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Gorham "Plymouth" Large Sterling Silver Pierced Tomato Server
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2383dd   $65.00

Gorham
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The larger of two tomato servers that Gorham offered in its "Plymouth" line, this piece measures 7 1/2" long and weighs a substantial 1.8 T. oz.

The essentially round, 3" diameter, blade has scalloped and tiered edges and an intricately pierced surfaced.

An old, estate piece, the handle in inscribed with a fancy Old English "D" monogram.

It is in very fine condition. It shows no visible wear and has a bright finish. The blade is free of bends, nicks, or breaks in the reticulation. ... Click for details

Original Mt. Vernon "Yetiv" Sterling Silver Two Tine Cheese Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2382f   $85.00

Original Mt. Vernon
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Mount Vernon was a company that emerged from the merger of several other firms, including Mauser and Roger Williams Silver. Some patterns were native to the new company, and some came over from the predecessor operations, with the eventual list of offerings quite substantial.

This item is a rare form cheese fork in the company's "Yetiv" pattern. This is fully authentic, i.e. not made up from another piece.

It measures 5 1/2" long and weighs .7 T. oz. The serving end has two widened and... Click for details

Charming Tiffany Etched Bird Sterling Silver Baby Food Pusher
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2380f   $110.00

Charming Tiffany Etched Bird Sterling Silver Baby Food Pusher
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This rare food pusher made by Tiffany is a thoroughly charming piece with a theme that is fully consonant with its function as a baby item.

It is 4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., and has a 1 5/8" wide blade with a scalloped edge and top.

The handle has a tipt backside, while the front is etched in an oak leaf and acorn motif with a bird alighting on one of the branches. This is extensively detailed, with a subtly textured surface that appears to have hand chased finishing.

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Whiting "Pompadour" Sterling Silver Saratoga Chip Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2379dd   $385.00

Whiting
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Extravagantly large pieces, Saratoga chip servers are as novel as they are impressive.

This example is 8 1/2" long and weighs approximately 2.6 T. oz. The immense bowl is 4" long by 3 1/2" at the widest, and is intricately pierced as is requisite for this form.

The pattern is "Pompadour," which resembles an embellished "Kings" design with a French flair. This has a delicate "ESP" script monogram on the handle front, while the backside is imprinted with the Whiting logo, "Sterling," and... Click for details

Large, Heavy, Early Whiting "King Edward" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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2378f   $65.00

Large, Heavy, Early Whiting
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An elaborate "Kings" design, Whiting's "King Edward" is a high relief, robust design.

This example is a pair of the larger size sugar tongs Whiting offered in this line. They measure 5 1/8" long and weighing nearly 1.6 T. oz. They have impressive claw grips and are monogrammed "JMF" on the arch.

The condition is mint. There is no visible wear and there is a gently used, bright finish. The arch is free of bends or cracks.

Marks are the Whiting lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat.... Click for details

Heavy Bailey & Co. "French Thread" Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2376f   $38.00

Heavy Bailey & Co.
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Measuring 6 7/8" long and weighing slightly over 1.4 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Bailey & Co." for the Philadelphia manufacturer that eventually became the storied retailer "Bailey, Banks & Biddle."

It also carries the pseudo hallmark "lion, S, shield" identified as a standard mark used by Bailey for sterling, and introduced January 1, 1855. There is s second lion mark on this, which sources identify as possibly a second sterling designator. Previous to this, Bailey used a similar... Click for details

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Gorham "Paris" Large, Heavy, Solid Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2375f   $65.00

Gorham
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Dating from the turn of the 20th century, Gorham's "Old Paris" is a figural design incorporating cherubs and other classical elements.

This example is a large, 7 7/8" long, heavy at just over 1.7 T. oz., flat handle master butter knife. The blade has a scalloped upper edge, while the handle is inscribed "A.T.A." in script lettering.

It is in good condition. The blade is free of bends or burrs but shows surface scratches consistent with use. While intricate, the pattern is low relief... Click for details

Unique Knowles "Apollo" Sterling Silver, Possibly Banana, Server
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2374f   $95.00

Unique Knowles
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Possibly a banana, and if not, likely a specialized pastry, server, this solid silver piece in Knowles "Apollo" has a uniquely shaped and proportioned blade.

