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Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, "Medallion" Coin Silver Coffee Spoon
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Dating from the 1860s, this "Medallion" accounts itself well alongside other expressions of this classically-inspired genre produced by numerous manufacturers of the period.

In his benchmark work, "Silver Medallion Flatware," D. Albert Soeffing notes, "This particular medallion shows fine die work," and that is evident on this 4 3/4" long, .4 T. oz., (after dinner) coffee spoon.

The portraiture is of right facing, noble looking, female figure who perhaps represents Juno (Hera).

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Bigelow, Kennard "Oval Thread" 1859 Sterling Youth Knife
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3245f   $36.00


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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing a relatively heavy 1.3 T. oz., this knife is engraved "SCB" in a fancy, feathered script, set above "July 1859."

Just slightly smaller than a tea or dessert knife, it is a youth size piece.

An "Oval Thread" design, it is stamped "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm of the period. It is also marked "Sterling," which is early for this date; coin would be expected.

It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and blunt-end blade.

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H.B. Stanwood, Boston, Pure Coin Silver Buckwheat Cake Lifter
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This buckwheat cake measures 8" long, weighs 1.8 T. oz., and has a round, flat, serving end that is 2 5/8" in diameter.

Made in Boston, it is stamped "H.B. Standwood & Co.," for a firm that eventually became a part of "Shreve, Crump & Low."

The pattern is a scroll design similar to one produced by Farrington & Hunnewell, also of Boston, in the mid 19th century.

The inscription, a large, fancy "S" over "1877," postdates the actual manufacture of the piece by about twenty years. ... Click for details

Lincoln & Foss "Bead" Coin Silver Egg Spoon
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3238f   $38.00


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A well known name among mid 19th century, Boston silversmiths, "Lincoln & Foss" offered quality, mainstream, goods.

This 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy at .9 T. oz., egg spoon is such an example.

It is a "Bead" pattern, with the design appearing on both sides of the handle. The reverse has a fancy script "CBD" monogram.

The oval bowl is generously sized at 1 3/4" long and 1" across at the widest. It retains an original, bright gold wash front and back surfaces.

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S. Kirk "King" 1825 Assay Mark Silver Place Spoon
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3237f   $125.00


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This 7" long, very heavy at nearly 1.7 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon, is a fine example of Samuel Kirk's earliest work, in his first line pattern, "Kings."

It bears a Baltimore assay mark of a "Maryland shield and the letter C" that was used 1825-30, along with "S. Kirk" in script.

The assay standard for this time was established by law at 11 parts out of 12, or 91.7% silver (vs. 92.5% for sterling and 90% for coin), commentary in the Baltimore Museum of Art volume... Click for details

Six teaspoons by Joseph Anthony, Jr., Phila., c. 1790's
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5354   $965.00


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Bright cut, rounded end, long drop. The mark is J(pellet)A. He was in the directories from 1785-1809. Length 5-1/2" Weight 10 dwt. each. The monogram is a script HJM. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Teaspoon by Philip Syng, Jr., Phila., c. 1770
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5353   $160.00


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Upturned handle with long midrib, shell on heel, marked twice PS in a rectangle. Length 4-5/8" Weight 5 dwt. The monogram is a block HB on the back of the spoon. Some tip wear, shell worn. Condition of one mark is excellent, the other very good.

Teaspoon by Wm. Hollingshead, Phila., c. 1790's
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5352   $110.00


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Bright cut, downturned handle, drop, tipt. Marked twice WH in shaped cartouche. Length 5-3/8" Weight 10 dwt. The monogram is a script SH. Overall condition is excellent (very minor damage near end of handle); Condition of both marks is very good.

Joseph Seymour "Wreath" Coin Silver Youth Fork
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3231f   $32.00


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A mid 19th century (1854) design by Syracuse, New York's Joseph Seymour, "Wreath" is a self-defining pattern. It feature a leafy garland surmounted by a flower on the far end of handle, with a double scroll set midway on the handle.

It also incorporates a raised rib that breaks and separates into two parts that carry onto the surface of the tine area. This adds dimension and interest to this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., youth fork.

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Six tablespoons marked J(pellet)DAVIS. Newburyport, MA?, c.1830's
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5344   $240.00


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Downturned fiddle with drops. Not tipt. Length 7-3/4". Weight 1.8 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script SSJ. Overall and mark condition are excellent (near mint).

Six tablespoons, sheaf of wheat, by Samuel Brown, NY, c.1830
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5341   $360.00


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Downturned fiddle. Length 9-1/8". Weight each 1.8 troy ounces. The monogram is a lengthwise script EG on the top. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pair Lee, Middletown, Connecticut, c. 1790, Coin Silver Teaspoons
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3216f   $45.00


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Measuring 5 3/4" long and weighing approximately 1.0 T. oz. combined, this matched pair of teaspoons are stamped "I or J Lee" in script lettering, which mark Belden in "Marks of American Silversmiths," citing two sources, identifies as "possibly that of a Middletown, Conn., silversmith working ca. 1790-1800."

The style of this suggests the earlier end of that date range.

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J.L. Moore & Co., NYC, "Tipt" Coin Silver Table Serving Spoon, Mint
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3205f   $48.00


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Produced in the second quarter of the 19th century in New York City, this 8 1/2" long, weighty at 1.8 T. oz., coin silver table or serving spoon, is an extremely well-made piece.

It has a "Tipt" end, rounded and heavily beveled shoulders, and a pointed end bowl.

The backside of the handle has an elegantly rendered, feathered script "TD" monogram.

It is stamped "J.L. [Jared] Moore & Co." (1796-53) for the well-documented jeweler and watchmaker. This particular mark, with the "& Co.,"... Click for details

Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Spoon by Godfried M. Zahm Circa 1838-60
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Offered is a nice 19th Century American coin silver teaspoon by Godfried M. Zahm of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (working ca. 1838 to the early 1890s). This piece is engraved with period script initials "MD" and bears a well-struck maker's mark of G.M.ZAHM in roman caps in a rectangular punch. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is fair overall, with minimal tip or surface wear, but with some small dimples and dents in the bowl. Please review all... Click for details

Mid 19th Century Coin Silver Youth Fork, "Kitty to Carrie"
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3198f   $28.00


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This coin silver youth fork measures 6" long and weighs over .8 T. oz.

Its mid 19th century pattern is a variant of "Tuscan," attributed to New York's Michael Gibney, or a similar design called "Cottage" produced by Joseph Seymour, John Polhamus, William Gale, and possibly other makers.

This example is only identified by the retailer's name, "J.W. Helmer," location unknown, stamped on the backside.

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E. Borhek, Philadelphia, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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In her benchmark work on Philadelphia silversmiths, Catherine Hollan identifies "E. Borhek," the mark on this 5 11/16" long, .5 T. oz., as Edward, 1806-87. She notes that 1835-37, he was known as "Borhex."

In his later years he operated as an optician and spectacle maker, although as this spoon attests, silver was his stock in trade in earlier years.

This is a well-crafted piece, which a broad handle end with a subtly tipt backside, a line drop on the heel, and high, angular shoulders... Click for details

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