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Whiting "Italian" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling

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3952f   $48.00


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An 1880 design, Whiting's "Italian" was issued as a primary pattern, and in several variants which were the same as the basic pattern, but had additional engraving.

This 5 1/2" long, 1.1 T. oz., sugar sifter is in the basic pattern, which has a pointed end with a convex area on each side of the arched handle. Other detail includes a lacy leaf design that is accented by what appears to be a tied ribbon or bow.

This piece has a relatively deep, round, scallop-shaped, pierced bowl with a gray... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Viola" Choice Sterling Silver Berry Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3948f   $105.00


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Issued in the mid 1870s, Wood & Hughes "Viola" is a period pattern, successfully incorporating then prevalent Renaissance Revival design elements, as well as borrowing from the Greek and Gothic Revival fashion of the previous decade.

This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.9 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon with an exceptionally attractive bowl with a matte gold finish, bright cut and wriggle work engraved, interior. The backside has a bright gold wash.

In mint estate condition, this shows... Click for details

Frank Smith "Earle" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3945f   $26.00


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At 1.0 T. oz., this 6 1/8" long youth fork is heavy for its size.

Made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" mark, along with "925/1000 Fine" appears on the backside, the pattern is "Earle," issued in 1890.

"Earle" is a dense, rococo, design featuring swirling acanthus leaves, scrolls, and floral elements on the handle front, and a plain backside.

There is a reserve area which has never been engraved or monogrammed.

In good condition, the only evidence of use is some rounding of the... Click for details

Aesthetic Bright Cut Floral Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3944f   This item is currently being auctioned


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An 8 1/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., piece, this is likely a berry or large preserve serving spoon.

This has a rounded end, upturned, "Antique" handle that is engraved in an Aesthetic (Eastlake) design that places it circa 1880.

The plum-shaped bowl has a raised central vee in the base,a flanged rim, and is finished in a gold wash front and back sides. The interior is bright cut in a design consistent with the handle and has wriggle work bordering.

The backside is plain save for the word... Click for details

6 Durgin FAIRFAX salad forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2399   $95.00


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length 6 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 5.53 ounces, lightly monogrammed "D", fine condition.

McCarty & Hurlbert, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3941f   $90.00


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Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths offers dates of 1876-87 for the firm of "McCarty & Hurlbert," the name imprinted on the backside of this 9 1/4" long, 2.4 T. oz., berry spoon, with antecedent firms tracing back to c. 1845.

It is also marked "Coin," which is late for this standard, as most manufacturers had converted to sterling by the 1870s.

It has an "Old English" handle with a tipt backside and a bright cut fine flower and leaf theme on the front.

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Towle "Old Newbury" Solid Sterling Silver Toast Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3940f   $265.00


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A large item measuring 9 1/8" long and weighing just under 3.5 T. oz., this piece is identifiable by its unusual 4" by 3 1/2", open work blade, designed to accommodate toast.

Made by Towle at the turn of the 20th century, the pattern is "Old Newbury," which has beaded margins and a scroll and leaf tip handle.

There is a line script "J" monogram on the handle front and "1876-1901" engraved on the reverse, indicating this was a 25th anniversary piece, and also incidentally documenting that... Click for details

Wendt "Union" Sterling Silver Right Angle Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3938f   $88.00


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This lengthy at 7 5/8" and robust at approximately 1.5 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife was made by New York's John Wendt, whose characteristic "Patent 925" (for sterling) and "Bailey & Co.," for the Philadelphia retailer appear on the blade.

The pattern is "Union," and is quite similar to "Gibney," designed by F.H. Gibney, later Whiting, with both it and "Union" issued in 1862.

The handle has a central leaf rosette and leaf tipped, oval end, all elements that are very much of its... Click for details

Gorham "Jac Rose" Bright Cut Sterling Silver Vegetable Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3937f   $95.00


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An engraved design dating from the 1880s, Gorham's "Jac Rose" must have been an especially well-received pattern given the quantity of inventory of it that has survived to the present time, though there are few extant examples in as fine condition as this piece.

The rose theme is presented on an "Old English," rounded end, handle with a bright finished, tipt back, and a satin matte finished front.

The detailed floral and leaf imagery shows to full advantage at the scale of this 8 1/2"... Click for details

Original Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Silver Jelly Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3936f   $85.00


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Measuring 6 3/8" long, with a large, 2 1/2" by 1 7/8" at the widest bowl, and weighing just under 1.5 T. oz., this is a preserve or jelly spoon.

It is an early example of Alvin's Art Nouveau style "Old Orange Blossom" pattern marked with the Alvin emblem, "Patent," and "Sterling," all in fine, precise, lettering as would be expected of an original piece in this line.

There is a script "SRN" monogram lightly engraved on the handle front.

In very good estate condition, the pattern remains... Click for details

Wallace Art Nouveau "Irian" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3931f   $55.00


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Weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz., this 6 1/8" long youth fork is a quality example of Wallace's entry into the offerings of female nude subjects produced by various silver manufacturers at the beginning of the 20th century."

The portraiture is of a full-sized, semi-draped, figure with three putti surrounding her head. One of these is cupid like and is pointing a bow and arrow at her.

Additional detailing includes orchid or iris blossoms, leaves and other flowers, front and back sides, all... Click for details

Watson & Newell Co. No. 1 "Water Nymph" Art Nouveau Sterling Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3930f   $85.00


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A very rare pattern produced by Watson & Newell Co. about 1900, this line of female nudes is identified in two online sites as pattern "No. 1," and listed as multi-motif, but additional information about it or further examples from any source seems to be unavailable.

The Art Nouveau imagery is high relief and sculptural in the rendering, featuring a bare-breasted woman emerging from a pool of water filled with pond lilies.

It is a highly sensual and graphic design, and while Watson &... Click for details

two Arthur Stone floral chased coffee spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2398   Sold


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One by craftsman Alfred Wikstrom (has Stone Associates mark); the other by Charles W. Brown, length five inches, total Troy weight .94 oz. excellent condition, marked and monogrammed as shown.

A set of these same spoons graces the cover of Elenita Chickering's superb monograph about her Uncle, Mr. Stone.

Durgin circa 1880 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon Engraved "Mother"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3924f   $75.00


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A large piece measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz., this table serving spoon bears one of the earliest marks, a "bird surrounded by a wreath," that the William B. Durgin Company used on its flatware.

It is also stamped "M.F. Robinson" for the Springfield, Massachusetts jeweler with dates of operation 1860-99, and "Sterling."

A non-line pattern, its relatively plain style with a broad, fanned, handle end with bright cut diamond and bellflower components, suggests a date circa 1880.... Click for details

Whiting "Arabesque" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3923f   $165.00


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Measuring 9 1/8" long with a 3 3/4" by 2" wide bowl, and weighing 1.8 T. oz., this item is variously identified as a berry, vegetable, or pudding spoon.

The pattern is Whiting's "Arabesque," which is rooted in Moorish design and was produced during the Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.

The bowl is plum shaped, with a central vee in the base and a lipped edge.

The interior is intricately engraved in a leafy rosette theme that... Click for details

LARGE Cast 214g Serving Spoon Whiting Sterling Silver Hibiscus Floral
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1404334   $649.00


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ABOUT: Here is an a massive and very heavy, beautifully designed serving spoon made by Whiting Mfg. Co. with a fantastic floral pattern on the handle that extends down into the bowl. Victorian pattern that dates to around the turn of the century. The back side is also designed with a large flower and leaf and art nouveau details extending into the spoon bowl. I have a matching bon bon spoon if a larger set is desired. NO MONOGRAMS on it. I think it might be cast because of the way... Click for details

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