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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374198 (stock #20180204-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good and rare early American coin silver teaspoon by William McNeely (1791-1842), who worked in Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia) circa 1812-18, and then relocated to Ohio, working in Paris, Stark County circa 1818 and then St. Clairsville, Belmont County circa 1819 to at least 1829. By style, this piece could have been made in either state, but is more likely to be on the early side and therefore perhaps made in Morgantown...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1374148 (stock #20180203-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is an interesting, fairly late American silver master salt spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Lownes (1758-1820). This piece has a period engraved script monogram and is a standard circa 1810-20 fiddle pattern piece. The interesting part about this salt spoon is that it exhibits the remains of die-struck decoration to the bowl - something not often seen with salt spoons...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1374136 (stock #20180202-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is an excellent early American coin silver dessert spoon by noted Lancaster, PA silversmith William Haverstick, Sr. (1756-1823), circa 1790-1800. Although many teaspoons by William Haverstick Sr. and Jr. (who used the same mark) have been observed, and a fair number of tablespoons, dessert spoons are much more rare. This particular piece measures about 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 35 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1373393 (stock #20180121-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, made by Wood & Hughes and retailed by Walter Pearce & Company, working in Norfolk, VA circa 1831-44 and then in Mobile, Alabmaa circa 1844-67. This piece would certainly date to Pearce's Mobile period, probably the 1859-67 period. This piece has legible marks and a rubbed period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1373392 (stock #20180121-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith George Franciscus, who began his career in Baltimore around 1800, but who moved to Lancaster by about 1819, working there for the rest of his career, until about 1840. This piece can be confidently ascribed to Franciscus' Lancaster period, both by style and by the fact that it came with a number of other pieces from the local Lancaster area. This bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1373390 (stock #20180121-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$10.00
Offered is a nice late coin silver teaspoon bearing a rubbed but legible maker's mark or retailer's mark for John M. Peddinghaus, working in Colchester, Connecticut between about 1835 and 1865, and then in Marietta, Ohio around 1866. This spoon was probably made or sold by Peddinghaus toward the end of his career. It is engraved with a period script owner's name. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1373389 (stock #20180121-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a pair of American coin silver teaspoons by noted early small-town Ohio silversmith Henry (Harry) Safford. Biographical information on Mr. Safford follows discussion of the spoons. These teaspoons each bear a period engraved script monogram of 'RB', and each also has a good clear maker's mark. This pair of spoons measure about 5 5/8 to 5 3/4 inches in length, and the total weight for the pair is about 28 grams...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1373013 (stock #20180115-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.50
Offered is an American coin silver table spoon bearing the mark of Chauncey Johnson, who worked there from about 1820 into the 1840s, before relocating to Bastrop, Texas. This spoon can be dated to the 1820-27 period as it bears two strikes of a manufacturer's mark of an eagle head looking left, attributed by John R. McGrew to Green Hall of Albany, working circa 1810-27. This same mark appears frequently on work marked by Nehemiah B...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1372980 (stock #20180115-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$17.50
Offered is a nice early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Shoemaker, circa 1805-15. This piece has a good period engraved script monogram and a clear maker's mark. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is fair at best, with some dents to the bowl and a slight twist to the handle, but with no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of a short-lived style in Philadelphia coin silver!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372548 (stock #20180107-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is a superb set of three early American coin silver spoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Richardson, Jr. In my view, there is no more elegant expression of American silver flatware of the late 18th Century than that shown by these spoons. The spoons each measure about 5 5/8 inches in length and the three weigh a total of about 50 grams. Each spoon has a clear maker's mark and well-executed period engraved script monogram of 'LW' within an ovoid reserve...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1372522 (stock #20180107-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a good early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Seal, born and perhaps trained in Virginia but known to be working alone and in partnership in Philadelphia between 1810 and 1822. He lived until 1853 but the style of his silver does not post-date about 1820...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372521 (stock #20180107-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a very good set of three early American coin silver teaspoons by noted Philadelphia silversmith Amable Brasier (b. 1764 - d. 1842), working in that city between about 1795 and 1826. These three teaspoons are in a fin-less fiddle pattern and probably date to between 1800 and 1810. Each piece is expertly engraved 'EW' in period script. Each spoon also bears Brasier's maker's mark - one mark is rubbed but legible, and the other two are clear and well-struck. These spoons each measure...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372520 (stock #20180107-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$37.50
Offered is a good pair of early American coin silver teaspoons marked R.Wilson in script, for Robert Wilson, silversmith of New York and then Philadelphia, prior to his death in 1824. Mr. Wilson's sons, Robert and William, went on to great success after Robert Sr.'s death, establishing one of the most prolific silver manufacturing operations in the first half of the 19th Century. Robert Wilson Sr.'s work is typically marked with a maker's mark of RW in an oval, and is usually recognizably New ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372519 (stock #20180107-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is an excellent pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia silversmith John Owen, working circa 1802-31. These teaspoons are each initialed "SA" in period script, and each has a clear, well-struck maker's mark of J.OWEN in a serrated rectangular punch. These spoons measure about 5 inches in length and the pair weighs about 21 grams altogether. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine example of this man's output!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372514 (stock #20180107-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a nice pair of late 18th Century American coin silver sugar tongs marked only with a maker's mark of S.B - a mark given in Belden's "American Silversmiths" to Col. Standish Barry of Baltimore, MD. See Belden, page 49, mark d. for Barry. The strength of the attribution to Barry in Belden is based on stylistic similarities to known Belden work, and the relatively small number of potential craftsmen with the right initials working in the right time period. In any event, these sugar to...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372513 (stock #20180106-17)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$125.00
Offered is a nice pair of 18th Century silver sugar tongs dating by style to the 1760s or early 1770s, bearing only a maker's mark of T.H in a rectangle. This maker's mark is fairly crude and doesn't look like a British mark, but the proportions of this pair of tongs look more British than American to me. So, are these tongs British, and dodge paying duty? Were they perhaps made provincially within the UK proper, far away from an assay office? Could they be from somewhere else in the Empire,...
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. Does anyone have a theory? This piece is engraved with block...
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. This piece meas...
 
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