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Durgin Daniel Low "Strawberry" Sterling Silver Strawbery Fork
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2979f   On Hold

Durgin Daniel Low
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A unique form for a strawberry fork, this item measures 3 1/2" overall and weighs .3 T. oz.

Rarely found, these pieces were made by Durgin and retailed by "Daniel Low & Co." (which company also marketed Durgin's famed "Salem Witch" items) as stamped on the reverse.

It has three tines that are 1 1/2" long each and joined at a shoulder that is 3/4" wide.

In sum, the overall shape looks something akin to a short handled pitch fork.

The pattern, which covers the handle and the heel of... Click for details

Harlequin Set of 8 Georgian English Sterling Silver Fluted Spoons
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20170121-06   Sold

Harlequin Set of 8 Georgian English Sterling Silver Fluted Spoons
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Offered is a lovely harlequin set of eight matched Georgian English sterling silver fluted spoons (perhaps grapefruit spoons or perhaps merely decorated teaspoons) by various makers, and all hallmarked for London, in the Georgian period. Although these spoons are all engraved in a 1780s or 1790s style, this decoration was most likely done in the Victorian or Edwardian eras to create a set of fluted spoons that would match someone's existing set of plain spoons. Each spoon is also decorated... Click for details

Arts & Crafts "L" Maker Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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2976f   $65.00

Arts & Crafts
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A 5" long, heavy at just over 1.5 T. oz., item, this spoon is marked "Sterling," "L," and with the model number "60."

The 2 1/8" by 1 5/8", pear shaped bowl is a size typical of a tea caddy spoon, while the 3" long, solid silver, tubular handle is somewhat lengthy for that.

It is fashioned in an Arts & Crafts manner, with a cast, perhaps lotus bud form, finial at the end of the handle, and a block letter "J.J.D" monogram engraved on the heel reverse of the bowl.

It is in very good... Click for details

J.S. MacDonald, Baltimore, Engraved "Lily" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
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J.S. MacDonald, Baltimore, Engraved
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Some sources list Baltimore's "J.S. MacDonald," working from the 1880s through at least the early 1900s, as a plate maker, but sterling examples stamped with the firm's name also exist.

This 8 3/8" long, just under 1.6 T. oz., berry spoon is a case in point. It is imprinted "Sterling" and "J.S. MacDonald."

The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately a "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work,... Click for details

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170115-04   $125.00

Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa
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Offered is a rare set of nine Canadian coin silver teaspoons by Ottawa, ON maker James Leslie (1848-95). These spoons each bear his early maker's mark and probably date to the 1870s. Each has a clear maker's mark and several pseudo-hallmarks. These spoons measure about 5 3/4 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 166 grams. Each spoon is engraved with a well-executed period script monogram of "W". Condition overall is fair to good, with some spoons having dents or... Click for details

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
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20170115-02   Sold

Gorgeous Set of 6 Silver-Gilt Dessert Spoons Ca. 1820 - Prob. French
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Offered is a gorgeous set of six silver gilt teaspoon-sized dessert spoons, in a classic French form and style, circa 1820-80, probably on the earlier end given the prominent plateaus on the tip of the spoons. These spoons have very high quality die-struck decoration to the front and period script engraved monograms to the reverse.

Each spoon has a maker's mark of B with pellets and indistinct marks that somewhat resemble a French guarantee mark, struck twice. There does not appear to... Click for details

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Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
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2970f   $365.00

Ford & Tupper, NY, Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs
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A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus serving tongs also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."

Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design.

There are two substantially scaled arms that are joined by a broad arch, which... Click for details

Hennegan, Bates Co., Baltimore, Pair Engraved Sterling Silver Forks
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2962f   $90.00

Hennegan, Bates Co., Baltimore, Pair Engraved Sterling Silver Forks
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Each of these two identical place forks measures 7 1/16" long. They are heavy, with the pair weighing 3.4 T. oz. combined.

Dating from the late 19th century, they are high quality items stamped "Hennegan, Bates Co." for the prominent Baltimore firm, and "Sterling."

The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work, largely bright cut, is set against an enhancing... Click for details

Crested Irish Provincial Silver Table Fork, Cork Circa 1820
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20170106-01   $85.00

Crested Irish Provincial Silver Table Fork, Cork Circa 1820
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Offered is a very good Irish Georgian sterling silver table fork by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry and Jane Williams, working in Cork circa 1807-21. This piece is hallmarked for Dublin, 1820, but was made in Cork by Terry & Williams. This piece is engraved with a period armorial of a bull issuing forth from a stone turret of some sort; I haven't researched the armorial to determine the family as yet. This fork measures just under 8 inches in length and weighs a full 60 grams or... Click for details

Gale & Willis Sterling Silver Engraved Gravy Ladle
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2959f   $90.00

Gale & Willis Sterling Silver Engraved Gravy Ladle
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One of the numerous partnerships that prominent silversmith William Gale of New York City entered into, "Gale & Willis" spanned the years 1859-62.

This example of his work is a 7 3/8" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle.

It has a twisted handle and broad, shaped, flat handle that is bright cut engraved with an engine turned background.

There is a shield reserve with an Old English "CPK" or "CPR" monogram inscribed on it.

The bowl is generously sized at 2 3/8" by 2" by 5/8"... Click for details

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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2954f   $75.00

Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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Dating from early in the 20th century, this tea caddy spoon measures 4 1/2" long and is relatively heavy at .6 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.

Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C.

The work is Arts & Crafts in manner, particularly evident in the hand hammered bowl with notched shoulders, and an exposed drop on the... Click for details

P.L. Krider, Philadelphia, "Kings" Sterling Silver Heavy Serving Spoon
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2949f   $58.00

P.L. Krider, Philadelphia,
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A handsome interpretation of an English "Kings" pattern, this upturned end table serving spoon measures 8 7/16" long and weighs a heavy 2.3 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Philadelphia's Peter L. Krider, whose name and three part, "lion, K, crown," hallmark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

It is without a monogram or removal and in immaculate condition. There are no signs of wear. The generously sized bowl, 3" by 1 1/2" at... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Nut Spoon aka Bon Bon
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2943f   $46.00

Old Gorham
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An early production piece, this item made by Gorham is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.

This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.

It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders. This last feature is found only on older... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Youth Fork and Spoon
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2941f   $195.00

Tiffany
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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this companion youth spoon and fork set is "Diana and her nymphs," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line.

The fork measures 6 1/4" long and is exceptionally heavy at 1.8 T. oz. Also weighty at 1.7 oz. the spoon measures 6 1/8" long, which is slightly larger than a teaspoon.

Both items are engraved "Wentworth" and... Click for details

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM sugar tongs
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Georg Jensen BLOSSOM sugar tongs
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length 3 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition.

May I offer our apologies, dear reader, for having previously catalogued these as "Acorn"? Old age is taking its toll, here.

Watson Fruit Series "Orange" "Christmas 1903" Sterling Heavy Teaspoon
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2937f   $55.00

Watson Fruit Series
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Measuring 6" long, this teaspoon is set apart by its weight, which is an exceptional 1.3 T. oz.

It also has a matte finish, thick-walled and gold washed bowl, front and backsides, which additionally distinguishes this example of Watson's "Orange" pattern from a standard production piece.

One of the company's fruit series, it exhibits the high relief, Art Nouveau influenced, finely detailed design elements of this line.

The oranges have textured surfaces, while the background areas of... Click for details

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