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Hocknell, Rochester, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1963f   $34.00

Hocknell, Rochester, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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George Hocknell, born about 1812, is listed as a Rochester, New York silversmith, with residence in Seneca Falls, New York, later in his life.

This example of his work is a 6" long, .8 T. oz., c. 1840, cream ladle. It has a downturned fiddle handle with rounded shoulders off the bowl. There is a finely rendered, script, "M Campbell" monogram.

The piece is in very good condition. The bowl remains round and is free of dents, cracks, or breaks, although it has a slight bit of unevenness... Click for details

Large Ball, Black "Bead" Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1935f   $165.00

Large Ball, Black
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Stamped "Ball, Black & Co." for the prominent mid 19th century firm, this pie server is large scaled. It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz. The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.

The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse. There is a fancy, feathered script "CAC" monogram on the obverse, and what appears to be a "CAP" monogram on the reverse. Such details always raise the question of... Click for details

Gorham "Beaded" Coin Silver Ice Cream Serving Spade
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1917f   $125.00

Gorham
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Marked "Patent 1861," "Beaded" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns. It was produced for a considerable period of time and made in both coin and sterling silver. This example is marked "Coin," so dates to 1868, the year Gorham went to sterling, or earlier.

It is a large, 9 1/4" long, approximately 2.5 T. oz., ice cream server. It has an oval blade with two ribs in the bottom, notched shoulders, a beveled edge, and a gold washed upper surface. This is shallowly concave and more of a... Click for details

Gorham "Ionic" Coin Silver Large Serving Spoon
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1905f   $115.00

Gorham
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Marked "Patent 1867" on the backside of the handle, and stamped with a lion, anchor, G, "Ionic" is one of Gorham's earliest full line patterns. It was also issued just before Gorham went from coin silver to a sterling standard in 1868 and examples of it are rather uncommon.

This example is a large, 8 1/2" long, 2.3 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large, round bowl with a rippled base and notched shoulders. It is finished in a mostly intact, bright gold wash front and backsides. The piece... Click for details

Jeffrey Brackett "Tipt" Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1838f   $60.00

Jeffrey Brackett
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Unusually proportioned, this elongated coin silver master butter knife measures a full 8" long overall and weighs a substantial 1.4 T. oz. The flat, blunt end blade comprises 3" of this length, while the slender handle with a rounded, tipt end, comprises 5". There is a stylish, well-formed, script "LB" engraved on the front of the gently arched handle.

The maker's stamp is "Jeffrey R. Brackett," along with the word "Boston." Brackett is well documented, identified as working as a... Click for details

Serving spoon by J.S.Elliott, Pottsville, PA (NEW MARK)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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350   $77.00

Serving spoon by J.S.Elliott, Pottsville, PA (NEW MARK)
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, c1830 -- high pointed shoulders, drop on bowl back, feathered script mono E S N on front; 9" in length. Condition is mint, extended bowl tip unworn. Both maker's name and town in which he worked struck on back of handle (as shown). Can't find the mark in any of the usual and many of the unusual references.

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H&S Twist Handle and Engraved Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1756f   $100.00

H&S Twist Handle and Engraved Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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Stamped "H&S" in two circles joined by a diamond for Syracuse, New York's Hotchkiss & Schreuder, this 8 3/4" long, 1.7 T. oz., berry spoon dates from the 1860's.

It is an especially fine representation of the design sensibilities and manufacturing skills of the period.

The stem is twisted while the scalloped edged handle end is flat with a slightly upturned tip. The surface of this has an engine turned background complimented with bright cutting and a wriggle work border on the... Click for details

Set of 6 18thC serving spoons by Joel Sayre
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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105C   $1250.00

Set of 6 18thC serving spoons by Joel Sayre
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Pointed-end handle, narrow pointed-arch drop on bowl back, brightcutting and roulette work half-way down handle, feathered script mono L M N in cartouche on front. Length is 9-3/4". Weight is a hefty 15 T oz. Condition is mint -- extended bowl tips unworn. Sayre learned his trade on Long Island. By the turn of the century, he had moved on to NYC.

