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Reed & Barton "Intaglio" Old Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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4019f   $265.00


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One of several bold Art Nouveau patterns that Reed & Barton issued in the first decade of the 20th century, "Intaglio" is a multi-motif floral design that, apropos of the name, is carved into the surface as well as raised up, all contributing to an overall sculptural quality.

In keeping with the company's large scaled contemporaneous companion lines such as "Love Disarmed," "Les Six Fleurs," "Les Cinq Fleurs," and "Francis I," this serving spoon measures 10" long and weighs 5.8 T. oz.

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Paye & Baker "Poppy" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Bon Bon
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4018f   $70.00


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This 5 1/2 long, .9 T. oz., bon bon or nut spoon was made by Paye & Baker whose "P&B inside hearts" emblem, and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Poppy", which is one of that company's several expressive Art Nouveau designs issued during the first decade of the 20th Century.

The poppy flowers, leaves, and stems are set in fine detail against a stippled background on both the front and back sides of the handle, while the pale gold wash bowl portrays a completely... Click for details

Gale & Corning "Dome Top" Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon
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4015f   $215.00


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Generally attributed to George Sharp because of its similarity to his "Ball" design from the 1860s, this 1860s this item was in fact manufactured by Gale & Corning, with the design patent issued to Alonzo Hebbard (information from a private researcher).

It has a faceted shank with grommet-like devices at each end, and features a large, hemispherical "Dome," engraved in this instance "H.P.Y." in Old English lettering.

It has a knurled band border, a circle of beading, and a small, knob... Click for details

Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Solid Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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4013f   $70.00


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A 7 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., flat-handle master butter knife, this is an old example of Alvin's Art Nouveau pattern informally known as "OOB," short for "Old Orange Blossom."

It exhibits the fine detail of an early production piece, which in this instance extends onto the blade. The handle is up-tipped, which is an additional feature associated with older examples; later pieces had flat handle ends.

There is a line script "H" monogram engraved on the handle front.

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Copenhagen Silver Industry Hand Made Large Sterling Ladle Spoon
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4012f   $185.00


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Something between a ladle and a spoon, this 9 1/2" long, 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, round bowl item is very heavy at 5.0 T. oz.

It is extensively marked, including "Copenhagen Silver Industry Ltd.," "Sterling Hand Wrought Denmark," and an emblem.

Reference information about this Danish Modern Arts & Crafts maker is scant, although enough material is available to indicate this "floral and inscribed" pattern is a standard design with the firm, with a likely 1930s date.

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Gorham "Grecian" 1861 Sterling Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle
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4011f   $95.00


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Introduced in 1861, and initially made to a coin silver standard then continued in production beyond the conversion to sterling in 1868, Gorham's "Grecian" features a solid tubular stem capped with an elaborated anthemion or palmette.

This 6 1/2" long, approximately 1.6 T. oz., ladle dates post 1868, as it is marked "Sterling," along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Patent 1861," and the name of the retailer, Rochester, New York's "Sunderlin & Weaver."

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Watson "Lily" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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4009f   $68.00


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Weighty at 1.2 T. oz., this 4 3/4" long pair of sugar tongs is stamped with the "crown, W, lion" mark of the Watson Company, along with the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Lily," dating from the early 20th century.

An expressive Art Nouveau design, it incorporates a cluster of blossoms at the tops of the arms, and has cupped grips that are imaginatively formed into a gathering of undulating leaves.

Never monogrammed, these are in immaculate condition, free of polishing wear, bends,... Click for details

Gorham "Cottage" Engraved Blade Sterling Silver Pie Server
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4007f   $95.00


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An early line pattern first issued in 1861 to a coin silver standard, "Cottage" continued in production for many years, through Gorham's transition to sterling in 1868.

This 8 1/2" long, 2.3 T. oz, pie server is marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," indicating it dates post 1868.

