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London 1841 W.E. "Prince Albert" Sterling Mustard Spoon
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1807f   $45.00

London 1841 W.E.
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Marked with a lion, the English symbol for sterling silver, an Old English date letter "f" for 1841, and the city symbol for London, and the queen's head duty mark, this mustard spoon measures 4 13/16" long and weighs a relatively heavy .9 T. oz. The maker's stamp is poorly struck but is clear enough to ascribe to William Eaton.

The pattern is "Prince Albert," an English design that found its way into the realm of American silver, with New York's Michael Gibney one name identified with it. ... Click for details

Whiting "Honeysuckle" Sterling Silver Ladle
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1806f   $95.00

Whiting
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Whiting's "Honeysuckle" pattern features a naturalistic representation of this popular garden flower set against a finely stippled ground. The lower portion of the handle is lined and separated from the pictorial portion by a crossed ribbon band. While this 7 7/8" long, approximately 1.7 T. oz. piece is sterling, and so marked, the pattern is more commonly found in silverplate.

The form is almost a hybrid between a ladle and a spoon. The curved handle is set close to the horizontal in... Click for details

Westervelt MEDALLION teaspoon
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2180   $25.00

Westervelt MEDALLION teaspoon
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length six inches, weight 1.00 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Wendell & Roberts.

Silver scholar and author D. Albert Soeffing describes this portrait as "a rather plain woman," and though it lacks the sophistication of some Medallions, there is a certain undeniable charm to her face. A great entry level item for the budding silver collector, should such a creature still exist...

Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Place Fork
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1802f   $90.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany's "English King" is arguably the most successful of all the American iterations of a pattern that has its origins in English style. This example is a 6 7/8" long fork marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885," and "M," this last letter indicating the piece dates no later than 1891. Consistent with the line, it is exceptionally heavy, weighing 2.3 T. oz.

It is in very good estate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is light polishing wear and a couple of faint... Click for details

P. Weekes Dublin 1846 Rattail Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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1801f   $28.00

P. Weekes Dublin 1846 Rattail Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this teaspoon is fully marked for sterling silver, Dublin, Ireland, and 1846. The maker's mark is "P.W," designating Phillip Weekes.

It has a down turned, reverse tipt end, and a rattail drop on the reverse of the bowl. The front is monogrammed "EH" in a feathered script.

The condition is very good. The monogram shows slight softening from polishing. The overall finish is finely patinated. The bowl is well-shaped and free of tip wear,... Click for details

James Brady Dublin 1826 Sterling Silver Mustard Spoon
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1789f   $40.00

James Brady Dublin 1826 Sterling Silver Mustard Spoon
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Fully marked as made by Dublin silversmith James Brady in 1826, this sterling silver mustard spoon (similar to a large American master salt spoon) measures 4 1/4" long and weighs just over .4 T. oz. The ovoid bowl is 1 1/8" wide, 7/8" back to front, and 1/4" deep.

It has a reverse tipt end and an exposed drop on the heel of the bowl, and is without a monogram or crest or removal of same.

The condition is very good. There is light polishing wear and there are surface scratches... Click for details

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Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Cream Ladle and Lemon Fork
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1785f   $30.00

Durgin
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Old examples of "Fairfax" made by Durgin rather than Gorham, these pieces are marked "D" and "Sterling," and in the instance of the ladle "Pat'd." as well.

One is a lemon fork that measures 4 15/16" long and weighs approximately .6 T. oz. The second is a 5" long, .8 T. oz. cream ladle.

Neither piece has a monogram or removal, and both are in mint condition with brilliant, hand polished finishes.

Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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1779f   $32.00

Gorham
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At 4 3/8" long and weighing nearly .7 T. oz., this pair of sugar tongs are the smaller of two versions offered in Gorham's "Chantilly" line. They are also old, stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G, along with the word "Sterling." They carry the retail stamp "J.A. Merrill & Co.," "Portland, Me."

The grips are decoratively detailed and especially appealing.

