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Gorham "Domestic" All Sterling Cake Saw or Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1535f   $225.00

Gorham
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A 19th form, this cake knife aka cake saw (taken from the sawtooth top edge of the blade), is 9 3/8" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is flat handled and solid silver. The pattern is "Domestic," by Gorham, dating from 1881. It features intricate ivy detailing, with a small bee and dragonfly beside a central rosette, and a fan end. It is a pastoral and charming design, and touches upon the aesthetic mode with the insect figures. The blade has a matte finish and bright cut engraving that... Click for details

Whiting "Calla Lily" Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1531f   $495.00

Whiting
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Marked only "Sterling," this c. 1860's pattern is a Whiting design commonly identified as "Calla Lily," taken from the three dimensional flower that adorns the end of the handle.

This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a wide and deep bowl (there is an otherwise identical spoon with a narrower bowl) resulting in a particularly generous capacity.

Described by one source as "jewelry-esque," this is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than... Click for details

antique American soup ladle, John McMullin,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2126   $495.00

antique American soup ladle, John McMullin,
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Philadelphia circa 1790, with round downturned end and rounded drop, length 14 1/4 inches, weight 6.0 Troy ounces, monogrammed "RRC" (period script, obverse), with a scratch below these initials as shown and a few minor nicks in bowl but very good overall condition.

In an attempt to distinguish this ladle from its peers, we'll mention that the bowl has a slight boat shape when viewed head on, as you may see in photo number four.

18th century French FIDDLE THREAD forks and
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2125   Sold

18th century French FIDDLE THREAD forks and
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dessert spoons, Paris circa 1780, .950 standard, maker's mark LTA (please see fifth photo), total Troy weight 20.75 ounces, some light wear but fine overall condition, with crest as shown though one spoon also has a period script "S" monogram. The forks measure 20.5 and the spoons 19.5 centimetres.

French silver from this period is quite scarce. Price is for the total of eight pieces.

Serving set by Old Newbury Crafters, 20th century
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5019   $335.00

Serving set by Old Newbury Crafters, 20th century
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Fiddle, rounded end. ONC Moulton pattern. Two-tine fork, spoon with narrow bowl. Length 10-1/4". Total weight of both pieces 5-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script KG. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Watson "Lily" Art Nouveau Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1503fa   $45.00

Watson
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Dating from 1902, Watson's "Lily" is a markedly successful interpretation of a popular Art Nouveau floral theme.

It shows intricate, high relief design detail, clearly evidencing, for example, the stamen of the blossoms and the finely stippled background surrounding the flowers and leaves.

This original, 5 1/2" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon is a superb example of the pattern. It is absent any visible wear, and without a monogram or removal.

The backside has the Mechanics pennant... Click for details

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Bigelow, Kennard Cast "Cherub" Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1501fa   $120.00

Bigelow, Kennard Cast
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A bon bon or nut spoon in a style that was popular from the late 1800's to early 1900's, this piece is marked "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." for the Boston retailer, and "Sterling." Gorham produced a number of items of various sizes in this fashion, and that company may have been the maker of this. This piece measures 4 5/8" long and is heavy at 1.2 T. oz. It is a cast handle joined to a cast bowl, both of which sections are highly decorative. The handle features a cherubic figure playing a... Click for details

pair of H & S MEDALLION tablespoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2124   Sold

pair of H & S MEDALLION tablespoons
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length 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "Cora 1900," fine condition, weight 3.39 Troy ounces, retailed by R. Mockford of Trumansburg, NY.

Born in Winchester, England (1839), Mockford trained as a miller. He originally established himself in Tompkins County as a baker and flour merchant, then a jewelery pedlar, and finally a retail jeweler. For a peek back in time at how his mill would have looked in 1890, see photo number five.

Dominick and Haff GRAPE jelly cake knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2119   Sold

Dominick and Haff GRAPE jelly cake knife
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length 10 1/4 inches, weight 3.5 Troy ounces, superb original condition, monogrammed "B". This is truly a grand piece of silver. Often, fine details of die-struck patterns were embellished by hand chasing, and a light finger over the grapes and tendrils here will reveal to the touch a slight burr still left from the silversmith's tools.

Tiffany FLORENTINE soup ladle, fluted bowl,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2117   $525.00

Tiffany FLORENTINE soup ladle, fluted bowl,
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length 12 5/8 inches, weight 8.69 Troy ounces, monogrammed "L" (script, obverse), some light wear and minor scratches in bowl but fine overall condition and truly a grand old piece of Tiffany flatware which unlike others of its kind (see a similar but scrawnier example on the bay of eeehs, item 221269578302) won't make quite such a big dent in your bank account...

Cheese scoop marked Shreve,Crump&low, Boston,20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4992   $75.00

Cheese scoop marked Shreve,Crump&low, Boston,20th C.
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Rounded end tipt on back. Length 9-1/8". Weight 2.1 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English M. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

Gorham No. 435 Sterling Cast Bon Bon Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1458f   $65.00

Gorham No. 435 Sterling Cast Bon Bon Spoon
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Model number "435" made by Gorham, a similar companion piece numbered "437" appears in the company catalog of 1892 (see image 2). Measuring 4 3/8" long and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz., this form is sometimes identified as a tea caddy spoon, but the catalog illustration establishes it as a bon bon spoon. Such pieces were higher order in the Gorham stable and extra effort was invested in their design and production. They are also generally heavier than comparable pieces in full line... Click for details

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM asparagus fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2115   $675.00

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM asparagus fork
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length 9 5/8 inches, weight 4.86 Troy ounces, monogrammed "M" (obverse, Old English), gilt tines with a bit of table wear to gold wash on underside but excellent overall condition.

Most American silver manufacturers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries offered some variant of the Chrysanthemum pattern. As faithful readers of our little web page will know, here is my favorite one of them all. Perhaps it was their location (in Concord) near the wilderness of New Hampshire... Click for details

Durgin "Marechal Niel" Sterling Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1440f   $55.00

Durgin
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Items such of this 8 3/8" long table or serving spoon are rapidly disappearing from the open market place given the surge in scrapping old silver in recent years. Part of the appeal of a pattern line like 1896's "Marchel Niel" by Durgin, lies in its exceptional weight, 2.4 T. oz. in this instance, and that amount of silver has high value simply as a commodity, i.e. for "melt."

Independent from its heft, Marechal Niel is appealing because it is an outstanding design. It offers a high... Click for details

Reed & Barton LA PARISIENNE fish serving fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2112   $225.00

Reed & Barton LA PARISIENNE fish serving fork
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length 9 1/2 inches, weight 3.73 Troy ounces, ornate three letter script monogram "AES" (?), excellent condition, with elaborate Art Nouveau piercings above the tines.

Stirring spoon by Arthur Stone Associates, c.1940
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
4935   $130.00

Stirring spoon by Arthur Stone Associates, c.1940
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journeyman Charles Brown. Tapered drop, tipt on back. Length 12-5/8". Weight 2-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English C. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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