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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1393791 (stock #20190107-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good pair of American coin silver dessert spoons by well-known New York silversmith Baldwin Gardiner (1791-1868), who flourished in the 1830s and 1840s - the period of these spoons. Each spoon bears Gardiner's maker's mark and a set of pseudo-hallmark type manufacturer's marks. Each spoon is also expertly engraved with a lovely monogram in period script. These spoons measure just under seven inches in length and weigh about 63 grams altogether. Condition is fair to good, with so...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1393790 (stock #20190107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very useful American coin silver table fork, measuring about seven inches in length and weighing about 42 grams, circa 1840-60. This piece is probably a dessert or salad fork given the size, and is Philadelphia in style (pointed shoulders, general proportions, etc.), and probably manufactured there. This piece is marked only COIN and was likely intended to get a jeweler's or other retailer's mark added, but for whatever reason that either never happened, or it was struck so lightl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1393721 (stock #20190106-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare example of early Texas coin silver - a master butter knife bearing the marks A.BAHN&Co. and COIN, for Adolph Bahn & Co., working in Galveston and then in Austin (see below for biographical information). This piece is engraved "Chaffee" in period script, and perhaps could be traced to the original family given the populations of Galveston and Austin at the time. The maker's mark is a little rubbed but still legible. This piece measures about 7 5/8 inches in length and we...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1390536 (stock #20181112-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$215.00
Offered is an extremely rare example of very early Savannah coin silver by the partnership of Isaac Marquand and Cornelius Paulding, working in partnership in Savannah between 1801 and 1810. During this time, Isaac Marquand's nephew Josiah Penfield was apprenticed to the firm in Savannah. In 1810, Isaac Marquand moved to New York, and the firm became known as Marquand, Paulding & Penfield, operating from 1810 to 1815. It operated in NY, New Orleans and Savannah. This coffin-end teaspoon is o...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1390414 (stock #20181110-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver tablespoon circa 1820 by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (b. 1765 - d. 1843), and bearing one of several maker's marks he used, as well as a "four balls" journeyman's mark seen on his silver from time to time, alone or with other similar marks. This piece has a clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of EMM. Please review all the pictures. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390224 (stock #20181107-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1390222 (stock #20181107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1389664 (stock #20181028-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is a very scarce American coin silver claret ladle by the well-known firm of Wood & Hughes; this piece appears to date to the firm's coin silver period, between about 1845 and 1875. This piece measures about 9 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is marked with the firm's maker's mark on the flat section in the middle of the handle. The bowl of the ladle is pierced, and the purpose for this was to allow the user to pick up the fruit in a wine or claret punch, without tak...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389527 (stock #NFS)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not for sale, but help me solve the mystery of who made this piece, and I will send you a very nice coin silver spoon in thanks! These twist-arm American coin silver sugar tongs measure about 7 1/8 inches in length and weigh about 49 grams. The maker's mark is a fairly crude SR in a serrated punch. Please take a look at all the pictures. The engraved arms and circular reserve might indicate a Western Pennsylvania or Midwestern, or perhaps Shenandoah Valley origin, but so far I'...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389153 (stock #20181021-19)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of three large and heavy early coin silver table spoons, unmarked but stylistically related to the set of four dessert spoons by Bentley & Wood (Washington, DC circa 1809) just listed, with the same engraved initial of "B". These spoons are slightly different at the neck and have a minor difference in the engraving, but have the same bowl shape and general proportions; they came on the market at the same time and from the same state as the Bentley & Wood spoons, and may ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1389152 (stock #20181021-18)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$750.00
Offered is an extraordinary set of four early American coin silver dessert spoons by Washington, DC silversmiths Joseph Bentley and William Wood, circa 1809. This brief partnership, conducted at the Washington Navy Yard, lasted only from December 1808 through the end of August 1809, when it was dissolved by mutual consent. Silver bearing the mark of this partnership is of course extremely rare, and this set of dessert spoons with extremely well preserved maker's marks is very likely the best s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389139 (stock #20181021-16)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a very nice American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia watchmaker and jeweler Benjamin Robinson, working circa 1818-44. This piece has a good clear mark for. Mr. Robinson and a city mark for Philadelphia; it also has the eagle with shield mark thought perhaps to denote manufacture by R. & W. Wilson, though to my knowledge this hasn't been proved. Please take a look at all the photographs. This piece is also engraved with a period script monogram. It measures about 5 3/4 inches...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1389136 (stock #20181021-15)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is an excellent pair of Philadelphia coin silver dessert spoons by noted silversmiths Lewis & Smith, circa 1805-11, with a pair of Philadelphia coin silver teaspoons by Edward Lownes of the same date, all bearing the same exceptionally engraved period script monogram. These spoons were located separately many years apart, but originate from the same service and have now been reunited. The dessert spoons measure about 6 7/8 inches in length and the teaspoons about 5 7/8 inches in length...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389134 (stock #20181021-13)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon bearing the mark of John Valiant of Palmyra, as well as a mark for the city. John Valiant is recorded in "Missouri's Silver Age" as arriving in Missouri in 1848 from parts unknown; this may or may not be correct as his daughter's obituary put his arrival date as 1837 and the Marion County genealogy folks indicate his arrival date was about 1838. In any event, the spoon offered here probably dates to the 1840s or 1850s. It measures about 5 3...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389070 (stock #20181021-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a very nice American coin silver teaspoon by silversmith Guy Loomis circa 1825-45; it has a clear maker's mark for Loomis and is engraved with period script initials "LL" for the original owner. By style, it could date either to Loomis' time in Sheffield, Massachusetts (circa 1816-37), or to his Erie period, from 1837 to 1874. This piece measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is excellent overall, with minor signs of wear from normal use, but n...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1389068 (stock #20181021-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is an excellent early American coin silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby, and bearing one of his many maker's marks. This piece is engraved "Sarah Wilson" to the reverse in period script. The maker's mark is clear and legible. This piece measures about 3 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition is very good, with minor wear from normal use but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely example of this mark a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389067 (stock #20181021-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver table spoon retailed by Lyons, Iowa jeweler John H. Potts, working in that town from 1854 to his death in 1914. This piece probably dates to no later than about 1870, and most likely is from the 1860s. The John H. Potts whose retailer's mark appears on this spoon (which is also marked Lyons for the city), is apparently not the same man who was advertising as a silversmith and dentist in Fayette, Missouri in 1844 - the Iowa J. H. Potts was born in Harper's...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1389066 (stock #20181021-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a nice Chicago coin silver table spoon by Giles, Brother & Co., circa 1860s, and bearing their retailer's mark as well as manufacturing marks. This piece has a period engraved script monogram to the front of the handle, and later engraving to the reverse. This piece measures about 8 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams. Condition is very good overall, with only minor wear, no major dents, and no splits or repairs. All in all a nice old Chicago silver tablespoon!
 
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