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Wood & Hughes "Venetian" Flat Handle Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2825f   $40.00

Wood & Hughes
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A Renaissance Revival design dating from 1878, Wood & Hughes' "Venetian" embodies the Moorish or Arabesque design elements that characterized this period.

This example is a 7 3/8" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife. The intricacies of the design are repeated in the extensive engraving on the front of the blade. This is an added enhancement.

There is also an endearing inscription on the handle that reads in feathered script, "M.T. to S. & R.L."

It is in excellent... Click for details

Unger Brothers "Douvaine" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2824f   $40.00

Unger Brothers
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Measuring 5 13/16" long and good heft at just short of 1.0 T. oz., and dating from early in the 20th century, this sterling silver teaspoon is in mint estate condition.

The pattern is Unger Brothers' Art Nouveau "Douvaine."

An expressive design, it features a dolphin or fish like image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or wizard like figure set midway on the handle.

This is all surrounded by an array of flowing detail that includes a crossed ribbon motif that extends down... Click for details

Whiting "Louis XV" Long Handle Sterling Silver Olive Spoon & Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2823f   $55.00

Whiting
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A matched pair, these two items are early examples of Whiting's late 19th century "Louis XV" pattern.

They are long versions of an olive serving spoon and fork, with the former measuring 8 3/4" and weighing just over .9 T. oz., while the latter is 8 7/8" long and weighs just under .8 T. oz.

The spoon has a lattice work bowl with decorated shoulders. It and the two hooked tines on the fork are finished in a satin gold wash.

Neither piece has ever been monogrammed, and both of them... Click for details

Early Swedish Silver Spoon by Lorenz Georg Weis (Working 1791-1829)
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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20160820-03   $12.50

Early Swedish Silver Spoon by Lorenz Georg Weis (Working 1791-1829)
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Offered is a quite early (probably late 18th Century) Swedish silver teaspoon bearing only the Swedish "triple crown" control mark a maker's mark of LGW, apparently for Lorenz Georg Weis (b. 1762 - d. 1829), working in Norrköping from around 1791 (and probably earlier as he would have been 29 by then) to his death in 1829. This piece lacks a date letter but would appear to date to early in his career, probably before 1800. This piece also has a period engraved monogram to the reverse. It... Click for details

Durgin "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Citrus or Grapefruit Spoon
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2819f   On Hold

Durgin
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Measuring 6" long and heavy weight at 1.2 T. oz., this spoon was retailed by Brooklyn, New York's "Wm. Wise & Son," as stamped on the backside. Other mark's include a "D" emblem, "Sterling 925/1000," and "Patent."

The piece is a citrus or grapefruit spoon in Durgin's late 19th century "Chrysanthemum" pattern, with a script "PCL" monogram on the front.

It is in excellent condition, free of polishing wear, and with a well-shaped bowl that is without dents or nicks. The bowl retains... Click for details

Old Tiffany "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2817f   $90.00

Old Tiffany
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An early example of one of the company's most well-received patterns, "Chrysanthemum," this youth fork is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1880," and "M," this last identifier dating it no later than 1891.

The piece measures 6 1/16" long and, consistent with the line and the firm, is robust weight at 1.5 T. oz.

It is inscribed "F O'D" in script on the front.

It is in very good condition. There is some slight overall polishing softening of detail on the high spots of the... Click for details

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Good Pair of French Fiddle Teaspoons Hallmarked for Amiens, 1819-38
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160814-01   $37.50

Good Pair of French Fiddle Teaspoons Hallmarked for Amiens, 1819-38
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Offered is a good pair of early 19th Century French silver fiddle pattern teaspoons, engraved to the reverse with period monograms and fully hallmarked for first standard (950 fine) French silver, made in Amiens by maker "LD". These spoons measure about 5 1/4 inches in length on average, and the pair weighs a total of 30 grams. Condition is good overall, with some small dings and scratches but no major dents and no splits or repairs. These would make good additions to a composite set. All in... Click for details

Mid 19th Century S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" 10.15 Standard Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2813f   $225.00

Mid 19th Century S. Kirk & Son
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This three tine, possibly salad or vegetable, serving fork measures 7 5/8" long and weighs a substantial 2.0 T. oz.

