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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1387851 (stock #20180930-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.95
Offered is a nice Southern coin silver fiddlethread or French Thread pattern teaspoon bearing the mark of the well-known firm of A.B. Griswold & Co., and also marked N.O. for New Orleans. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 23 grams. Condition is fairly good, with no major dents and only moderate tip and surface wear; however there is a slight wave in the slim part of the stem, as can be seen in the photos...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1387849 (stock #20180930-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.95
Offered is a lovely Baltimore coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith and watch and clock maker, John Lynch (1761-1848), probably circa the 1830s, but perhaps a little earlier or later. This piece has an engraved period script monogram and also features, in addition to a maker's mark for Mr. Lynch, several pseudo-hallmarks, including a union shield, an eagle, and the letter "S"...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1387847 (stock #20180930-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is an excellent pair of very large early American coin silver tablespoons by the well-known partnership of Albany silversmiths Robert Shepherd and William Boyd, working circa 1806-30. This partnership's work seems to have been at its most prolific before 1820, and its work is typically quite fine indeed. These tablespoons each bear the firm's maker's mark, and each is engraved with a large, well-executed period script monogram of "AH". The maker's mark is legible on each tablespoon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1387061 (stock #20180916-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver tablespoons by noted New York maker Albert Coles, in a pattern that may have been proprietary to his firm. I've seen teaspoons in this pattern over the years, and occasionally another form, but these are the first tablespoons...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386905 (stock #20180914-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a rare example of American coin silver made in Elyria, Ohio (a town somewhat west of Cleveland, near Lake Erie) - by the partnership of Seymour W. Baldwin and Orrin Cowles, working in partnership in Elyria between 1834 and 1839. This pair of sugar tongs measures about 6 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 35 grams. The maker's mark of BALDWIN&COWLES in a rectangular punch is rubbed but quite legible. To see the maker's mark, click on the picture and scroll through the picture set...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386553 (stock #20180909-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a very nice large American coin silver teaspoon by jeweler James A. Webb, who established his store in Janesville, Wisconsin circa 1856, and was in business at least through the 1860s. He died in 1885. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram, and is clearly marked with a maker's mark or retailer's mark of J.A.WEBB...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1386552 (stock #20180908-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a lovely old American coin silver table spoon by a maker who doesn't seem to have been documented, using the maker's mark R.MERRICK in a serrated punch. Examples of this man's work are in the Winterthur collection, with no location posited. It is evident, however, from the crudeness of the punch that a large-city origin point is unlikely. This piece is faintly engraved JK in period script. This tablespoon measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1386550 (stock #20180908-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by Kentucky silversmith James S. Sharrard, who purportedly started off in business in Georgetown, KY circa 1838, was in Paris, KY in 1840, and settled in Shelbyville, KY by 1841, working there until 1856, when he moved to Henderson, KY and worked there with his sons until about 1863. After that he resided in Louisville, KY until his death in 1880...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1386549 (stock #20180908-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1385345 (stock #20180815-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$425.00
Offered is a lovely and quite early George II English sterling silver basting spoon or hash spoon by noted specialist spoonmaker Philip Roker II, working from the 1720s on. The maker's mark on this spoon was registered in August 1720 and used at least through 1735, and this piece is consistent with similar hash spoons with date letters in the 1730s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1385160 (stock #20180811-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of five early American coin silver teaspoons circa 1820-30 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 set of spoons represents an good example of his craft. Each sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1385149 (stock #20180810-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a nice early American coin silver birdback spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Abraham Dubois (born ca. 1751, died 1807), who flourished both in this profession and as a trader in goods, primarily in the West Indies. Dubois made some very fine silver, including outstanding coffee pots and sugar urns. This teaspoon dates to about 1785 by style, give or take five years, and is marked with Dubois' full name maker's mark. It is also engraved with period owner's initials, and the ba...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1383625 (stock #20180711-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a good English Georgian sterling silver fish slice or fish server, by London silversmith Robert Rutland and bearing his maker's mark as well as full hallmarks for London, 1826. Rutland lived only to the age of 42, dying in 1828. This piece is nicely pierced and has a very finely engraved period script monogram of WMH. It measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 153 grams. Condition is good overall, with signs of normal usage but no big dings and no splits or repairs. A...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1383396 (stock #20180707-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a lovely pair of American coin silver master salt spoons or shovels by noted New York City silversmith William Adams (b. 1802 - d. 1861), an important and successful maker who received the commission for the Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams was listed in NYC directories between 1829 and 1862 (the latter being based on 1861 information). It is likely these particular spoons are from the first half of Adams' career. They measure about 3 3/8 inches in length each, and ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1383300 (stock #20180706-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of 19th Century French silver tea or coffee spoons by Paris silversmith Fran├žois Pamphile Josan; these date to the post-1838 period. The gilding on each spoon is strong, and the design is nicely struck. Each spoon bears Josan's maker's mark and a fineness mark, perhaps for second standard (800/1000 fineness). These spoons are nicely decorated and have no engraved initials or crests, or any sign of erasure. These spoons measure about six inches in length, and the set ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1383097 (stock #20180702-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a rare and fine example of the work of the short-lived partnership of brothers Thomas Warner and Andrew Ellicott Warner, Sr., who formed their joint venture in 1805 and ended it when Thomas went to fight the British in the War of 1812. Each brother was exceptionally successful in his own right, working alone or otherwise, but for whatever reason work by the partnership is difficult to find, particularly with such a nice set of marks, including the partnership's maker's mark, the eagl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1383095 (stock #20180702-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a very good American coin silver teaspoon by Greencastle, Indiana (1860-1887) jeweler Alexander R. Brattin, who trained in Cincinnati in one of the large shops (perhaps Duhme & Co.), and then established his own firm in Greencastle just prior to the outbreak of war. He seems to have found much success there, and opened branch locations in Danville and Spencer in the mid-to-late 1880s. He moved on to Kansas City and then St. Louis late in life, and passed away in 1897 or so. This sp...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1382588 (stock #20180623-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$450.00
Offered is a very scarce set of four early North Carolina coin silver teaspoons by noted silversmith John Selph, working in Fayetteville from about 1804 through 1837, the year before his death. Most if not all of Selph's work is of his own manufacture, particularly the early pieces like these shoulder-less transitional fiddle spoons, which should date to the first decade or so of his career. Each spoon is clearly marked with a well-struck maker's mark, and each has a nicely executed period scr...
 
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