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

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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

Dominick & Haff "New King" Sterling Silver Nut Spoon or Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2955f   $48.00

Dominick & Haff
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An exceptional design, Dominick & Haff's late 19th century "New King" is a standard bearer among American interpretations of a motif derived from English antecedents.

It employs a robust amount of detailing, all well-balanced and set in high relief. It stands in distinction to D&H's first version of "King(s)" by being more intricate and formal, as well as noticeably heavier.

These features are all embodied in this 4 5/8" long, weighty at 1.0 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.

It has a... Click for details

Quality Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2954f   On Hold

Quality Tiffany
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Tiffany's "Olympian" is a legendary pattern among 19th century flatware. Patented in 1878, and so marked on the backside, it quickly became a flagship line for the company, and was never really supplanted by subsequent offerings.

The themes vary from piece to piece, but always portray intricately detailed scenes of mythological figures engaged in various activities.

This example is a 6" long teaspoon. Consistent with the line, it is heavy at 1.3 T. oz. The portraiture is "Diana and... Click for details

Choice Whiting "Arabesque" Long Handle Salad Serving Spoon & Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2952f   On Hold

Choice Whiting
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Arguably the standard bearer design of the overlapping Renaissance Revival and Moorish styles popular in the 1870s, Whiting's "Arabesque" features a strident griffin figure set sideways along the handle. This figure is surrounded by design elements typical of generic arabesque decoration.

This salad serving fork and spoon pair are extraordinary examples of the line.

The scale is immense, with the fork measuring 12 1/8" long and the spoon 12". They weigh 3.6 and 4.0 T. oz. respectively.... Click for details

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

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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."

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18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1783
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20150823-09   $45.00

18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1783
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Offered is a quite early pre-Revolution French silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, initialed "PE" and marked with hallmarks for Paris, circa 1783, and a maker's mark for Louis Jullien Anthiaume, who was working in Paris by 1779 and continued through at least 1791. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams, or one troy ounce. Condition overall is good, with no dents, splits or repairs. The spoon has likely been buffed at some point as the surface is a... Click for details

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18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1768-74
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150823-08   $45.00

18th Century French Fiddlethread Silver Teaspoon, Paris Ca. 1768-74
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Offered is a quite early pre-Revolution French silver teaspoon in the fiddlethread pattern, initialed "SL" and marked with hallmarks for Paris, circa 1768-74, and a maker's mark for Claude-Pierre Deville, who was working in Paris by 1769 and died by 1783. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length and weighs about 32 grams, or one troy ounce. Condition overall is good, with no dents, splits or repairs. The spoon has likely been buffed at some point as the surface is a bit bright. The... Click for details

Rare Set of Six Crested Fiddlethread & Drop Pattern Spns, London 1794
Silver : Sterling

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20150823-07   On Hold

Rare Set of Six Crested Fiddlethread & Drop Pattern Spns, London 1794
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Offered is a fine set of six English sterling silver teaspoons in the very rare 'Fiddle Thread and Drop' pattern described by Pickford on page 117 of his book "Silver Flatware - English Scottish and Irish". Like the table forks pictured in that volume, these spoons are by the partnership of George Smith and William Fearn. The forks pictured in the book are hallmarked for London, 1795, while the spoons offered here are hallmarked for London, 1794. They are a rare example of the use of any... Click for details

Original Gorham "Old French" Sterling Handle LaTema Blade Fruit Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2950f   $18.00

Original Gorham
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An early 20th century design, Gorham's "Old French was a well-received pattern that remains popular today. The simplicity of the lined border, slightly bulbous design provided a visual respite to the flourish of Art Nouveau style dominant in the period, as well as the congestion of some immediately preceding-in-time Victorian forms.

This example is a 6 3/4" long fruit knife. It is an original item, factory made and original issue.

It has a sterling silver hollow handle attached to a... Click for details

Georgian Irish Sterling Silver Crested Pointed End Teaspoon Circa 1790
Silver : Sterling

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20150823-02   On Hold

Georgian Irish Sterling Silver Crested Pointed End Teaspoon Circa 1790
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Offered is a good early Irish silver teaspoon circa 1790, by a silversmith using the mark J*S. This piece is engraved with an armorial of a leaping stag looking back, which is nicely done. In addition to the maker's mark, this piece bears Hibernia and harp hallmarks. This spoon appears to have been assayed in Dublin. It measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some tip wear and bumping to the bowl, but no splits or repairs. All in all... Click for details

Flawless Bright Cut Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling

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2549f   $45.00

Flawless Bright Cut Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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Standing 1 5/8" tall, with a diameter of 1 11/16", and weighing just under .7 T. oz., this is a generously sized napkin ring.

Inscribed M.H.W., Mar. 18, '05" in an elegant script, the aesthetic style floral and fern engraving on a satin matte surface with knurled banding suggest the piece actually predates the inscription by as much as twenty years.

The central band is offset by two troughs which are in turn bordered by imprinted repeating star designs with rolled edges.

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Shreve "Fourteenth Century" 13" Long Sterling Silver Open Oval Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2547f   On Hold

Shreve
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This sterling silver bowl measures 13" end to end, which is long in relationship to its 7 3/8" width.

The splayed and undulating walls are 2" maximum height at either end and 1 1/4" tall at the highest points on the sides. It weighs 9.2 T. oz., which is moderately light for its size.

The pattern is "Fourteenth Century" by Shreve & Co., which name is stamped on the underside, along with the words "San Francisco" and "Sterling."

Characteristic of the pattern, it has an applied,... Click for details

Jenkins & Jenkins, Baltimore, "Repousse" Sterling Silver Moistener
Silver : Sterling

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2545f   $70.00

Jenkins & Jenkins, Baltimore,
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Jenkins & Jenkins was the 1908 successor firm to Jacobi & Jenkins, and was itself absorbed by Schofield about 1915.

This novel desk item, a stamp or letter moistener, carries the company name, the words "Sterling 925/1000 Fine," and "Baltimore."

It measures 4" overall and weighs a relatively hefty .9 T. oz., which includes a negligible amount for the sponge tip.

It has a stick-like, flat handle with a rounded end. Both sides have a dense repousse pattern typical of Baltimore silver.... Click for details

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

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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

Durgin "Old Standish" Large Pierced Sterling Silver Pea or Ice Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2542f   $110.00

Durgin
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A substantial piece measuring 8 11/16" long and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this pea (vegetable) or ice spoon is a rare form in most flatware lines.

The large, pierced bowl is the defining feature of these items, and that is the case with this. Nearly round at 3" back to front and 2 1/2" in diameter, the bowl is 5/8" deep. The piercing is patterned and functional as well as decorative, to aid in draining.

The pattern, "Old Standish," dates from 1901 and reflects the then growing sentiment... Click for details

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

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2541f   On Hold

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

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