It is a very early example of Kirk's touchstone "Repousse" pattern. it is stamped "S. Kirk 1015.," which the Baltimore Museum of Art reference work on Maryland silver indicates was used 1846-61. The silver standard is roughly equivalent to coin, and is one of several measures uniquely employed in Baltimore at various times during the 19th century.

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Ten Matched Wallace "St. Leon" Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2812f   $150.00

Ten Matched Wallace
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Measuring 4 7/16" long and weighing a relatively heavy 4.6 T. oz. the set, these ten spoons are for after dinner coffee. They are slightly larger than a demitasse and somewhat smaller than a 5 o'clock.

The pattern is Wallace's "St. Leon, which is a densely articulated floral design dating from 1890. The flowers and leaves are portrayed in intricate detail, but exactly what they are is uncertain. One source suggests columbine.

All matching, they have script "MR" monograms on the... Click for details

trade lot of sterling berry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2222   $75.00

trade lot of sterling berry forks
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Flawless Old Alvin "Raphael" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2811f   $65.00

Flawless Old Alvin
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Issued in 1902, Alvin's "Raphael" stands forward as one of the most commanding figural designs coming out of the Art Nouveau era.

This 6" long, weighty at nearly 1.2 T. oz., teaspoon dates early in the line history, as evidenced by the inscription on the reverse, which reads "Kathryn 1904" in script.

It is in mint condition, likely never used. Every detail of the intricate design is fully and clearly articulated. The satin gray finish shows not even the lightest scratch. The bowl is... Click for details

Gorham "Virginia" Exceptionally Heavy Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2810f   $75.00

Gorham
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Dating from the last decade of the 19th century, Gorham's "Virginia" is essentially a pointed antique design with beaded edging, front and back sides.

This piece is a 6 1/2" long sugar sifter with an oval 2" by 2 1/2" bowl. It is remarkably heavy, weighing 2.7 T. oz., resulting in an usually thick handle and substantial bowl.

The rather strict bluntness of the design is offset by the delicate, patterned piercing in the gold finished bowl.

It is without a monogram or removal and in... Click for details

T. W. Baily, Philadelphia, 1871 Coin Silver Presentation Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2809f   On Hold

T. W. Baily, Philadelphia, 1871 Coin Silver Presentation Spoon
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Measuring 7 3/16" long and weighing just under 1.2 T. oz., this spoon dates from 1871 according to the inscription on it. That reads, "Stephen I. Butler, April 9th, 1871."

Marked "T.W. Baily" and "Coin" on the reverse, it traces to Philadelphia. Essentially "Old English" in design, with a rounded, "Tipt" end, it has an engraved surface with wriggle work borders. The design includes a reserve where the inscription is applied.

The condition is very good. The engraving remains crisp and... Click for details

Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Lettuce Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2808f   $70.00

Watson
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Measuring 8 3/16" long and weighing approximately 1.3 T. oz., this lettuce fork bridges two related forms.

It is more substantial than the diminutively scaled, delicate tine, pieces used for soft lettuce, but it is not as robust as a salad serving fork.

The lengthy handle is the proportion of a lettuce fork, but more substantial. The tines, two of which are splayed and one barbed, are relatively wide and joined to a cupped, pierced heel, but still smaller than regular salad servers. ... Click for details

Tiffany "Florentine" Sterling Silver After Dinner Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2807f   $38.00

Tiffany
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Sized between a demitasse and a 5 o'clock spoon, this piece measures 4 5/8" long and weighs a relatively heavy .7 T. oz.

The pattern is Tiffany's turn of the 20th century, "Florentine," which is an elaborate and richly textured design.

It is in choice estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a bright finish, and retaining its original gold wash, front and backside, bowl.

There is an Old English "C" monogram on the handle reverse.

Marks are "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling,"... Click for details

Knowles "Rose" with Bug Sterling Silver Dessert or Oval Soup Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2806f   On Hold

Knowles
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A realistic portraiture of a climbing rose, Knowles' pattern by that name is best known for the beetle that is incorporated in the design on the lower portion of the handle.

This example is a 7 1/8" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., dessert or oval soup, spoon.

It is engraved "Tryon" in script on the interior side of the bowl. Both the name, which could be a first or a surname, and its location are unusual, all of which add interest and implied provenance to this.

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