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Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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2349f   $55.00

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this preserve spoon was made by Wallace whose "RW&S with deer head" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Violet," one of several Art Nouveau floral designs Wallace produced early in the 20th century. It is an expressive, true to life portraiture, with the design carrying into the matte finish, gold washed bowl.

There is a script "MKW" monogram.

It is in impeccable condition. There is no evident wear... Click for details

Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2346f   $45.00

Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
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An unidentified pattern, this pair of 4 7/8" long tongs are stamped with the Manchester "double eagle and M" emblem and the word "Sterling" on the inside of one grip. They are robust, weighing just over 1.2 T. oz., which is particularly unusual from this company which often produced lightweight products.

The likely Georgian inspired pattern builds upon high relief acanthus leaf element set on double convex surfaces on each arm. The style suggests a date sometime either side of the turn of... Click for details

William Gale & Son "Gothic" 1853 Place Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2345f   $335.00

William Gale & Son
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Rarely found, Gale's "Gothic" is treasured by collectors of mid 19th century pattern flatware.

The name and the design elements are completely convergent and architectural in manner. The handle margins are columnar with central arches extending out from these. This structure in turn supports a quatrefoil, window-like element. The pointed tip of the handle has a leafy edge, and the lower portion an acanthus leaf drop. Both front and back sides are identical in design, while the terminus is... Click for details

Choice Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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2344f   $90.00

Choice Wallace
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Iris was a popular subject in Art Nouveau design around the turn of the 20th century, with numerous silver manufacturers producing interpretations of this theme. Wallace's iris offering is named "Eton" and it stands tall within the cohort of such patterns.

This example is a 7" long, exceptionally heavy at 3.0 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle front features an opulent array of high relief iris blossoms that appear to be in motion. The backside of the handle is much less detailed and... Click for details

Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
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2343f   $135.00

Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
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Dating from c. 1930 and echoing (or perhaps seeking to compete with) the Danish Modern look of Georg Jensen, this 5 3/4" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., ladle was made by Chicago's J.O. Randahl, whose name appears on the backside. Other marks are "Hand Wrought," "Sterling," and the number "189."

The handle has an irregularly shaped margin on the terminus. This frames a three dimensional, decorative floral (perhaps fuchsia) element. The plainness of the lower portion of the handle is broken by... Click for details

Massive Gorham "Henry II" Sterling San Francisco Serving Fork
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2341f   $265.00

Massive Gorham
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit and leaves.

This possibly vegetable, fish, or large salad serving fork is an early example with decorated shoulders as found only on old examples. It is marked with Gorham's "lion,... Click for details

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Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd) Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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2340f   On Hold

Tiffany
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An example of Tiffany's multi-motif "Vine" pattern, this teaspoon measures 6 1/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.1 T. oz. The specific portraiture is "Gourd."

It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. Polishing wear is essentially nil, with all aspects of the design remaining clear and sharply defined. The bowl is well-shaped, free of tip wear, and absent dents, nicks, or burrs. The finish is brilliant, and hand polished only.

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

Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pierced Bowl Ice Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2337f   $245.00

Durgin
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"Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, and in this instance a feathered script "R.S.G." monogram.

The piece is a 9" long ice spoon. It is an extra heavy version weighing 4.4 T. oz., and was retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," whose name is stamped on the backside. Other marks are the Durgin "D" and the word "Sterling."

The elegant bowl has scalloped edges, a pierced interior, and is... Click for details

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5175   $200.00

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
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Silversmith L. Downturned handle, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 9-3/8"; width 2-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is a script KC. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5175   $200.00

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
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Silversmith L. Downturned handle, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 9-3/8"; width 2-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is a script KC. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tea caddy spoon by Arthur Stone, pineapple piercing and engraving
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5174   $150.00

Tea caddy spoon by Arthur Stone, pineapple piercing and engraving
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by silversmith W. Handle has pierced and engraved pineapple. Length 4-3/8". Weight 14 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Unusual Whiting Aesthetic Applied Grape Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2336f   On Hold

Unusual Whiting Aesthetic Applied Grape Sterling Serving Spoon
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This late 19th century, 6 3/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., non-standard pattern, sugar or preserve spoon was made by Whiting whose lion emblem, the word "Sterling," the number "18," and letter "A" is imprinted on the backside. It is also stamped with the name of Worcester, Massachusetts jeweler "Clark & Sawyer Co." (1866-1904).

It is a remarkable composite of design and technique. Overall it is in the Aesthetic mode, with a hammered, reverse tipt handle. This has applied grapes on... Click for details

Wendt "Moresque" Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2333f   On Hold

Wendt
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Singular in both design and form, this 10 1/8" long, 2.5 T. oz., ice cream server was made by New York's John Wendt.

The pattern, "Moresque," dates from 1873 and represents the epitome of the broad band of Islamic and Renaissance Revival designs from that period that include Whiting's "Arabesque," Tiffany's "Persian," and Gorham's "Raphael" and "Byzantine," among others.

Curiously, "Moresque" has four variants, and possibly more permutations. The handle is sometimes upturned and... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Solid Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
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2331f   $285.00

Old Gorham
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Measuring a lengthy 12" overall and weighing a robust 6.4 T. oz., this item is a full-sized soup ladle.

It is an early piece of Gorham's "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the words "Sterling" and "Patent 1900," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." It also has decorated, flanged shoulders; later examples have plain shoulders.

There is a delicate script monogram that appears to be "MFC" on the handle front.

It is in superb... Click for details

Tiffany (Hebbard) c. 1862 "Grecian" Solid Sterling Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2330f   $265.00

Tiffany (Hebbard) c. 1862
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This "Grecian" is one of several designs that go by this name. It features a ram's head and a satyr figure.

Originated by New York's Henry Hebbard (and later a line pattern with Whiting), this example was retailed Tiffany & Co., as identified on the back side. It is also stamped "H.H. Patent [1]862."

Consistent with Tiffany's requirement, this is to a sterling (as marked) standard rather than the then more prevalent coin.

Again consistent with Tiffany's requirements, it is a finely... Click for details

19th Century Wongshing, Canton, China, Export Sterling Spoon
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2327f   $75.00

19th Century Wongshing, Canton, China, Export Sterling Spoon
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This spoon measures an unusual 7 7/8" long and weighs a substantial 2.1 T. oz.

A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to one source, and 1820-60 by another source. Silver standards vary for Export silver, but it broadly conforms to sterling.

Export is also largely imitative of English silver, and that is true for this which is Georgian in manner, with a down-turned, reverse tipt... Click for details

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