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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1352043 (stock #20170121-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a Philadelphia coin silver dessert spoon by well-known silversmith George K. Childs, whose work is often seen, but almost exclusively with his G.K.CHILDS mark. Two other marks, G.CHILDS and the G.K.C. mark on this piece, are much, much rarer. I've observed only one example each of those two marks in the past fifteen years, and the mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. The maker's mark is clear and well-struck. This piece measures...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352048 (stock #20170121-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is an interesting American coin silver teaspoon by Henry McKeen of Philadelphia, working as a watchmaker and silversmith in that town between about 1823 and 1861. This piece is in a late 18th or very early 19th Century style, and is not typical of McKeen's usual fiddle pattern spoons. It may have been made to match an earlier English or American set of spoons. In any event, it is the Old English style, and has a period script monogram consistent with spoons of that generation. The ma...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1837 VR item #1352065 (stock #20170121-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver long-handled salt spoon or condiment spoon, circa 1810-30, marked D.OLIVER in a rectangular punch. This mark is attributed by Ensko to a Daniel Oliver of Philadelphia, circa 1805, but Hollan was unable to uncover any objective evidence supporting this attribution for her book "Philadelphia Silversmiths". Nonetheless, the mark on this spoon was included in the book for discussion purposes. I have not been able to locate any additional information on this ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352162 (stock #20170122-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver table spoons by Philadelphia merchant and jeweler Theodore LeHuray, circa 1846-51. These tablespoons are rare survivors in that Theodore only went into the jewelry and silversmithing business for a few years, after his father (Nicholas LeHuray, Jr.) died in 1846. His attempt to carry on the family firm under his own name appears to have been unsuccessful, and he soon turned to other pursuits. The maker's mark of T LE HURAY in conjoined boxes is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1352620 (stock #20170129-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very good early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the rare maker's mark of silversmith and clockmaker William Drysdale (working in Philadelphia circa 1816-56), who despite his long working life left little of his work to posterity. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan, and I've not seen another example. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It features a clear maker's mark, a floret mark assoc...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1352641 (stock #20170129-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script. The piercing is so ornate that it takes a mome...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1352649 (stock #20170129-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a good pair of Southern coin silver teaspoons by Virginia silversmith Jehu Williams, Sr., working first in Fredericksburg and then for the majority of his career in Lynchburg. For most of his time in Lynchburg, Williams was in partnership with John Victor - the partnership began around 1814 and lasted until Victor's death in 1845. Williams then worked alone from 1845 to 1856 and with his son from 1856 to Jehu Sr.'s death in 1859. The mark on these spoons is attributed by Hollan to ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1353087 (stock #20170205-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare 270-year old Norwegian master salt spoon by Frederikshald (now known as Halden) silversmith Lorentz Hoffman (alternate spelling, Hofmand), who was born circa 1692 and died in 1767. This piece is marked LH over 1746 for the maker's mark and year of manufacture, and FH for Frederikshald. These marks appear in "Norske Solvstempler" by Jorunn Fossberg, page 29. The third mark may be an assay master's mark, but I can't be certain. It is quite uncommon to see domestic Norwegian s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1353167 (stock #20170206-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a very scarce example of the work of Delaware silversmith and clockmaker William F. Robinson (b. 1810 - d. 1849), who worked briefly in Philadelphia in the 1830s, and then spent the last decade of his life working in Wilmington. Silver bearing his mark is uncommon. This teaspoon bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark of W.F.ROBINSON in a rectangular punch, and has an engraved period script monogram. It measures about 6 3/16 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354752 (stock #20170304-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), who was prolific and accomplished in his short life. This fiddle pattern teaspoon is large for its type at about 6 1/4 inches in length and about 24 grams in weight. It bears a well-executed period engraved script monogram and a very clear maker's mark. It also has a floret pseudo-hallmark used by John Curry, who could have been the manufacturer of this piece. This piece is in g...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1354903 (stock #20170306-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a good American coin silver tea spoon by Philadelphia silversmith Samuel Hutchinson, working in that city circa 1828-39. This teaspoon bears a clear, well-struck maker's mark for Hutchinson, and in this case he was probably the retailer rather than the maker as the spoon also has a floret mark used by John Curry and was probably made by Curry. Like many pieces made by Curry, this has good weight and balance. It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. This p...
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...
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 : 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 #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 : 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 : 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 : 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...
 
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