Measuring a lengthy 9 3/4" overall and weighing just over 1.4 T. oz., the tapered blade is a full 6" long. It is 1 3/4" wide at the handle end and graduates down to 5/8" wide at the tip, which has a central point.

The upper edges are scalloped and the lower edges straight, while the surface retains a portion of an original gold... Click for details

Stieff "Williamsburg Shell" Sterling Handle Full Size Dinner Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2373f   This item is currently being auctioned

Stieff
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Measuring 9 7/8" long, this knife in "Williamsburg Shell" has a sterling silver handle and stainless steel blade.

It is completely original and fully marked to this effect on the blade, which also reads "Stieff." The handle is imprinted "Williamsburg Restoration" with the Colonial Williamsburg emblem in an oval.

It is in essentially unused condition. The blade is flawless and has a brilliant finish. The handle is free of dents, splits, or nicks, but there are a few light surface... Click for details

Whiting "Ivy" Figural Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2372f   $34.00

Whiting
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Originated by New York's Henry Hebbard, "Ivy" is more identified with Whiting which offered it as a full line pattern.

The design incorporates a banded ivy border and trailing ivy vines and berries on the shank, and a single ivy leaf at the top of the handle. The dominating feature is the face of a satyr-like figure that appears at the top center of the handle.

This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., dessert or oval soup spoon. It has an elegant, feathered script "MJP" monogram set... Click for details

Wood & Hughes Viola Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2367f   $34.00

Wood & Hughes Viola Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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A completely clean example, and without a monogram or removal of same, this dessert Spoon in Wood & Hughes "Viola" measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a substantial 1.2 T. oz.

Dating from 1875, it reflects elements of Gothic and Egyptian Revival design.

As stated, it is in immaculate condition, retaining clear pattern detail, a brilliant finish, and a well-shaped bowl free of tip wear, dents, or nicks.

Marks are "WwH" and "Sterling."

Rare Sterling Rogers 1847 "Crown" Pastry or Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2359f   $42.00

Rare Sterling Rogers 1847
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One of the core companies that came together to form International Silver, 1847 Rogers Brothers is primarily known as a silverplate manufacture. There was some production in sterling silver, however, and this 6 1/8" long pastry or pickle fork is such an example.

The pattern, "Crown," was offered as a full line in plate, but from this example which is marked "Sterling," was clearly available in sterling silver for those who wanted an upgraded version.

It dates from 1885, and the... Click for details

Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Pierced Ice Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2355f   On Hold

Gorham
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A lengthy 10" and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this ice or pea is a rare example of this early Gorham line pattern, "Ivy" aka "Egyptian Ivy."

Besides its length, two other features distinguish this piece. The first is the broad, pierced and delicately engraved, flanged shoulders. Secondly, the interior of the pointed bowl is pierced in an ivy berry and leaf design that actually resembles a star burst. Like the shoulders, this is set off with fine engraving and a bright gold wash.

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Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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2349f   $55.00

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this preserve spoon was made by Wallace whose "RW&S with deer head" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Violet," one of several Art Nouveau floral designs Wallace produced early in the 20th century. It is an expressive, true to life portraiture, with the design carrying into the matte finish, gold washed bowl.

There is a script "MKW" monogram.

It is in impeccable condition. There is no evident wear... Click for details

Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
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2346f   $45.00

Heavy Manchester Acanthus Leaf Sterling Silver Tongs
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An unidentified pattern, this pair of 4 7/8" long tongs are stamped with the Manchester "double eagle and M" emblem and the word "Sterling" on the inside of one grip. They are robust, weighing just over 1.2 T. oz., which is particularly unusual from this company which often produced lightweight items.

The likely Georgian inspired pattern builds upon high relief acanthus leaf element set on double convex surfaces on each arm. The style suggests a date sometime either side of the turn of the... Click for details

Choice Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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2344f   $90.00

Choice Wallace
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Iris was a popular subject in Art Nouveau design around the turn of the 20th century, with numerous silver manufacturers producing interpretations of this theme. Wallace's iris offering is named "Eton" and it stands tall within the cohort of such patterns.

This example is a 7" long, exceptionally heavy at 3.0 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle front features an opulent array of high relief iris blossoms that appear to be in motion. The backside of the handle is much less detailed and... Click for details

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