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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1367162 (stock #20171008-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is an interesting and unusual early 18th Century Brittania standard English silver tablespoon hallmarked for London, and what appears to be the year 1715 or so. The maker's mark is poorly struck but looks like it may be "Sc", which would make it likely the maker is William Scarlett, specialist spoonmaker of London working in this period. Scarlett was prolific and experimented with form, so that would make sense...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1362502 (stock #20170716-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$120.00
Offered is a lovely pair of antique Scottish provincial silver sugar tongs, circa the first or early second quarter of the 19th Century. This piece is struck twice on one arm with a maker's mark of "E", often assigned to James Erskine of Aberdeen; the other arm bears a hallmark that looks like a circle or ring. This piece also has a period engraved monogram done in a typically Scottish style. This piece measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 42 grams...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1360036 (stock #20170601-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$25.00
Offered is a good heavy Georgian sterling silver master salt spoon bearing London hallmarks for 1830 and a maker's mark of "WE", probably for William Eaton. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a mailed? arm grasping what appears to be a riding crop. This master salt spoon is heavy and large, measuring about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighing about 28 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some surface wear from a century and a half of use, but no dents, splits or repairs...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1354905 (stock #20170306-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$47.50
Offered is an excellent 18th Century English silver pair of cast sugar tongs bearing the maker's mark B*M for Benjamin Mordecai/Benjamin Montigue, working in London circa 1770 and later. This pair of tongs should date to about 1775 based on style. This piece is in excellent condition with no evidence of splits or repairs and with a good surface and marks. It measures about 5 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1353087 (stock #20170205-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare 270-year old Norwegian master salt spoon by Frederikshald (now known as Halden) silversmith Lorentz Hoffman (alternate spelling, Hofmand), who was born circa 1692 and died in 1767. This piece is marked LH over 1746 for the maker's mark and year of manufacture, and FH for Frederikshald. These marks appear in "Norske Solvstempler" by Jorunn Fossberg, page 29. The third mark may be an assay master's mark, but I can't be certain...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1353069 (stock #20170204-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very fine pair of unusually well-decorated English Victorian sterling silver fiddle pattern sugar tongs, with extensive relief engraving to the bow and both arms, down to the grips. This piece also features a nicely done period script monogram of "AT & MT". The tongs are fully hallmarked for London, 1872, and bear a maker's mark of what appears to be TH over TH...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1352641 (stock #20170129-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$275.00
Offered is one of the most eye-catching and unusual English sterling silver fish slices I've ever seen, let alone come across. Please carefully review all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1843, and appears to bear a maker's mark used by specialist maker John James Whiting. This fish server has interesting die-struck rococo decoration to the handle, and gorgeous pierced work to the blade, which spells FISH in fancy script...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1351987 (stock #20170120-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and well-made George III English sterling silver stuffing or platter spoon fully hallmarked for London, 1802 and bearing the maker's mark of William Eley and William Fearn. This piece is in the Old English Threaded pattern and is crested with a good armorial of a griffin supporting a shield. This server measures approximately 12 inches in length and weighs about 118 grams...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1351914 (stock #20170119-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a nice George III English sterling silver fish server fully hallmarked for London, 1802 and made by a maker using the mark SI or IS. This piece has a nice period engraved armorial of a rooster and clear, well-struck marks. It measures just a little under 12 inches in length and weighs about 128 grams...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351557 (stock #20170115-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W"...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1350833 (stock #20170106-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1350542 (stock #20170102-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very well-executed Georgian English sterling silver gravy or sauce ladle by London silversmith William Traies, who seems to have had a short but productive career in the 1820s. This piece is hallmarked for London circa 1826 and bears a clear maker's mark for Traies. His work is usually of a very good quality and this piece is no exception, with good weight and proportions, and an expertly engraved monogram of "ASM". This ladle measures about 7 inches in length and weighs about 68...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1800 item #1350536 (stock #20170102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length an...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1349095 (stock #20161211-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and very early example of a quite scarce form in Georgian English sterling silver - an ice space or spoon, used for various dessert ices, sorbets and ice creams. Ian Pickford shows examples of this form and discusses it on pages 184-85 of his book "Silver Flatware - English, Scottish and Irish, 1660-1980". As he notes, examples can be as large as a gravy (stuffing) spoon, and most are heavy and well made in order to perform their function well. This example, in Old English...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345340 (stock #20161101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a lovely and extremely rare example of the Old English pattern in the first few years of its development. The first moves away from the Hanoverian pattern were with the larger serving pieces, such as this soup ladle, and with some forks. The primary reason for this shift was the discomfort of using pieces like soup ladles with the turned-up handles of the Hanoverian pattern; the turned-down end of the Old English pattern was simply more comfortable in the hand.

This piece bears ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345182 (stock #20161030-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine Irish 18th Century sterling silver stuffing or gravy spoon fully hallmarked for Dublin, 1784 and bearing the maker's mark of John Pittar, a prolific and well-respected silversmith. The hallmarks and maker's mark are clear and well struck. This piece also bears a period engraved armorial of a hand grasping a dagger. This platter spoon measures about 11 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 96 grams. It is quite a good example of the "Celtic point" style or pattern. Conditio...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1345181 (stock #20161030-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a good late 18th Century English sterling silver stuffing spoon hallmarked for London, 1787 and bearing a makers mark of IL, which is probably one of the marks used by John Lias. This piece is also decorated with a well-executed period engraved feathered script monogram of "RMM". It measures about 11 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 92 grams. Condition is good overall, with two tiny shallow dimples in the bowl and a few small scratches, but no major dents and no splits or repa...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1837 VR item #1342432 (stock #20160923-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then, a...
 
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