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Robert Garrard sterling milk or cream jug, London 1817,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2230   $450.00

Robert Garrard sterling milk or cream jug, London 1817,
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the bulbous body with applied egg and dart rim above; circular foot below, graceful c-scroll handle, height 5; length across handle 6 inches, weight 9.64 Troy ounces.

A hand wrought item with Garrard's usual exceptional quality, the subtle hammer marks are clearly visible from the interior. No monogram, a few very minor sins but fine overall condition. This little gem holds a pint of liquid without even breaking a sweat-- we think it would make a superb bar pitcher...

Watson "W 16" Solid Sterling Silver Jigger
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2841f   On Hold

Watson
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Of a superior quality to most examples of this form, this double shot glass, i.e. jigger, stands 3 3/8" tall and weighs a robust 2.4 T. oz. It has a larger measure 1 13/16" in diameter that is stamped "2 oz.," and a smaller one that is 1 5/8" across and stamped "1 oz."

It is model number "W 16" as identified on one rim. Made by Watson, the company's "crown, W, lion" hallmark, along with the words "Sterling Silver," adjoin the "W 16."

It is cleanly made, following after the Arts and... Click for details

Six Matching Wallace "Lucerne" Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2840f   On Hold

Six Matching Wallace
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Each of these six pieces measures 5 1/8" long, while the group weighs 4.0 T. oz. They are ice cream or sorbet spoons in Wallace's "Lucerne."

These are delicate items, with three-lobe, shallow bowls, the heels and edges of which are decorated with the same elaborate design as the handles.

They are without monograms, although close inspection suggests there have been monogram removals.

Polishing wear is nil, with clear pattern detail remaining. The bowls are well-shaped and free of... Click for details

Towle Bright Cut Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle with Gold Bowl
Silver : Sterling

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2839f   $42.00

Towle Bright Cut Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle with Gold Bowl
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One of a series of engraved patterns that Towle produced in the late 19th century, this cream or sauce ladle measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just under 1.0 T. oz.

The execution on this is masterful. Aesthetic in design, the engraving shows the diamond like surfaces characteristic of bright cut work. The background is satin finish on both the reverse tipt handle, and the scallop flange edge bowl. This provides an offsetting surface that highlights the engraving to advantage.

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Durgin "Empire" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2838f   On Hold

Durgin
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Issued in 1895, Durgin's "Empire" incorporates a variety of images that bespeak the pattern name.

The dominant feature is a crown that surmounts the tip of the handle. Below this is a wreath that frames a reserve area. A pair of cornucopias and a torch round out the major imagery. Various ribbon, bow, floral, and leaf elements adorn the interstices around the dominant features.

The ovoid bowl has decorated flange shoulders, coffered sides and a bottom with a raised design. It retains... Click for details

Gorham "Meadow" Long Handle Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2837f   $75.00

Gorham
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A naturalistic design that incorporates a variety of grasses along with clover leaves and blossoms, Gorham's "Meadow" dates from 1897. It is Art Nouveau in manner.

This example is long handle, 8 1/2", 1.0 T. oz., olive spoon.

The plum-shaped bowl has decorated, notched shoulders, while the piercing mirrors the grasses and clover of the overall pattern. There are remaining traces of an original gold wash.

It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless estate condition. Design... Click for details

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Holger Rasmussen sterling tea pot
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2227   $825.00

Holger Rasmussen sterling tea pot
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height 6 1/2; length across handle to spout 8 1/2 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, gently hand-hammered surface, gross weight 23 Troy ounces, please see third enlargement for marks.

You can sit this in the middle of your Danish Modern dining room table and simply say "ahh" every time you walk by...

Wood and Hughes "Japanese" pie knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2226   $375.00

Wood and Hughes
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length 10 3/8 inches, weight 3.48 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.

As our friend Don Soeffing has recounted in "The Battle of the Birds" (Silver Magazine, November/December 1995), production of this pattern was short lived, because W & H lost this particular battle against Tiffany for infringement of their design pattern...

