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Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3167f   $70.00


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Tongs are easily overlooked accessories in any flatware pattern, but this 5 3/8" long, .9 T. oz., pair are commandingly attractive.

They were made by Wood & Hughes whose "W&H" mark and "Sterling" appear on an inside arm. The pattern is the company's "Zephyr," which is an 1870 Renaissance Revial Moorish design.

The arms are slender, ending in talon tongs that are highly detailed and finished in a gold wash. The upper reaches have scalloped edges and engraved wriggle work tracery that... Click for details

Water pitcher by Karl Leinonen, Boston, 1st quarter 20th century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5338   $1,360.00


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Single scroll handle, applied ring base, reinforcing wire outside of rim. Height 8-3/4", maximum horizontal dimension 8", capacity three pints, weight 24-1/3 troy ounces. The monogram is an ornate script RSRP(?) on one side. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Hamrick & Son, Philadelphia, Bright Cut Sterling Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3165f   On Hold


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An 8 3/8" long, nearly 1.4 T. oz., tablespoon, this piece is stamped "Sterling" and "Hamrick & Sons" for the 19th century Philadelphia jeweler.

The design bespeaks its regional origins.

The pointed tip handle is slightly convex and has notched margins. The satin matte finish surface is bright cut in a grass and floral design that suggests an Aesthetic influence, and there is wriggle work edging.

The backside is plain except for the marks, and is without a monogram or removal.

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Fine Scottish Silver Teaspoon, Glasgow, 1821 - Interesting Engraving
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170625-09   $24.00


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Offered is a very good Scottish sterling silver spoon hallmarked for Glasgow, 1821. The pattern is a fiddle thread and shell or King's shape variant, and is single-struck. The engraving includes a number below the monogram, something occasionally seen on flatware where the owner wanted a little extra security against light-fingered servants or guests. This piece measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. Condition is good overall, with modest wear and a few tiny dings... Click for details

Towle "Georgian" Sterling Silver Bon Bon Tongs, Early
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3162f   On Hold


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An original production item, this pair of tongs measure 4" long and weigh approximately .8 oz. Made by Towle in the "Georgian" pattern, they are marked "925/1000," with the company "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1898."

For serving bon bons, they have four-tine, stylized talon, cupped grips.

Each leg incorporates the column capped by a basket of flowers motif that constitutes this design, which shows to particular advantage in this form. The arch is plain and... Click for details

Tiffany "Japanese" Pair Sterling Silver Master Salt Spoons, Authentic
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3161f   On Hold

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Marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1871," and with a lower case "m" (Carpenter in his "Tiffany Silver" notes "in the early 1870s a small case m was sometimes used" for Edward C. Moore" rather than the more typical capital M), this pair of master salt spoons are original issue "Japanese" in contrast to the later reissue "Audubon."

They measure 3 5/8" long and weigh .8 T. oz. the pair.

Both pieces have upturned handles with side knobs, and round bowls, and are monogrammed in a... Click for details

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Durgin IRIS orange knives, three
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2254   $285.00


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length 6 5/8 inches, plated steel blades, very minor pinpricks at ends which we've exaggerated in enlargement number four but fine overall condition, monogrammed "C."

As collectors will know, if any of them remain above ground, knives in this elegant old Durgin pattern are scarce.

George Smith III, London 1780, Crested Sterling Silver Marrow Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3160f   $275.00


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Marked with a lion for sterling, a leopard for London, a date letter "e" for 1780-81, and a script "GS" for George Smith III, this marrow spoon aka scoop measures 8 5/8" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

It is a very fine period example of this particularly English form, produced by a well-recognized maker.

The larger of the two elongated ends shows a thumb drop on the back and is inscribed with a crest of a long-necked bird with a snake in its beak.

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Gorham "Narragansett" Style No. 535 Sterling Silver Olive Dish
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3159f   $435.00


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This 4 1/2" by 4" by 1 1/4" at the highest, 1.9 T. oz., shell item is identified in Gorham's 1888 catalog (see image 3) as an "olive dish." This particular piece carries a date symbol for "1886," along with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

It is a fully original, period, example of a silver line that Gorham developed and modeled after sea life found in Rhode Island ocean waters. Indeed, one specialized and now fabled, line was identified by the name... Click for details

Blackinton HIBISCUS berry spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2253   $450.00


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length 9 1/2 inches, weight 7.40 Troy ounces (!), excellent original condition, gilt bowl, monogrammed "M" (script, reverse).

For those who would prefer a lighter and more expensive version of this same piece, please see item 322373972047 on the big bad auction site.

Alvin "Wellington" Large Pierced Flat Sterling Silver Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3158dd   On Hold

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A large piece measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing 2.5 T. oz., this item is an unusual, perhaps croquette, server.

It has a flat, 3 1/2" long by 2 3/8" wide, blade with four, curved and rounded tines, scalloped margins, and an intricately pierced surface.

The pattern is "Wellington," a late 19th century design issued in 1897 by Alvin. It features a double shell and scroll terminus with an egg and dart margin on the handle front and a relatively plain scroll backside.

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Gorham "Cluny" Sterling Silver Four Demitasse Coffee Spoons, Old
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3157f   $110.00


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Early pieces marked on the reverses with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Copyrighted," these four spoons measure 4 1/4" long each and are relatively weighty at 2.0 T. oz. the group.

Typically identified as a demitasse spoon, catalogs of the period commonly call this size a coffee spoon. True demitasse spoons can be considerably smaller.

The pattern is "Cluny" which bespeaks the French origins of its renowned designer, Antoine Heller. The pattern features dense, high... Click for details

Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pierced Bowl Pea Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3156f   $225.00


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All original, this 8 9/16" long, 3.1 T. oz., pea spoon is a rare form.

The pattern, "Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, with in this instance an Old English "F" monogram. The backside of the handle is inscribed "1909" in script.

The 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, bowl has a scalloped rim and is extensively pierced in the interior.

The condition is excellent estate. There is light softening of... Click for details

Gorham VIRGINIANA cream ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2251   $35.00


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length 5 7/8 inches, monogrammed as shown, very light pattern wear but fine overall condition, weight 1.38 Troy ounces.

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Wendt "Moresque" Sterling Silver Large Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3154f   On Hold

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Seldom found, John Wendt's "Moresque" is the nameplate pattern for the "Persian Revival," or "Moorish," style that was popular in the United States in the 1870's. Other contemporaneous, well-recognized, examples in this genre include Tiffany's "Persian," and Whiting's "Persian," and Gorham's "Hindostanee."

"Moresque" examples present with slight variations from piece to piece. These variations include the utilization of a plain disc on the handle, set on the front or backside, or on both... Click for details

Lovely Silver Gilt Georgian Crested Master Salt Spoon, 4 1/2", 30g
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170618-01   $37.50


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Offered is an excellent and large gilt sterling silver master salt spoon by William Chawner and fully hallmarked for London, 1819. The large size, ornate decoration and high quality of this piece is typical of this period and consistent with the best English silver of the time. This piece measures about 4 1/2 inches in length and weighs 30 grams, an amazing weight for a salt spoon. It is engraved with a complicated armorial or crest, probably for one of the major heraldic orders such as the... Click for details

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