The piece is in mint condition and without a monogram or removal. They are without wear or damage, and have a finely finished... Click for details

London "Kings" Heavy Sterling Silver Crested Teaspoons
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1772f   $90.00

London
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While essentially matching, employing the same "Kings" pattern and engraved with the same standing lion crest, these two sterling silver spoons show subtle variations and were produced by different makers.

They are both 5 5/8" long and heavy, with one weighing just under 1.2 T. oz. and the other just over 1.3 T. oz.

The hallmarks indicate the first spoon was made by Soloman Royes in 1821, while the second was was made by William Eaton in 1829, both of London. Clearly the later one was... Click for details

Gorham "Japanese" Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon
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1766f   $40.00

Gorham
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Dating from the early 1870's, Gorham's "Japanese" pattern is a high form expression of the Aesthetic mode. It features a variety of subjects including birds, insects, and as in the case of this 4 1/4" long, just under .4 T. oz., demitasse or coffee spoon, a standing female figure.

This piece is an exceptionally fine example in mint condition. All the design elements remain crisp and clearly defined. The bowl is completely smooth, free of burrs or nicks, and has a bright gold wash front and... Click for details

London 1774 Huguenot Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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1763f   $90.00

London 1774 Huguenot Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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Measuring 6 5/8" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this sterling silver piece is the size of a contemporary dessert spoon.

It is English in origin with rubbed but discernible hallmarks that read for London, 1774, and makers Abraham Barrier and Lewis Ducommieu. This mark appears in the unregistered marks section of Grimwade, but as is noted, it is included in the "Parliamentary Report of 1773." Lewis Ducommieu has own mark entered in 1774. Grimwade also adds in the biographical section that... Click for details

Wallace "Waverly" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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1757f   $48.00

Wallace
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Dating from 1890, Wallace's "Waverly" is a "Louis XV" style scroll pattern, quite similar to Whiting's 1891 pattern of that name.

This example is a 5 5/8" long, nearly .9 T. oz. sardine fork. It has five tines, the outer two of which are wider than the central one, and have slightly curved tips and scalloped edges that lead to scalloped shoulders.

This is without a monogram or removal and is in excellent condition. Marks are "RW&S" and "Sterling."

International "Frontenac" Sterling Preserve Spoon
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1749f   $110.00

International
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Measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing a substantial 2.2 T. oz., this preserve spoon is an early example of International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac." It is marked with the Simpson, Hall, Miller helmet-over-shield emblem of International Silver, along with "Sterling," and "Pat."

It is in exceptionally fine condition and without a monogram or removal. It has a slightly upturned end and retains all the fine detailing that characterizes original pieces of this pattern. This includes precisely rendered... Click for details

Mt. Vernon "Yetiv" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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1747f   $60.00

Mt. Vernon
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Mount Vernon was a company that emerged from the merger of several other firms, including Mauser and Roger Williams Silver. Some patterns were native to the new company, and some came over from the predecessor operations, with the eventual list of offerings quite substantial.

"Yetiv," the pattern on this 5 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., sardine fork, well represents the capacities of the firm. It is an Art Nouveau design patented in 1902 and so indicated on the reverse. Other marks include a... Click for details

Edinburgh, 1856, "Kings" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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1746f   $110.00

Edinburgh, 1856,
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This cream, or possibly toddy, ladle is fully marked for James McKay, Edinburgh,1859, and carries the Scottish thistle standard for sterling silver.

It measures 6" long, has a 1 3/4" diameter, 3/8" deep, round, flat-bottomed bowl, and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Kings" design with an added crowned lion's head crest. The backside is plain save for the marks.

The condition is excellent. There is scant polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, dings, or burrs, showing only... Click for details

Gorham "Henry II" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
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1745f   $285.00

Gorham
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit and leaves.

This example is an ice cream slice or knife. The form is one of the largest serving pieces offered in any line, and that is certainly the case with this 11 1/2" long, heavy... Click for details

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