It has a triangular shaped serving end, with a cupped heel and flanged shoulders and edges. The surface is engraved in an anthemion, leaf and flower, period design.

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Victorian Sterling Silver Filigree Bon Bon
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4006f   $65.00


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A charmingly delicate piece, this bon bon measures 4 3/8" long and weighs .6 T. oz.

All sterling silver, and so marked, it features an open work bowl that incorporates a series of swirls, leaves, and beading, punctuated by four symmetrically-situated floral rosettes.

The wire frame handle repeats the same structure and motif as the bowl.

In flawless condition, this is without any wear or damage. The filigree work is completely intact, absent any breaks or bends.

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Gorham "Fontainebleau" Sterling Silver Full Size Dinner Fork
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4003f   $65.00


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True dinner length at 7 1/2", and substantial weight at 1.8 T. oz., this fork was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" appear on the handle reverse, along with the name of the retailer, "T.E. Thompson," Galveston, Texas.

The pattern is "Fontainebleau" issued in 1882. It features a variety of figures drawn from the court of French King "Francis I."

The image in this instance is of a young man in period garb carrying a tray with a roasted bird on it.

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Wood & Hughes "Venetian" Large Bowl Sterling Silver Serving Spoons
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4000f   $120.00


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A large item measuring 9" long and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this spoon is marked "W&H" for "Wood & Hughes," New York City, "Pat. 1878," and "Sterling."

The pattern is "Venetian," which is a Moorish design that incorporates intricate tracery arrayed on an arch-like handle.

The bowl is decidedly distinct in style and scale. Plum-shaped, it is 4" long by 2 3/8" wide by 1" deep, has a central vee running the length of the base, and flange shoulders.

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Towle "Orchids" Large Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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3999f   $65.00


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Lengthy at 5 1/4" and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this item is marked with the Towle "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. App'd For."

They are large sugar tongs in the multi-motif, floral, "Orchids" pattern, first issued in 1889.

These have claw tongs and are monogrammed with an "M" in Old English lettering on the arch.

In excellent condition, they are without wear. Pattern detail remains well-defined, and the finish shows a soft patina. There are no bends, cracks, or... Click for details

Whiting "Radiant" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon with Ruffled Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3998f   $65.00


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The pattern on this 6" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon is "Radiant," issued by Whiting in 1896.

An elaborate design, it features a fan-like end with a gadrooned surface, along with a series of floral clusters and acanthus leaf detailing.

This pattern appeared in at least three bowl styles, one of which is a shell form and one a modified shell, while this example is essentially round, and has ruffled shoulders and heel, complimented with an embossed flower swag, all finished in a... Click for details

Knowles & Ladd "Queen" (Strawberry) Coin Silver Pie Server
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3997f   $65.00


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Measuring 9" long and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this pie server has a triangular shaped, 4 3/8" by 2 5/8" at the widest, blade with flanged shoulders.

The pattern is "Queen," which is one of the earliest designs produced by Knowles & Ladd, later J.B. & S.M. Knowles. It was first issued in 1865, and made in both coin and sterling silver; this is older production to a coin standard.

"Queen" is actually a strawberry motif that portrays three hanging fruit and a leaf cluster set on a handle that is... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Francis I" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set, Old
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3994f   $375.00


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Monumentally scaled, this salad serving fork and spoon each measure 9 1/2" long, and weigh 3.5 and 3.4 T. oz. respectively.

Early examples of Reed & Barton's "Francis I," they are marked with the company's "eagle, R, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. June 25, 07," in small, fine lettering as expected of old pieces.

Each piece has a flowing script "EMH" engraved on the handle reverse, and a gold washed, front and back sides, serving end.

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Tiffany BROOM CORN shell bowl berry spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2410   $375.00


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length 8 5/8 inches, weight 3.72 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed "1847-1897", marked as shown in fourth enlargement.

It was a lovely anniversary gift way back then, and would make a fine one now. To order, send email.

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