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Taylor (& Hinsdale), NYC, "Shell" Coin Silver Table Serving Spoon
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3983f   $52.00


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One of two 9" long, just over 2.0 T. oz., table or serving spoons that are identical in every way, save one is marked for Horace Hinsdale, and one for the partnership of Taylor & Hinsdale, this has a "Shell" end handle and a second shell on the reverse heel of the bowl, as well as a large, feathered script "LC" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

Dating from the first third of the 19th century, the piece stamped "Hinsdale" also has a "bust, lion, G" pseudo-hallmark, while the "T&H" one... Click for details

Jonathan Packard "Basket of Flowers" Rochester Coin Silver Sauce Ladle
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Born in 1789, Jonathan Packard first established himself as a silversmith, working alone and in partnership, in Northampton and/or Springfield, Massachusetts, then Albany, New York, and finally in Rochester, New York, where he spent the majority of his producing years (1819-54).

The "Basket of Flowers" motif on this 7" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle, dates it to the 1830s or 1840s, and therefore Rochester.

It is a well-crafted item, with a broad end, lengthy and slightly... Click for details

J.P. Trott, New London, CT Early 1800s Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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3966f   $48.00


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Born in Boston in 1767, where he apprenticed to his father, John Proctor Trott established himself in New London, Connecticut in the 1790s, where he became a prominent silversmith and jeweler. He died there in 1852.

This lengthy, 9 1/8", 1.7 T. oz., coin silver table serving spoon marked "J.P. Trott" dates from his early working years.

It has an elongated, fiddle shaped handle with rounded end and plain back. The shoulders off the bowl are narrow, barely more than a widened area with... Click for details

Newell Harding, Boston, Bright Cut Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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A substantial piece measuring 7 3/4" long and weighing 1.1 T. oz., this coin silver master butter knife traces to the mid 19th century.

Stamped "N. Harding" for Boston's Newell Harding, it is exemplary of the engraver's art as it developed in Boston in this period.

The angular shouldered with pedimented top, handle shows fine work diamond cutting, wriggle work, and a modified Vetruvian scroll design along the border.

The scalloped upper edge, pointed blade is engraved in a stylized leaf... Click for details

McCarty & Hurlbert, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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3941f   $90.00


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Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths offers dates of 1876-87 for the firm of "McCarty & Hurlbert," the name imprinted on the backside of this 9 1/4" long, 2.4 T. oz., berry spoon, with antecedent firms tracing back to c. 1845.

It is also marked "Coin," which is late for this standard, as most manufacturers had converted to sterling by the 1870s.

It has an "Old English" handle with a tipt backside and a bright cut fine flower and leaf theme on the front.

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Wood & Hughes "Diana" Medallion Coin Silver Berry Shovel
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3933f   $285.00


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The prominent New York City firm of Wood & Hughes produced several "Medallion" patterns in the 1860s period when such classically inspired imagery was popular.

The portraiture on this 8 3/4" long, 2.5 T. oz., coin silver, berry shovel (often identified as a cracker scoop) is anecdotally referred to as the "Diana Medallion," as identified by D.A. Soeffing in his 1988 benchmark work on this category of silver. He describes this design as "particularly Grecian in its appearance."

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Rene Beauvais, St. Louis, "Tipt" Coin Silver Table Serving Spoon x 2
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3929f   $58.00


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Norman Mack writes in Missouri's Silver Age, "Francis A. Beauvais and his silversmith brothers, Charles, Rene, and Augustus, were born into a family of artisans."

Their father, Gemini Beauvais, resettled in St. Louis from Montreal, Canada, before 1800, when the former place was yet a village, and the family became a presence in the burgeoning city as it grew vigorously through the 19th century.

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Baltimore circa 1830 10.15 Standard Silver Tongs attrib. A.E. Warner
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This 6" long, 1.3 T. oz., pair of coin silver tongs trace to Baltimore with an approximate 1830 date.

This information can be inferred from the marks, which are singular to Baltimore, and appear in an unusual combination on this particular item.

They include two "10.15" (coin) silver designations, one in italics, and the "head of liberty," used in conjunction with Baltimore assay marks beginning in 1815.

