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Gorham "St. Cloud" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2234f   Sold

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An enduringly popular pattern, Gorham's "St. Cloud" exhibits the full measure of design and execution sophistication that showed itself in American silver manufacturing in the second half of the 19th century.

It incorporates a variety of acanthus leaf and foliate elements, a stylized shell, and even tight swirls hinting at an Aesthetic influence.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, .9 T. oz., sardine fork. This is a slight variant in that most examples of this form in this pattern have... Click for details

Whiting "Radiant" Sterling Silver Berry Serving Spoon
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2229f   $125.00

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A highly decorative, late 19th century, design, Whiting's "Radiant" presents in an opulent, courtly manner. The handle has a fanned end, which would seem to be the source of the pattern name. Other elements include ribbing, acanthus leaves, and little florettes which might be forget-me-nots.

This example is an 8 1/2" long, very heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. It has a generously sized, 3" diameter, 1" deep, eggplant shaped, bowl that has decorated shoulders and a matte... Click for details

Watson "Plymouth" All Sterling Silver Tea Infuser
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2228f   $65.00

Watson
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Essentially a "Bead" pattern, Watson's "Plymouth" dates from 1905 and reflects the sensibilities of the budding Colonial Revival movement of the period. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both the front and back sides of the handle.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, 1.3 T. oz., solid silver, tea infuser. It has a flowing script "MAM" monogram engraved on the handle front.

The ovoid bowl is well-constructed and intricately pierced. It has a scroll snap clasp, and the... Click for details

Lunt "Chippendale" Sterling Silver Pierced Olive Spoon
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2226f   $40.00

Lunt
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Measuring 6" long and weighing a relatively robust .6 T. oz., this olive spoon is an early production piece bearing the three part Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen mark that was supplanted by the simpler Lunt Sterling" in 1935.

The pattern is "Chippendale," dating from 1910. It has a reticulated handle with a design that is fully consonant with the name. The bowl is pierced and has a flanged rim and pointed tip. "

It is in exceptionally fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no... Click for details

Whiting "Grecian" Sterling Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
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2225f   $40.00

Whiting
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This "Grecian" is one of several designs that go by this name. It features a ram's head and a satyr figure. While originated by New York's Henry Hebbard, it became a full line Whiting pattern, and is generally identified with that company.

This 5 7/8" long, just under .7 T. oz., sugar spoon is a Whiting piece, marked with the company's lion, emblem, as well as "Sterling," "Patent 1862," and "1." It has a shell shaped bowl and an Old English "H" monogram.

It is in very good condition. ... Click for details

Tuttle "Windsor Castle" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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2223f   $75.00

Tuttle
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"Windsor Castle" is one of Tuttle's (Boston, Massachusetts) first patterns, introduced in 1929.

This example, a 5 3/4" long, weighty 1.9 T. oz., gravy ladle is coded "HH III" in a crescent, indicating it dates from the third year of Herbert Hoover's presidency, 1931-32, early in the history of the line. Other marks include a tree with a circle of dots around it, and the word "Sterling."

The design is a deeply hand chased acanthus leaf, scroll and starburst motif set on a plain, rounded... Click for details

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Old, Mint Estate, Frank Smith "Lion" Sterling Teaspoon
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2215f   $65.00

Old, Mint Estate, Frank Smith
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Originally produced in 1903, Frank Smith's "Lion" has been reissued in recent years. There are enough differences between the two periods, though, that they are essentially distinct patterns.

The short of it is that the earlier production evidences far more detail and clarity of design than latter pieces.

These distinctions are evident on this 5 3/4" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., teaspoon. Quick distinctions can be seen in the backside, torso area of the lion. On older items this area... Click for details

Reed & Barton "La Splendide" Sterling Asparagus Server
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2214f   $235.00

Reed & Barton
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A fully original, old piece, this asparagus server is solid silver and not a combination of stainless with sterling as newer examples are.

The pattern is is Reed & Barton's "La Splendide" dating from 1902. The high relief design reflects the freedom of form characteristic of Art Nouveau, which was the dominant style mode of the period.

