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Hayne & Carter London 1843 "Kings" Sterling Silver Master Salt Spoons
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4222f   $95.00


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A matched pair, with each piece hallmarked for sterling, London, 1843-44, and maker Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater (SH/DC), successors to Thomas Wallis, these are large, 4 1/2" long, and heavy, 2.0 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons.

A traditional "Kings" pattern, they have the requisite concave shells on the front, convex shells on reverse, and honeysuckle detailing mid handle.

Each of them is engraved in a leaf script, perhaps "EB" monogram on the front.

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Peter Krider, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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4221f   $46.00


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A 6" long, .8 T. oz. spoon with an "Old English," i.e. "Reverse Tipt," handle, this is stamped with the "lion, K, crown" emblem of Philadelphia silversmith Peter Krider and the word "Sterling."

A sugar spoon, although it bears some similarity to an ice cream spoon, it has a plum shaped, pointed end bowl with flange shoulders and a midrib down the center.

Likely dating from the 1870s, this exhibits the exquisite bright cut engraving for which Philadelphia silver of the period was renowned.... Click for details

Pair Old Reed & Barton "Francis I" Sterling Silver Teaspoons, Mint
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4220f   $65.00


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Original, early production, items, each of these two, 6" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz. the pair, teaspoons is marked with Reed & Barton's "eagle, R, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and an "H," which may be a weight designation.

The pattern is R&B's Art Nouveau "Francis I" issued in 1907

Never monogrammed, these two remain in essentially new condition, showing not the least bit of wear, having flawless bowls, and possessing bright finishes.

P&B "Who Killed Cock Robin" Sterling Silver "Pond Lily" Food Pusher
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4213f   $48.00


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This 3 3/4" long, just under .5 T. oz., baby food pusher was made by Paye & Baker whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the underside of the handle.

The pattern is "Pond Lily," which is an Art Nouveau design issued at the turn of the 20th century.

The 2" wide, scalloped edge, curved blade has a raised bird on a branch, with the words "Who Killed Cock Robin" appearing above it.

The backside of the blade is engraved in script "Agnes, Sept. 4, 1906."

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Fessenden & Co. Victorian "Flower & Bead" Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
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4211f   $36.00


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A Providence, Rhode Island silver manufacturer that operated from the 1850s to 1920s, Fessenden produced a variety of "fancy flat and staple hollowares" (Rainwater Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers).

The pattern on this 6 3/4" long, just over .5 T. oz., olive spoon marked with the company's "925/sterling/1000" emblem, is a full line one, but unnamed.

Late Victorian in design, it features a beaded border with leaf and floral detailing.

The ovoid bowl is charming and... Click for details

Howard "Josephine" 8 Tine Pierced Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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4207dd   $85.00


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With an overall classic French design that features an "acanthus leaf" at the tip, midpoint, and lower end of the handle, which itself has a "crossed ribbon" border, the name of this pattern, "Josephine," likely derives from the Empress Josephine, first wife of Napoleon.

Originally issued in 1899 by Howard Sterling Silver Co. of Providence, RI, this line was continued by successor firms, Roger Williams Co. and Mount Vernon, which in turn folded into Mauser.

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Heavy Pair of English Georgian Crested Silver Master Salt Spoons, 1812
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20200422-01   $35.00


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Offered is a nice pair of English sterling silver Georgian salt spoons in Queen's Pattern or a similar pattern, fully hallmarked for London, 1812 and made by Messrs. Eley, Fearn and Chawner. These spoons are engraved with a period armorial to the reverse, of a lion holding a saltire, possibly for the Littledale family. These master salt spoons measure about 4 1/4 inches in length and weigh a total of about 50 grams - they are quite heavy. Condition is fair overall, with the inside of the... Click for details

Deming & Gundlack, Hartford "Tipt" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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4202f   $52.00


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Lengthy at 7 5/8", this weighty, 1.3 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife is slender and graceful in design.

It has a thick, arched, plain handle with a "Tipt" end and a feathered script "B" monogram, along with a scalloped upper edge blade.

Dating circa 1870, it is marked "Sterling" and "Deming & Gundlach" for the Hartford, Connecticut partnership that was the 1859 successor to Walter Pitkin.

