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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

Clean Gorham "Norfolk" Solid Sterling Silver Cake Saw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2537f   $145.00

Clean Gorham
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An early 20th century pattern, "Norfolk" aka "Villa Norfolk" stands in contrast to the exuberance of so much 19th century design. A simple, double-lined, multi-scroll motif, it is clean, direct, and understated in manner.

This example is a 9 5/8" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., cake saw. It has a solid, flat handle, and all-silver blade. The blade has a saw-tooth upper edge, which is characteristic of this item.

Without a monogram or removal, this is in exceptionally fine condition. There... Click for details

Gravy ladle by Whiting Mfg., retailed by J.R.Reed & Co. of Pittsburgh
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5209   $100.00

Gravy ladle by Whiting Mfg., retailed by J.R.Reed & Co. of Pittsburgh
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Bright cut, rounded end, tipt on back. Length 7-3/8". Weight 2 troy ounces. The monogram is a script H.W. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Peter Krider "Kings" Large Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2534f   $40.00

Peter Krider
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A prominent name in 19th century Philadelphia silversmithing, Peter L. Krider's work reflects the highest standards of the trade.

Unremarkable in terms of function, this 6 3/16" long, just under 1.0 T. oz. sugar spoon, still stands forward for its quality of design and manufacture.

It is a "King" or "Kings" pattern that compares well with other companies' interpretations of this English-inspired motif.

This has an oversized, 2 1/4" by 1 1/2", shell bowl with a frosted matte gold... Click for details

Gorham Number "22" 1871 Matching Sterling Silver Tea Cup & Saucer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2533f   $345.00

Gorham  Number
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This tea cup and saucer represents the epitome of elegance, given that it is artfully crafted in pure sterling silver.

Made by Gorham in 1871 (as indicated by the date letter "D" that appears on the underside of each piece), it exhibits the burgeoning manufacturing and design skills of the company that by then had arguably already established itself as America's premier silver house.

These are large items. The saucer has a diameter of 5 7/8" and stands just over 1" high. It weighs not... Click for details

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Tiffany "King's" aka "Saratoga" aka "Cook" Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2532f   $55.00

Tiffany
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In his benchmark work, "Tiffany Silver Flatware," William Hood traces the name evolution of the pattern most commonly known as "Saratoga."

The company's third line, it was originally issued as "King's" or "King" in 1870, sometimes referred to as "Old King" to distinguish it from the later "English King." It was briefly reissued in 1908, then called "Cook," and finally again reintroduced in 1956 under the name "Saratoga" by which it is known today.

This example is from the earliest... Click for details

Howard & Co. Solid Sterling Silver Small Page Turner
Silver : Sterling

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2531f   $65.00

Howard & Co. Solid Sterling Silver Small Page Turner
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A prominent name in New York retailing, Howard & Co. was also a producing jeweler. It was well established with the carriage trade and its mark conveyed an unqualified sense of quality.

In her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" Dorothy Rainwater notes that by the turn of the twentieth century, the firm had established branches in Newport and London, obviously seeking to be accessible to a select clientele.

This 6" long, 7/8" wide, nearly 1.2 T. oz., solid silver bookmark... Click for details

Scarce Shiebler Art Nouveau "Flora" Large Sterling Silver Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2528f   $385.00

Scarce Shiebler Art Nouveau
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An immensely well-received line featuring at minimum twelve, and according to one source at least fifteen, different flower motifs, Shiebler's "Flora" remains a pattern of choice among collectors casual and serious.

Most frequently found as teaspoons, the series was produced in a variety of other place and serving pieces. Large items such as this 9 5/8" long, nearly 3.5 T. oz., likely fish serving fork, however, are quite rare.

The detail of the Art Nouveau design shows to advantage at... Click for details

Gorham No. "1310" Aesthetic Bamboo Theme Sterling Footed Holder
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2526f   $85.00

Gorham No.
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Adapted from a napkin ring, this 2" tall, 1 7/8" diameter, weighty at 1.6 T. oz., round holder would be well-suited for toothpicks.

It is Aesthetic in style, featuring two raised, parallel bands of bamboo stems and stalks set against a stippled background.

It is marked on the interior with the company "lion, anchor, G," emblem, "Sterling," the model number "1310" and date letter "M," for 1880. (See image two for a 1880 catalog entry image illustrating this as a napkin ring.)

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Heavy, Full Size Durgin "Marechal Niel" Sterling Silver Dinner Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2525f   $55.00

Heavy, Full Size Durgin
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Measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing an exceptional 2.5 T. oz., this dinner fork was made by Durgin and retailed by New York's "Theodore B. Starr," as identified on the backside of the handle.

The pattern, "Marechal Niel, dates from 1896. Independent from its heft, Marechal Niel is appealing because it is an outstanding design. It offers a high relief, multi-dimensional portraiture of the rose which is its namesake. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both the front and... Click for details

5 Sterling plates in frames,each with different etching by Jamie Wyeth
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5208   $485.00

5 Sterling plates in frames,each with different etching by Jamie Wyeth
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Plate diameter 8". In 12" square frames. Each plate weighs about 6 troy ounces including the seal on the back of the plate. No monogram. Excellent condition (including frames).

George Shiebler "Diamond" Decorative Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2519f   $45.00

George Shiebler
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A pattern originated by John Polhamus, the "Diamond" eventually became part of George Shiebler's stable of offerings.

This 6 1/4" long, almost .9 T. oz., sugar spoon is stamped with Shiebler's "winged S" identifier on the backside of the bowl. Other marks include the words "Sterling" and "Patent."

While a pattern with an antecedent, Shiebler brings his considerable design skills to this piece in the way he fashioned its singular bowl. Oval-shaped overall, it has a scalloped end, raised... Click for details

Goblet, floral repousse, marked Gebelein
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5207   $315.00

Goblet, floral repousse, marked Gebelein
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Reinforcing ring and fine beading around top and base. Height 6-3/4". Diameter of mouth 3-7/16"; of base 3". Weight 6.1 troy ounces. No monogram, but a reserve for one. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Pastry Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2514f   $36.00

Old Gorham
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In mint estate condition, this 6 3/8" long, heavy at 1.2 T. oz., pastry fork in Gorham's "Buttercup" is an early example.

Marks are the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

It is without a monogram or removal of same.

Pattern detail remains sharp and clear. The tines are even, straight, pointed, and free of nicks or burrs. The finish is lustrous.

Whiting "Antique Engraved M2" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2513f   $65.00

Whiting
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Identified by the marker "M2" set alongside the Whiting lion emblem and the word "Sterling," the pattern on this matched youth knife and fork is engraved on a rounded "Antique" handle with a reverse tipt end.

The engraving is Aesthetic in manner, which is consistent with the 1884 date of this design. The backsides are plain, save for elegant, feathered script "ARF" monograms.

The 7" long knife is solid silver while the four-tine fork measures 6 1/8". The two together weigh 1.8 T. oz.,... Click for details

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