Typical of R&B items in this era, this is robust, measuring 10" long overall and weighing 4.1 T. oz.

It has a flat blade serving end that is... Click for details

Gorham "Japanese" Aesthetic Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
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2212f   On Hold

Gorham
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Gorham utilized a variety of figural imagery on its 1870 "Japanese" line of flatware. All drew upon Asian or pseudo-Asian design motifs and incorporated numerous details to suggest that association.

This 8 3/4" long, approximately 1.5 T. oz., berry spoon portrays a bird and dragonfly as primary figures, and is one of the several main themes employed by Gorham. Other elements in the composition include bamboo and even pseudo language characters. The background is stippled and some areas of... Click for details

Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Pickle or Pastry Fork
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2211f   $55.00

Gorham
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Dating from the 1860s, "Ivy," aka "Egyptian Ivy," was one of Gorham's earliest full line patterns and has proven enduringly popular.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., pickle or pastry fork. The one form mirrored the other in this period, with pickle forks being the older.

It has three tines, the lower one of which is wider than the other two, and with a hooked tip. The bowl is slightly cupped and has scalloped shoulders.

The backside of the handle is plain,... Click for details

Alvin "Raleigh" Large, Pierced Sterling Tomato Server
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2209f   $110.00

Alvin
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Exceptionally large for this form, this fully original, solid silver, tomato server measures 9" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is substantial enough to lend itself to a variety of serving functions beyond its original purpose.

The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end. The rounded blade has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3", has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface.

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Davis & Galt "Kings" Shell Bowl Sterling Cream Ladle
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2206f   $45.00

Davis & Galt
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Davis & Galt was a Philadelphia partnership that references suggest began in 1888 and was relatively short-lived, with the company itself continuing into the second decade of the 20th century.

A manufacturer of numerous unnamed patterns, this example is a well-designed "Kings" motif.

It is a 5 3/4" long, not quite .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle. The handle is slender, thereby presenting as lengthy. The bowl is a charming and novel hemispherical, 1 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, scallop... Click for details

Pair Wood & Hughes "Viola" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
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2203f   $35.00

Pair Wood & Hughes
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An 1875 design that is more Gothic Revival in sensibility than the then dominant Renaissance Revival style, Wood & Hughes' "Viola" is nonetheless very much a period pattern.

This offering is a matched pair of master salt spoons. Each one is 3 3/4" long and the two together weigh just over .5 T. oz. Both have an Old English "D" monogram.

They are in excellent condition, with clear pattern detail, and well-shaped bowls free of nicks, dents, or burrs. The finishes are pleasing.

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Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
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2202f   $55.00

Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
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Identified as a "lemonade spoon" in the 1904 Gorham catalog (see image 2), this 6 3/4" long, approximately .4 T. oz., item is essentially a sterling sipping straw with pierced bowl end. It is model number "1445H," as stamped on the backside. Other marks include the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1905.

This is considerably more elaborate and sophisticated than later, production oriented, examples of this form. The bowl incorporates an... Click for details

International "Pansy" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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2200f   $35.00

International
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A late Art Nouveau design dating from 1909, International's "Pansy" offers a delicate portraiture of its namesake flower.

This example is 4 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., cream ladle. It has a three lobed bowl with decorated shoulders and a single pansy blossom in the heel.

It is choice condition and without a monogram or removal. It is free of polishing wear and the bowl is without dents, bends, or burrs.

Marks are the indian head emblem of the Wilcox and Evertsen division of... Click for details

Singular Knowles "Angelo" Pierced Sterling Server
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2198f   On Hold

Singular Knowles
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Seeming not to have parallels with other forms, this server in Knowles' early 20th century "Angelo" measures 7 5/8" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

At 4" by 1 3/8", it has a narrow, elongated working end that constitutes more than half the length of the piece. This has seven splayed tines joined by cross bars toward the tips. The heel is pierced with a decorative cut, while the shoulders are imprinted with cee scrolls. The entire blade surface is finished in a matte gold front and back sides. ... Click for details

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