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Old Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2749f   $260.00

Old Tiffany
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An early example, this gravy ladle is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885," and "M," this last mark dating it no later than 1891.

The pattern is "English King," which is typically heavy, as is the case with this item. It measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a massive 3.7 T. oz.

It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Pattern detail remains well-defined. The finish is brilliant. The bowl is without dents, dings, or nicks.

Two Eley, Fearn & Chawner, London, Crested Sterling Egg Spoons
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Two Eley, Fearn & Chawner, London, Crested Sterling Egg Spoons
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Matching items, each of these egg spoons measures 4 3/4" long, while the pair weigh 1.1 T. oz.

English in origin, they are stamped for London, 1808, and WE over WF over WC, for William Eley, William Fearn, and William Chawner. There is also a "C" imprint, which is likely a journeyman's mark.

The handles are fiddle-shaped, with down-turned ends, and exposed drops on the backs. The fronts are engraved with dragon head crests.

They are in very good condition. The bowls remain... Click for details

Rare Duhme "Homeric" Hammered Sterling Silver Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2747f   $235.00

Rare Duhme
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An 1880s pattern characterized by irregular forms, hammered surfaces, and classical, as well as sometimes Aesthetic, imagery, "Homeric" aka "Etruscan" is strongly associated with George Shiebler.

This example, a 4 3/8" long, 1.1 T. oz., bon bon is unusual in two aspects.

One, it was produced by Cincinnati's "Duhme & Co." whose name is imprinted on the reverse. This is an unexpected source.

Two, rather than featuring a figure from Greek or Roman mythology as is typical of "Homeric,"... Click for details

6 Matched, Old, Reed & Barton "Francis I" Sterling Ice Cream Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2746f   $240.00

6 Matched, Old, Reed & Barton
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Marked with the early production "eagle, R, lion" for Reed and Barton, the word "Sterling" in fine lettering, these six, 5 5/16" long, 5.4 T. oz. the group, ice cream forks date early in the history of "Francis I."

An enduringly popular pattern introduced in 1907, older examples are bestowed with a crispness and clarity of detail that is lacking on later made items.

These pieces possess the qualities that go with their age. The high relief fruit and floral design remains sharply... Click for details

Durgin "Louis XV" Large & Heavy Sterling Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2743f   $110.00

Durgin
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A fully original item, namely, not made up or adapted from another piece, this cheese scoop measures 8 1/4" long and weighs an extraordinarily heavy 2.9 T. oz.

The pattern is "Louis XV," introduced in 1891 by William B. Durgin.

An extravagant Rococo design, it features high relief shell, acanthus leaf, scroll, floral and other elements set in a dense, asymmetrical, array.

Both sides of the handle have reserve areas, with the front one engraved with an elegant, period "CM" monogram. ... Click for details

J.E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2742f   $90.00

J.E. Caldwell, Philadelphia, Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spoon
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Elegant on several counts, this 7" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon traces to Philadelphia. It is stamped "J.E. Caldwell & Co." for that City's carriage trade firm, but was likely made by one of several major local manufacturers.

Its features bespeak its origins, and quite impressively so. It has a twisted stem in the central portion of the handle, suggesting a date from the mid 1860s when this detail was popular.

The handle end is broad, with a slightly tipt... Click for details

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Plate by Richard Dimes, Boston, 1st half 20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5262   $190.00

Plate by Richard Dimes, Boston, 1st half 20th C.
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3/8" gadrooning around edge. Diameter 9-5/8". Weight 9 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Pair of compotes by Ellmore; Meriden, CT, mid-20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5261   $175.00

Pair of compotes by Ellmore; Meriden, CT, mid-20th C.
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5/8" pierced design around edge. Weighted for stability. Height 6". Diameter 6". Estimated weight 8 troy ounces (weighted). No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Revere-style bowl by International silver, mid 20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5260   $370.00

Revere-style bowl by International silver, mid 20th C.
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Diameter 7-3/8". Height 4". Weight 17-1/3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Dish by Arthur Stone Associates, circa 1940
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5259   $250.00

Dish by Arthur Stone Associates, circa 1940
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Square with rounded corners. Rim strengthened by turning edge under. Length and width 5-5/8". No monogram. Weight 6-1/3 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Whiting "Berry" Shell Bowl Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2741f   $65.00

Whiting
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A near pristine example, this sugar spoon in Whiting's multi-motif "Berry," measures 6 1/4" long and weighs .8 T. oz.

Retailed by one of New York City's premier 19th century outlets, "Black, Starr & Frost," this is early production of the pattern which was introduced in 1880. In addition to the retailer's stamp, it is marked with Whiting's "lion" logo, "Sterling," and "1."

The raised design on the handle, set against a checkerboard background, is blueberry, and remains precisely... Click for details

Gorham Sterling Top with Intaglio Cut Glass Base Inkwell
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2740f   $165.00

Gorham Sterling Top with Intaglio Cut Glass Base Inkwell
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A large item standing 4 1/4" tall and 3 1/2" at the widest, and weighing 1 pound 15 ounces, this inkwell is model number "D31" as indicated by the stamp on the inside rim. Other marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling."

This piece is illustrated in a 1900 company catalog (see enlargement 3) and is shown mounted on a separate silver base. This is free standing.

The silver lid and fitting on the base are decorated with a scrolling leaf form, while the interior of the... Click for details

Whiting "Colonial Engraved A" Sterling Chocolate Muddler
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2736f   $65.00

Whiting
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An early 20th century design that is basically a pointed antique, Whiting's engraved "Colonial" came in two versions, "A" and "B."

This lengthy (designed to reach the bottom of a chocolate pot), 9 1/4", and weighty, 1.5 T. oz., example is "Colonial A."

The engraving features a central, open wreath with a bow on the lower portion. The interior of this has a very fine, script "AJK" monogram.

The remainder of the surface has delicate, fleur-de-lis like detailing, with a diamond cut and... Click for details

Gorham Egyptian Revival "Isis" Sterling Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2733f   $245.00

Gorham Egyptian Revival
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Arguably the most emblematic pattern in the Egyptian Revival movement of the time, Gorham's 1870 "Isis" also demonstrates in its complex construction the burgeoning capacities of American silver manufacturers from the mid 19th century onward.

"Isis" was a major figure in the pantheon of ancient Egyptian deities. She is represented in this pattern by a pair of outstretched wings with a curled snake between them, which is a motif drawn from ancient sources.

This example is a 7 3/8" long,... Click for details

Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Silver Large Jelly Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2732f   $58.00

Towle
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This 7 1/8" long, weighty at 1.7 T. oz., spoon is the first in a sequence of sizes in Towle's "Old Colonial" that graduates from this jelly, to preserve, to berry.

It has a broad, flange edge, bowl, 1 7/8" wide and 3" long, which in this instance is finished in a bright gold wash front and backsides.

The handle is engraved with a script "S" on the front, and a matching style "T" on the reverse.

It is in excellent condition. The only sign of use is the loss of some of the gold in the... Click for details

Wendt "Bird" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2730f   $110.00

Wendt
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Deriving from the same early 1870s impulse that generated both Tiffany's and Wood & Hughes' "Japanese" patterns, Wendt's "Bird" features these aerial gymnasts in various poses, individual to each piece.

This example is a 5 5/8" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., sugar sifter aka confection spoon. It has a 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, round, pierced bowl, that characteristic of Wendt, has ribbed walls.

The figure on this is swooping downward, with the remainder of the handle surface decorated... Click for details

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