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Whiting "Rose & Scroll" Sterling Large Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2101f   $110.00

Whiting
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Referred to both in the singular and plural, that is "Rose and Scroll" and "Roses and Scrolls," this Whiting pattern dates circa 1890.

This was a transition time between design modes and this shows both Aesthetic and Art Nouveau influences. The form is asymmetrical and rather exotic suggesting the former, while the expressive, unrestrained elements in the portraiture suggest the latter.

This piece is a large, 9" long, 2.3 T. oz., possibly salad or vegetable serving spoon.

It has a... Click for details

Stieff "Rose" Solid Sterling Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2100dd   $115.00

Stieff
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Identical in form to a hot cake lifter, and certainly suitable for that purpose, but slightly smaller at 7 1/2" long, this example of Stieff "Rose" is a tomato server. It is a heavy piece, weighing 2.7 T. oz.

The 2 3/4" diameter, round server is solid, not pierced, and has an "MLT" script monogram inscribed on it. The backside of the handle is engraved "1929" so it is a relatively early item in this pattern which was first issued in 1892.

The condition is excellent estate. It is free... Click for details

Tiffany Arts & Crafts "Richard" Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2096f  

Tiffany Arts & Crafts
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Measuring 6 3/16" long and weighing a substantial 1.2 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and with a lower case "m," used 1907-47. Given its Arts & Crafts style of this, it no doubt traces to early in this range.

It is plain save for the end which has a hand cut, open work design. The entire surface of the piece has a smooth, highly tactile, satin-like finish that is pleasing to the hand.

It is engraved "Richard" in script on the handle.

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Large Gorham "Eglantine" Sterling Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2085f   $145.00

Large Gorham
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Named for the rose which is the central portraiture of the design, "Eglantine," i.e. sweetbrier, is an early, 1870, Gorham pattern and one of the company's most refined.

Cast rather than the typical die struck mode of manufacture, it demonstrates the intricate, high relief detail casting enables.

It is a heavy line, and that is the case with this lengthy, 5 1/8", pair of sugar tongs which weigh a substantial 1.3 T. oz. They have intricately articulated talon grips that are finished in a... Click for details

Wallace "Violet" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2081f  

Wallace
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A large item, this cold meat fork measures 8 3/8" long and weighs just under 1.9 T. oz. The pattern is Wallace's "Violet," which is an Art Nouveau floral dating from 1904.

This is a very clean example, free of polishing wear or damage. The four tines remain even, pointed, and straight. Pattern detail is crisp and the finish is lustrous.

There is a fancy script "JD" monogram lightly inscribed on the handle.

Marks are the Wallace deer head emblem and the word "Sterling."

10 Stieff "Williamsburg Shell" Sterling Salad Forks
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2078f   $350.00

10 Stieff
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Made by Stieff, "Williamsburg Shell" was a pattern offered only through the Colonial Williamsburg retail operation. The "CW" symbol along with "Stieff Sterling" is imprinted on the backsides of these ten, matching salad forks.

Each one measures 6 1/2" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz., with the group coming in at 10.4 T. oz.

All the pieces are in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Each one has four tines, all of which remain straight, even, and pointed, and are... Click for details

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Frank Whiting "Marquis" Large Sterling Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2074f   $65.00

Frank Whiting
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Frank Whiting's "Marquis" embodies a French rococo sensibility. It is asymmetrical and features stylized acanthus leaves set in a large scale, flourishing manner against a stippled ground.

This example is a large, 8 5/8" long, cold meat fork. Consistent with the line, it is a robust piece, weighing 2.4 T. oz.

It is without a monogram or removal and in choice condition. There is no evident polishing wear, and the finish is lustrous. The tines are even, pointed, and free of bends,... Click for details

Gorham "H 409" Sterling Silver Floral Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2072f   $38.00

Gorham
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One of a limited, numbered series, Gorham's "H 409" portrays what appears to be a thistle midway on the stem, with a second flower on the terminus.

