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Two Currier & Roby "Onslow" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
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2037f   $45.00

Two Currier & Roby
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Broadly falling within the Arts & Crafts mode and period, New York's Currier & Roby were known as well for their capacity in reproduction silver.

This pair of matched, 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons reflects both those characteristics.

The pattern is "Onslow," which is an early English design. This is paired with a matte finish, gold washed, shell form bowl. The are crafted in a way that imbues them with an aged, hand worked looked. Indeed it would be expected that... Click for details

Tiffany "Floral" Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
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2036f   $36.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany produced a line of at least twelve "Floral" designs in the late 19th century that were offered in a wide array of pieces.

These two examples are demitasse spoons. The flowers are, left to right in the images, "Dandelion" and "Daisy."

They are respectively 4 1/4" and 3 7/8" long, and weigh just over .6 T. oz. combined. The handles are cast, which provides for more detail and relief than could be achieved using the usual drop strike method. They have ovoid bowls that retain... Click for details

Shiebler Flora No. 8 "Lily of the Valley" Teaspoon
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2033mt   $50.00

Shiebler Flora No. 8
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Number "8" in Shiebler's "Flora" series, this teaspoon measures 5 3/4" long and is substantial weight at not quite 1.0 T. oz. The flower portraiture is "Lily of the Valley."

It is a choice example without a monogram or removal on the plain backside. Pattern details remains clearly defined and sharp, showing only the slightest bit of polishing softening on the highest points of the blossoms. The bowl is without any tip wear and is free of dents or burrs. The finish is brilliant.

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Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
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2031f   $55.00

Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
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More characteristically thought of as citrus or grapefruit spoons, catalogs of a century or more ago commonly identified this form as an orange spoon.

These two examples were produced by Watson and may be one each, orange and grapefruit spoon. They vary in size, the larger measuring 6" long and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz., while the smaller one is 5 5/8" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. The variance may be an indicator of use.

They have similar, high relief, intricately detailed,... Click for details

Gorham "Rosette" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
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2030f   $40.00

Gorham
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Relatively large for such items, this mustard ladle measures 5" long and weighs nearly .6 T. oz. The pattern is "Rosette," one of Gorham's earliest line designs. It was patented in 1868, and so marked, which was the year that Gorham went to the sterling standard. Other marks include the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."

The pattern takes its name from the central rosette that appears about a third of the way up the handle from the bowl, which in this instance retains its... Click for details

Durgin "Iris" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gumbo Spoon
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2027f   $85.00

Durgin
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In the lushly expressive manner of Durgin's "New Art," "Iris" differs from that design largely in the aspect that the one flower carries through the line, whereas "New Art" is multi-motif. It dates from the turn of the 20th century, at the height of the Art Nouveau.

This example is a 6 7/8" long gumbo spoon. This is the largest form of round bowl soup spoons, the bowl of which in this instance measures about 2" in diameter. Consistent with the pattern, this is a heavy item, weighing... Click for details

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Large, Old Gorham "Strasboug" Sterling Silver Tongs
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2026f   $55.00

Large, Old Gorham
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Marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 97," this pair of sugar tongs are an early example of Gorham's "Strasbourg."

They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.

They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.

6 Matched Tiffany "Tiffany" Sterling Silver Forks
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2025f   $225.00

6 Matched Tiffany
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The first design produced in-house and Tiffany's namesake pattern, "Tiffany" was patented in 1869. It proved popular, remaining in active production until at least 1917 according to William Hood in "Tiffany Silver Flatware." He also notes that it was reintroduced in 1956 with a slight design change under the name "Beekman." Hood additionally references there was a modification dating no later than 1880, wherein the pointed antefix (tip end) of the handle was made more rounded and the design... Click for details

Mint, Old Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Bouillon Spon
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2024f   $26.00

Mint, Old Whiting
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An early, original example of Whiting's "Lily," this bouillon spoon is marked with the company logo, the words "Sterling, "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O." It is also stamped with the name of Philadelphia retailer "J.E. Caldwell & Co."

