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Immaculate Gorham Figural "Paris" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
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2582f   $195.00


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An extravagant design, Gorham's "Paris" portrays an array of emblematic imagery.

These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.

City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full fa├žade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves,... Click for details

Tiffany "Tiffany" aka "Beekman" Early Sterling Silver Salad Fork
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2578f   $85.00


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Tiffany's earliest pattern issued after the company became its own manufacturer was also the firm's namesake line, i.e. "Tiffany." It was later reissued with very slight design modifications under the name "Beekman," and is more generally recognized as that today.

This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."

It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly... Click for details

Heavy Dominick & Haff "Corona" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
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2572f   $225.00


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An immensely scaled piece, this ice cream knife or slice is about as large an example of such things as can be found. It measures a full 12" long and weighs just over 5.0 T. oz.

It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.

The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front... Click for details

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, "Alameda" Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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2571f   $145.00


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Made by San Francisco's Koehler & Ritter, and so marked, this coin silver serving spoon measures a lengthy 9" overall and has a generously proportioned, 3 3/4" by 2 1/2", plum-shaped bowl. It weighs approximately 2.3 T. oz.

The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.

The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border.... Click for details

Gorham "Norfolk" Solid Sterling Silver Cake Saw
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2537f   $115.00


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An early 20th century pattern, "Norfolk" aka "Villa Norfolk" stands in contrast to the exuberance of so much 19th century design. A simple, double-lined, multi-scroll motif, it is clean, direct, and understated in manner.

This example is a 9 5/8" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., cake saw. It has a solid, flat handle, and all-silver blade. The blade has a saw-tooth upper edge, which is characteristic of this item.

Without a monogram or removal, this is in exceptionally fine condition. There... Click for details

Gravy ladle by Whiting Mfg., retailed by J.R.Reed & Co. of Pittsburgh
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5209   $100.00


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Bright cut, rounded end, tipt on back. Length 7-3/8". Weight 2 troy ounces. The monogram is a script H.W. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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Tiffany "Cook" aka "Saratoga" aka "King's" Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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2532f   $48.00


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In his benchmark work, "Tiffany Silver Flatware," William Hood traces the name evolution of the pattern most commonly known as "Saratoga."

The company's third line, it was originally issued as "King's" or "King" in 1870, sometimes referred to as "Old King" to distinguish it from the later "English King." It was briefly reissued in 1908, then called "Cook," and finally again reintroduced in 1956 under the name "Saratoga" by which it is known today.

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Whiting "Antique Engraved M2" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
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2513f   $65.00


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Identified by the marker "M2" set alongside the Whiting lion emblem and the word "Sterling," the pattern on this matched youth knife and fork is engraved on a rounded "Antique" handle with a reverse tipt end.

The engraving is Aesthetic in manner, which is consistent with the 1884 date of this design. The backsides are plain, save for elegant, feathered script "ARF" monograms.

The 7" long knife is solid silver while the four-tine fork measures 6 1/8". The two together weigh 1.8 T. oz.,... Click for details

Kirk "King" Sterling Silver Cream Soup Spoons
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2481f   $210.00


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Kirk's oldest pattern, "King" remained in production throughout the life of the company.

These examples are stamped "S.Kirk & Son," which was used beginning in 1932 until 1961 according to one reference and until 1979 according to another.

They are cream soup spoons, measuring 6 1/8" long. There are 14 of these, all matching, with the same script "ELS" monogram on the backside. They all weigh between 1.2 and 1.3 T. oz., with one exception which is extra weight at 1.5 T. oz.

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Shiebler "Month" Floral Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2467f   $55.00


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Dating from 1902, George Shiebler's group of twelve month designs follows closely after his Flora series and his line pattern "Fiorito." All of them incorporate Art Nouveau, floral motifs.

This trio includes the months of "April," "September," and "November," and portrays respectively, a lily, a poppy, and a chrysanthemum.

Each spoon measures 6" long, and is heavy, weighing something over 1.0 T. oz. each, with slight variation piece to piece.

The condition of all the spoons is... Click for details

Ladle by Arthur Stone, fiddlehead (scroll) pattern
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5198B   $300.00


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By silversmith Charles Brown. With lip. See Chickering catalog #160. Length 6-1/8". Weight 1.9 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Rare Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Flat Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2447f   $165.00


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A late 19th century pattern, Durgin's "Empire" incorporates imagery reflective of the notions of majesty, nobililty, and the pattern namesake, imperial realms. This includes a dominant crown. cornucopia, a torch and flame, a wreath and festoons of ribbons and flowers.

This example is an unusual form server that measures 9 1/2" long and weighs a relatively heavy 2.9 T. oz.

It has a flat blade, with a rounded edge. The upper edge is scalloped and decorated with pattern elements. There... Click for details

S.M. Hopper, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Berry Spoon with Shell Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2422f   This item is currently being auctioned


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This mid 19th century, coin silver spoon measures 8 11/16" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

It has a broad, "Tipt" end, high shoulders off the bowl, and a generously proportioned, 3" long by 1 7/8" at the widest, scallop shell bowl.

There is a fancy, feathered script "HMM" monogram on the front of the handle.

It is stamped with the name of Philadelphia retailer "S.M. Hopper," and a three part "arrow, W, shield" pseudo hallmark. In his benchmark work "Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin... Click for details

Durgin "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Melon Spoon
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2408f   $48.00


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An expressive, detailed high relief design, Durgin's late 19th century "Heraldic" incorporates many images appropriate to the name.

Starting with the top of the handle, there are a pair of upraised (presumably eagle) wings. These appear to rise out of a crown, which itself sits over a lion rampant on a shield. Lastly there is an upraised steed projecting out of a castle turret.

The background around all of this is a dense array of acanthus leaves, which motif is carried over to the... Click for details

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2349f   $45.00


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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

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
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5175   $200.00


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Silversmith L. Downturned handle, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 9-3/8"; width 2-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is a script KC. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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