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Wood & Hughes Aesthethic Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
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2795f   $55.00

Wood & Hughes Aesthethic Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
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Not a full flatware line, this singularly designed 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., pickle fork made by Wood & Hughes dates circa 1880.

The pattern is clearly rooted in Aesthetic sensibilities, with a marine theme. There are two shell motifs, one in the heel of the central of three tines, and one at the tip of the handle.

Radiating lines fan out from the broad, angular, handle shoulders, and meet a series of ripples that evoke waves, which probably not without coincidence, resemble Tiffany's... Click for details

Georg Jensen "Nordic" aka "Ladby #27" Sterling Silver Spoon
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2794f   On Hold

Georg Jensen
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Measuring 5 5/8" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this spoon is stamped with an early Georg Jensen mark, along with the words "Sterling" and "Denmark."

The pattern is identified as both "Nordic" and "Ladby #76."

It has a just off round, approximately 2 1/2" diameter, bowl, slightly upraised handle, and is without a monogram or removal.

It is in excellent condition. There are light surface scratches consistent with gentle use. The bowl remains well-shaped and free of dents, nicks, or... Click for details

Whiting "Louis XV" Double Spout Sterling Silver Punch Ladle
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2792f   $245.00

Whiting
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Grandly scaled at 14 1/2" long, 4.9 T. oz., this solid sterling item is a true punch ladle with a 4 5/8" by 2 5/8" by 1 1/4" deep bowl that has pouring spouts on either side.

It is an old example of Whiting's "Louis XV." The elaborate leaf and scroll design shows to advantage at the size of this. It runs the full length of the front and back sides of the handle, and carries onto the flange shoulders of the bowl.

There is a flowing script, Art Nouveau style, "ICR" monogram on the front... Click for details

Georgian English Sterling Teaspoon by Alice & George Burrows, Ca. 1805
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20160723-01   $15.00

Georgian English Sterling Teaspoon by Alice & George Burrows, Ca. 1805
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Offered is a good Georgian English sterling silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark of Alice and George Burrows, and hallmarks indicating assay in London circa 1805. Alice and her son George worked together from about 1801 to about 1816-17, and were relatively successful. This teaspoon bears legible marks and is also engraved in period letters. This pieces measures about 5 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. Condition is fair to good overall, with some surface wear but no dents,... Click for details

Whiting "Roses & Scrolls" Solid Sterling Silver Oyster Server
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2790f   $120.00

Whiting
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A pattern identified in both the singular and plural, the origins of Whiting's "Rose(s) & Scroll(s)" is encased in some mystery. It does not show up in standard references, so its story is vague.

Dating from about 1890, it expresses both Aesthetic and Art Nouveau sensibilities.

Stylized rose blossoms appear to float amid a cloud-like setting framed by the scrolls. The design reflects a wispy and ethereal quality, with the imagery seeming to be disembodied from any real world... Click for details

Georg Jensen Pyramid pie knife
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Georg Jensen Pyramid pie knife
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Did you think we'd retired, dear reader? Nay, it is not so.

Here we are, again and still, with this useful (wedding season is upon us, hint hint) piece in a classic Jensen Art Deco pattern. Length 7 7/8 inches, weight 2.89 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.

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Original Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Chipped Beef Fork
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2787f   $90.00

Original Alvin
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A 5 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz. item, this is an early production example of Alvin's Art Nouveau pattern informally known as "OOB," short for "Old Orange Blossom."

Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends.

A mint condition estate item, this small chipped beef fork possesses every quality for which this... Click for details

Georgian Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon Crested With a Sun
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160717-02   Sold

Georgian Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon Crested With a Sun
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Offered is a fine antique, William IV, Regency period, sterling silver, fiddle pattern dessert spoon and teaspoon made by Mary Chawner of London. Mary Chawner was the widow of William Chawner II and took over his business upon his death - her mark is often seen as the business continued to flourish under her leadership between 1834 and 1840. Each spoon is engraved with an armorial featuring a sun motif and each piece has a clear set of hallmarks. The dessert spoon measures about 7" long... Click for details

Shiebler "Fleur-de-Lis" No. 3356 Sterling Silver Stirring Spoon
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2786f   On Hold

Shiebler
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This 8 1/2" long, not quite 1.0 T. oz., spoon exhibits innovative design, as is characteristic of its maker, Georg Shiebler.

