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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. This piece probably dates to the 1850s. It is uncommon in that it bears the initials-only maker's mark the partnership used infrequently on flatware, and more often on spectacles and other smalls. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram. It measures about four inches in length and weighs about 8 grams...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372157 (stock #20171231-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a scarce example of the mark of Reading, Pennsylvania jeweler Solomon Weida, whose biographical information appears below. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a good clear maker's mark. It measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some surface wear and stubborn tarnish spots, and one small, shallow ding to the bowl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372156 (stock #20171231-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a nice set of two early American coin silver teaspoons by Connecticut silversmith Nathaniel Shipman. These two spoons are each clearly marked and are also decorated with period engraved script monograms. These spoons each measure a little over 5 inches in length, and the pair weighs about 17 grams altogether...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372152 (stock #20171231-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is an early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark of New York City silversmith John Foster, working circa 1809-18. This fin-less fiddle spoon probably dates to the earlier side of Foster's career, though his working life seems to have been somewhat short. The maker's mark on this spoon is clear and well-struck; it is sometimes attributed to the Virginia John Foster, but that attribution seems to have been definitively debunked by Catherine Hollan in her "Virginia Silve...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1372141 (stock #20171231-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver cream or sauce ladle by well-known silversmith Newell Matson, who worked at various times in NY, OH, IL and WI. This piece is engraved 'Cushman' for the original owner, and has a clear maker's mark. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice little coin silver service piece!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1371929 (stock #20171227-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
NOT FOR SALE
For your consideration is an interesting late 18th Century style American coin silver spoon, marked "W (pellet) D". It is my assumption at least that this piece, which measures about 4 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams, is American. It does not feel Canadian or British Colonial to me, nor does it come across as Continental. The light weight, unusual shell-back decoration, small bowl size, mark and engraving to the handle indicate to me that it is probably American and quite poss...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1371902 (stock #20171226-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is an interesting early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark L&B in large block letters. This piece dates to about 1810-20, and the squared shoulders and style of monogram would fit Philadelphia as well as inland PA, MD and VA. The best fit I can make for this mark is the partnership of Larit (Laret) & Brechemin of Philadelphia, working circa 1816-18; it an attribution based on a sample size of one, but perhaps has a basis. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/8 inches i...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1371895 (stock #20171226-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by the partnership of brothers Bela Scoville Squire and Seth P. Squire, working in partnership from about 1845-53 in New York City. This isn't a rare mark, or a particularly distinguished spoon, but it is in excellent condition has good weight, and bears attractive period engraving for the original owner, one C. A. Bamford. This piece measures about six inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is quite sturdy. Condition is excellent, with...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1371879 (stock #20171226-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$165.00
Offered is a nice set of Southern coin silver teaspoons by the well-known Memphis firm of F. H. Clark & Co. (1848-66), headed by Frederick H. Clark. These spoons each measure about 6 1/4 inches in length and each weighs about 20 grams. Each spoon has a legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. Please take a look at all the pictures. Condition overall is good, with one or two spoons having a dimple or ding but with no splits or repairs to any spoon. All in all a fine set of...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1371817 (stock #20171226-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a fine set of six early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Whartenby. These spoons are engraved with a period script monogram of 'WKR' and should date to about 1815-20 based on style. Each spoon is clearly marked with Whartenby's maker's mark (one of several he used over the course of his career). These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the total weight for the set is about 90 grams. Condition is very good overall, wit...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #1371678 (stock #20171222-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$15.00
Offered is an American coin silver teaspoon bearing the retailer's mark of Bethlehem jeweler and watchmaker James K. Rauch, who was in business for about 65 years. His biographical information appears below. This piece has a good clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of "MSB" to the front. It also has an interesting close-to-period script monogram of "H de S" to the reverse. This piece also bears a manufacturer's mark for James Watts of Philadelphia. The spoon probably da...
 
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