It measures 4 7/8" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz. There is a delicate, feathery script "FCC" monogram engraved on the front.

The condition is mint. There is no evident wear, with all the detail of this intricate pattern remaining... Click for details

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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2023f   $35.00

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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Measuring 6" long and weighing .9 T. oz., this early 20th century sugar spoon is decidedly Art Nouveau in style. It features a full bloom lily at the terminus of the handle, and an iris midway up. Leaves and tendrils complete the design on the front and extend to the backside. It is without a monogram or removal.

The bowl is a modified shell form with a scalloped end and slightly flanged edges.

It is stamped "Sterling" but the maker's mark is rubbed, leaving the formal pattern name in... Click for details

Gorham "Patrician" Art Nouveau Sterling Youth Spoon
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2015f   $55.00

Gorham
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A bit longer than a teaspoon at 6 1/8" and heavy at approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a youth spoon. Having an oversize bowl, this form is also sometimes identified as a pap spoon.

The pattern is Gorham's Art Nouveau "Patrician," a kindred design with "Poppy." It is marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Patent 1902."

It is in choice condition and without a monogram or monogram removal. The design detail remains crisp and well-defined. The bowl is perfectly shaped, and free... Click for details

Old Gorham "Versailles" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
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2014f   $70.00

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Perhaps the least common of condiment servers (a category which includes mustard ladles and horseradish spoons), chow chow aka picalilli spoons characteristically have narrow, deep bowls, and often relatively long handles.

This example is in Gorham's "Versailles." It measures 5 3/4" long and is heavy at nearly 1.0 T. oz. The bowl is 2" long by 1" at the widest and 1/2" at the deepest. It has a satin matte finish on the interior and retains a portion of an original gold wash.

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Watson "Gemini" Zodiac Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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2011f   $35.00

Watson
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The early 20th century witnessed a burst of interest in zodiac signs among silver manufacturers. Gorham is the firm that seemed to have capitalized most fully in this trend, but other producers offered entries as well.

Watson was among them and this 5 7/8" long, just under 1.0 T. oz. teaspoon is an example of that company's output.

The sign is "Gemini," as identified in the upper right hand edge of the front. The twins are portrayed as a pair of cherubs, one standing and one sitting in... Click for details

Towle "Arlington" Solid Sterling Large Cheese Scoop
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2007mt   $100.00

Towle
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A fully original item, not made up or adapted from another piece, this large, 8 1/4" long, heavy, approximately 2.0 T. oz., cheese scoop was made by Towle as identified on the reverse. Other marks include "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, "L.L. Mason."

Dating from 1884, Arlington is a dense, multi-motif, repousse style, floral design with a plain backside, which in this instance is free of a monogram or removal. It is highly detailed and intricately wrought. It shows particularly... Click for details

Gorham "New Queens" Large Sterling Cold Meat Fork
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2006f   $110.00

Gorham
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This sterling silver cold meat fork is about as large as such pieces get, measuring 8 5/8" long and weighing a very heavy 2.4 T. oz. The pattern is one of several kings and queens iterations that Gorham evolved over a span of about fifty years.

Each of these designs seemed to become more detailed, and that is the case with this late, 1899, expression. It incorporates the requisite shell and acanthus leaf elements characteristic of the queens motif in a variety of ways on both sides of the... Click for details

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Solid Sterling Silver Pie Server
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2004f   $165.00

Old Gorham
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Gorham produced pie servers with both hollow and solid silver handles. The earliest hollow handle examples had silverplate blades, while later examples were made with stainless blades. This example is the very oldest, original form, and is all silver.

It measures 9 1/8" long and weighs a robust 2.9 T. oz. The blade itself is generously proportioned at 4 3/4" long and 2 3/4" at the widest, has flanged shoulders and slightly raised edges that lead to a flat, pointed, tip.

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