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Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Place Fork
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1802f   On Hold

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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   $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.

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

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

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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."

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

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Fish Slice and Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1735f   $495.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that had contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts. This matched fish serving fork and spoon is an exceptionally fine example in the line and reflects the best of the burgeoning capacities of mid 19th century American silver manufacturing.

The fork measures 8 3/4" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while the slice measures 11 5/8" and weighs 3.3 T. oz. Both pieces are engraved "Ellen" in... Click for details

Gorham "Old Masters" Sterling Master Butter Knife
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1731f   $245.00

Gorham
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Dating from 1885, Gorham's "Old Masters" scarcely has any parallels in the realm of American sterling silver flatware. Each piece in the line, with some duplication, features a different, renowned figure from the realm of the classical arts. The handles are cast and individually designed with all aspects of the shank complimentary of the bust of whatever figure surmounts the end of that handle.

The figure in the instance of this 7 3/4" long, exceptional weight 2.2 T. oz., master butter... Click for details

Gorham "Cottage" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
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1728f   $32.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest and most enduring patterns, dating from 1861, "Cottage" takes its design inspiration from French antecedents. Otherwise relatively plain, it has a double lined border with scroll detailing midway up the handle and at the tip.

This example is a 5" long, quite heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., mustard ladle. It has a round, matte finish bowl that retains portions of its original gold wash. The front side of the handle has a large, Old English style "h" monogram. The... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Angelo" Unusual Small Sterling Ladle
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1727f   $95.00

Wood & Hughes
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, and weighing just over over .6 T. oz., this sterling silver ladle has a singular dimension and form 1 3/8" diameter by 3/8" deep, flat bottomed bowl with scalloped edges and a coffered wall.

The pattern is "Angelo" made by Wood & Hughes and stamped with that company's "WwH" plus the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1878." It is a Renaissance Revival design that incorporates a number of detail elements and a combination of bright and matte finishes. The bowl has a gold... Click for details

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