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Blackinton Sterling Silver & Enamel Food Pusher
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2162dd   $60.00

Blackinton Sterling Silver & Enamel Food Pusher
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A charming item, this 4 1/4" long, just over .3 T. oz. total weight, (baby) food pusher is stamped with the "sword through B" mark of Blackinton, along with the word "Sterling."

The pattern is rococo in style and incorporates scrolls and florettes along its asymmetrical border. This frames a white enamel ground that itself contains a pair of purple lilies with trailing green leaves. The canted blade has a flat end and scalloped edges. The entire piece apart from the enamel is finished is... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Grapefruit Spoon
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2155f   $45.00

Dominick & Haff
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Dominick & Haff produced its figural "Renaissance" pattern in solid and pierced versions, with solid being the common form. This 5 5/8" long, relatively heavy 1.0 T. oz., grapefruit, aka fruit or orange, spoon is pierced. The open version is invariably marked with the name of Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," and that is the case with this piece.

It has a script "M" monogram on the handle and retains a pale residue of its original gold wash.

It is in excellent condition, free of... Click for details

Wendt "Medallion" with Twist Handle Cheese Scoop
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2153f   $365.00

Wendt
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Wendt's "Medallion" was one of the most highly regarded of this genre of designs produced by numerous silver manufacturers in the 1860s. The portraiture is of a youthful, helmeted male warrior set in a knob-end oval with a lined backdrop.

This example is a large, 8 1/2" long, heavy, approximately 2.3 T. oz., cheese scoop. It has a twist stem and broad, swooping scoop. This possesses a robust quality, with a thick shank, and strongly defined detailing.

It is in excellent condition. ... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Coffee Spoon
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2152f   $22.00

Dominick & Haff
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At 4 3/8" long, this spoon may be classified as either an after-dinner coffee or a demitasse.

The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which is a heavy line and that is the case with this which weighs a substantial .5 T. oz. The design features a bearded figure on the front of the handle and the heel of the bowl. The bowl in this instance has a gold wash finish.

It is in mint condition and without a monogram or removal. The pattern detail remains well-defined and is free of... Click for details

FEDERAL GRAVY LADLE, Abraham Gerritze Forbes, NYC 1785
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Hampton Galleries  
7352B   $250.00

FEDERAL GRAVY LADLE, Abraham Gerritze Forbes, NYC 1785
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Coin silver gravy ladle by Abraham Gerritze Forbes, New York City (c. 1785-1795), 8-7/8” long, deep 2-¼” circular bowl, downturned oval end handle, beautiful diamond cut bright cut design on edges of handle and making oval cartouche at end with unusual three-masted sailing ship crest under banner “SPERO MELIORA” (I hope for better things), marked in script “A.Forbes” in serrated shaped cartouche.

Towle "Canterbury" Sterling Server Jelly Knife
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2148f   $55.00

Towle
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Towle employed a novel serving end for jelly knives in several late 19th century patterns, one of which was "Canterbury." This 7 1/4" long, 1.1 T. oz., piece has an elongated, gold washed, blade with a cupped base, curvilinear sides, and decorated shoulders that repeat the same bead and scroll motif of the handle.

It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Apart from some worn spots in the gold on the interior of the blade, there are no signs of use.

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Very Rare Tiffany "Vine" Sterling Place Spoon
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2146f   $155.00

Very Rare Tiffany
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William Hood comments extensively on this unusual Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd), 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., spoon in his benchmark reference work, "Tiffany Silver Flatware."

He suggests it might be a pap spoon, noting it is a "rare and undocumented piece" that has "an unusually shaped bowl, . . . the sides tapering in width from 13/16 to 5/16 in., and forming a scoop. The narrowness of the scoop suggests it might be used to feed babies. This specimen is one of only three of this piece type we have... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Celestial" Sterling Silver Tablespoon
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2144f   $85.00

Wood & Hughes
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In the same genre as Whiting and Tiffany's "Japanese" and Wendt's "Bird," Wood & Hughes 1875 "Celestial" may be the most explicitly Asian inspired in its portraiture given the pagoda-like detailing around the handle end.

