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Ten Matched Wallace "St. Leon" Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2812f   $150.00

Ten Matched Wallace
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Measuring 4 7/16" long and weighing a relatively heavy 4.6 T. oz. the set, these ten spoons are for after dinner coffee. They are slightly larger than a demitasse and somewhat smaller than a 5 o'clock.

The pattern is Wallace's "St. Leon, which is a densely articulated floral design dating from 1890. The flowers and leaves are portrayed in intricate detail, but exactly what they are is uncertain. One source suggests columbine.

All matching, they have script "MR" monograms on the... Click for details

trade lot of sterling berry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2222   $75.00

trade lot of sterling berry forks
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If someone doesn't buy these soon, I may be forced to polish them and redo the photo. THEN you'll see inflation rear its ugly head, my friends...

Flawless Old Alvin "Raphael" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2811f   $65.00

Flawless Old Alvin
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Issued in 1902, Alvin's "Raphael" stands forward as one of the most commanding figural designs coming out of the Art Nouveau era.

This 6" long, weighty at nearly 1.2 T. oz., teaspoon dates early in the line history, as evidenced by the inscription on the reverse, which reads "Kathryn 1904" in script.

It is in mint condition, likely never used. Every detail of the intricate design is fully and clearly articulated. The satin gray finish shows not even the lightest scratch. The bowl is... Click for details

Gorham "Virginia" Exceptionally Heavy Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2810f   $75.00

Gorham
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Dating from the last decade of the 19th century, Gorham's "Virginia" is essentially a pointed antique design with beaded edging, front and back sides.

This piece is a 6 1/2" long sugar sifter with an oval 2" by 2 1/2" bowl. It is remarkably heavy, weighing 2.7 T. oz., resulting in an usually thick handle and substantial bowl.

The rather strict bluntness of the design is offset by the delicate, patterned piercing in the gold finished bowl.

It is without a monogram or removal and in... Click for details

Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2221   $750.00

Allen Adler sterling full figural eagle table ornaments
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height 3 1/4 inches, weight 10.37 Troy ounces the pair, engraved 1) "Merry Christmas / Love / Chris - Rick / 1978" and 2) "Merry Christmas / Uncle Wat / Love / T.G.M & Sam / 1978", excellent condition.

Please note that each bird is slightly different in form, and that only one bears Adler's mark. However, we do believe them to be of a pair.

T. W. Baily, Philadelphia, 1871 Coin Silver Presentation Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2809f   On Hold

T. W. Baily, Philadelphia, 1871 Coin Silver Presentation Spoon
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Measuring 7 3/16" long and weighing just under 1.2 T. oz., this spoon dates from 1871 according to the inscription on it. That reads, "Stephen I. Butler, April 9th, 1871."

Marked "T.W. Baily" and "Coin" on the reverse, it traces to Philadelphia. Essentially "Old English" in design, with a rounded, "Tipt" end, it has an engraved surface with wriggle work borders. The design includes a reserve where the inscription is applied.

The condition is very good. The engraving remains crisp and... Click for details

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figural sterling mustard pot,
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2220   $325.00

figural sterling mustard pot,
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Ball Black & Company circa 1875, with satyr's head handle, stepped oval foot, finely engraved crest and body (please see third image), height 3 5/8 inches, weight 4.74 Troy ounces, some staining to interior as shown but excellent overall condition, no monogram in opposing cartouche.

Watson "Altair" Sterling Silver Lettuce Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2808f   $70.00

Watson
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Measuring 8 3/16" long and weighing approximately 1.3 T. oz., this lettuce fork bridges two related forms.

It is more substantial than the diminutively scaled, delicate tine, pieces used for soft lettuce, but it is not as robust as a salad serving fork.

The lengthy handle is the proportion of a lettuce fork, but more substantial. The tines, two of which are splayed and one barbed, are relatively wide and joined to a cupped, pierced heel, but still smaller than regular salad servers. ... Click for details

Tiffany "Florentine" Sterling Silver After Dinner Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2807f   $38.00

Tiffany
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Sized between a demitasse and a 5 o'clock spoon, this piece measures 4 5/8" long and weighs a relatively heavy .7 T. oz.

