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Durgin "New Art" Lily Original Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3831f   $295.00


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Arguably the line by which all other Art Nouveau floral designs are measured, Durgin's 1900 "New Art" embodies the exuberance, lushness, and fullness of expression that characterizes this style mode.

Multi-motif, the portraiture on this 8 9/16" long, heavy at 4.1 T. oz., cold meat fork is lily. The blossoms and leaves fold over and upon one another, rising from of the surface of the silver as if sculped out of the material.

It is an early example, marked with Durgin's "D" emblem,... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Corona" Heavy Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3829f   $165.00


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This ice cream knife or slice is about as large an example of such things as can be found. It measures a full 12" long and weighs just over 5.0 T. oz.

It is solid sterling silver, with a 7 1/2" by 1 3/4" flat blade that has a beveled lower edge and upswept, pointed, tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.

The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. It incorporates a shell design that appears on both sides of the handle terminus and at the join with the blade.

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Old Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Cream or Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3827f   $85.00


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An early example of Whiting's Art Nouveau "Lily" pattern, this piece is marked with the company lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. App. For."

A cream or sauce ladle, it measures 5 3/4" long and is relatively heavy at 1.5 T. oz.

The handle is engraved with a feathered script "P" monogram, while the bowl is finished front and backsides with a pale, satin, gold wash.

It is in superb condition, showing no wear or even evidence of use. All the pattern detail remains clear and well-defined... Click for details

Early 20th Century Silver Serving Spoon from Kelantan, Malaysia
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190331-12   Sold


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Offered is an interesting antique Malaysian silver serving piece from the Kelantan region (the mark in Arabic above the country mark refers to this region - see pics). You can see all the pictures by clicking on the first one. Silver from Malaysia was made both for local use and for Europeans on tour in the region, and Malaysian silversmiths were highly regarded in the 19th and early 20th centuries; a few families still make forms exactly like this, but it is a dying tradition due to the... Click for details

Towle "Louis XIV" Sterling Silver 6" Bread & Butter Plate
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3824f   $100.00


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Solid silver, this plate measures 6" across and weighs 3.2 T. oz.

For bread and butter, the form functions well as a wine coaster, and an item this size could accommodate a 1.5 liter bottle.

The pattern is "Louis XIV" by Towle, whose "T around a lion" emblem, "Sterling," model number "5435," "Patented Dec. 23. 1919" all appear on the underside.

Never monogrammed, it remains in excellent condition, free of bends, dents, or nicks, and has a fine finish. There is no polishing wear at all... Click for details

Paris "French Thread" c. 1825 First Standard Silver Platter Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3823f   $185.00


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This 10 3/4" long, heavy at 4.3 T. oz., French spoon carries a "bearded man with square corners" hallmark for 950 standard silver (higher than sterling which is 925) used 1819-1838, a Paris guaranty symbol with corresponding bigorne, and a maker's mark "LL" with a cross between the letters and stars above and below.

A platter, stuffing, or basting spoon, the pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread."

It has an upturned handle with an elegant, feathered script "MB" monogram engraved... Click for details

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Gorham Model 1990 Narragansett Style Sterling Almond Dish Recast
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3822f   $125.00


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This 4 5/8" long, 1 1/8" high, 2.8 T. oz., almond dish is a recast example of Gorham's model number "1990" piece. Please refer to preceding item 3221f for an example of the original item.

While this is a relatively well executed instance of a reproduction, clear differences exist with an authentic, first run, piece.

Overall clarity of detail on this is rather lacking, with the surfaces largely smooth rather than conveying the full subtlety of the shells and barnacles.

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Gorham Model 1990 Narragansett Style Sterling Silver Almond Dish
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3821f   $525.00


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Gorham produced a number of items related in motif to its fabled "Narragansett" line, of which this 4 7/8" long, 1" high, 2.3 T. oz., almond dish, model number "1990," is an instance.