Otherwise the design follows after this group of patterns in featuring a bird image set amid a leafy surround. The degree of detail is precise and finely rendered, with all the elements laid upon a stippled ground.

This example is an 8 5/8" long, relatively heavy at 1.8... Click for details

Gorham "King George" Sterling Silver Egg Spoon
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2143f   $32.00

Gorham
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Patented in 1894, Gorham's "King George" was that company's most successful "King" iteration.

This piece is a 4 3/4" long, relative heavy at approximately .7 T. oz., egg spoon. It has a fine "OEEA" feathered script monogram on the handle front and is inscribed "1908" on the handle backside.

It is in very fine condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined and the finish is lustrous. The ovoid bowl is free of dents, nicks, or burrs.

Marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem,... Click for details

Early Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Chow Chow Spoon
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2142f   $60.00

Early Towle
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Perhaps the least common of condiment servers (a category which includes mustard ladles and horseradish spoons), chow chow aka picalilli spoons characteristically have narrow, deep bowls, and often relatively long handles.

This 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., example is in "Old Colonial" by Towle. It is an early and fully authentic, i.e. original production, piece marked with the company emblem, "925/1000," "Pat. 1894," and the name of the retailer, "W. Arnold."

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three tablespoons named Agnes, in Whiting's
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2199   $90.00

three tablespoons named Agnes, in Whiting's
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exquisite and desirable LOUIS XV pattern, length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.91 Troy ounces, fine condition.

We were going to send these straight into the smelter's gaping maw, but then thought that perhaps just perhaps there might be an Agnes or three who'd want to see herself immortalized on a spoon...

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
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2141f   $85.00

Old Gorham
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Marked with Gorham's lion, anchor, G symbol, and the words "Sterling" and "Patent 1900," this 8 1/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., cold meat fork is an early example of "Buttercup."

It is in exceptionally fine condition, and without a monogram or removal. Pattern detail remains crisp and well-defined and the finish has a subtle sheen. The tine area has decorated shoulders and apart from some light scratches on the backside tine tips, is without wear, bends, or burrs.

Fancy Martin & Hall London 1907 Sterling Youth Fork
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2140f   $60.00

Fancy Martin & Hall London 1907 Sterling Youth Fork
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This silver youth fork measures 6 1/16" long and is weighty, at just over 1.0 T. oz. It is fully hallmarked for London, 1907, made by Martin & Hall & Co., Ltd. (RM over EH in a quatrefoil).

The pattern is elaborate, and double die struck, meaning it appears on both the front and backsides. There is a blossom, perhaps sunflower, on the terminus of the handle, and drooping floral or leafy elements in diminishing sizes set midway on the handle. There is a large central, cabochon-like,... Click for details

ten D & H KING egg spoons
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2198   Sold

ten D & H KING egg spoons
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Nothing terribly remarkable about these except perhaps the price.

Tiffany Applied Figure Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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2139f   $110.00

Tiffany Applied Figure Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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A novel design, this 6 3/16" long, heavy, 1.2 T. oz., youth spoon was made by Tiffany & Co. as identified on the reverse. Other marks include "Sterling" and "T," this letter dating it 1892-1902.

The elements of the piece, however, are older than this range. The handle form is essentially Tiffany's "Antique" with chamfered edges. Portions of this are acid etched in a manner that suggests "Vine," specifically squash or cucumber, two of which are incorporated in the etching.

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Gorham "No. 83" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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2137dd   On Hold

Gorham
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Not a full line pattern, Gorham's 19th century "83" was made in a limited number of pieces.

This example is a relatively small, 4 7/8" long, not quite .5 T. oz., sardine fork. The design incorporates an embossed scroll and leaf on the front, with a plain backside. The five tine serving end is delicately proportioned, with three slender central tines flanked by two larger outer ones. The surface of the serving end is finely engraved in a motif that echoes the handle pattern.

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