"Louis XIV" Style Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1743f   $48.00


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Similar to Gorham's "Louis XIV," this pattern has parallels in designs produced by George Sharp and John Wendt, of which this 7 1/8" long, nearly 1.1 T. oz., master butter knife is one. It is marked "Coin" on the reverse, with no other identifiers.

The pattern and piece both date c. 1870, and include a period bellflower, leaf, and scroll motif. It has a reserve, which in this case is without a monogram or removal. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the... Click for details

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Fish Slice and Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1735f   $595.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts. This matched fish serving fork and spoon is an exceptionally fine example in the line and reflects the best of the burgeoning capacities of mid 19th century American silver manufacturing.

The fork measures 8 3/4" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while the slice measures 11 5/8" and weighs 3.3 T. oz. Both pieces are engraved "Ellen" in... Click for details

Hall, Hewson & Brower Rt Angle Coin Silver Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1685f   $55.00

Hall, Hewson & Brower Rt Angle Coin Silver Butter Knife
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Dating from the mid 19th century, Hall, Hewson & Brower were located in Albany, New York. This example of their work is a 7 1/2" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., right angle, coin silver master butter knife. It was retailed by "W.D. & A. McLean" according to the mark alongside the HH&B with eagle emblem on the blade. The blade is engraved with a waterside scene of a structure with a sailboat in the background. Other portions of the blade have leafy elements and engine turning. The handle is also... Click for details

Tablespoon by Stodder & Frobisher, Boston, c1820
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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375   $38.00

Tablespoon by Stodder & Frobisher, Boston, c1820
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Downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front. Length is 8-1/2". Weight is a solid 38 grams. Condition is minty. Seller pays freight.

Albert Coles "Warrior" c. 1860 Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1645fb   $595.00

Albert Coles
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This 8 5/8" long, 2.7 T. oz., coin silver berry or serving spoon was produced by New York's Albert Coles, whose three part hallmark appears on the backside of the handle.

Dating from c. 1860, it reflects the strong period interest in Classicism. The end of the handle portrays a highly articulated, multidimensional warrior bust set atop a pediment base. This has a flat backside, and although hollow, is substantial. The central part of the shank is tubular and faceted. There are two... Click for details

Southern ladle by Thomas Cain, Knoxville, c1810
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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673   $4500.00

Southern ladle by Thomas Cain, Knoxville, c1810
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Downturned fiddle handle with ornamental cut-outs at base of fiddle; pointed shoulders which extend over rim of bowl to create a decorative (and probably unique) design (see pic); cut-cornered (coffin-end) drop on bowl back; prominent rib on back of handle, feathered script mono B on front. Length is 12-1/2". Round bowl is 3-3/8" in diameter. Mark is T. CAIN. with Masonic pseudos. Condition is near-mint.

Coffin-end serving spoon by Fletcher & Gardiner, Boston
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End

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282   $175.00

Coffin-end serving spoon by Fletcher & Gardiner, Boston
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This is one of F&G's earliest pieces, made around 1810, before their removal to Philadelphia. Indeed, the Yankee Eagle -- often seen on New England silver of the period -- frames the F&G mark (see pic). This spoon is in near-mint condition. It has square shoulders, an incised pointed arch drop on the bowl back, and a feathered script mono F C C on the front. It is a shade over 9-3/8" long. It weighs about 1.5 Troy oz., or 51 grams. The bowl is completely unworn.

Serving spoon by Eli M. Gibbs, Norwich, NY, c1825
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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864   $65.00

Serving spoon by Eli M. Gibbs, Norwich, NY, c1825
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Downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, feathered script mono M L on front. Length is 9-1/8". Weight is a respectable 51 grams. Just a touch of tipwear, otherwise condition is excellent.

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