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Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2152   $50.00

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.

Simpson, Hall and Miller FRONTENAC olive fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2150   Sold

Simpson, Hall and Miller FRONTENAC olive fork
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length 5 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed "S". It is safe to assume that the olive fork was made in at least two sizes, this being the shortest.

George Sharp c. 1870 Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1661f   $115.00

George Sharp c. 1870 Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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While unnamed, this c. 1870 design by George Sharp is quite similar to Gorham's "Louis XIV" and Knowles' "Emperor," both of the same period. It is double die struck, meaning the pattern appears on both sides of the piece. This example is a 6 1/2" long, 1.2 T. oz. sauce ladle. The handle is slender and elongated looking, and is joined to a 2" diameter, round shell bowl with a scalloped rim and a flat bottom. This is finished on both sides with a bright gold wash that extends up to the lower... Click for details

6 Reed and Barton LES CINQ FLEURS ice cream forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2149   $325.00

6 Reed and Barton LES CINQ FLEURS ice cream forks
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length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 6.22 ounces, superb condition, faintly gilt tines, monogrammed as shown (please see third photo).

These are particularly choice examples, extra heavy, with excellent detail and die depth. To my eye, this is one of R & B's most attractive designs. For further discussion of what makes a pattern aesthetically successful, see Design New England, November-December 2012, pp. 60-64

Gorham OLD MASTERS pie knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2146   $450.00

Gorham OLD MASTERS pie knife
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with high relief cast bust of Van Dyck, length 9 inches, weight 3.24 Troy ounces, no monogram. Truly one of Antoine Heller's greatest designs, and among Gorham's most sculptural patterns.

There is a file cut (visible from side and reverse only; see fourth photo) which we've pictured in excruciating detail, and some light pitting on the blade which we've mostly polished out and probably will address a bit more, as time allows. Aside from this, the condition is excellent.

Set 8 Gorham No. 18 Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1656f   $120.00

Set 8 Gorham No. 18 Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
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Originally made in twelve different images as a part of a set, Gorham's number 18 coffee spoons appear in that company's 1892 catalog (see image 3). This group encompasses eight of those original designs.

All of them are marked lion, anchor, G, "18," and "Sterling." Each spoon measures 4 1/4" long, while the eight together weigh 2.6 T. oz. The bowls all have matching shell and scroll interior surfaces.

The imagery on the cast (rather than die struck) handles varies. Two are figural,... Click for details

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Roast fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5043   $50.00

Roast fork
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Sterling handle, stainless steel tines. Length 9". No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Poultry shears
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5042   $75.00

Poultry shears
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Sterling handles, stainless steel blades. Length 11-3/4". No monogram. Overall condition and mark excellent.

two John Wendt servers with applied salamanders
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2141   $975.00

two John Wendt servers with applied salamanders
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a sugar sifter length 7 1/8 inches; weight 1.74 oz. Troy, and a scalloped engraved bowl preserve spoon length 9 inches; weight 2 Troy ounces. Both pieces are marked only "STERLING," (attributed to Wendt) have fully gilt matte finish bowls and are in immaculate condition. We do not recall having seen this pattern before.

Gorham "Beaded" Large Sterling Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1609f   $145.00

Gorham
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Dating from 1861, "Beaded" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns and was produced for a considerable period of time. As such, it was made in both coin and sterling silver. This example is the latter.

It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief and tactile.

The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower... Click for details

18th c American basting spoon, Joseph Anthony,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2139   P.O.R.

18th c American basting spoon, Joseph Anthony,
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Philadelphia circa 1790, a fine, large and massive piece, length 14 inches, length of bowl five inches, weight 6.87 Troy ounces, marked JA struck twice in cut cornered rectangle. There is a minor fill at the edge of the bowl (please see fifth photo) and some scratches on reverse, but excellent overall condition.

This spoon is not monogrammed and does not appear ever to have been, which is most unusual for early American silver.

Gorham ROYAL OAK cold meat fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2135   Sold

Gorham ROYAL OAK cold meat fork
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length 8 1/2 inches, weight 2.8 Troy ounces, no monogram, a few minor knife cuts on the tines (ask us very nicely and we'll polish these out a bit) but excellent overall condition.

If ever an item cried out to be given as a wedding gift, this it.

Benjamin Burt teaspoon, Boston circa 1760
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2134   Sold

Benjamin Burt teaspoon, Boston circa 1760
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round upturned end with full front midrib and thirteen-lobed shell drop, length 4 5/8 inches, engraved with initials "D N", weight .32 oz Troy, some annoying abrasions in bowl but very good overall condition.

Faithful readers of our little web page know we never tire of mentioning that Burt was a substantial and by all reports jovial fellow who weighed three hundred and eighty pounds.

Sharp for Tiffany "Ball End" Sterling Silver Long Salad Serving Set
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
1562fw   $595.00

Sharp for Tiffany
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Marked with both Philadelphia's George Sharp's "double lion and S" and "Patent" marks as well as "Tiffany & Co.," this salad serving fork and spoon have a double provenance that bespeaks the finest of mid 19th century silver manufacturing and retailing. Curiously, they are not stamped "Sterling," which standard Tiffany typically required in the 1860's from which they date, so they are possibly coin silver rather than sterling.

They are exceptionally large items, with the fork measuring 10... Click for details

William Simes teaspoon, Portsmouth circa 1795
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2133   Sold

William Simes teaspoon, Portsmouth circa 1795
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length 5 5/8 inches, weight .45 oz. Troy, pointed downturned end with rounded drop and thirteen-lobed shell below, excellent condition, monogrammed "B".

Come ye citizens of Portsmouth and reclaim thy heritage!!

Tiffany FLORENTINE coffee spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2130   $24.00

Tiffany FLORENTINE coffee spoon
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Many of our faithful readers have no doubt been wondering, "Has Cherner resigned, retired, been fired, got tired or perhaps become discouraged with the overall lack of interest in antiques unless they are being chased by strange folks on the telly"? Well, no, we actually took a bit of vacation and mostly stayed out of the shops so have little new to show but this lone Tiffany spoon.

If the hostess gift still lives, then this (and a pound of great coffee) would make a fine one. Length 4... Click for details

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