Such pieces utilized marine forms, including shells, crabs, and barnacles joined together to form the end product.

This body of this example is a large shell, with a smaller shell functioning as the foot, while the base is covered in barnacles.

The perception is that Gorham used actual artifacts and life... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Charles II" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle, "Helen"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3819f   $34.00


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A late 19th century "Kings" pattern variant, Dominick & Haff's "Charles II" features a prominent raised shell on the handle front and concave one on the back, as well as a heavily beaded edge, along with honeysuckle detailing characteristic of "Kings."

This item is a 5" long, weighty feel, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle engraved "Helen" in script set sideways on the handle.

In outstanding condition, it was evidently little used as there is no polishing or other wear, and... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Large Sterling Silver Nut Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3818f   $235.00


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Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing a substantial 3.8 T. oz., this is a nut serving spoon with a generously proportioned, four lobed, 3" diameter, reticulated and gold washed, bowl that is set on the same plane as the handle.

The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features an image of a Florentine style, north wind looking, bearded figure located midway on the handle and with an expanded version of this set on the backside heel of the bowl (see image 2).

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Whiting "Alhambra" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon with Shell Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3817f   $38.00


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Drawing upon Moorish, i.e. Islamic, design sensibilities, Whiting's 1880 "Alhambra" is a non-figural pattern akin to the company's "Arabesque" of the same period.

This example is a 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., sugar spoon with a gold washed, shell shaped bowl.

Never monogrammed, it remains in choice condition. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is bright. The bowl is free of dents, nicks, or burrs, with the only sign of use some loss of the gold, most notably on the backside.

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Wood & Hughes "Cellini" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon w Engraved Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3816f   $75.00


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Named for the renowned Florentine craftsman who embodied the artistic richness of the Italian Renaissance, "Cellini" by Wood & Hughes was issued in 1875 at the height of Renaissance Revival era in American design, and is one of the less readily found patterns of this period.

This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., preserve spoon.

The oval thread handle has flanking knobs at the midpoint, and a raised, repeating bellflower design along the interior margin.

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Web 8" x 10" Plain Sterling Silver Picture Frame, Complete
Silver : Sterling

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3814f   $70.00


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All original with a deep green velvet back and a green satin front, set in a solid silver, 10 1/8" by 8 1/8" frame that by itself weighs 2.8 T. oz., this piece is marked "Web Sterling" and dates from the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.

It is in very good condition, without any breaks or bends in the silver, although there are light surface scratches. The inset shows some fading around the edges under the frame. The backside brace remains intact, along with a brass hanging ring. The two pins... Click for details

Unger Brothers "Cupid Sunbeams" Sterling Silver Teaspoon, "Estelle"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3809f   $46.00


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One of Unger Brothers renowned, early 20th century, Art Nouveau designs, "Cupid's Sunbeams" features the faces of two cherubic looking, probably female, figures.

They are surrounded by trailing leaves that flow up the length of the handle of this 5 15/16" long, .9 T. oz., teaspoon.

The reverse is engraved "Estelle" in flowing script, while the front has a small, Old English "E" inscribed in an open area below the figures.

In good condition, it shows slight polishing wear, and a bit of... Click for details

Six Gorham "Old Medici" Heavy Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3805   $360.00


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Full size dinner forks measuring 7 5/8" long each, and weighing a hefty 12.1 T. oz. the group, these six matched pieces are marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the handle reverses, and "Copyrighted" on the handle edges.

The pattern, "Medici" aka "Old Medici," dates from 1880. It is a complex design that features imagery and figures representational of the Italian Renaissance. In this instance the primary subject is a young man in festooned garb with a sword hanging... Click for details

Gorham BUTTERCUP punch ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2395   $485.00


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length fifteen inches, weight 5.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown in enlargements. The bowl remains most of its original gilding and is uniform in color.

For those of you who like us are are fans of comparison shopping, the folks who Replace your stuff also have one of these in stock, @1259.00 dollars(!).

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