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Alvin "Wellington" Sterling Silver Food Pusher, Old & Original
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3254f   $36.00


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Issued in 1897, just before the turn of the 20th century brought forward a burst of innovative Art Nouveau patterns, Alvin's "Wellington" incorporates traditional design elements such as a shell, egg and dart motif, and scrolls, all offered in an English manner as befits the pattern name.

The backside of the handle on this 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., (baby) food pusher has a more simplified design than the front and coincidentally resembles Gorham's "Norfolk" of the same period.

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Scottish KING'S sugar tongs, Daniel Robertson, Glasgow 1842
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2275   $95.00


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length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.61 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in photo number three.

A generously proportioned pair of tongs which would be well suited for use with iced cubes.

crested George III soup ladle, Ann Robertson, Newcastle 1807
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2275   $275.00


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length 14 inches, weight 6.55 Troy ounces, a bit of polishing wear and some minor dents in bowl but fine overall condition.

Engraved with crest of the Mossman family and their admirable motto "ME MELIORA MANENT" (better fortune awaits me).

International "Cleone" Large Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
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3252f   $220.00


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Named for an ancient Greek water nymph, i.e. naiad, International's "Cleone" is one of the most expressive patterns that company produced .

Dating from 1900, it is figural and naturalistic both. The end of the handle portrays what appears to be a bearded lion, whose cheeks are pond lilies. Elements of the beard fuse into tendrils, accented by an additional blossom and leaves, that trail along the upper margins of the handle of this 8 7/8" long, heavy, 3.2 plus T. oz., large cold meat fork. ... Click for details

Georg Jensen "Acadia" aka "Blok" Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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3250f   $80.00


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The design on this piece is variously identified as "Acadia" or "Blok," or sometimes combined, with or without a hyphen.

The pattern was introduced in 1934 (one source offers 1931), although the mark on this 4 1/8" long, substantial weight, .8 T. oz. tea caddy spoon, "Georg Jensen in an oval of dots" over "Sterling" and "Denmark," was used from 1945 onward, so it dates between then and the 1970s when production was discontinued.

Deceptively simple in design, the pattern features a... Click for details

D & H RENAISSANCE salad set (pierced Bigelow Kennard version)
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2273   $425.00


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length 8 3/4 inches, weight 7.3 Troy ounces, no monogram, a few minor scuffs in gilding of bowl which we've greatly exaggerated in photo number three and a tiny nick in the nose (reverse of spoon; see fourth image) but exemplary overall condition, no monogram.

As the age of such grand Victorian era silver patterns stretches well past the one hundred year mark, we are finding it increasingly difficult to locate objects such as this which look pretty much the same way now as when they left... Click for details

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J.E. Caldwell Engine Turned with Twist Handle Sterling Sugar Sifter
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3248f   On Hold


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Decidedly c. 1870 Philadelphia in style, this 5 3/4" long, just under 1.2 T. oz., sugar sifter was retailed by that City's "J.E. Caldwell & Co.," whose name and "(925)" for sterling appear on the handle reverse.

The handle is twisted on the lower portion, with a broad, rounded end having a slightly tipt backside. The front is engine turned and bright cut engraved, and includes a shield reserve that is engraved "MN" in Old English lettering.

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Whiting "Lily" Large Sterling Silver Tongs, Old
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3246f   $100.00


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The less common, i.e. bigger, size sugar tongs that Whiting made in its Art Nouveau "Lily" pattern, this pair measure 5 1/8" long and weigh a robust 1.6 T. oz.

They are early production items, marked with Whiting's "lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," and "R'd 1902."

In superb condition, each arm retains excellent, precise detail to the lily design, which is set in high relief. The talon grips are finely articulated and without bends or cracks. The overall finish is bright and even.... Click for details

Bigelow, Kennard "Oval Thread" 1859 Sterling Youth Knife
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3245f   $36.00


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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing a relatively heavy 1.3 T. oz., this knife is engraved "SCB" in a fancy, feathered script, set above "July 1859."

Just slightly smaller than a tea or dessert knife, it is a youth size piece.

An "Oval Thread" design, it is stamped "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm of the period. It is also marked "Sterling," which is early for this date; coin would be expected.

It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and blunt-end blade.

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Alvin "Nuremberg" Figural Sterling Silver Fish Slice
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3243f   $195.00


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Named for the German city with a rich artistic tradition, Alvin's 1903 "Nuremberg" incorporates abundant imagery, the central feature of which is a smiling, slightly devilish looking, jester or gargoyle like figure.

Other elements include flower blossoms, acanthus leaves, a shell, and a fruit or berry at the end of a scalloped edge handle.

This example is a large, 11 1/2" long, approximately 4.0 T. oz., fish slice. The blade has a shaped and curved upper side and shoulders, both with a... Click for details

delightfully cheap trade lot of Towle OLD COLONIAL
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2272   $195.00


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comprising six flat butters, two almond spoons and two salad forks, none monogrammed, excellent condition, total Troy weight 8.57 ounces.

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Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife, Old & No Mono
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3241f   $75.00


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The smaller of two master butter knives that Whiting produced in its Art Nouveau "Lily" pattern, this nonetheless measures a lengthy 6 7/8" and is weighty at nearly 1.6 T. oz.

It is an old, i.e. early production, piece marked with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," "Reg. 1902," and the name of the retailer, "F.W. Reich."

The blade comprises more than half the length of the piece and has a scalloped upper edge, and upswept, pointed tip.

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Michael Homer, Dublin 1777, Shell Bowl Sterling Gravy Ladle
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3240f   $185.00


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An impressive piece of relatively early Irish silver, this gravy ladle measures 7 1/2" long and weighs approximately 1.5 T. oz.

Dating from the George III period, it is fully and clearly hallmarked for Dublin, 1777, sterling, and maker Michael Homer, whose dates are appropriate to this.

It has a "Hanoverian" style handle, with a down turned, reverse tipt handle that is extensively engraved in bright cut and wriggle work on the front.

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Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM sardine fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2271   $195.00


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length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.58 oz. Troy, the slightest distress to outer tine (at end, barely enough to show up in photo number three) but fine overall condition, no mono, retailed by Harris & Shafer of Phila.

Compare @ 299.00 with those folks who Replace your stuff.

By the way, dear reader, our late lamented S 7000 has finally died a peaceful death and we're using a rather primitive point and shoot until the new camera arrives, so please bear with our reduced quality images.

Dublin, Ireland, 1821 "IB" "Old English" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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3234f   $55.00


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A generously proportioned piece, this sterling spoon measures 9 1/8" long and weighs 1.9 T. oz.

Its origins are Irish, with hallmarks indicating it was made in Dublin in 1821 by Joshua Buckton, as indicated by the "I pellet B" imprint. James Brady also dates from the same time, but his mark is absent the pellet.

It is an "Old English" pattern, with a down-turned, reverse tip handle and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.

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Richard Turner, London, 1812, Georgian Sterling Silver Basting Spoon
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3233f   $185.00


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Large at 11 3/4" long, and weighty at 4.3 T. oz., this down turned, "Reverse Tipt," spoon has beveled edges and a thumb drop on the heel backside.

An English Georgian piece, it is fully marked for London, sterling, 1812-13, and maker Richard Turner (RT).

Variously identified as a platter, basting, or stuffing spoon, it is intended for heavy duty.

This has a leaf script "M" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain handle.

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