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

Old Friends  
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

8 Matched Wm. Gale & Son Sterling Silver Egg Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1744f   $245.00

8 Matched Wm. Gale & Son Sterling Silver Egg Spoons
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Each of these eight egg (or could be used for ice cream) spoons is lengthy at 5 5/8", while the group weighs 5.4 T. oz. They all match and carry the same Old English "E.L.F." monogram. Five of them are stamped "Wm. Gale & Son," and three are stamped only "Sterling."

The pattern is a knot (similar to "Le Cordon") and leaf design dating c. 1860. The five spoons marked "Gale" retain full gold wash finishes on both sides of the bowls, while the "Sterling" ones show only traces of gold.

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

North Hill Antiques  
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

Old Friends  
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

Old Friends  
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

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2169   $1650.00

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
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Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

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Two Kirk "King" c. 1824 Baltimore Standard Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Old Friends  
1720f   $85.00

Two Kirk
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Please note: While one is illustrated, this listing is for a pair of matching teaspoons. They carry the unique Baltimore assay and date marks for 1824, along with the maker's stamp, "Kirk." They are to a Baltimore standard for silver, which would have been 11/12 or 10.15, roughly equivalent to coin.

Each one measures 5 5/8" long and the two combined weigh 1.9 T. oz., with one heavier than the other. The pattern is a "King" variant, with plain, exposed drop, backsides that are monogrammed... Click for details

6 Matched Johnson & Godley Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
1707f   $110.00

6 Matched Johnson & Godley Coin Silver Teaspoons
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These six coin silver teaspoons are exceptionally fine examples of mid 19th century coin silver. They all match and are marked with the three part pseudo hallmark of Albany, New York's Johnson & Godley (1843-50), and the name of the retailer, "Hood & Tobey," also of Albany and with overlapping dates with J&G.

Each spoon measures a slightly over-sized 6 1/4" long, while the group weighs 3.4 T. oz. They have tipt ends and the same double monograms, "F.S.N." and "E.S." in script lettering.... Click for details

Birdback teaspoon by John Letelier, Wilmington, c1790
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
108V   $200.00

Birdback teaspoon by John Letelier, Wilmington, c1790
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Oval-end handle, reverse tipt, block mono C over P * M on front. Length is 5-1/8". There is some tipwear, as shown. Bird is in pretty good shape.

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2163   Sold

Taylor & Lawrie basting spoon, Fiddle Shell & Thread
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length 12 3/4 inches, weight 5.65 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed "M" (period script with flourishes) obverse, retailed by Bailey and Kitchen.

While the dates for this firm are generally given as 1837-1850, the style and construction of this spoon is would tend to indicate that it was made several years before 1837.

Though English items in Fiddle Shell and Thread are common, American examples are quite scarce and those in such exemplary condition nearly... Click for details

Parkman 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Old Friends  
1694f   $90.00

Parkman 18th Century Coin Silver Tablespoon
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There are varying attributions for the "Parkman" stamp that appears on the backside of this 9" long, 1.8 T. oz. coin silver tablespoon. Assigned by Winterthur as an alternate mark for Thomas Parkman born about 1767 in Hartford, and working there until 1793, then Boston, next followed by Hudson, New York about 1795, possibly in association with a group of Quakers. A reliable online source opines this mark may be that for Charles Parkman, 1785-1834, but the c. 1790 style of this is too early for... Click for details

George Franciscus Jr. Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
1687dd   $40.00

George Franciscus Jr. Coin Silver Teaspoon
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George Franciscus Jr. had a working history that began in Baltimore in 1810 and then Lancaster, Pennsylvannia from 1819 until his death in 1840. Several marks are associated with him include the "G. Franciscus" in an engrailed rectangle that appears on this 5 7/8" long, .6 T. oz. teaspoon. According to Gerstell's "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania," this mark "is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition of southern silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1968." This piece has a... Click for details

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

Old Friends  
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

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

North Hill Antiques  
786   $600.00

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
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In 1825, the Erie Canal opened, sending to NYC and beyond the agricultural riches of Ohio and ultimately the entire midwest. For 10 years -- from 1825-35 -- this cornucopia was celebrated in the arts, including the art of silvermaking. The basket-of-flowers and sheaf-of-wheat flatware patterns are examples; so too is this mug with its band of farm produce and equipment -- corn-filled wagon, barn, windmill, beehives, farm house, corn crib, scythe, rake, and a sheaf-of-wheat design repeated 10... Click for details

Serving spoon by Michael Gibney, NY, circa 1845
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5048   $195.00

Serving spoon by Michael Gibney, NY, circa 1845
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Scalloped bowl, fiddle thread. Length 12-1/4". Weight 4-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English CMC. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

6 G.W. McDannold Kentucky coin silver dessert spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2160   $275.00

6 G.W. McDannold Kentucky coin silver dessert spoons
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with broad double swell fiddle and short front midrib decoration, length 7 1/4 inches, weight 6.14 Troy ounces, monogrammed "EGM" (script, obverse), superb condition.

McDannold first worked in Mt. Sterling, then in Covington. Though his work is not quite so scarce as that of some other makers, it is quite a happy event indeed to find a set of Kentucky spoons in such exemplary condition.

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