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Durgin Baroque aka Pierced Design Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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3224f   $295.00


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An unnamed pattern, this Durgin design is sometimes referred to as "Baroque," "Pierced Design," or other name derived from its attributions.

Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long serving spoon is large and very heavy at 4.3 T. oz.

The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand.

The bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 3 5/8" by 2 5/8" by 3/4" deep. It is a... Click for details

Durgin Baroque aka Pierced Design Large Sterling Silver Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3223f   $285.00


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An unnamed pattern, this Durgin design is sometimes referred to as "Baroque," "Pierced Design," or other name derived from its attributions.

Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long, possibly meat, serving fork is large and very heavy at 4.4 T. oz.

The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand.

The serving end includes four broad tines, one of the outer ones of which is... Click for details

Irish sugar scissors, circa 1800
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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5348   $100.00


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Marked on both handles, one handle having the Irish harp, the mark on the other handle not clear, but possibly for William Hamey of Dublin (very small surface for mark). Length 5-1/4". No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition as described above.

W. Faber & Son, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Sterling Silver Berry Shovel
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3222f   On Hold


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Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths" lists William Faber as working by 1828 and joined by sons Charles and William as "W. Faber & Sons" in 1866, which name and firm lasted until 1887.

This example of the firm's work is a large, 9 5/8" long, substantial weight at 2.8 T. oz., berry shovel, sometimes identified as a cracker scoop.

Both the rounded handle and scalloped-edge, bowl with flange shoulders, are extensively engraved in impressive, bright cut work.

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Whiting "Dresden" Sterling Silver with Enamel Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3220f   On Hold


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Introduced in 1896, Whiting's "Dresden" is a highly detailed pattern that features delicate, small and raised, flowers, leaves, and trailing stems, all surmounted by a shell, and bordered by scroll work.

This example is a 7 1/4" long, good weight at 2.2 T. oz., gravy ladle. Whiting used two different style bowls on their gravies, one round, and the other this, which is essentially oval at 2 5/8" wide by 2" back to front, and deep, at 3/4". The interior and flange shoulders have textured... Click for details

Three piece coffee service by Tiffany, circa 1950
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5342   $715.00


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Coffee pot has a domed, hinged lid. Pattern introduced 1904. Mark M is for Louis Moore, 1947-1956. He was the son of John C. Moore. The creamer and sugar bowl patterns were introduced in 1908. The coffee pot has a wood double scroll handle, and a silver finial. The sugar bowl was not made with a lid. Creamer has a double scroll silver handle. Height of the coffee pot is 8-1/4" and its capacity is 1-3/8 pints (coffee for two people).Total weight of the set is 27.8 troy ounces including the... Click for details

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Set of Ten Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3219f   On Hold


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Each of these ten, matching, spoons measures 4 1/2" long, with the set weighing 3.8 T. oz. They are somewhat larger than a demitasse and smaller than a 5 o'clock spoon, and were for after dinner coffee.

Unmarked expect for the word "Sterling," the maker is unknown, and they are not a standard pattern, so no direct attribution can be made.

An unusual design, they have twisted shanks joined to rounded end, slightly upturned, handles.

The handles have a satin finish and are finely... Click for details

Gorham "St. Cloud" Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Shakers
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3218f   $225.00


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Identified by the model number "2670" imprinted on the underside, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for "1892," each of these shakers stands 4 1/8" tall, with the pair weighing 4.1 T. oz. combined.

They sit on rimmed bases 1 3/4" in diameter, and have bulbous lower bodies with tapered sides.

The caps are bell-shaped with ball finials, and have sleeve fittings.

The bases have chased bands on the lower and upper margins that match Gorham's 1885... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Les Cinq Fleurs" Sterling Silver Original Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3217f   $55.00


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An original, early production item, this 5 3/4" long, .7 T. oz., olive spoon is imprinted with the Reed & Barton "eagle, R, lion," hallmark, "Sterling," and "Pat. May 22, 1900," all in fine, precise, lettering exactly as it should be on an old piece.

It is also stamped with the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade "J.E. Caldwell & Co."

The pattern is "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is an expressive Art Nouveau floral design. The flower portraiture varies from piece to piece, and... Click for details

Gorham "Versailles" 1888 Edition Large Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3215f   On Hold


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This item is an old, 1888 version, of Gorham "Versailles" marked with a "lion, anchor, G," and the words "Sterling" and "Copyrighted."

It is also engraved "Norris. 1891" in script on the reverse, so its age is validated in multiple ways.

The piece is a 9 1/8" long, heavy, 3.5 T. oz., large berry spoon.

It is a very fine example, retaining excellent pattern detail that shows minimal polishing wear. The central female figure remains fully articulated as do all the other details of... Click for details

Wendell, Chicago, "Ariel" Cupid Figure Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3214f   $105.00


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A late 19th century, not commonly found, design made by the Chicago firm "Wendell Manufacturing Company," "Ariel" features a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is highly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.

This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce or small gravy ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flange shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border.

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Tiffany "Persian" Sterling Silver Tazza aka Compotier
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3213f   $625.00


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This piece of holloware was made to match Tiffany's 1872 "Persian" pattern, and incorporates the same Moorish motif that is found in the flatware line.

This appears on the banding on the upper inner rim and edge of the pedestal base of this 8" top diameter, 4" across the bottom, 5 1/4" tall, 14.9 T. oz., footed bowl, aka tazza or compotier.

The entire piece is characterized by elegant, clean lines, and bright, mirror-like surfaces.

The bowl itself is 2 1/4" deep and has a domed base... Click for details

Pair William Johnson, London, 1834 "Tipt" Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3211f   $125.00


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To a European scale, each of these two, matching, forks measures 8" long. They are very heavy at 5.2 T. oz. the pair.

The pattern is a "Tipt," with beveled edges along the margins of the handles. The ends are slightly upturned, and the tines are long and tapered.

Each piece is fully marked with a "lion" for sterling, a "leopard's face" for London, a date letter "e" for 1834-35, a duty mark, and "WJ" for maker William Johnson.

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Tiffany & Co. Moore c. 1855 Sterling Silver Bowl and Underplate
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3210f   On Hold


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Tracing to the mid 19th century, this companion bowl and plate are demonstrative of the quality for which Tiffany had already become known, even this early.

The markings tell much of the story of the history of the company. They are "Tiffany & Co., Gold & Silversmiths, 550 Broadway," this last mark commonly referred to as the "Union Square location."

This cluster of identifiers is flanked by an Old English "M" on either side, the model number "262" and order number "1334" in the center.... Click for details

Durgin "Mary Had a Little Lamb" Engraved Sterling Silver Mug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3208f   $190.00


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Standing 2 5/8" high, having a diameter of 2 1/4", a maximum span of 3 3/8" to the end of the handle, and weighing 3.1 T. oz., this child's cup was made by William B. Durgin in the late 19th century.

It is a charming period piece inscribed "Marion" over "1880."

This is engraved with two scenes, one of which is particularly appropriate to the name. One portrays a girl with a bonnet on the ground beside her; she is petting a lamb, evocative of the children's rhyme, "Mary Had a Little... Click for details

Wendt "Florentine" E. Lilienthal, New Orleans, Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3207f   $70.00


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A Renaissance Revival design dating from 1870, John Wendt's "Florentine" is a dense pattern that shows Moorish influences.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, .8 T. oz., sugar, or perhaps small preserve, spoon with two characteristics that set it apart.

One is the flange rim, elaborately shaped bowl with intricate engraving set against a satin matte, gold wash (front and back sides) ground.

The second feature is that it was retailed by the New Orleans firm of "E. Lilienthal," as stamped... Click for details

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