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Gorham Art Nouveau "Wild Rose" Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3755f   $115.00


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Flat bottomed with a 4 1/4" diameter circular center, this just over 4.0 T. oz., piece has an oval rim that measures 6 5/8" by 5 1/2".

Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.

There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Cupid" George Shreve SF Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3754f   $90.00


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Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.

There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram... Click for details

Birmingham England William H. Lyde 1907 Sterling & MOP Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3753f   On Hold


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Dating from the Edwardian Era, this item is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 1907, and maker William Henry Hyde.

It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.

The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.

There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece.

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Old Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Silver Pierced Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3752f   $75.00


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Marked with Durgin's "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd," this 8 1/4" long, 2.2 T. oz., solid silver, tomato server is an early production example of "Fairfax," introduced in 1910.

It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.

With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.

Frank Whiting "Palm" Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3751f   On Hold


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Measuring 5 5/8" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this sardine fork is delicately scaled and delicately rendered.

The pattern "Palm" by Frank Whiting, embodies an Aesthetic sensibility. It is a floral and leaf design with a large fan or spray element at the terminus that evokes the pattern's namesake palm leaf. The design is raised, lending it a chiseled or sculpted quality.

The backside of the handle is plain, save for the marks, which are Frank Whiting's "W in a circle" emblem, "Sterling,"... Click for details

6 Durgin FAIRFAX strawberry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2383   $225.00


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length just shy of 5 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 2.15 ounces (heavy for berry forks @.36 each), monogrammed as shown in fourth enlargement.

Were you going to kvetch about the three letter script monogram? Stifle yourself!! These don't grow on trees.

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Gorham Number 267 Sterling Silver Olive Spoon and Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3750f   $325.00


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Illustrated and identified in Gorham's 1888 catalogue as an "olive spoon and fork," this 12" long, 2.0 T. oz., piece embodies the aesthetic sensibilities of the period, evidenced by its naturalistic form.

The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves.

The applied olive and two leaves attached to the stem appear to grow out of it, and appear... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon Elegant Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3749f   $105.00


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The 1870s produced an abundant flowering of appealing designs from the New York City firm of Wood & Hughes, of which "Zephyr" is one.

This 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is a particularly fine example of the pattern, and fine piece overall.

Moorish or Renaissance Revival in style, with a repeating motif on the mid and lower portions of the handle, the pointed end has fins or wings that suggest an arch and thereby lend the design an architectural quality.

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Whiting "Egyptian" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon Engraved "Jennie"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3748f   $75.00


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Featuring a pharaoh or sphinx-like figure flanked by ibis birds at the handle end, and papyrus leaves midway down, Whiting's "Egyptian" issued in 1875 was an expression of the Egyptian Revivalist movement of the period.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.

It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.

In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern. The bowl is free of dents,... Click for details

Six Bigelow, Kennard & Co. "Beaded Antique" Sterling Silver Tea Knives
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3747f   $250.00


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Variously referred to as a tea, dessert, or breakfast knife, this flat handle, solid silver blade, form was employed during the middle of the 19th century, supplanted in the later 19th century by hollow handle knives such are still in use today.

This grouping, dating circa 1865, each measures 7 3/4" long, with the six combined weighing a relatively heavy 9.6 T. oz.

Stamped "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." for the prominent Boston firm, and "925" for sterling, these have a form of "Bead" pattern... Click for details

Gaylord Silvercraft "Hand Wrought" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3746f   $90.00


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The story of Gaylord Silvercraft, c. 1920-45, links to famed American Arts & Crafts silversmith William Waldo Dodge, and more particularly his wife and teacher, Margaret Wheeler Robinson.

The workshop was founded at the Wallingford, Connecticut, Gaylord Farm (tuberculosis) Sanatorium and served as part of the occupational therapy and vocational training program available to patients. Considerable information can be pieced together about this operation from online and published sources.... Click for details

Gorham "Arabesque" No. 1295 Large Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3745f   $115.00


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Dating from 1879 as indicated by the date letter "L" stamped on the inside wall, along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," this napkin ring stands 1 3/4" high, is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 1.0 T. oz.

It is model number "1295" and features "Arabesque," i.e. Moorish, pattern banding on either side of a plain, slightly concave, center ring that is inscribed "Hattie."

It is in very fine condition, retaining excellent pattern detail free of polishing wear. The patina... Click for details

Gorham EGLANTINE orange knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2382   $140.00


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length 7 1/8 inches, weight 1.56 Troy ounces, no monogram, some scratches on blade which we've pictured in excruciating detail (see third enlargement) but overall condition is far above average.

Henry Hebbard (Whiting) "Mask" Coin Silver Mustard Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3744f   $65.00


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A pattern developed by New York City's Henry Hebbard, "Mask" eventually became a standard line offered by Whiting.

This 5 1/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., mustard ladle is an early production piece marked "H.H." for Hebbard, "Patent 1859," "5," and with the name of the retailer, New York's "A. Rumrill & Co."

A period piece with gadroon and leaf detailing similar to "Armor" by Hebbard's sometimes partner John Polhamus, and another kindred pattern by contemporaneous John Wendt, Hebbard's... Click for details

Howard & Co., NY, Solid Sterling Grape Shears with Foxes circa 1895
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3742f   $295.00


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This example of late Victorian grape shears or, as period catalogues identify them, scissors, are of a quality that set the bar for such pieces. They excel in terms of design, manufacture, and material.

The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co." and "Sterling," which applies to the entire piece.

They measure 6 7/8" long and... Click for details

Allan Adler "Sunset" Round Bowl Small Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3740f   $28.00


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Measuring 4 3/16" long and weighing a relatively heavy .9 T. oz., this piece is marked "Allan Adler" and "Sterling" on the reverse.

A renowned California silversmith known for his modernist designs, and coincidentally a son-in-law of Porter Blanchard, Adler's working dates spanned the middle to later 20th century.

This example is in the "Sunset" pattern. Clean and straightforward, it has an angular end handle and shows the hammering marks characteristic of hand crafted silver, on all... Click for details

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