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S. Hoyt "Oval Thread" Coin Silver Dinner Fork
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3249f   $48.00


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Full size, indeed large, at 7 7/8" long, and weighty at 1.8 T. oz., this dinner fork traces to the second quarter of the 19th century.

It is marked "S[amuel]. Hoyt & Co" and "266 Pearl St" for the well-documented New York City maker who worked by himself as well as in numerous partnerships. This location dates 1836-50.

An "Oval Thread" pattern, it is without a monogram or removal and is in especially fine condition.

The hand polished only finish is bright and even. The tines remain... Click for details

Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, "Medallion" Coin Silver Coffee Spoon
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3247f   On Hold


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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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3244f   On Hold


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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

D.M. Tyler c. 1855 Engraved Coin Silver Serving Fork
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3239f   On Hold


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An unusual form, and as such a charming period piece, this fork measures 6 1/4" long and weighs .6 T. oz.

It has three, relatively wide, tines, the outer two of which are hooked, while the center one has a circular piercing. The shoulders and upper edges are notched.

Its purpose is uncertain, but a beef fork is likely.

The handle is flat, save for a slightly upturned end, and is extensively diamond cut engraved with wriggle work that extends onto the tines.

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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.

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).

Very Rare Carlisle, PA Coin Silver Spoon by Bernard Hendel, Ca. 1825
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20170817-01   $135.00


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Offered is a lovely and quite rare example of the silverwork of Bernard Hendel, better known as a clockmaker and the least known of the Hendel brothers. Bernard worked from about 1811 to 1844, and a number of clocks bearing his name alone or in conjunction with his brother Jacob are known. However, there is almost no silver bearing his name. This is only the second spoon I've come across by Bernard Hendel, and it is a good one. By style it should date to about 1825, but could be a little... Click for details

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.

They have rounded ends, with very slight beveling on the backsides. The fronts are engraved in a fancy script... Click for details

Brown & Shaver, Utica, NY, Coin Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle
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3209f   $44.00


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Sources indicate that Charles C. Shaver and Henry S. Brown, the makers of this 6 1/2" long, 1.0 T. oz., ladle formed their partnership while both of them were working for Maynard & Taylor, and whose silver portion of that business they bought out to establish their own firm in 1856.

The partnership only lasted two years as Shaver contracted typhoid fever and sold out to Brown, whose interest he bought back in 1863 after recovering from his illness. All this history indicates the "Brown &... Click for details

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