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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1406382 (stock #20190817-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely and early American coin silver teaspoon bearing one of the maker's marks used by noted Philadelphia silversmith John McMullin (1765-1843), who had a long and highly successful career. This piece dates to about 1800, but could be a few years earlier or later. It has a clear maker's mark and a well-executed period script monogram. It measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 13 grams. Condition is very good overall, with no dents, splits or repairs and little w...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1406356 (stock #20190817-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely American coin silver master butter knife by Philadelphia jeweler Lewis Ladomus, and bearing his mark to the reverse. The engine-turned decoration on this piece is excellent, and the reserve contains a period engraved monogram of "G.&E.Seal" - perhaps the owners were related to silversmith William Seal, as that is an uncommon name. This piece measures about 7 1/2 inches in length, and weighs about 34 grams. Condition is very good overall, with some fine scratching on the bl...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1406355 (stock #20190817-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare example of earlier Indiana coin silver - a sauce ladle by James Rodney Tillotson of Terre Haute, circa 1850. While Tillotson's work can be found, this is the first piece I've ever seen with the mark I.R.TILLOTSON, and the mark is definitely not a recut J.R.TILLOTSON, his typical mark (the spacing and letter styling is a bit different). The use of "I" rather than "J" indicates this would be his earliest mark, and he must have broken or lost the die fairly quickly, as even...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1406341 (stock #20190816-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare 18th Century American coin silver tablespoon by the sought-after Baltimore silversmith Standish Barry (1763-1844), who is equally known for the silver coinage he struck, and his military career (he served in the Revolution as a teenager, and then in the Baltimore militia forces until late in life, achieving the rank of Colonel and participating in multiple battles during the War of 1812). Barry's work is quite uncommon, and I am happy to be able to offer this tablespoon, ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1406340 (stock #20190816-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare 18th Century American coin silver tablespoon by the sought-after Baltimore silversmith Standish Barry (1763-1844), who is equally known for the silver coinage he struck, and his military career (he served in the Revolution as a teenager, and then in the Baltimore militia forces until late in life, achieving the rank of Colonel and participating in multiple battles during the War of 1812). Barry's work is quite uncommon, and I am happy to be able to offer this tablespoon, ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1406339 (stock #20190816-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare pair of 18th Century American coin silver tablespoons by the sought-after Baltimore silversmith Standish Barry (1763-1844), who is equally known for the silver coinage he struck, and his military career (he served in the Revolution as a teenager, and then in the Baltimore militia forces until late in life, achieving the rank of Colonel and participating in multiple battles during the War of 1812). Barry's work is comparatively rare, and I am happy to be able to offer this...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1405618 (stock #20190803-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a lovely Philadelphia silver teaspoon initialed "H" in period script by noted silversmith and swordmaker Emmor Trego Weaver, circa 1815. This piece measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 19 grams. Condition is fair overall, with a ding to the upper handle and modest wear (take a look at all pics), and a worn but partly legible maker's mark. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a nice piece dating back more than two centuries for everyday use!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1405616 (stock #20190803-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a Southern coin silver spoon by noted Virginia and DC silversmith William A. Williams (1787-1846), who worked in Alexandria from circa 1811 to 1834, and then in Washington, DC from 1834 to his death. This piece dates by style to about 1820 but could be a few years earlier or later. It measures about 5 5/8 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. It has a rubbed but legible maker's mark, and a nicely engraved period script "WG" monogram. Condition overall is fair at best, with ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1405613 (stock #20190803-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very rare example of masonic imagery being openly used by a silversmith or jeweler in the United States - in this case by George M. Herancourt, who is best known as one of the early brewers of Ohio (see bio below, from the "History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County"), but who for a time was also in the jewelry business in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Herancourt's mark is uncommon. This is also the only example I've seen of an actual pseudo-hallmark that is obviously and directly masonic - ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1404563 (stock #20190716-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
This piece is not currently for sale, but if you can solve its mystery mark with a definitive (or at least very strong) attribution, I'll offer you your choice of either $10 off your next order, or a free coin silver spoon in good condition!

This pair of feather-edge sugar tongs are marked once inside the bow with a maker's mark that appears to be IVB conjoined, but could be MB or NB conjoined. Please click on the first photo to scroll through all the pictures. The tongs appear to be circ...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1401731 (stock #20190526-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.00
Offered is a nice example of the maker's mark or retailer's mark used by George W. Stewart of Lexington, KY, working there circa 1843-52. This piece is not in great condition, with a worn and dented bowl that also has a small split, but the mark is clear and well struck, and includes a city and state reference. This spoon also has a period engraved script monogram. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 13 grams. All in all a nice old Southern coin silver spoon!
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1401401 (stock #20190519-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$95.00
Offered is a very scarce and early example of Kentucky coin silver by prominent Lexington silversmith Samuel Ayres, whose biographical information appears below. This piece is marked with a maker's mark of "S.AYRES LEX K" in a banner. By style this piece would appear to date to between 1800 and 1810. There is no monogram or sign of erasure, and the maker's mark is rubbed but legible. This piece measures about 4 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 7 grams. Condition is poor overall, with s...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1400185 (stock #20190427-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$50.00
Offered is a lovely example of the work of Pennsylvania silversmith John D. Haverstick, a member of the celebrated Haverstick family of silversmiths. John D. Haverstick was working in Lancaster circa 1805-09; in Carlisle circa 1809-25; and in Erie after 1825. This probably dates to the Carlisle period, but could be a late Lancaster piece. It is a finless fiddle pattern teaspoon with a a well-struck and clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram of "SA", done in a distinctive sty...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1400124 (stock #20190425-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a very fine pair of early American coin silver table spoons bearing the mark of Harrisburg craftsman George Beatty. Beatty seems to have focused mainly on clocks, and his silver generally bears the "Philadelphia Eagle" manufacturer's mark, thought to have been in use between 1825 and 1850. Biographical information on Mr. Beatty follows the description of this piece. These large and heavy spoons are engraved with a period script monogram, and each piece is graced with a well-struck,...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1400079 (stock #20190424-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$75.00
Offered is a nice example of the work of the celebrated Baltimore silversmith William Ball (working circa 1789-1815), whose work is surprisingly scarce. This is the first piece of his that I've come across. This piece is marked with Ball's maker's mark twice, and the clearer of the two marks is pictured here (see all pictures by clicking on the first one). This spoon is also graced with a period engraved script monogram and a nicely decorated handle. This piece measures about 8 7/8 inches in...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1400078 (stock #20180424-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a nice pair of New York coin silver teaspoons circa 1825-40 by J.BELL with pseudo-hallmarks; this mark has sometimes been given to John Bell of New York City, but he seems to have worked too early for the style of these spoons unless they were in the last year or two of his career. There were also at least two J. Bells working in Ogdensburg, NY between 1810 and 1850 or 60, and this could be the mark of one of those men. In any event, these are two nicely marked spoons with a good pe...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1399224 (stock #20190407-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
SOLD
Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver cream pitcher by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major Americ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1399223 (stock #20190407-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$375.00
Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver waste bowl by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major American...
 
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