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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1372839 (stock #20180112-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$67.50
Offered is a very good and scarce 18th Century Scottish silver decanter label or bottle ticket, engraved for Madeira, by William and Patrick Cunningham of Edinburgh, circa 1790. As with some of these small pieces, this bottle ticket bears only the Cunningham's earlier maker's mark of WPC in a rectangular punch. This piece measures about 1 3/4 inches across and weighs about 9 grams. It is in good antique condition, with no splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1372536 (stock #20180107-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a lovely and scarce crested English sterling silver menu holder, hallmarked for Birmingham, 1907, with a maker's mark of GN over RH for the firm of Nathan & Hayes. The armorial on this piece is of a unicorn. This menu holder clasps the menu between front, with the armorial, and a support behind it. It has a hidden mild spring action that still works quite well! This piece measures about 3 5/8 inches wide by 2 inches tall, and weighs about 39 grams...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1372517 (stock #20180107-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice heavy 18th Century style English sterling master salt cellar, fully hallmarked for London, 1821 and also featuring a faint maker's mark that appears to be "I.C". This master salt cellar measures about 2 5/8 inches across the rim and it is about 1 1/2 inches high to the rim. There is no monogram, crest or armorial and no sign of erasure. This piece is in fair condition, with no dents, splits or repairs but with some corrosion on both the inside and outside of the salt cellar...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1372516 (stock #20180107-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a very fine English Georgian sterling silver teaspoon, exquisitely engraved and bright cut and decorated also with a finely executed armorial of a winged and crowned heart. Apparently, this armorial is associated with the Clan Douglas of Scotland. This spoon is quite attractive and in well made. It measures a little under 5 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Its drop is so chunky and rounded that it rests leaning to the side...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1372515 (stock #20180107-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a nice English Georgian decorated sterling silver teaspoon circa 1780, bearing the maker's mark of Thomas Tookey, specialist spoonmaker in London, and the lion passant hallmark. This piece is engraved and decorated, and is graced with a period armorial. This piece measures about 5 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 15 grams. Condition is good overall, with some shallow bumps in the bowl but no splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1372202 (stock #20180101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
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...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1372164 (stock #20171231-12)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very early (hallmarked for the year of transition between George I and George II, 1727) English Georgian sterling silver punch ladle by noted London maker George Greenhill Jones, working circa 1719 to 1748. This piece measures about 13 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 60 grams. There is no monogram or crest and no sign of engraving or erasure. The color is very good on this piece and there is very little wear to the surface or hallmarks...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1372139 (stock #20171231-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a nice English sterling silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, fully hallmarked for London, 1896. There is also a clear maker's mark that I haven't researched. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 77 grams. This piece has no crest or monogram and shows no obvious sign of erasure. Condition is very good overall, with moderate surface wear and scuffing from normal use, but no dents, splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1372138 (stock #20171231-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$85.00
Offered is a good set of six Hanoverian pattern English Georgian sterling silver teaspoons, dating to about 1760-70 and bearing the maker's mark of "TD" or "ID" in script. This may be a Thomas Dealtry mark, or that of someone else. These spoons are each engraved to the reverse with owner's initials - three are engraved E*R and three are engraved A*R...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1371606 (stock #20171221-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$45.00
Offered is a nice Scottish provincial silver spoon by jeweler and silversmith John Pringle, working in Perth circa 1823-60. This piece probably dates to the earlier part of Pringle's career. It is engraved with a period Scottish-style script monogram of JF or IF, and bear's Pringle's maker's mark, struck twice and accompanied by two strikes of a Perth eagle pseudo-hallmark...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1370953 (stock #20171210-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$27.50
Offered is a very good early English sterling silver master salt spoon, circa 1770-80. This piece is nicely decorated with feather-edging and engraved with an armorial of a dragon's head. See my other listings for a contemporaneous master salt cellar with the same crest. This master salt spoon is very unusual in that it is not only a duty dodger, with nothing but maker's marks, but also has two different maker's marks. One is TE, perhaps for Thomas Evans of London, and the other is TE over G...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1800 item #1370951 (stock #20171210-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a lovely English Georgian sterling silver master salt cellar by the noted partnership of Robert Hennell I and David Hennell I, fully hallmarked for London, 1770. This partnership was in effect circa 1763-73 when David Hennell I, the father, retired. This firm continued for decades under multiple generations of this prolific family of silversmiths. This piece is nicely crested with an armorial of a dragon's head. See my other listings for a feather-edge master salt spoon with the s...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1369965 (stock #20171123-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is a good heavy mid-Eighteenth Century English sterling silver Hanoverian Pattern tablespoon, engraved with a worn armorial of a hound of some sort, and bearing hallmarks indicating London manufacture. I didn't check the maker's mark, but it should be relatively easy to track down. This piece measures about 8 1/16 inches in length and weighs a good 68 grams or so. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear but good color and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine early...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1369964 (stock #20171123-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a nice English Georgian sterling silver Hanoverian pattern tablespoon bearing a well-executed period armorial of a hawk or falcon. This piece measures about 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is fair at best, as the bowl has been reshaped and the stem may have a well done repair, given that the maker's mark is missing. However, this would make a decent fill-in piece for a set or a server for casual use. The repairs have been done well, and this piece prese...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1369959 (stock #20171123-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$42.50
Offered is a lovely and well-preserved English sterling silver master butter knife or cheese knife, hallmarked for London, 1834-35 and with a maker's mark of JW in script, probably for John James Whiting. This piece measures about 7 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. It is expertly engraved with period script initials, probably "FHO". Condition is excellent with minimal surface wear, good color, and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a lovely piece and a great holiday item!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1369958 (stock #20171123-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$49.50
Offered is a nice early crested Georgian English sterling silver sauce or gravy ladle by noted London silversmith Richard Crossley, fully hallmarked for 1782. The armorial is of what appears to be a lion's paw emerging from a coronet and grasping an escallop (scallop shell); I've not researched the armorial to determine the family, but it is probably traceable. This piece measures about 6 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 52 grams. Condition is fair to good overall, with some surface wear...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #1369957 (stock #20171122-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$39.50
Offered is a good pair of early Victorian English sterling silver master salt spoons by noted female silversmith Elizabeth Eaton, widow of William Eaton. These are in the King's Pattern, with diamond heel, and have commensurate size and weight. They measure about 4 1/4 inches in length and weigh a total of about 50 grams. Each spoon has a period engraved script monogram, and each is marked with Elizabeth Eaton's maker's mark (registered around 1843) and full hallmarks for London. The date le...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1700 item #1367165 (stock #20171009-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$395.00
Offered is a fine late 17th Century or very early 18th Century trefid table spoon bearing the maker's mark "IS" struck four times as the only mark.

This mark appears in Figure 8 of the article "In Search of John Smith" (a well-known Taunton and Barnstaple silversmith) by Tim Kent, F.S.A., which appeared in the January/February 2005 edition of The Finial (Volume 15/03). The spoon in that article was an acanthus-back trefid, also struck four times with this exact mark. The spoon was shown wi...

 
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