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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1342434 (stock #20160923-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by silversmith William Baily, Jr., bearing a specimen example of his early mark, with the Jr. being used while his father (also a silversmith) was still alive. This piece probably dates prior to 1835. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fair, with some dimpling to the bowl and some ripples in the handle, but no splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece of Philadelphia silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1343029 (stock #20161002-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers wo...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1345083 (stock #20161028-1a)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$325.00
Offered is a very fine, almost unused copy of what has gotten to be an impossible-to-find foundational reference work on Parisian silversmiths - Catherine Arminjon's "Dictionnaire des poincons de fabricants d'ouvrages d'or et d'argent Paris 1838-1875". Arminjon also published a volume on Paris silversmiths prior to 1838, and both of her books on Paris silversmiths have become very expensive since they went out of print fifteen or twenty years ago. The only copy of this book available on Amazon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1345121 (stock #20161029-UNK)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Not For Sale
Offered is a challenge - identify the silversmith who made this spoon, with a verifiable attribution, and I will send you a surprise coin silver teaspoon in good condition 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 9 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. It is marked I*C in an irregular punch. The engraving and monogram are in ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1345164 (stock #20161030-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a great and scarce American coin silver spoon from Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA. This piece bears the mark of the partnership of Bentley & Read, successors to Bentley & Mitchell, who were in turn successors to Asa Hartshorn. Little has been documented about Bentley & Read, but they were active in the 1850s as a fire started in or near their shop in 1854. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest tip wea...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1345165 (stock #20161030-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Jacob Stockman, working alone and in partnership circa 1819 to 1850 as a silversmith and pencil and thimble maker, and from 1850-55 as a pencil-maker and jeweler. This spoon probably dates to the 1832-50 period by style; Stockman was working alone during this period and produced much of his work then. This piece bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 3 3/4 in...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1345167
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a rare example of 19th Century silver from Riga, Latvia, at the time a part of the Russian Empire. This piece is a heavy and well-decorated pair of sugar tongs bearing hallmarks for Riga, 1881. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs a heavy 56 grams or so. This example of a pair of sugar tongs is interesting in that it has a style that is distinct from Russian pieces, but is also distinct from tongs from the Western European countries. It is an attractive pair! T...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345181 (stock #20161030-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a good early English sterling silver stuffing spoon hallmarked for London, circa 1809 or possibly 1789, and bearing a makers mark of IL, which is probably one of the marks used by John Lias. This piece is also decorated with a well-executed period engraved feathered script monogram of "RMM". It measures about 11 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 92 grams. Condition is good overall, with two tiny shallow dimples in the bowl and a few small scratches, but no major dents and no sp...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345340 (stock #20161101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a lovely and extremely rare example of the Old English pattern in the first few years of its development. The first moves away from the Hanoverian pattern were with the larger serving pieces, such as this soup ladle, and with some forks. The primary reason for this shift was the discomfort of using pieces like soup ladles with the turned-up handles of the Hanoverian pattern; the turned-down end of the Old English pattern was simply more comfortable in the hand.

This piece bears ...

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....
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1350536 (stock #20170102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1351984 (stock #20170120-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
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 : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1352013 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Not for Sale
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...

 
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