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Three Various Shiebler "Month" Floral Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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2467f   $55.00

Three Various Shiebler
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Dating from 1902, George Shiebler's group of twelve month designs follows closely after his Flora series and his line pattern "Fiorito." All of them incorporate Art Nouveau, floral motifs.

This trio includes the months of "April," "September," and "November," and portrays respectively, a lily, a poppy, and a chrysanthemum.

Each spoon measures 6" long, and is heavy, weighing something over 1.0 T. oz. each, with slight variation piece to piece.

The condition of all the spoons is... Click for details

Original Tiffany "Winthrop" Sterling Silver Cheese Knife
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2466f   $135.00

Original Tiffany
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An authentic item, not made up from another piece, this cheese knife measures 7 1/4" long and weighs just under a hefty 1.7 T. oz.

The pattern is "Winthrop" by Tiffany. Dating from 1909, the leafy wreath, urn with flowers, and ribbon festoon reflect the Colonial Revival and Adamesque design sensibilities of the period.

The form is rare, and all the more so with a solid silver blade. The three prongs are stout, and are of a style that Tiffany seemed to favor as the form was used on any... Click for details

Old, Mint Condition Towle "Georgian Sterling Pie Server with SP Blade
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2465f   On Hold

Old, Mint Condition Towle
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Measuring a lengthy 10 9/16", this pie server has a narrow, blunt end, silverplate blade, and hollow, sterling silver, handle.

It is a very early example of Towle's "Georgian," and in original condition.

Indeed, it appears to have had almost no use. The handle is free of dimples or splits. Pattern detail is exquisitely crisp and the butler's finish is flawless. The blade and ferrule show no loss of plate whatsoever, and noting only faint surface scratches, have smooth, even, and... Click for details

Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd) Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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2464f   $315.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany's "Vine" is a multi-motif pattern that incorporates numerous vegetables, fruits, and flowers that grow on vines.

This example is a 6 1/4" long, 1.5 T. oz. sugar sifter with a "Gourd" portraiture.

It has a nine-lobed, 2 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a gold wash on both front and back sides.

It is without a monogram or removal and in superb condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The bowl is free of dents, burrs, or nicks. The... Click for details

Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Original Sterling Silver Butter Pick
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2462f   $48.00

Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 6" long and weighing nearly .5 T. oz., this butter pick is a fully authentic item, not made up from another piece.

The pattern is "Violet" by Wallace. It is an enduringly popular, Art Nouveau style, floral design produced early in the 20th century.

This has a delicate, feathered script "M" monogram.

It is in flawless condition. There is no polishing wear, with all the fine details of the pattern remaining sharp and well-defined. The twist tip is without bends, burrs, or... Click for details

Gorham "Covington Hammered" Sterling Silver Individual Butter Spreader
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2460f   $18.00

Gorham
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Gorham produced several hammered round end and antique designs (extending back to at least 1880) which can be difficult to distinguish one from another.

This 5 13/16" long, just under .8 T. oz., individual butter spreader appears to be "Covington Hammered" dating from 1914.

A large part of this attribution comes from the blockish, Arts & Crafts style "MIH" monogram, which would fit this date. The monogram is interesting in its own right in that it appears to be raised from the metal,... Click for details

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Uncommon Tiffany "Daisy" Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2458f   $335.00

Uncommon Tiffany
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While a known Tiffany pattern, "Daisy" stands apart because it was not offered in a full line and information about its history and origins is scarce.

This example is an large, 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flanged shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.

It could have been for crackers, salad, berries, or some other unidentified purpose. Whatever the intent, it... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Figural "Renaissance" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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2457f   On Hold

Dominick & Haff Figural
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Patented in 1894, and so stamped on the reverse, Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance" is an expressive design that stands in its own category.

The pattern features the face of a bearded, Florentine looking, figure. This appears on the front center of the handle and is expanded on the reverse heel of the blade. Other detail elements include scrolls and a stylized shell.

This piece is a 6" long, weighty at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has a scalloped bowl that retains some of its original gold... Click for details

Original Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2456f   $70.00

Original Reed & Barton
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Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs" is arguably the most opulent of the myriad Art Nouveau floral designs produced in silver flatware around the turn of the 20th century.

This example is a 4 3/4" long, approximately .9 T. oz., cream, sauce, or mayonnaise ladle.

It is an authentic, original item, and not one of the many recasts of this pattern. The intricate, high relief, design folds over itself in such a liquid-seeming manner that it belies the fact that the medium is metal.

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Pair of open salts by Katharine Pratt (1891-1978), retired 1967
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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5201   $290.00

Pair of open salts by Katharine Pratt (1891-1978), retired 1967
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Marked incuse "STERLING/PRATT" on back of handle. Diameter of mouth 1-7/8"; maximum diameter 2-1/8". Maximum horizontal dimension 3-1/4". Weight of pair 3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Seal top spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5199   $250.00

Seal top spoon by Arthur Stone
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By silversmith Charles Brown. (See Chickering catalog #55[but no coin in ours]). Length 5-13/16". Weight 1.4 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Ladle by Arthur Stone, fiddlehead (scroll) pattern
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5198B   $300.00

Ladle by Arthur Stone, fiddlehead (scroll) pattern
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By silversmith Charles Brown. With lip. See Chickering catalog #160. Length 6-1/8". Weight 1.9 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Ladle by Arthur Stone, fiddlehead (scroll) design
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5198A   $380.00

Ladle by Arthur Stone, fiddlehead (scroll) design
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By silversmith Charles Brown. With lip. (See Chickering catalog #160). Length 7-1/8". Weight 2-3/4 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Polhamus "Oriental" Sterling Silver Crumber, Retailed by Tiffany
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2455f   $225.00

Polhamus
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One of John Polhamus' (NYC) early patterns, "Oriental" was later produced by George Shiebler. This example adds a Tiffany & Co. provenance, as it was retailed by that company, whose name appears on the reverse. Other marks include "J.P. Patent 1855" and "Sterling."

It is a large crumber, aka crumb knife, measuring 10 7/8" long and just touching 3.0 T. oz. The flat blade which characterizes the form, is a 6 1/2" by 2 1/4" oblong with a raised, scalloped edge around three sides. The... Click for details

John Smyth, Dublin, 1855 Sterling "Tipt" Tea Fork
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John Smyth, Dublin, 1855 Sterling
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Irish in origin, this 6 5/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., tea or dessert fork is fully marked for sterling, Dublin, 1855, and maker John Smyth, also Smith.

It is a "Tipt" design with an upturned end, beveled edges on the handle, and angular wings off the join with the eating end. It is inscribed "Susan" in script lettering with an exaggerated, stylized middle "s."

It is in good condition. The tines have some tip wear and knife cuts on the backsides. Otherwise there is no evidence... Click for details

Six Matched, Immaculate Frank Smith "Shell" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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Six Matched, Immaculate Frank Smith
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These six teaspoons measures 5 7/8" long per piece, while the group weighs 5.2 T. oz. They are matched, with each one monogrammed "EWC" in script on the handle fronts.

They were made by Frank Smith and retailed by Boston's Rand & Crane.

The pattern is a slight variant of Smith's late 19th century "Shell." It has a pointed tip rather than the standard rounded shape above the shell. Rand & Crane was known for offering quality, often hand-crafted, items, and may have been a manufacturer... Click for details

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