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Gorham "Chantilly" Old Solid Sterling Silver Large Pie Server
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4322f   $145.00


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Imprinted with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895," this 9 1/8" long, 2.7 T. oz., pie server, aka pie knife, is an early production piece of "Chantilly."

It is all silver, with a large, pointed end blade with raised, plain (without scrolls), shoulders.

Never monogrammed, it remains in outstanding estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches consistent with age, there are no signs of use. The blade is free of bends or burrs, and the overall finish shows... Click for details

Gorham "Medallion" Sterling Silver Tea or Dessert Fork x 2
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4321f   $85.00


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Classically inspired, featuring figures from mythology, "Medallion" flat and hollow ware evolved in the 1860s and was produced by numerous manufacturers of the period.

In its ascendancy at the time, Gorham produced a "Medallion" that set a standard for the motif, becoming in fact the line of choice for then retailer only "Tiffany & Co."

This 6 7/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., piece is variously identified as a tea, dessert, or breakfast fork.

The portraiture is a right facing head of a woman with... Click for details

Georg Jensen "Pyramid" Early Mark Sterling Silver Dinner Spoon
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4318f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Larger than an American dessert aka oval soup spoon, but smaller than a tablespoon, this example of "Pyramid" measures 7 3/4" long and weighs nearly 2.6 T. oz. It could function as either a place or serving piece.

An estate item, it is stamped with an early Georg Jensen "GI in a beaded circle" mark, "Sterling," and "Made in Denmark."

Moderne in style, the design is strikingly direct.

Architectural in manner, it has a four-sided, chiseled appearing, handle that is surmounted with a... Click for details

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Silver Place Fork
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4317f   This item is currently being auctioned


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This tea, dessert, or breakfast fork measures 7" long and weighs approximately 1.3 T. oz.

The pattern is a blunt end version of Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley."

It is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, and is marked with the Whiting "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," and with the name of the retailer, "T.C. Tanke," Buffalo, New York.

It is in superb condition, retaining excellent pattern detail that is free of polishing wear, and has a bright finish. The... Click for details

Tiffany BROOMCORN sugar sifter
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2421   $125.00


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length 5 5/8 inches, fine condition, gilt bowl, monogrammed "1847 - 1897", weight 1.32 Troy ounces.

For the sake of accuracy, we'll mention that one piercing is slightly ajar (you may be able to see this in our third enlargement) but this is visible only with magnification, not to the naked eye.

Reed & Barton "La Parisienne" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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4316f   $48.00


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Issued by Reed & Barton in the early 20th century, "La Parisienne" stands alongside the company's "Love Disarmed," "Les Six Fleurs," and "Les Cinq Fleurs," as among the most striking Art Nouveau designs produced by American silver manufacturers of the period.

This pair of talon grip tongs in the pattern measure a lengthy 4 5/8" and are weighty at 1.3 T. oz.

The precisely articulated chrysanthemum blossoms, buds, and leaves that appear on each arm are set in high relief.

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Wallace "Violet" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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4314f   This item is currently being auctioned


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An early 20th century pattern, Wallace's "Violet" is an expressive Art Nouveau floral design.

This example is a 7 1/4" long, 1.3 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

A large blossom occupies the central portion of the handle and is surrounded by additional blossoms, buds, and leaves the full length of the handle and on the backside.

The pattern also extends onto the scalloped edge, rounded end, bowl.

Never monogrammed, this is a fine example, with clear pattern detail. The only signs of... Click for details

Gorham "Villa Norfolk" Solid Sterling Silver Long Claret Spoon
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4313f   $185.00


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Of uncertain function, but generally thought to be used to withdraw soaked or mulled fruit from tall pitchers, claret spoons were largely a Victorian or early post Victorian device.

This lengthy, 13 1/2", just over 2.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" are imprinted on the backside of the handle.