The pattern is Tiffany's turn of the 20th century, "Florentine," which is an elaborate and richly textured design.

It is in choice estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a bright finish, and retaining its original gold wash, front and backside, bowl.

There is an Old English "C" monogram on the handle reverse.

Marks are "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling,"... Click for details

Knowles "Rose" with Bug Sterling Silver Dessert or Oval Soup Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2806f   On Hold

Knowles
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A realistic portraiture of a climbing rose, Knowles' pattern by that name is best known for the beetle that is incorporated in the design on the lower portion of the handle.

This example is a 7 1/8" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., dessert or oval soup, spoon.

It is engraved "Tryon" in script on the interior side of the bowl. Both the name, which could be a first or a surname, and its location are unusual, all of which add interest and implied provenance to this.

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Gorham No. 418 Sterling Silver Figural Brandy Warmer
Silver : Sterling

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2804f   $85.00

Gorham No. 418 Sterling Silver Figural Brandy Warmer
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Commonly referred to as a "brandy warmer," this form appears in Gorham's 1894 catalogue identified as a "brandy burner" (see image 2).

Whatever name is applied, this example is characteristic of the piece. It measures 3 7/8" long, with a short handle and a 1 5/8" diameter bowl with two tabs to lock over the rim of a brandy snifter. It weighs .6 T. oz.

While brandy warmers are readily available, this piece is uncommon. Figural and decorative whereas many are plain, it is a limited... Click for details

Durgin "Orange Blossom" Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2803f   $42.00

Durgin
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Dating from 1898, Durgin's "Orange Blossom" was the first of several Art Nouveau floral patterns that culminated with the company's spectacular "New Art" line.

Intricate and high relief like its successor designs, it is more two-dimensional in profile than they are.

The leaf and floral portraiture is more organic and naturalistic than Alvin's better known version of this same motif, "Old Orange Blossom" (OOB).

Durgin's is also less commonly found. Indeed this 5 3/8" long, just over... Click for details

Towle "Old Newbury" Sterling Silver Long Handle Olive Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2802f   $46.00

Towle
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Measuring 7 3/8" long and weighing just over .8 T. oz., this long handle olive or pickle fork is a clean example of Towle's "Old Newbury" pattern issued in 1900.

The serving end has two hooked tines that are splayed outward. These are joined to a cupped heel that has three piercings.

Without a monogram or removal, the piece is in choice estate condition. There is no polishing wear and the finish is bright and warm. The tines are free of bends or burrs and remain even and pointed. ... Click for details

Important Harvey Lewis Philadelphia c. 1815 Coin Silver Cann
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2801f   $450.00

Important Harvey Lewis Philadelphia c. 1815 Coin Silver Cann
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Relatively short-lived, born circa 1783, died 1835, Harvey Lewis nonetheless made a significant imprint in the realm of American silver smithing. His producing years, all in Philadelphia where he lived, extended from 1802-27.

Examples of his work can be found at Yale University, Winterthur, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A pair of canns, i.e. mugs, larger than but otherwise matching this one, are illustrated online, with a date of circa 1815, and identified as in a private collection.... Click for details

Gorham "Fontainebleau" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2800f   $40.00

Gorham
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A highly trumpeted design at the time of its introduction in 1880, Gorham's figural "Fontainebleau" quickly established itself as one of the company's foremost patterns, and it remains so today.

This example is a 6" long, just under .9 T. oz., youth fork. It is an early example, stamped with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the word "Copyrighted" set on the edge of the handle.

Its age is further evidenced by the inscription on the reverse, which reads in fine script... Click for details

Old Reed & Barton "Francis I" Sterling Silver Lemon Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2799f   $38.00

Old Reed & Barton
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A fully original, early production, example of "Francis I," this piece is imprinted with the company's "bird, R in a shield, standing lion" emblem, and the word "Sterling."

It is a 4 7/16" long, just over .4 t. oz., lemon fork with three tines, the outer two of which are splayed. The center one is wider and slightly more elongated than the other two.

It is without a monogram or removal, and in immaculate condition. The high relief, clustered fruit pattern detail remains clear and... Click for details

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