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Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-04   $35.00

Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
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Offered is a nice set of three English provincial sterling silver teaspoons assayed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, circa 1854. In addition to the hallmarks, each spoon bears the maker's mark of Thomas Sewell. These spoons measure about 5 1/2 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 54 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings and dents, and a bit of over-polishing, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of Newcastle silver from the mid-19th Century!

Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-03   $95.00

Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
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Offered is a fine early pair of interesting American silver servers (very early sterling rather than coin silver) by Gale & Willis, a short lived partnership between William Gale, Sr. and his son-in-law John R. Willis which lasted from 1859 to 1862. Each server in this matched pair measures about 7 5/8 inches in length, and the pair weigh about 110 grams altogether. As the pictures show, the bowls are fluted in a way different than that of sugar spoons, and the underside has a thick drop to... Click for details

Immaculate Gorham Figural "Paris" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2582f   $195.00

Immaculate Gorham Figural
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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
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2578f   $85.00

Tiffany
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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
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2572f   $225.00

Heavy Dominick & Haff
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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, Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2571f   $195.00

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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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

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Tiffany "Lap-Over-Edge" Engraved Birds Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2569f   $150.00

Tiffany
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One of the most imaginative of Tiffany's full line designs, and fully Aesthetic in sensibility, "Lap-Over-Edge" was offered in plain, acid etched, and applied variants. The non-plain pieces incorporated an extensive array of motifs, including insects, animals, and sea life.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Les Cinq Fleurs" Sterling Silver Seafood Cocktail Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2958f   $24.00

Reed & Barton
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One of the stand out Art Nouveau floral designs produced early in the 20th century, Reed & Barton's "Les Cinq Fleurs" has proven enduringly popular.

This example is a 5 3/8" long, relatively substantial weight .7 T. oz., seafood or oyster cocktail fork.

The portraiture is iris, with a large, intricately designed, high relief blossom set at the midpoint of the front of the handle, with a second bloom lanquidly draped around the top of the handle. The plain areas of the design have a... Click for details

Old Reed & Barton "Intaglio" Sterling Silver Place or Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2951f   $38.00

Old Reed & Barton
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Made by the same company that produced such premier patterns as "Love Disarmed" and "Les Six Fleurs," "Intaglio" stands with those designs as an outstanding, early 19th century, Art Nouveau pattern. As the name implies, the imagery is inset in the silver, as well as raised up.

It is a floral, multi-motif line, with the name of the particular flower identified on the backside of each piece. The flower on this 7 1/4" long place or dessert spoon is identified as a "petunia."

Following after... Click for details

Whiting "Louis XV" Pierced Gold Wash Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2543f   $38.00

Whiting
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This item is a 5 1/2" long, .9 T. oz., sugar sifter. The pattern is Whiting's "Louis XV."

It has a 2" by 1 1/4" by 5/8" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a pale matte gold wash. The shoulders are embellished with the scroll design of the pattern, and there is a small flange around the entire rim.

The handle is inscribed with a cursive "ES" monogram.

It is in excellent condition. Free of polishing wear, the pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The finish is bright. ... Click for details

Gorham "Louis XIV" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2541f   $95.00

Gorham
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Dating from 1870, "Louis XIV" was an early line pattern in Gorham's stable of designs. Knowles produced a near match in its "Emperor" pattern, and George Sharp also offered a third, unnamed kindred design, all indicating this motif had as much appeal in its time as it still exhibits today.

The handle tip is an anthemion form with a shield reserve which in this case has an embellished, Old English "R" monogram. The area below this has raised, line scrolling set against a stippled background.... Click for details

Clean Gorham "Norfolk" Solid Sterling Silver Cake Saw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2537f   $115.00

Clean Gorham
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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
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5209   $100.00

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

Peter Krider "Kings" Large Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2534f   $40.00

Peter Krider
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A prominent name in 19th century Philadelphia silversmithing, Peter L. Krider's work reflects the highest standards of the trade.

Unremarkable in terms of function, this 6 3/16" long, just under 1.0 T. oz. sugar spoon, still stands forward for its quality of design and manufacture.

It is a "King" or "Kings" pattern that compares well with other companies' interpretations of this English-inspired motif.

This has an oversized, 2 1/4" by 1 1/2", shell bowl with a frosted matte gold... Click for details

Tiffany "King's" aka "Saratoga" aka "Cook" Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2532f   $55.00

Tiffany
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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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Scarce Shiebler Art Nouveau "Flora" Large Sterling Silver Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2528f   $385.00

Scarce Shiebler Art Nouveau
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An immensely well-received line featuring at minimum twelve, and according to one source at least fifteen, different flower motifs, Shiebler's "Flora" remains a pattern of choice among collectors casual and serious.

Most frequently found as teaspoons, the series was produced in a variety of other place and serving pieces. Large items such as this 9 5/8" long, nearly 3.5 T. oz., likely fish serving fork, however, are quite rare.

The detail of the Art Nouveau design shows to advantage at... Click for details

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