Superb Crested Scottish Silver Tablespoon c1791 by Alexander Gardner
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160903-02   Sold

Superb Crested Scottish Silver Tablespoon c1791 by Alexander Gardner
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Offered is an exceptionally fine 18th Century Scottish sterling silver table spoon by noted Edinburgh silversmith Alexander Gardner, whose biographical information follows a description of the piece. This lovely tablespoon bears a full set of hallmarks for assay in Edinburgh in 1791, and a good clear maker's mark for Gardner. It bears a well-executed armorial of an eagle's head erased, surmounted by a the motto "ARMIS ET ANIMIS", which translates to "By Arms and By Courage". This crest was... Click for details

ANTIQUE IVY, ENGRAVED pair of sterling tablespoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2223   $100.00

ANTIQUE IVY, ENGRAVED pair of sterling tablespoons
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length 8 5/8 inches, weight 3.9 Troy ounces, monogrammed "B", outstanding original condition, marked "Shreve Crump & Low" with 925 in oval.

Though not a "first demand" pattern, the Antique Ivies were made by several manufacturers, and involved extensive skill and hand work to produce. Expensive when first sold, they are members of a dying breed, as most flatware of this quality has now been consigned to the melting pot. This handsome pair was given as a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary... Click for details

Fine Georgian English Sterling Silver Lemon/Fruit Strainer, c.1739-55
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160828-02   Sold

Fine Georgian English Sterling Silver Lemon/Fruit Strainer, c.1739-55
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Offered is a very good early 18th Century English sterling silver fruit strainer, sometimes also called a lemon strainer, fully hallmarked for London. The hallmarks are rubbed, but based upon the shape of the punch for the lion passant and the shape of the leopard's head, the date range of 1739-55 or so seems the most likely candidate. This is an excellent example of a scarce form, with lovely hand-piercing and unusually fine cast handles. One handle has a scratch weight engraved on the... Click for details

Stieff Williamsburg Sterling Pepper Caster and Open Salt Trencher
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2828f   $225.00

Stieff Williamsburg Sterling Pepper Caster and Open Salt Trencher
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These items were part of a line of sterling made by the Stieff Silver Company of Baltimore on behalf of Colonial Williamsburg Restoration which was the sole retailer.

Dating circa 1975, they are reproduction items based on actual period pieces.

One is a 5 1/8" tall, 3.1 T. oz., pepper or salt caster. The other is a 1 3/8" tall, 3" base diameter tapering to a 2 3/8" top diameter, 1.8 T. oz., trencher salt with its original clear glass liner.

Estate items in original condition, these... Click for details

Black, Starr & Frost "Antique" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2827f   $45.00

Black, Starr & Frost
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Six inches long, with a bowl that is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1/2" deep, and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this item is a sugar sifter.

It is stamped "Sterling" and "Black, Starr & Frost," for the New York City retailer that succeeded "Ball, Black" in 1874.

The handle is a rounded end "Antique." The pierced bowl has coffered walls and is finished with a gold wash inside and out.

The form is evocative of one commonly used by John Wendt who had a relationship with Ball, Black that ended... Click for details

Six Matched Westervelt "Ivy" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2826f   $110.00

Six Matched Westervelt
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Located in Newburgh, New York, John L. Westervelt was one of the most successful of the 19th century silver manufacturers located in New York State's Hudson River Valley.

The "Ivy" design on these six, 5 7/8" long, 3.5 T. oz. the lot, matching teaspoons, is one of the firm's signature patterns. Made to both a coin and sterling standard, these are marked "Sterling," dating them to 1870 or later according to silver scholar D. A. Soeffing.

Each one has a feathered script "M.A.S." monogram... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Venetian" Flat Handle Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2825f   On Hold

Wood & Hughes
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A Renaissance Revival design dating from 1878, Wood & Hughes' "Venetian" embodies the Moorish or Arabesque design elements that characterized this period.

This example is a 7 3/8" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife. The intricacies of the design are repeated in the extensive engraving on the front of the blade. This is an added enhancement.

There is also an endearing inscription on the handle that reads in feathered script, "M.T. to S. & R.L."

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Unger Brothers "Douvaine" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2824f   $40.00

Unger Brothers
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Measuring 5 13/16" long and good heft at just short of 1.0 T. oz., and dating from early in the 20th century, this sterling silver teaspoon is in mint estate condition.

The pattern is Unger Brothers' Art Nouveau "Douvaine."

An expressive design, it features a dolphin or fish like image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or wizard like figure set midway on the handle.

This is all surrounded by an array of flowing detail that includes a crossed ribbon motif that extends down... Click for details

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