An essay in Maryland Silver published by the Baltimore Museum of Art... Click for details

Bailey & Co., Philadelphia, "Leaf" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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3922f   $70.00


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Likely dating 1855-1862, this sugar sifter measures 7" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz.

It was made and sold by Philadelphia's "Bailey & Co.," and is so marked, along with a "lion, S, shield" with additional "lion," pseudo hallmark that was used while George Sharp was the company's manufacturing manager 1852-c. 1862 (Catherine Hollan Philadelphia Silversmiths).

The "S" indicates sterling, while a like mark with a "U" indicates coin silver, with the former introduced in 1855 (Hollan).... Click for details

Wilson McGrew "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
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3914f   $55.00


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The Cincinnati Art Museum holds an essentially matching tablespoon to this 8 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., piece. The Museum's example is shown in Figure 81 of Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940.

Coin silver, this was made by Wilson McGrew, c. 1840-56, and carries his mark on the backside.

It has a pronounced "Fiddle" shaped handle with a "Tipt" end, and high, chamfered shoulders, all characteristic of silver style of this region and period.

It is engraved "Butterworth" in fine script... Click for details

Duhme "No. 1" Twist with Knob Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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3906f   $52.00


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This 7 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., coin silver master butter spreader was made by "Duhme & Co.," Cincinnati's prominent 19th century silversmith and jeweler, and so stamped on the blade backside.

The pattern is "No. 1," introduced in 1869, and is characterized by a twisted stem with a flat, oval, handle, set in this instance at a right angle to the blade.

An online commentator notes that there are at least six "types" or variations of this design, seemingly the most common of which has a... Click for details

R. Fisher Jr., New York, "Reverse Tipt" Large Coin Silver Sugar Sifter
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Measuring 8 1/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz., this coin silver item has a generously sized, 2 1/2" diameter, shell-shaped, pierced, bowl and "Reverse Tipt" handle.

Generally identified as a large sugar sifter, there is some argument to be made that pieces this scale from this period were actually early ice spoons.

In either case, it is a fine representation of what it is.

It is stamped "R. Fisher, Jr." and "331 Broad Way, N.Y." on the reverse, for Richard Fisher, working 1846-50, also... Click for details

Benjamin Moody Swan, Augusta Maine, c. 1820 Coin Silver Tablespoon
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3879f   $38.00


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Dating from the first quarter of the 19th century, this lengthy, 8 7/8", 1.5 T. oz., table serving spoon is marked "B. Swan," for Benjamin Moody Swan, who worked as a silversmith in Augusta, Maine beginning circa 1815.

Fiddle shaped, with a down turned, rounded end, and high, pointed and chamfered shoulders off the bowl, the piece demonstrates quality crafting.

It has a somewhat primitive, feathered script "RA" monogram engraved on the handle front, and remains in very fine condition.... Click for details

Twist Handle Engine Turned Coin Silver Berry Spoon circa 1860
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3872f   $110.00


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Marked only "Coin," absent a maker's stamp, this 8 7/8" long, 2.0 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon with a twisted shank and engraved and engine turned, notched, handle is reminiscent of a die struck pattern named "Imperial" that was produced by both Gorham and Wood & Hughes about 1860.

It is a handsome item exhibiting sophisticated design and manufacturing processes.

The twist feature was a favored device in the period, as was the fine engine turned surface complimented by precise... Click for details

Large Philadelphia Bright Cut c. 1860 Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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3865f   $48.00


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Weighing 1.6 T. oz. and measuring a lengthy 7 5/8", this master butter knife is a generously sized piece.

Marked only "Coin," the convex, shaped side and pointed end handle with bright cut engraving, is indicative of Philadelphia silver of the c. 1860 period, particular so that of William Faber.

The blade is wide, has an upswept tip, scalloped back, and is engraved in a design akin to that on the handle.

The join with the handle curves up and is especially thick, lending it extra... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Medallion" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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3843f   $225.00


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This 8 3/8" long, 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon falls within the broad category of "Medallion" patterns that were inspired by Classical mythology.

Produced and individualized by numerous makers in the 1860s, this piece is marked "H&S," for Syracuse, New York's Hotchkiss & Schreuder and features an image of a youthful Dionysus on the handle front. The entire lines carries this one figure.

D. Albert Soeffing in his foundational work Silver Medallion Flatewarenotes this particular pattern... Click for details

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