This line was made to an elevated standard of die work and finish. The portraiture is highly textured, the detail is precise, and the finishing is exemplary.

The piece measures 5 5/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.0 T. oz.

There is no monogram or removal and the condition is outstanding. Apart from light surface scratches in the bowl,... Click for details

Pair "Old English With Shoulders" Tspns Ca. 1775
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-06   $45.00

Pair
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A very good pair of early English sterling silver teaspoons or coffee spoons by well-known London silversmith George Smith III, who first entered his mark in 1774. These spoons are in a rare variant pattern called 'Old English with Shoulders' which normally dates to the 1760-70 timeframe. The spoons are definitely from the 1770s given the style, the mark, and the feather-edge decoration and ornate period script monograms. These spoons measure about 5 inches in length and weigh a total of 30... Click for details

Sterling Sterling "Hooded" and Pierced Salt Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2062dd   $55.00

Sterling Sterling
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Marked only "Sterling," and likely dating from early in the 20th century, this American salt spoon takes its form from a much earlier type of piece.

Measuring 3 5/8" long and weighing just over .2 T. oz., it has a rounded "antique" handle, and a scoop or shovel bowl with a pierced, "hooded," element. The bowl also has a gold was finish on the interior.

It is in excellent condition, showing very little evidence of use or wear, and having a high luster, hand polished, finish.

Serving fork by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5139   $215.00

Serving fork by Arthur Stone
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"Pointed Antique". Length 10". Weight 4 troy ounces.Monogram M.DE.F. Overall condition excellent; mark condition very good.

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5138   $215.00

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard
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His "Lotus" pattern. Early B09 mark, pre-1933.Length of spoon 8-1/2";of fork 8-3/4". Weight 4-1/3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Various Baker-Manchester "Poppy" Serving Pieces
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2057f   Inquire for Price

Various Baker-Manchester
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A bold Art Nouveau design, Providence, Rhode Island's Baker-Manchester's "Poppy" successfully competed with other manufacturers' poppy patterns produced around the turn of the twentieth century.

This grouping includes seven serving pieces comprised of three different sized ladles, a cold meat and a beef fork, a tomato or cucumber server, and a small berry spoon.

They are all in pristine, virtually unused, condition, without monograms or removals, and are marked with the Baker-Manchester... Click for details

Whiting "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Oyster Cocktail Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2055f   $26.00

Whiting
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Dating from 1880, Whiting's "Heraldic" is an emblematic pattern.

It features a well-constructed, high relief, "sculptured" in effect, portraiture of a knight's helmet surrounded by leafy scroll detailing. Double die struck, the pattern appears on both sides of the handle, which in this instance is engraved "ELG to SMS" in fine script.

This example is a 6 3/16" long oyster or seafood cocktail fork. The line is heavy and that is case with this which is relatively weighty at .6 T. oz.... Click for details

Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver & Steel Carving Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2050f   $85.00

Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver & Steel Carving Knife
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Measuring 12 1/4" long, this carving knife made by Gorham is unusual on several counts.

First, it is early for this sort of thing. It is stamped with a date letter for 1874. Other marks include the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the number "5."

Second, the handle is not a standard pattern. It is a plain, rounded end shape with a satin matte surface. Gorham produced a number of hollow handle serving pieces with similar handles, which were generally bright cut and... Click for details

Choice Durgin "Strawberry" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2049f   $125.00

Choice Durgin
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A pattern that was made in both coin and sterling silver, "Strawberry" originated with William B. Durgin. This was one of the first die struck designs produced by the company he founded in 1853.

This 8 1/2" long berry, 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon is marked "Patent" and "Pure Coin" suggesting it was early in the production history of the pattern. It has a plum-shaped bowl and is engraved "GB" in a fancy, feathered script on the backside.

It is in mint condition. The pattern is completely... Click for details

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