In exceptionally fine condition, the piece shows no significant wear or damage. The finish... Click for details

McCarty & Hurlbert Bright Cut Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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4197f   $48.00


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As a body, Philadelphia silver manufacturers of the second half of the 19th century exhibited great capacities in engraved design.

The quality of that work is exhibited on this 7 1/4" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., master butter knife stamped "Sterling" and "McCarty & Hurlbert" for the Philadelphia jeweler and manufacturer, 1876 successor to "Butler & McCarty," founded in 1849.

Both the "Old English" with reverse tipt end and the broad, notched, blade are extensively engraved in an Aesthetic... Click for details

Whiting "Dresden" Floral Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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4188f   $30.00


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A decorative pattern, Whiting's "Dresden" was issued in 1896 and evokes the baroque style of architecture and design for which the German city of the same name is renowned.

The handle features a trailing run of delicate, posey-like, leaves and flowers surmounted by a scroll and shell end.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, approximately .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

The 2" wide bowl has a scalloped edge, faceted and embossed interior, and is finished in a pale gold wash front and back... Click for details

19th Century American Sterling Silver Mote Spoon
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4187f   This item is currently being auctioned


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An example of American silver design following after a much older English form, mote, aka skimming, spoons have a pierced bowl on one end, and a pointed or spear tip on the other.

Most discussion about purpose indicates they were originally tea related, used for filtering loose leaves, with the point serving to clear a spout of clogs.

Late Victorian in date, this stylized piece measures 8 1/2" long and weighs not quite .4 T. oz., and could readily double as an olive spoon.

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Frank Smith Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Knife & 12 Spoons
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4181f   $450.00


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It is unusual to find an intact set of twelve ice spoons along with their original serving knife, aka slice, and even more so to have the set in such pristine condition as this group.

Made by Frank Smith, whose early "S in a circle" mark and "sterling" are imprinted on the backside of all pieces, along with the name of the retailer, "Worcester & Co.," Lowell, Massachusetts.

The server measures 10" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while each of the spoons is 5 3/4" long with the twelve weighing... Click for details

F B Thomas, London 1894, "Pistol Grip" Sterling Silver Banquet Knife
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4161f   $75.00


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A late Victorian piece made in London, England this knife measures an exceptional 10 5/8" long, 3.7 T. oz. total weight.

Scaled for banquets or grand affairs, it has a filled sterling silver "Pistol Grip" handle engraved with an "upraised hand holding a sword" crest, and an original, blunt-end steel blade.

The blade is impressed "Thomas" under a "crown" over "Bond Street," while the handle is stamped with the firm's hallmark. The well regarded reference, Jackson's Hallmarks, notes... Click for details

F. Whiting "Antique Lily Engraved" Eight Sterling Silver Oyster Forks
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4159f   $130.00


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A popular motif from the 1880s, engraved versions of "Lily," actually "Lily of the Valley" with Aesthetic detailing, were produced by multiple manufacturers.

This matched set of eight, 5 15/16" long, 4.0 T. oz. the group, oyster, shrimp, or simply seafood, cocktail forks were made by Frank Whiting whose "W in a circle" and "Sterling" are imprinted on the reverses.

The handles are an "Antique" pattern with rounded ends and tipt backsides.

The fronts have satin matte finishes, which sets... Click for details

Gorham "Tipt" Sterling Silver Teaspoon Fancy "R" Monogram x 4
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4158f   $22.00


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In his benchmark work Gorham Silver 1831-1981, Charles Carpenter dates "Tipt" to 1840, which is consistent with the appearance of this widely produced pattern in coin silver.

This 5 3/4" long, just over .6 T. oz. teaspoon, however, is marked "Sterling," which dates it well beyond 1840. Gorham in actuality produced this design for an extensive period, as this piece evidences.

Other marks include the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "T" which is a weight designation for "trade."... Click for details

JWR 24 Bright Cut Floral Month Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
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4157f   $8.00


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These 3 7/8" long, .3 T. oz. (9 grams) each, demitasse or coffee spoons are matching items in a series that represent the twelve months with corresponding flowers.

The flowers are bright cut engraved on satin finish handle fronts. All pieces are in mint condition.

They are marked "JWR" and "sterling" on the reverses.

Twenty-four individual spoons are available, representing eleven different flowers, ten different months (with some months in multiple).

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