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Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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2023f   $35.00

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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Measuring 6" long and weighing .9 T. oz., this early 20th century sugar spoon is decidedly Art Nouveau in style. It features a full bloom lily at the terminus of the handle, and an iris midway up. Leaves and tendrils complete the design on the front and extend to the backside. It is without a monogram or removal.

The bowl is a modified shell form with a scalloped end and slightly flanged edges.

It is stamped "Sterling" but the maker's mark is rubbed, leaving the formal pattern name in... Click for details

Gorham "Patrician" Art Nouveau Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2015f   $55.00

Gorham
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A bit longer than a teaspoon at 6 1/8" and heavy at approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a youth spoon. Having an oversize bowl, this form is also sometimes identified as a pap spoon.

The pattern is Gorham's Art Nouveau "Patrician," a kindred design with "Poppy." It is marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Patent 1902."

It is in choice condition and without a monogram or monogram removal. The design detail remains crisp and well-defined. The bowl is perfectly shaped, and free... Click for details

Old Gorham "Versailles" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2014f   $70.00

Old Gorham
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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 example is in Gorham's "Versailles." It measures 5 3/4" long and is heavy at nearly 1.0 T. oz. The bowl is 2" long by 1" at the widest and 1/2" at the deepest. It has a satin matte finish on the interior and retains a portion of an original gold wash.

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Watson "Gemini" Zodiac Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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2011f   $35.00

Watson
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The early 20th century witnessed a burst of interest in zodiac signs among silver manufacturers. Gorham is the firm that seemed to have capitalized most fully in this trend, but other producers offered entries as well.

Watson was among them and this 5 7/8" long, just under 1.0 T. oz. teaspoon is an example of that company's output.

The sign is "Gemini," as identified in the upper right hand edge of the front. The twins are portrayed as a pair of cherubs, one standing and one sitting in... Click for details

Towle "Arlington" Solid Sterling Large Cheese Scoop
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2007mt   $100.00

Towle
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A fully original item, not made up or adapted from another piece, this large, 8 1/4" long, heavy, approximately 2.0 T. oz., cheese scoop was made by Towle as identified on the reverse. Other marks include "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, "L.L. Mason."

Dating from 1884, Arlington is a dense, multi-motif, repousse style, floral design with a plain backside, which in this instance is free of a monogram or removal. It is highly detailed and intricately wrought. It shows particularly... Click for details

Gorham "New Queens" Large Sterling Cold Meat Fork
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2006f   $110.00

Gorham
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This sterling silver cold meat fork is about as large as such pieces get, measuring 8 5/8" long and weighing a very heavy 2.4 T. oz. The pattern is one of several kings and queens iterations that Gorham evolved over a span of about fifty years.

Each of these designs seemed to become more detailed, and that is the case with this late, 1899, expression. It incorporates the requisite shell and acanthus leaf elements characteristic of the queens motif in a variety of ways on both sides of the... Click for details

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Old Gorham "Chantilly" Solid Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2004f   $165.00

Old Gorham
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Gorham produced pie servers with both hollow and solid silver handles. The earliest hollow handle examples had silverplate blades, while later examples were made with stainless blades. This example is the very oldest, original form, and is all silver.

It measures 9 1/8" long and weighs a robust 2.9 T. oz. The blade itself is generously proportioned at 4 3/4" long and 2 3/4" at the widest, has flanged shoulders and slightly raised edges that lead to a flat, pointed, tip.

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Old Newbury Crafters "Windsor Shell" Ster. Punch Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2001f   $625.00

Old Newbury Crafters
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Solid silver, fully original and completely hand made, this punch ladle bears the unicorn mark of Geoffrey Blake who is a contemporary master smith producing for Old Newbury Crafters silver.

Sources list Blake as starting his association with ONC in 1971. In-depth, illustrated, online articles about him, the company, and the production of hand worked silver are available on the sites "smpub.com" and "paulreverehouse.org." A google search will turn up other links. He remains a skilled... Click for details

14 small teaspoons by Gebelein, sailing ship motif
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5131   $335.00

14 small teaspoons by Gebelein, sailing ship motif
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Sailing ship swaged on handles. Length 4-11/16". Weight just under .5 troy ounces each. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

4 Teaspoons by Gebelein, sailing ship motif
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Gebelein  
5130   $160.00

4 Teaspoons by Gebelein, sailing ship motif
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Sailing ship swaged on handles. Drop. Length 5-3/4". Weight .8 troy ounces each. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Iced tea/parfait spoons by Gebelein-sailing ship motif
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5129   $315.00

Iced tea/parfait spoons by Gebelein-sailing ship motif
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6 Iced tea/parfait spoons with sailing ship swaged on handles. Drop. Length 8". Weight about 1 troy ounce each.No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

8 Matched Gorham "Old Medici" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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1997f   $280.00

8 Matched Gorham
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This set of eight, matched, teaspoons in Gorham's "Old Medici" are early items, stamped with a "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and the word "Copyrighted."

Each one measures 5 11/16" long. They are hefty, with the group weighing 7.5 T. oz.

"Old Medici" is a dense, figural design that is subject to polishing wear. These retain all the intricacy of their original production, showing only minimal evidence of use. The main figure is a woman holding a bucket and all elements of her portraiture... Click for details

International "Cambridge" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1980f   $45.00

International
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Dating from the late 19th century, International's "Cambridge" is a beaded pattern with a lined margin leading to a scrolled top.

This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., delicately proportioned, lettuce fork.

The serving end has three tines with trident ends. The heel is decorated with scroll and bead elements that echo the main pattern, and there are two round piercings that provide added embellishment. There are slight traces of an original gold wash remaining.

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Large Eno & Co., Phila., "Fan" Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1976f   $135.00

Large Eno & Co., Phila.,
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While his early working years were spent in Hartford, Connecticut, George Eno is identified as a Philadelphia silversmith where he spent most of his life.

This large, 7 3/4" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle is stamped "Eno & Co." and "Coin," dating it 1854-60, prior to Eno's 1860-70 partnership with George Bechtel.

This area is an exceptionally handsome piece that is in pristine condition.

The 2 7/8" by 2 1/4" by 5/8" deep oval bowl has a scalloped rim. The narrow handle is... Click for details

Scare, Original Towle "Old Colonial" Ster. Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1975f   $75.00

Scare, Original Towle
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This 6" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., three tine pickle fork is a place piece and not a serving item. It is an early, and apparently not readily found, form in Towle's "Old Colonial" line.

This example is in immaculate condition and is without a monogram or removal. It retains an original gold wash, which apart from some rubbing wear on the backside where the heel rests, is fully intact.

Marks are the Towle emblem, "Sterling," "925/1000," and an imprinted "Pat. 1895."

Pair Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1974f   $26.00

Pair Towle
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Measuring 4" long, this size spoon is often identified as demitasse, although the original Towle catalog for "Old Colonial" labels it a coffee spoon.

This pair, which together weigh .8 T. oz., are early examples in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. The bowls retain their original gold washes.

They are both marked with the Towle emblem, the word "Sterling," "925/1000," and one them also reads "Pat. 1895."

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