Josephine was Mary Todd Lincoln's silver pattern. This piece was retailed by Bigelow Bros. & Kennard, Boston. It is 7-1/2" in length. Note the crisp foliate decoration on the back of the bowl (see pic). Never engraved; condition is near-mint.
Made by Albert Coles, NYC, c1850-60 -- consisting of: 6 table (or serving) spoons - 8-1/4"; 6 forks - 7-3/4"; 6 hollow-handle knives with silver blades - 7-1/2"; 6 teaspoons - 6-1/4" long. Total weight is 30 Troy oz. The forks have a bit of tinewear, otherwise the set is in remarkably fine condition.
Unknown floral-and-shell pattern, similar to Gorham Queen -- shaped blade, hollow handle (mercifully wholly intact -- no splits, no dings -- marvellous) -- feathered script mono SCD on blade, later script engraving on handle: Helen April 1894. Length is 7-1/4". Condition is excellent.
Bright cut. Downturned handle with oval end. Long drop. Length 9-1/8". Weight 2.1 troy ounces. Lengthwise script monogram BET (not sure of the T). Overall and mark condition are excellent (Belden mark a).
Single-struck pattern (only on one side), scalloped scimitar blade pierced with styllized birds and outline of fish with engraved scales and head; feathered script mono R M F on front; 12-1/4", mint condition.
Description: Upturned handle, shaped blade with elaborate engraving of scrolls and designs; feathered script mono M E L on front of handle; 11-1/2", excellent. NOTE: We have an extensive inventory of fiddlethread and welcome youor inquiry.