It is a lemonade, iced tea, or other form of stirring spoon.

It has a melon shaped bowl, 1 7/8" long by 1" at the widest, with a ribbed interior. It has a gold finish, which extends part way up the handle, which itself is comprised of four joined wires that are twisted in the center portion.

The end of the handle has a detailed fleur-de-lis, resting on open... Click for details

Wallace "Irian" Art Nouveau Large Sterling Gumbo Spoon
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2785f   $35.00

Wallace
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Perhaps Wallace's most expressive entries in the well populated arena of early 20th century American Art Nouveau designs, "Irian" features the image of a partially clad woman with two cupid-like figures hovering around her head.

Other elements of the design incorporate more typical to Wallace floral elements, including a bold iris that appears in two places on the handle and in the heel of the bowl, along with wild rose and violet blossoms.

This example is a 7 1/8" long, weighty at 1.8... Click for details

Crichton, London, "Trefid" Large Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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Crichton, London,
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This 6 3/8" long, 1.1 T. oz. teaspoon was made by the highly regarded, 20th century English firm, "Crichton Brothers." It is fully marked for London, Sterling, 1928, along with "LAC" for the maker, and the words "Made in England."

In keeping with the company style, it is a reproduction of an earlier form, namely "Trefid."

It has a broad, bulbous handle end, with the defining three part, slightly upturned, tip. The backside has a stylized rattail extending about two-thirds of the length... Click for details

Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
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2780f   $85.00

Durgin
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One of Durgin's earliest line patterns, this design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. Although documentation for it is scant, "Spray" is an accepted name.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and are only occasionally identified as by Durgin. This youth set provide that association, as both pieces are stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Sterling."

The knife measures 7 1/2" long, while the fork is 6". Both pieces combined weigh just... Click for details

Gorham No. 3436 Chased Sterling Silver Small Pitcher
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Gorham No. 3436 Chased Sterling Silver Small Pitcher
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This flat bottom pitcher stands 3" tall, has a tapered body that is 3" across at the bottom 1 5/8" at the top, and weighs just over 3 T. oz.

It is a high style item made by Gorham and dates from 1890 according to marks on the underside, which also include the word "Sterling" and the model number "3436."

The main portion of the body is heavily hand chased with a repeating upward and downward facing leaf pattern, bottom and top respectively. The surface between these borders is filled... Click for details

Six Gorham "Tipt" Matching Sterling Silver Place Forks
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2773f   $180.00

Six Gorham
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These six forks are in a "Tipt" design that traces to the earliest years of silver crafting, when an individual smith would have hand hammered the end of a handle to create this simple, decorative element that defines the pattern.

An enduring motif, it was brought forward into the realm of manufactured silver, as evidenced by these six, matching, 7 1/16" long, 6.5 T. oz. the lot, place forks made by Gorham. This size could have been used for tea, dessert or lunch.

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Large Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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2772f   $115.00

Large Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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This server follows after the form of an ice cream server, although some outsized for that at 10 1/2" long and weighing 2.7 T. oz.

Dating circa 1880, it has a slightly upturned, round end handle and a large, 5" by 3 1/16" at the widest, teardrop shaped serving end.

The entire front surface is extensively bright cut with wriggle work and hatched detailing. The theme of this is vegetative, expressed with an Aesthetic sensibility.

The imagery on the handle is largely leaves with two... Click for details

Whiting "Lotus" Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
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2770f   On Hold

Whiting
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Whiting's and Gorham's Lotus are nearly twin patterns, although there are subtle differences. The primary distinguishing feature is the number of lotus fronds in the design, Gorham having three and Whiting, as with this piece, having five.

They are both products of the c. 1870 Egyptian Revival movement and are patterns that have never lost appeal.

This example is a 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an elongated, scallop shell form bowl that retains scant traces of an... Click for details

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