 (stock #20180107-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice heavy 18th Century style English sterling master salt cellar, fully hallmarked for London, 1821 and also featuring a faint maker's mark that appears to be "I.C". This master salt cellar measures about 2 5/8 inches across the rim and it is about 1 1/2 inches high to the rim. There is no monogram, crest or armorial and no sign of erasure. This piece is in fair condition, with no dents, splits or repairs but with some corrosion on both the inside and outside of the salt cellar....
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1372516 (stock #20180107-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very fine English Georgian sterling silver teaspoon, exquisitely engraved and bright cut and decorated also with a finely executed armorial of a winged and crowned heart. Apparently, this armorial is associated with the Clan Douglas of Scotland. This spoon is quite attractive and in well made. It measures a little under 5 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Its drop is so chunky and rounded that it rests leaning to the side. The maker's mark was poorly struck on this pi...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1372515 (stock #20180107-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice English Georgian decorated sterling silver teaspoon circa 1780, bearing the maker's mark of Thomas Tookey, specialist spoonmaker in London, and the lion passant hallmark. This piece is engraved and decorated, and is graced with a period armorial. This piece measures about 5 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is good overall, with some shallow bumps in the bowl but no splits or repairs. All in all a nicely decorated and eminently usable piece, about 22...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372514 (stock #20180107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a nice pair of late 18th Century American coin silver sugar tongs marked only with a maker's mark of S.B - a mark given in Belden's "American Silversmiths" to Col. Standish Barry of Baltimore, MD. See Belden, page 49, mark d. for Barry. The strength of the attribution to Barry in Belden is based on stylistic similarities to known Belden work, and the relatively small number of potential craftsmen with the right initials working in the right time period. In any event, these sugar to...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372513 (stock #20180106-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a nice pair of 18th Century silver sugar tongs dating by style to the 1760s or early 1770s, bearing only a maker's mark of T.H in a rectangle. This maker's mark is fairly crude and doesn't look like a British mark, but the proportions of this pair of tongs look more British than American to me. So, are these tongs British, and dodge paying duty? Were they perhaps made provincially within the UK proper, far away from an assay office? Could they be from somewhere else in the Empire,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372512 (stock #20180106-16)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is an interesting early American coin silver teaspoon or coffee spoon that by style appears to date to the 1750-70 timeframe; the maker's mark ends with an "E" that looks an awful lot like one of Samuel Edwards' marks, but I can't make out the first letter. The outline of the mark is right for Samuel Edwards as well, but the drop on the spoon is different from those I've seen used by Edwards. So, probably a different maker. Does anyone have a theory? This piece is engraved with block...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372510 (stock #20180106-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and amazingly well-preserved pair of early American coin silver tablespoons 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. These tablespoons are outstanding examples of his craft. ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372508 (stock #20180106-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and amazingly well-preserved early American coin silver tablespoon 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 tablespoon is an outstanding example of his craft. It is e...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372481 (stock #20180106-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
NOT FOR SALE
Another mystery piece and mark, at least to me! Perhaps I've overlooked something obvious about this crested silver cream ladle, circa 1810-25, but I am assuming it to be American coin silver, probably from the New England region. However, I've had no luck tracking down a potential maker, despite a good maker's mark with relatively uncommon initials. The maker's mark is a crude "SL", indicating perhaps more provincial or small-town manufacture, though this is not dispositive. This piece meas...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372471 (stock #20180106-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very rare early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Peter Gallard, working circa 1800-22. This piece by style should date to the 1810-22 period; see my other listings for a teaspoon that is probably from the first decade of Mr. Gallard's career. This spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram of "AS". This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition overall is very good, with modest surface w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1372468 (stock #20180106-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very rare early American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Peter Gallard, working circa 1800-22. This piece by style should date to the 1800-10 period; see my other listings for a teaspoon that is probably from the second decade of Mr. Gallard's career. This spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram of "EG". This piece measures about 5 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition overall is very good, with modest surface wear...
 
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