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Lunt "Pynchon" (Chippendale) Pierced Sterling Silver Beef Fork
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4065f   $48.00


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Issued in 1910, Lunt's "Pynchon" is essentially a Chippendale design derived from the colonial revival impulse of its period.

It features an open work handle, and in the instance of this 7 7/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., (beef) serving fork, similar piercing in the heel area.

The serving end is elongated and has three broad tines, the outer two of which have hooked ends.

Never monogrammed, it is in choice estate condition. Apart from overall light surface scratches, there are no signs of use.... Click for details

Set Atkin Brothers Figural Rattail 5 O'Clock Sterling Silver Spoons
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4064f   $210.00


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These six spoons are marked for Sheffield, England, sterling silver, year 1898-99, and "HA" for maker Atkin Brothers - Harry Atkin.

Measuring 5 3/8" long each and weighing 5.0 T. oz. the lot, they are 5 o'clock size, used for afternoon tea.

They have elaborately designed, cast, handles that are reminiscent in style to "apostle" spoons.

The design incorporates a pair of dolphins supporting a heart and flower or fleur-de-lis at the openwork handle tops. The lower ends of the stems portray... Click for details

Gorham "Chrysanthemum" Engraved Aesthetic Sterling Silver Pie Server
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4063f   $110.00


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Bright cut engraved designs were popular among American silver manufacturers during the last quarter of the 19th century, with this generously-sized, 9 1/4" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., pie server a fine example of the style.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the "Old English" tipt backside handle, the pattern is "Chrysanthemum," issued in 1885. Flowers, grasses, and birds were common themes for this genre.

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Joseph Mayer Co. "Hawaii" Hula Dancer Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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4062f   On Hold


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Dating from early in the 20th century, this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., spoon carries the distinctive "crossed shovel and pick with JM Co." mark of Seattle's Joseph Mayer Company, along with the word "Sterling."

A souvenir piece, it features a raised figure of a grass skirted hula dancer wearing a lei around her neck. She is identified by a banner set diagonally across her feet.

The end of the handle is embellished by three hibiscus blooms, while the shank reads "Hawaii" in raised... Click for details

Wendt "Bird" (Rooster) Large Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
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Reflecting Aesthetic sensibilities, themselves drawn from Asian design, Wendt's "Bird" is a multi-motif pattern that features a variety of avian creatures, usually in flight or alight on a branch.

This full size, 12 1/2" long, heavy at 6.6 T. oz., soup ladle is unusual in its portraiture in that, rather than representing a delicate specimen such as a nightingale or swallow as is typical of most of the line, it portrays a bold, standing rooster or cockerel, with raised tail features and a... Click for details

Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon with Gold Wash Bowl
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4060f   On Hold


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Measuring 5 7/8" long, and weighing just over .8 T. oz., this sugar spoon was made by Durgin, marked with the company "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd," and retailed by Philadelphia's "Bailey, Banks & Biddle," also so stamped.

The pattern is "Empire," which is a late 19th century design that incorporates imagery suggestive of the French court, nobility, and imperial realms. This includes a dominant crown, cornucopia, a torch and flame, a wreath and festoons of ribbons and flowers.

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Tiffany & Co. "Statue of Liberty" Sterling Silver Souvenir Teaspoon
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4059f   On Hold


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In pristine condition, this 6" long, "Statue of Liberty" themed spoon marked "Tiffany & Co." and "Sterling," is heavier at 1.3 T. oz. than other similar pieces.

It features a raised, sculptural-like, full representation of Liberty standing on her pedestal base.

There is an eagle with raised wings, a shield, and the words "New York" below this, extending to the margin of the bowl.

As indicated, the item is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever and possessing a bright... Click for details

Durgin "New Art" (Narcissus) Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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4056f   $165.00


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Arguably the line by which all other Art Nouveau floral designs are measured, Durgin's 1900 "New Art" embodies the exuberance, lushness, and fullness of expression that characterize this style mode.

All these qualities are evident on this 5 7/8" long, characteristically heavy at 2.2 T. oz., sauce ladle with a 2 1/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl.

