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Hamilton & Diesinger Sterling Long Strawberry Fork
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1819f   $45.00

Hamilton & Diesinger Sterling Long Strawberry Fork
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Perhaps unique in the realm of strawberry forks, this 6 1/2", relatively heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., piece by Hamilton & Diesinger has a significantly and visibly longer handle than what this form usually has.

The pattern is without an identified name. A dense floral, damask like design, featuring a dogwood or wild rose blossom against a scroll background, it is similar to Wood & Hughes "Louvre," Knowles "Rose" and "Aeolian," and Durgin "Scroll" among others, and likely dates from the same... Click for details

Gorham Hollow Handle Sterling Silver Pie Server
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1818f   $265.00

Gorham Hollow Handle Sterling Silver Pie Server
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One of at least three, kindred, hollow handled patterns that Gorham produced in a limited number of serving pieces, this design is unnamed. A similar square or diamond design goes by the name "Hindoo."

This 9 1/2" long, just over 3.0 T. oz., pie server is a show piece. It is all sterling silver, with as mentioned, a flattened oval shaped, hollow handle. This is joined to a narrow, solid shank, while the large blade is thick and has sculpted shoulders that have a double banded reinforcing... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Jelly Trowel
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1815f   $135.00

Dominick & Haff
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Made in two versions, one pierced and one not, this example of Dominick & Haff's figural "Renaissance," is the former and less common of the two. This variant seems to have been retailed only by Boston's Bigelow, Kennard & Co., as this and other examples are so identified. Other marks include the D&H emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94."

The form is a 7 11/16" long jelly trowel. Consistent with the line, it is heavy, weighing approximately 2.0 T. oz. It has a tapered, flat blade with... Click for details

Wendt "Moresque" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
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1809f   $245.00

Wendt
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Seldom found, John Wendt's "Moresque" is the nameplate pattern for the "Persian Revival," or "Moorish," style that was popular in the United States in the 1870's. Some other contemporaneous examples of this motif include Tiffany's and Whiting's "Persian," and Gorham's "Hindostanee."

"Moresque" examples present with slight variations from piece to piece. These variations include the utilization of a plain disc on the handle, set on the front or backside, or on both sides, as is the case... Click for details

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   On Hold

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

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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...

P. Weekes Dublin 1846 Rattail Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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1801f   $24.00

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

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.

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

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

8 Matched Wm. Gale & Son Sterling Silver Egg Spoons
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1744f   $245.00

8 Matched Wm. Gale & Son Sterling Silver Egg Spoons
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Each of these eight egg (or could be used for ice cream) spoons is lengthy at 5 5/8", while the group weighs 5.4 T. oz. They all match and carry the same Old English "E.L.F." monogram. Five of them are stamped "Wm. Gale & Son," and three are stamped only "Sterling."

The pattern is a knot (similar to "Le Cordon") and leaf design dating c. 1860. The five spoons marked "Gale" retain full gold wash finishes on both sides of the bowls, while the "Sterling" ones show only traces of gold.

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"Louis XIV" Style Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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1743f   $48.00


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Similar to Gorham's "Louis XIV," this pattern has parallels in designs produced by George Sharp and John Wendt, of which this 7 1/8" long, nearly 1.1 T. oz., master butter knife is one. It is marked "Coin" on the reverse, with no other identifiers.

The pattern and piece both date c. 1870, and include a period bellflower, leaf, and scroll motif. It has a reserve, which in this case is without a monogram or removal. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the... Click for details

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