The pattern is "Norfolk" aka "Villa Norfolk" introduced in 1904. It is a clean design, with lined edges and a double scroll at the... Click for details

Old Whiting "Lily" 5 O'Clock Sterling Silver Teaspoon x 3
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4310f   $22.00


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Slightly smaller than a full size tea, this five o'clock spoon measures 5 7/16" long and weighs .8 T. oz.

It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily" marked with the company's "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O."

A striking and highly detailed Art Nouveau floral design, this retains excellent pattern detail, is without dents or bends in the bowl, and has a fine finish.

There is a lightly inscribed, script "G" monogram on the handle front.

Whiting "New Empire" Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Cracker Scoop
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4309f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Characterized by very large bowls and relatively small handles, cracker scoops or spoons are fanciful and uncommon serving items in any flatware line.

This 8" long, 2.2 T. oz., example was made by Whiting in its "New Empire" aka "Empire" pattern.

The shell-shaped bowl is 4" long, 3 3/8" at the widest, and 3/4" deep in the cupped and embossed heel. It is finised in a pale gold matte wash in the interior. (Please see image 2 for close detail.)

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Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork & Spoon
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4306f   $165.00


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Large scaled, this pair of salad servers measure 9 1/4" long each item and weigh 4.8 T. oz. combined.

Made by Whiting, whose "lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1893" appear on the backsides, the pattern is "Imperial Queen."

The design incorporates shell, acanthus leaf, and scroll elements evocative of a traditional "Queens" pattern, apropos of the pattern name.

Both pieces are engraved in a flowing script "ECF" monogram on the handle fronts.

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Liberty & Co. "Cymric" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Small Spoon
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4304f   $65.00


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At 4" long and weighing .4 T. oz., this is a demitasse or coffee spoon.

It is hallmarked on the bowl reverse for London, 1899-1900, sterling, and renowned maker "Liberty & Co" (partially rubbed).

Designer Archibald Knox is strongly associated with this firm, and he very likely designed this which falls within the company's "Cymric" line. The pattern name is "Egbert" and is decidedly Art Nouveau in style and appears to be hand worked in whole or in part.

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Durgin "Strawberry" Pure Coin Silver Shell Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4302f   $85.00


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An early pattern that Durgin made first in coin and continued in production in sterling, "Strawberry" faithfully portrays a single plump fruit with leaves on the handle end, and a cluster of leaves midway on the handle.

It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on the front and backsides.

This 6 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., example is an early run item, marked "Patent," "Pure Coin," which is a characteristically New England term, and with the name of the retailer, "A. Skinner," Boston.... Click for details

Greenleaf & Crosby "St. Augustine" Sterling Grapefruit Spoon by Durgin
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4299f   $46.00


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Described in an 1885 historical recounting as "a perfect museum of ancient and modern art," Jacksonville, Florida's "Greenleaf & Crosby" evolved into a jeweler of national reputation.

The firm marketed an array of sterling silver souvenir spoons that featured a variety of state locations and themes (such as alligator handled pieces).

This 6 1/8" long, relatively weighty at .9 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon stamped "Greenleaf & Crosby Co.," features the "Old City Gates" of "St.... Click for details

Whiting "Twist" with Diamond Handle Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
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4297f   $46.00


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Unusual for Whiting in regard to the pattern which is a "Twist" handle with a faceted, four-sided, solid end, and the bowl form which is an elongated, gold washed, shell with a cupped heel with flange shoulders, this 6 1/8" long, .7 T. oz., item is likely a sugar spoon.

Dating from late in the 19th century, it is marked with the Whiting "lion with W" logo, "Sterling," and the number "30" on the heel backside.

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Wallace "December Capricornus" Holly Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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4296f   $38.00


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This 5 7/8" long, approximately .9 T. oz., teaspoon is an example from Wallace's early 20th century series that features zodiac signs and flowers from each of the twelve months of the year.

The month represented is "December" as appears on the lower portion of the handle, and the corresponding sign and flower are "Capricorn(us)" and "Holly."

In mint condition, and never monogrammed, this appears to have been little, if ever, used as an implement. All details remain well-defined showing no... Click for details

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