Multi-motif, the portraiture on this is narcissus, with blossoms and leaves that lay upon and fold over one another, rising from the surface of the... Click for details

Durgin "Bead" Large Talon Grip Sterling Silver Tongs
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4054f   $70.00


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Measuring a lengthy 5 3/4" and weighing a robust 1.7 T. oz., this pair of tongs are marked on the inside of each leg, respectively, with Durgin's "D" emblem and "Sterling," and "B.K.&Co.," for Boston's Bigelow, Kennard & Company.

The pattern is "Bead," issued in 1893. It features a "Tipt" end with a beaded margin handle, joined in this instance to heavy, detailed, talon grips.

The plain arch is engraved with an Old English "T" monogram.

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Whiting "Arabesque" Solid Sterling Silver Jelly Cake Server
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Rooted in Moorish design, Whiting's "Arabesque" was produced during the Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.

This example from the line is a rarely found, 8 1/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., jelly cake server.

It is characterized by a lengthy, narrow and pointed, blade with a cupped heel, flanged shoulders, and pointed tip.

In this instance the blade is also bright cut engraved in a design that mirrors that on the handle.

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Gorham "Virginiana" Six Matching Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoons
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4051f   $180.00


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Each of these six iced tea aka parfait spoons measures 7 5/8" long and has an Old English "E" monogram inscribed on the handle front. The group weigh 6.2 T. oz.

Estate items, they are early examples of Gorham's Art Nouveau "Virginiana" pattern, marked with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1904."

A poppy design, the portraiture includes blooms and buds on both ends of the handle, front and back sides, along with long trailing leaves.

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Frank Smith "Lincoln Engraved" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
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4048f   $65.00


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First issued in 1905 as "American Chippendale" aka "Chippendale," Frank Smith produced a rarely found variant named "Lincoln Engraved" in 1923.

This example of the line is a 5 3/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., narrow bowl, condiment spoon, used for chow chow or piccalilli relishes.

It appears to represent a further refinement of the pattern, having a hammered handle and a hand chased, rather than die struck, design that embodies the Arts & Crafts sensibilities of the period.

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Kalo, Chicago, Hammered No. 7 Large 1939 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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4046f   $235.00


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The Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater indicates that "The Kalo Shop" was founded in 1900 by Clara Barck Welles and "went on to become the largest and most influential producer of handwrought silverware and jewelry in the midwest."

Rainwater further notes that "Mrs. Welles retired in 1940." Given that this 10 1/8" long, 3.6 T. oz., serving spoon is engraved on the backside, "AS HCM" over "Feb. 14, 1939," it traces to the founder's working years, which... Click for details

Frank Smith "Federal Cotillion" 12 Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
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4045f   $110.00


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Frank's Smith's "Federal Cotillion" aka "Edward VII" is nearly identical in design to Whiting's "King Edward," with both issued in 1901, coincident with the elevation of Edward to the throne of the United Kingdom following the death of Queen Victoria.

The pattern is an American interpretation of an English "Kings" pattern and incorporates shells, acanthus leaves, and an anthemion.

This group is a set of twelve, matched, 4 3/8" long, 5.8 T. oz. the group, coffee (slightly larger than... Click for details

Tiffany "Fanueil" (Pointed Antique) Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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4044f   $42.00


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Issued in 1910, Tiffany's "Fanueil" pattern is essentially a pointed antique with a tipt back. It bespeaks the Colonial Revival style that was coming to dominate the period, while the clean form evokes the sensibilities of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

This example is a 6" long, weighty at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon with a script letter "EAB" monogram engraved on the handle front.

The bowl has pointed, flanged, shoulders and a thumb drop on the backside.

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Gorham "Virginiana" Unusual Form Sterling Silver Olive or Ice Tongs
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4043f   $185.00


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Measuring 6 3/8" long and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this pair of tongs is marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."

The pattern is "Virginiana," which is an early 20th century, Art Nouveau design that features poppy blossoms, buds, and leaves.

There is a flowing script "KTC" monogram engraved on the arch.

An original and unusual form, these tongs have large, 1 1/2" long, lined and textured, leaf grips. If form suggests function, then these are for olives, given the leaf... Click for details

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