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Good Hanoverian Pattern Crested English Silver Tablespoon - Mid 18th C
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171123-04   $47.50


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Offered is a good heavy mid-Eighteenth Century English sterling silver Hanoverian Pattern tablespoon, engraved with a worn armorial of a hound of some sort, and bearing hallmarks indicating London manufacture. I didn't check the maker's mark, but it should be relatively easy to track down. This piece measures about 8 1/16 inches in length and weighs a good 68 grams or so. Condition is good overall, with some surface wear but good color and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a fine early... Click for details

English Hanoverian Pattern Tablespoon Crested with a Falcon or Hawk
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20171123-03   $35.00


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Offered is a nice English Georgian sterling silver Hanoverian pattern tablespoon bearing a well-executed period armorial of a hawk or falcon. This piece measures about 8 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 56 grams. Condition is fair at best, as the bowl has been reshaped and the stem may have a well done repair, given that the maker's mark is missing. However, this would make a decent fill-in piece for a set or a server for casual use. The repairs have been done well, and this piece... Click for details

Frank Smith "Newport Shell" Solid Sterling Flat Handle Ice Cream Slice
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3312f   $145.00


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A large item, this piece measures 10 13/16" long and weighs just over 3.3 T. oz.

It is a solid silver ice cream slice or knife in Frank Smith's "Newport Shell" pattern, which features a shell end handle with beaded border on the front, and double lined edges and the shell crest on the backside.

The commanding blade is essentially rectangular, measuring 6 1/2" at the longest and 1 7/8" at the widest. With largely flat margins, there is one scalloped area on the upper edge, and a rolling... Click for details

Whiting "Lotus" Sterling Silver Flat Handle Master Butter Knife
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3311f   $70.00


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Stamped "N. Harding & Co.," for the Boston manufacturer and jeweler, as well as "Sterling" and "2," on the blade, this 7 1/4" long, weighty at 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife was made by Whiting.

The pattern is "Lotus," which is an Egyptian Revival design that is nearly identical to Gorham's pattern of the same name, save Whiting's version shows five fronds while Gorham's has three.

It is solid silver, with a flat handle joined to an upswept blade with a scalloped top edge.

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Gorham "Virginiana" 8 Matching Sterling Silver Tea or Breakfast Forks
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3309f   On Hold


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At 6" long each, this set of eight pieces are the size of youth items, but in this instance are breakfast, tea, or dessert forks. Relatively heavy, the group weigh 8.1 T. oz.

The pattern is Gorham's Art Nouveau "Virginiana," which is an Art Nouveau design that features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.

Each of these has four slender tines joined to wavy edge shoulders that further reflect the overall Nouveau style of the... Click for details

"Dome Top" Large Sterling Silver 19th Century Serving Spoon
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3307f   $235.00


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A large item at 9 1/8" long overall, and weighing over 2.5 T. oz., this spoon has a generously sized, plum shaped, bowl that measures 3 3/4" by 2 1/2" at the widest, and 1/2" deep.

It reflects a form that saw various expressions in the mid 1860s. The common characteristics of this style are a faceted, which this is, or tubular stem, surmounted by any number of ends, for example, knob, ball, sphere, cube, or as in this instance, "dome."

The top on this is more precisely a hemisphere,... Click for details

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Whiting "Louis XV" Large Sterling Handle Meat Skewer or Sharpener
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3305f   $50.00


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Measuring 13 1/2" overall, this carving set item has a silver handle and guard, both stamped "Sterling," while the guard is also imprinted with Whiting's "winged lion" logo, and the handle is stamped "Pat. 1891."

It also has a steel rod that makes up nearly two-thirds of the total length of the piece. This is six-sided and pointed. It appears to be a skewer although it is often identified as a sharpener or hone. Typically, however, these latter were rounded and had knurled surfaces. ... Click for details

Frank Smith "Newport Shell" Two Sterling Silver Nut (or Lobster) Picks
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3304f   $46.00


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Substantially sized at 4 7/8" long each, and weighty at 1.2 T. oz. the pair, these matching picks were made by Frank Smith and retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as identified on the reverses along with the words "Sterling" and "Patented."

The pattern is "Newport Shell," dating from 1910. In addition to the shell end which lends the pattern its name, the design incorporates a beaded border on the front, and a lined border on the back, of the handle.

This form, nut picks, also... Click for details

Whiting "Bead" Large Sterling Silver Fish Slice
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3303f   $165.00


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A very generously sized item at 12 1/8" long and 4.6 T. oz. weight, this fish serving slice was made by Whiting, whose "winged lion" logo, and the words "Sterling" and "Pat. Appd. For" appear on the backside of the handle.

The pattern, "Bead," was introduced in 1880, and in addition to a namesake beaded border, it features a fully articulated, high relief, shell at the handle end. This element shows particularly well at the scale of this piece.

The 7 1/2" long by 2 1/2" at the widest,... Click for details

Durgin "Iris" Sterling Handle s/p Blade Pie Server, Original
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3299f   $75.00


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Measuring 9 3/4" long, this pie server is an early example of Durgin's Art Nouveau "Iris."

It has a hollow handle and a silver plate blade, which component is something of a rarity when found in good condition, as such blades are subject to wear and, soon after the 1900 date of this design, were supplanted by stainless steel composition.

The pattern is akin to Durgin's "New Art," showing high relief iris blossoms, with long, sinuous, leaves trailing up the handle.

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Tiffany "English King" Original Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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3298f   $325.00


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This item possesses all the attributes that make a vintage piece of flatware desirable, namely, it is an unusual form in a sought after pattern by a premier maker, and in superb condition.

It is an early example of the "English King" pattern, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885.," and "M.," with this letter identifier dating its manufacture to no later than 1891.

A sugar sifter, it measures 5 3/4" long and weighs a substantial 1.7 T. oz.

The bowl measures 2 1/2" by 1... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Pair of Coffee or Demitasse Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3291f   $28.00


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Introduced in the first years of the twentieth century, Gorham's "Virginiana" quickly gained popularity, and remains a sought after pattern today.

An Art Nouveau design, it features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.

Commonly identified as a demitasse at 4 1/4" long, catalogues of the period reference this size as a coffee. This matched pair weigh approximately .8 T. oz. combined, have gold washed bowls, front and back... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Egg Spoon
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3290f   $24.00


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Introduced in the first years of the twentieth century, Gorham's "Virginiana" quickly gained popularity, and remains a sought after pattern today.

An Art Nouveau design, it features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.

This example is a 4 3/4" long, relatively heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., egg spoon.

It has an ovoid bowl with a gold wash interior, and is monogrammed with an Old English "E" on the handle.

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Towle "Old English" (Rose) Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
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3287f   $48.00


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A lengthy, 9", approximately 1.0 T. oz., example of the form, this delicate and slender fork was intended for use with soft lettuces.

The pattern is Towle's late 19th century, "Old English." It incorporates small rose blossoms interspersed with a leafy scroll border.

Consistent with the characteristic design of such pieces, it has three long tines, the outer two of which are splayed. These are pointed and have scalloped edges.

Without a monogram or removal, this is in choice estate... Click for details

Teaspoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5362   $25.00


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Pointed end. Length 5-1/2".Weight 2/3 troy ounce. The block monogram on the front is MC/TO/MA. Monogram on the back: 1915. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard; Burbank, CA; mid-20th C.
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Gebelein  
5332   $275.00


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Also marked HANDMADE in rectangle. Pointed end. Length of fork 10-1/4", of spoon 10-1/8". Weight 8.15 troy oz. The monogram is an applied L. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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