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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...
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...
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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372460 (stock #20180106-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very sought-after table spoon from the heavy and luxurious American coin silver fiddlethread pattern made by celebrated Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Fletcher, circa 1827-42. Fletcher's fiddlethread is probably the height of quality for this pattern in America prior to the Civil War - it is uniformly excellent, and heavy...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372459 (stock #20180106-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a very sought-after long-handled condiment spoon from the heavy and luxurious American coin silver fiddlethread pattern made by celebrated Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Fletcher, circa 1827-42. Fletcher's fiddlethread is probably the height of quality for this pattern in America prior to the Civil War - it is uniformly excellent, and heavy...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372453 (stock #20180106-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a very good group of early American coin silver teaspoons, all three by James Black (working circa 1796-1819), but with different workmen's marks, and with two different maker's marks for Black. The marks on these spoons were used in the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan - the definitive reference on the subject...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372444 (stock #20180106-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by the partnership of Jehu and William L. Ward, working in Philadelphia from the late 1830s through Jehu's death in 1850; silver with the partnership's maker's marks continued to be offered for a couple of years thereafter. The mark on this particular spoon is uncommon and was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Hollan. This piece also has a good period engraved script monogram...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372441 (stock #20180106-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by jeweler and silversmith Samuel W. Pepper, son of the much more well-known Henry J. Pepper, silversmith of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Samuel worked only a year or two in Delaware, spending the majority of his career in Philadelphia. His spoons are usually marked as here - just PEPPER, incuse. This piece has a clear mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372428 (stock #20180106-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a very nice American coin silver dessert spoon by S. M. Hopper of Philadelphia, working at 66 Chesnut Street when this spoon was made, per the maker's mark and address mark on the spoon. That indicates the spoon was made between 1847 and 1856. The marks on this particular spoon were used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. This piece also has a nicely engraved period script monogram. It measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 27 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372427 (stock #20180106-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is a lovely American coin silver teaspoon by well-known Philadelphia jeweler and spoon manufacturer Phineas Fries, working there from 1837 through the 1870s or later. This spoon most likely dates to the 1840s or 1850s but could be a little later. It is engraved with a period script monogram and is struck with a clear maker's mark and, unusually, a COIN standard mark - not common for this firm...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1372426 (stock #20180106-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.00
Offered is a nice fluted-bowl American coin silver master salt spoon by well-known Philadelphia makers Butler & McCarty...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1372234 (stock #20180102-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a good and scarce Southern coin silver teaspoon with the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Charles Frederick Greenwood, living in Edenton, North Carolina in 1846 and then opening a small silversmith and jeweler's shop in Norfolk, VA in 1847. This spoon bears the earlier of his two marks, and he seems to have adopted sterling fairly early, so it would most likely date to the 1847-65 period, probably on the earlier end. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of 'FP' and...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1372233 (stock #20180102-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a very good American coin silver soup ladle by New York City silversmith and jeweler William W. White, working circa 1827-56. This piece is nicely engraved with a period script monogram of 'CJH' and has a legible maker's mark. This large ladle measures about 13 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 177 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface and bowl wear, only one tiny dimple and no splits or repairs. Please take a look at all the pictures. All in all a lovel...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1372215 (stock #20180102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.50
Offered is a good fiddlethread pattern American coin silver teaspoon made by Watts and bearing the retailer's mark of jewelers Theodore Smith and Ferdinand J. Dreer, Jr., working in partnership in Philadelphia from at least 1866 (see pictures for an 1866 ad of theirs) through the 1890s. This piece has a clear mark for the partnership, which until now I had not seen an example of. It also has a good period engraved script monogram, and manufacturer's marks for James Watts of Philadelphia. This...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1372202 (stock #20180101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
Auction
Offered is a very fine crested fiddle pattern Georgian English sterling silver soup ladle, by a maker using the mark WC (perhaps William Chawner), fully hallmarked for London, 1824. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs a heavy 185 grams, or around 6 troy ounces. The armorial is of a mailed arm wielding a dagger, with a flower? emerging from the tip. An interesting motif! Condition on this piece is excellent, with a good surface and little wear, and only the most minor scu...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372167 (stock #20171231-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is a very fine and scarce pair of early American coin silver tablespoons marked with a standard mark of "5 FRANCS", by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. Despite the prevalence of silver by the Wilson's, almost nothing survives of their silver items marked with various standard ma...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1372162 (stock #20171231-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a spare copy I picked up of a very important and useful reference book on the hallmarks of Naples, Italy, from the 15th through the 19th Centuries. Much of the antique domestic Italian silver that appears in the United States came with immigrants, and many of those came from Naples and other parts of Southern Italy as well as Sicily. As such, the book gets more use than one would think!

The book is: "I marchi dell'argenteria napoletana: Dal XV al XIX secolo" by Elio Catello...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372160 (stock #20171231-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$5.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver salt shovel by prolific Lancaster, Pennsylvania jewelers, watchmakers and silversmiths Michael Zahm and John W. Jackson, working in partnership as Zahm & Jackson from about 1845 on. This spoon is in poor condition, with a dinged up and split bowl and worn maker's mark - however, I just can't stand to see it go into the melting pot, and hope someone will want to "adopt" it! It measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 7 grams. This piece feature...
 
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