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Unger Brothers "Cupid Sunbeams" Sterling Silver Teaspoon, "Estelle"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3809f   $46.00


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One of Unger Brothers renowned, early 20th century, Art Nouveau designs, "Cupid's Sunbeams" features the faces of two cherubic looking, probably female, figures.

They are surrounded by trailing leaves that flow up the length of the handle of this 5 15/16" long, .9 T. oz., teaspoon.

The reverse is engraved "Estelle" in flowing script, while the front has a small, Old English "E" inscribed in an open area below the figures.

In good condition, it shows slight polishing wear, and a bit of... Click for details

Six Gorham "Old Medici" Heavy Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
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3805   $360.00


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Full size dinner forks measuring 7 5/8" long each, and weighing a hefty 12.1 T. oz. the group, these six matched pieces are marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the handle reverses, and "Copyrighted" on the handle edges.

The pattern, "Medici" aka "Old Medici," dates from 1880. It is a complex design that features imagery and figures representational of the Italian Renaissance. In this instance the primary subject is a young man in festooned garb with a sword hanging... Click for details

Gorham BUTTERCUP punch ladle
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2395   $485.00


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length fifteen inches, weight 5.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown in enlargements. The bowl remains most of its original gilding and is uniform in color.

For those of you who like us are are fans of comparison shopping, the folks who Replace your stuff also have one of these in stock, @1259.00 dollars(!).

J.E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, "Oval Thread" Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3802f   $32.00


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A standard design that was first produced in the coin silver era, and continued after the adoption of the sterling standard in the mid 19th century, "Oval Thread" is a "Pointed Antique" with a tipped end and lined border.

This 6 15/16" long, 1.4 T. oz., example is a place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon stamped "J.E. Caldwell & Co." for the renowned Philadelphia firm, and "925" in an oval, for sterling. This style of "925" mark was commonly used in Boston, suggesting this piece may originate... Click for details

Lunt "Rondelay" Heavy Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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3799f   $48.00


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Issued in 1963, Lunt's "Rondelay" is inspired by classic French design, but presented with a clean, modern flair.

This example is a 6 3/8" long, quite heavy at 2.3 T. oz, gravy ladle with a 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" bowl that has decorated shoulders and a flanged rim.

Never monogrammed and showing no signs of use, this flawless estate piece has a bright finish.

Arthur Stone pierced and chased serving spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2393   Inquire for Price


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length 9 1/4 inches, weight 3.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, some light surface scratches which we've exaggerated here but fine overall condition.

A lovely complement to any "Berry in Calyx" holloware, this fine piece by craftsman Charles W Blanchard is not a commonly encountered pattern.

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Crested Canadian Coin Silver Spoon by James Smellie of Quebec City
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190303-06   $27.50


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Offered is a scarce example of an early Canadian silver spoon with a family crest, by Quebec City maker James Smellie, and bearing two strikes of his maker as well as a couple of pseudo-hallmarks. Smellie seems to have been working from about 1819 to 1829. His work is known, but not at all common. This piece measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Take a look at all of the photos. Condition is fair, with some surface wear and tip wear and some dings and dimples to... Click for details

Whiting "Antique Lily Engraved" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon, Mint
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3794f   $135.00


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Engraved patterns were immensely popular in the late 19th century, probably because the capacity to execute reached a peak in that period, and the technique offered great flexibility in presenting intricate and varied designs.

"Lily," which is actually a "lily of the valley" presented on an "Antique" form handle, was a popular motif offered by numerous manufacturers, none more successfully so than Whiting, the manufacturer of this 8 3/4" long, 2.6 T. oz., berry or large serving spoon.... Click for details

Gorham "Raphael" Renaissance Revival Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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3793f   $68.00


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An early example of a line issued in 1875, this 6" long, weighty at 1.5 T. oz., sauce ladle is marked "Pat. Appl. For," along with "Sterling" and Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem.

The pattern, "Raphael," is Renaissance Revival in style, with a strongly Moorish influence.

Essentially non-figural, it does incorporate a bird with raised wings in the midpoint of the handle, just below the shield-shaped reserve area that is monogrammed "HWS" in Old English lettering.

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Two Alvin "Marie Antoinette" Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
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3791f   $44.00


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Issued in 1910 (some sources indicate 1890) and not readily found, Alvin's "Marie Antoinette," bespeaks its French court inspired name in its design elements, which include garlands, wreaths, ribbons, and laurel leaves.

These two forks are dinner size at 7 1/2" long, and very heavy at 1.9 T. oz. each.

They are identical save that one is engraved "Mary" in script set sideways on the handle front, and the other "Winifred," likely presented to two sisters.

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Whiting "Roses & Scrolls" aka "LaFrance" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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3788f   $65.00


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This Whiting pattern introduced in 1890 is known by several names including singular and plural variations of "Rose & Scroll" as well as "LaFrance" and "LaFrancais."

This example is a 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle with a delicate leaf script "B" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

The 2" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" deep bowl has a scalloped edge, decorated shoulders, and embossed interior.

It is in flawless estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a fine... Click for details

Tiffany VINE asparagus tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2391   $750.00


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length 7 1/2 inches, weight 6.56 Troy ounces, monogrammed script "P," one small pinprick dent as shown in enlargement two but very fine overall condition. ,p>

Wallace "Sappho" Sterling Silver Tea or Dessert Fork Engraved "Carrie"
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3786f   $46.00


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An elaborate leaf, bead, and stylized shell design, Wallace's "Sappho" bespeaks the artistry of the ancient poet from whom the pattern takes its name.

This 6 7/8" long, quite heavy at nearly 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert size fork may have been used as a youth piece, given the engaging inscription, which reads in fine script lettering, "To Carrie" on the front, and "From Mother Dec. 4th 98." on the reverse.

Given this line was first issued in 1895, this is an early piece in the history of the... Click for details

five Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2390   $195.00


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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 6.19 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

Readers of our little web page know that we're obsessed with comparison shopping, but we were slightly shocked to find just one lone Chrysanthemum teaspoon (item 123611846786) had recently sold on the big bad auction site for 49 American moneys. Holy guacamole!

William Faber & Sons Bright Cut Aesthetic Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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3780f   $52.00


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A name of note among 19th century Philadelphia silver manufacturers, William Faber, later joined by his sons, produced items of high quality and lasting appeal.

This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.

It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders.

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Two Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Blunt End Sterling Silver Place Forks
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3777f   $42.00


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Each of these two forks measures 7" long and, while not identical, are matching.

The pattern is Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley" with blunt ends.

One of the two has a script "S" monogram on the handle reverse, weighs just under 1.1 T. oz., and is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo and "Sterling."

The other one is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, weighs 1.2 T. oz., and in addition to the lion and standard marks, is stamped for the retailer, "T.C. Tanke,"... Click for details

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