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Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Bucket Style Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2859f   $150.00

Gorham
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Classified as an Egyptian Revival design in a "Silver Magazine" article some years ago, "Ivy" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns. Dating from 1865, it stands alongside "Lotus," "Grecian," and "Lily" aka "No. 88," as an emblematic design in the company stable of the period.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., cream ladle. It is commonly referred to as a "bucket" ladle referencing the shape of the 1 1/2" top diameter, 1" deep, dipping or serving end, which in this case... Click for details

Gorham "Empress" Sterling Silver Gold Bowl Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2858f   $95.00

Gorham
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Issued in 1880, Gorham's "Empress" incorporates a number of design elements.

The lower portions of the handle where it joins the bowl suggest an Egyptian Revival influence, while other areas point toward Renaissance Revival inspiration. Lastly, the dense floral clusters employ similar imagery to Gorham's "Cluny" pattern that was designed by Antoine Heller who was highly regarded for his Classical motifs.

This particular piece stands apart for two reasons. One is the quite spectacular... Click for details

Kerr Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Match Safe
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2857f   $185.00

Kerr Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Match Safe
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Item number "1196," as imprinted on the inside lip, along with the word "Sterling" and the mace emblem for Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr, this match safe, aka vesta, measures 2 1/4" by 1 1/2" by 3/8" and weighs .9 T. oz.

The company was known for its outstanding Art Nouveau designs in both silver and jewelry, and this follows in that mode. The motif incorporates flanking violet blossoms embossed on front and back sides of the lid, with trailing, wispy leaves framing central reserve... Click for details

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2856f   $65.00

Old International
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Marked with the International indian head emblem, "Pat.," and "Sterling," this 5 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle is an early example of International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac."

The nearly round bowl measures 2" by 1 1/2" by 1/2", has a ribbed and decorated interior and scalloped edges.

The piece is in mint estate condition, and is without a monogram or removal. Pattern detail remains well-defined, down to the pollen flecks on the lily flower petals, and the stippled... Click for details

James Robinson "Shell" Sterling Silver Meat Skewer
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2855f   $150.00

James Robinson
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A purveyor of antique jewelry and decorative artifacts, as well as reproduction English sterling silver, James Robinson is a prestigious New York City firm with a history dating to 1912.

Among those who pursue ultimate quality, Robinson has an outstanding reputation. Indeed, "Cigar Aficionado" magazine states in an article available online, "one can make a case that James Robinson's sterling flatware is the world's best crafted. The reason is simple: it's one of only two sources left... Click for details

Chased Aesthetic Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Chased Aesthetic Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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A large item measuring 9 3/16" long and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this serving spoon has a generously proportioned, nearly round, 3 1/4" by 3" by 5/8" deep, bowl.

It has an intricately chased handle that features leaves on a stem. This work is diamond cut, showing sharply chiseled surfaces.

The remainder of the handle is filled with a repeating pattern of overlaying flower blossoms.

This naturalistic motif is decidedly Aesthetic in manner, which style is greatly expanded in the dramatic... Click for details

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Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-02   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
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Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then,... Click for details

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-01   Sold

18th Century Silver Sugar Tongs - Jewish Silversmiths Hart & Urquhart
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Offered is a fine pair of late 18th Century Georgian English sterling silver sugar tongs, by well-known Jewish silversmiths (a rarity in London at that time) Duncan Urquhart and Napthali Hart (more on these men below). This pair of sugar tongs measures about 5 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 30 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram of "SAF" and is nicely decorated, including unusual decoration to the grips. The hallmarks include the standard mark, the duty mark and the... Click for details

Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2851f   $52.00

Whiting
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Delicate and slender, this lettuce fork measures a lengthy 9 1/8" and weighs .9 T. oz. The pattern is "Imperial Queen."

An earlier example, it is stamped with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1893," and with an Old English "O."

It is in excellent condition. The shell and leaf elements that constitute the design are free of polishing wear, remaining crisp and well-defined. The wispy tines are well-formed and without bends, nicks, or burrs. The finish is bright, warm, and... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Renaissance strawberry forks, pair of
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2231   $120.00

Dominick & Haff Renaissance strawberry forks, pair of
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length five inches, weight .94 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed "B".

Compare with other Internet vendors located out there in a bay of eeeeeees who would propose to charge you one hundred and nine monies per fork!!!

Towle Aesthetic Bright Cut Sterling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2849f   On Hold

Towle Aesthetic Bright Cut Sterling Silver Pie Server
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One of a series of engraved patterns that Towle produced in the late 19th century, this pie or pastry server is demurely proportioned. Measuring 8 5/8" long overall, and weighing 1.9 T. oz., it has a slender, relatively lengthy, blade.

The design is entirely derived from bright cut engraving and is Aesthetic in manner. There are any number of naturalistic floral and leaf motifs intermixed with stylized elements that bespeak the mode.

The blade is particularly elaborate, and is finished... Click for details

Early Gorham "Old Paris" Sterling Silver Individual Ice Cream Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2848f   On Hold

Early Gorham
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An extravagant design, Gorham's "Paris" portrays an array of emblematic imagery.

These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.

City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full fa├žade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves,... Click for details

Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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Unusual Form Whiting Lattice Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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Rather than the characteristic round or oval shape of most napkin rings, this piece is essentially rectangular. It has a flat bottom and top joined by arched sidewalls.

It is a large item, measuring 2 1/4" by 1 5/8" on the base and 1 3/4 by 1 5/8" on the top. It stands 1 3/16" tall and weighs a generous 1.3 T. oz.

The bottom and sides are reticulated in a leafy design and have engraved surfaces that complement this motif.

The top is also engraved in a flower and diamond cut pattern... Click for details

Benjamin Trees Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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Benjamin Trees Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
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Standing 3 3/16" tall, this item has a top diameter of 2 7/8", a base that is 2 3/8", and weighs just over 4.3 T. oz.

Marked "Sterling" and "Trees," and imprinted with a tree symbol, it is one of the most recognizable names in mint julep cups, Benjamin Trees of Lexington, Kentucky.

The exterior has a brilliant finish, while the interior is a brushed satin. The top and bottom have multi-lined, applied borders.

It is without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same, and in... Click for details

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160918-01   $95.00

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Snuffbox, William Simpson c1827
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Offered is a very nice George IV silver snuff box, by William Simpson, Birmingham 1827-28, rectangular form, with engine-turned decoration, the hinged cover initialed in period script letters of "RHS" and with a gilt interior. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1827-28, and bears Simpson's maker's mark on the interior of the lid and body. This box measures about 2 1/2 inches in length by 1 3/8 inches across, and weighs about 40... Click for details

Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd) Sterling Silver Citrus Spoon, Gold Finish
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2845f   On Hold

Tiffany
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Variously identified as an orange, grapefruit, or generically, citrus, spoon, this piece measures 6 1/16" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

Made by Tiffany, the pattern is "Vine," which is a multi-motif line featuring a variety of fruits and flowers. The specific design in this instance is "Gourd."

There is a flowing script "AC" monogram on the backside.

This is somewhat unusual in that the entire piece is finished in an overall deep, satin gold wash, which is intact. Indeed,... Click for details

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