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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1335648 (stock #20160626-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a fine early fiddle pattern American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark B.LORD, for Benjamin Lord, a silversmith who began his career in Rutland, Vermont and moved to Athens, Georgia by 1831. Benjamin died in Athens in 1843. His two sons, Benjamin Buel Lord and Ebenezer Lord, also worked in Athens, and in theory his son Benjamin B. Lord could have marked this spoon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1331796 (stock #20160507-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$40.00
Offered is a scarce American coin silver dessert spoon by A. C. Billon of Davenport, Iowa, circa 1849-65. Billon, whose first name appears from period newspaper notices to have been Alfred, started the first jewelry store in Davenport in 1849, and may have been in business as late is the 1890s. He may or may not have been related to the famous silversmith Charles Frederick Billon of St. Louis, and his progeny. This dessert spoon should date by style to the 1849-65 era...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Contemporary item #1329601 (stock #20160407-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a fine and very scarce copy of a much-sought-after, out of print reference book on Irish provincial silver - "Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of Craftsmanship" by John R. Bowen. This is the hardcover version, which is going for a minimum of $500 on Amazon. This copy is in excellent condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no damage or discoloration to the pages...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1329512 (stock #20160406-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a lovely set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length and weigh about 36 grams altogether. They each have a period engraved block monogram and a clear maker's mark of H:B in a rectangle...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1329430 (stock #20160405-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a fine and very early Ohio coin silver master salt spoon or condiment spoon by Columbus and Wooster silversmith Lindel (or Lindol) Sprague. Mr. Sprague was born October 12, 1798 in Cooperstown, New York. According to information online, he appears to have been apprenticed to William Platt of Columbus, OH around 1810, and by 1815 was in business for himself. He was master to his brother Hezekiah from around 1817 to 1820 in Columbus, before relocating to Wooster around 1820...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328806 (stock #20160327-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$145.00
Offered is a very fine and heavy set of American coin silver tablespoons by the prolific partnership of Edward and David Kinsey of Cincinnati, Ohio - together with a dessert spoon from the same service. This set of spoons dates to about 1844-61. There are six tablespoons and one dessert spoon, for seven spoons total. All are from the same family, and all are engraved "Wells" in period script. Each spoon is marked E.&D.KINSEY in a clear maker's mark...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328342 (stock #20160321-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is an American coin silver master salt spoon bearing the mark of Harrisburg silversmith and merchant George Beatty. This piece measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition is only fair, with some ripples in the handle and wear to the surface and bowl. There is no monogram and no obvious sign of erasure. All in all a decent example of Beatty's mark. George Beatty, youngest son of Capt...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328341 (stock #20160321-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a pair of American coin silver master salt spoons by little-known Norristown, PA silversmith and retailer Washington T. Koplin. These spoons measure about 3 1/2 inches in length on average and weigh a total of 12 grams. The maker's mark is legible on each, and there are no monograms. Condition on one of the spoons is good, with modest wear but no splits or repairs. The other spoon has a tiny hole in the bowl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1328298 (stock #20160319-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a fine American coin silver teaspoon made or retailed by James Cook Hanna of New Castle, Pennsylvania, circa 1850...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1327564 (stock #20160312-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very good and scarce example of an American coin silver turned handle butter knife or spreader, bearing the maker's or retailer's mark of Augustus Shmedtie of Washington, D.C. This pieces measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. In addition to the clear, well-struck mark for Shmedtie, it is engraved with decoration to one side of the blade and to the handle, and bears a period script monogram. This knife would most likely date to Shmedtie's early period (s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1326474 (stock #20160228-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a very fine and large early American coin silver dessert spoon by Philadelphia silversmith William Hanse McDowell, working circa 1817 to his death in 1842. McDowell was typically listed in city directories as a watch and clock maker, and silver bearing his mark is exceedingly hard to find. The mark on this piece was used for the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths" by Catherine Hollan. Given the style of the piece and the appearance of an eagle head mark similar to that used by William...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1326467 (stock #20160228-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$30.00
Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1322668 (stock #20160124-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$20.00
Offered is a very finely decorated American coin silver teaspoon by Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Clemens Oskamp, and bearing his maker's mark. This spoon is nicely engraved M.McM and is in very good condition, with only modest wear and no major dents, and no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver for display or daily use!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1322551 (stock #20130123-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good heavy American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Harrisburg jeweler William P. Denehey (biography follows a description of the spoon), and manufacturer's marks probably for Watts of Philadelphia. This piece measures six inches in length and weighs a heavy 20 grams. There is a period engraved script monogram. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine piece with a scarce Pennsylvania mark! William P. Denehey (1842 - 1925) w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1320831 (stock #20160103-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a gorgeous pair of American coin silver sugar tongs by Ward & Cox, a very short-lived (1811) partnership between silversmiths Jehu Ward and Benjamin Cox. This pair of sugar tongs, dating back more than two hundred years, is exceptional for its form and execution. See the pictures for the lovely detail on the grips and the fine proportions. These tongs measure about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weigh about 44 grams. The tongs bear an engraved period script monogram to the bow, and a...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1316140 (stock #20151114-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon retailed by M. W. Galt & Co. of Washington, D.C., dating to 1857 or before. This can be established by the manufacturer's marks of Taylor & Lawrie of Philadelphia, who made this spoon and who were in business between 1837 and 1857. This spoon measures about 5 3/8 inches in length, and weighs about 12 grams. This piece bears a period engraved set of script owner's initials. Condition is good, with moderate wear and signs of use, but no notable d...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1316137 (stock #20151114-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is an early American coin silver table spoon by Washington, D.C. silversmith and jeweler Samuel Lewis, who worked primarily on Pennsylvania Avenue from about 1840 until his death in 1880. Lewis trained in Baltimore and upon the end of his apprenticeship immediately established himself in Washington, where he enjoyed the patronage of the White House, among others. This tablespoon bears a good strong maker's mark for Mr. Lewis, and also has a period engraved script monogram to the handle...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1313458 (stock #20151018-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon by Robert and William Wilson of Philadelphia, circa 1825-45, stamped CLINTON CO. to denote that this piece was used as a prize at an agricultural fair in Clinton County (not sure which state). I've had two other pieces so stamped, and eBay recently had a beaker with the same stamp; all were made by R. & W. Wilson. It appears a wide variety of silver was given away at this county fair, wherever it was held. This teaspoon also bears a period engraved ...
 
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