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Original Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Silver Baby Fork, No Monogram
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3919f   On Hold


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Relatively heavy at nearly .7 T. oz., this small item, 4 1/4" long, is a four tine baby fork.

Marked with a "D" for Durgin, "Sterling," and "Pat'd.," it is an early production example of "Fairfax" (1910), made before Gorham took over Durgin and appropriated the pattern.

In very fine estate condition, it has never been monogrammed, is without evident wear or damage, and possesses a soft patina.

Gale & Willis "Italian" Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3918f   $44.00


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Noted York City silversmith William Gale participated in numerous partnerships over the course of his many working years. The mark on this 7 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., place, aka dessert or oval soup, spoon is "Gale & Willis," denoting his 1859-62 association with his son-in-law.

Patented in 1860, and so stamped on the reverse, the pattern is "Italian," which is very much a period design, much akin to contemporaneous maker John Polhamus's "Armor." It incorporates gadrooning, beading, leaves, and... Click for details

Chas. Kennard "Reverse Tipt" circa 1870 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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3917f   $65.00


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A lengthy 9" and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this serving spoon has a plum shaped, 3" by 1 3/4", bowl.

Dating about 1870, it is marked "Sterling" and "Chas. W. Kennard" for the Boston firm succeeded by "Rand & Crane" in 1886.

The simple design and overall shape and proportions are essentially akin to other area silver of the time, although this shows subtle differences.

The stem of the handle is narrowed and chamfered, with a broad, "Reverse Tipt" end. Rather than round or pointed, it is... Click for details

William Bateman II 1835 "Fiddle Tipt" Sterling Dinner Fork x 4
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3913f   $46.00


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A full size dinner fork to English scale, meaning larger than American, this piece measures 8" long and weighs a substantial 2.2 T. oz.

It is hallmarked for London, 1835-36, Sterling, and with a "WB," for William Bateman II. He was the son and apprentice of William Bateman, considered a highly skilled smith and the most able of the numerous Batesman crafters.

Relatively plain, this has an upturned "Fiddle Tipt" handle with chamfered edges, slight, pointed shoulders, and long, slender... Click for details

Black, Starr & Frost "Mixed Metal" Sterling & Copper Sugar Tongs
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3912f   $135.00


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Weighing not quite 1.0 T. oz., and measuring 4 3/4" long, this pair of tongs dates from the late 19th century.

Sterling silver, and so marked, they are chased in a "leaf" design, and have an applied copper "stalk with berries," likely red currents, on each arm, and thus are categorized as "mixed metal."

The grips are cast, talon form, and are finished in a gold wash.

Stamped "Black, Starr & Frost," for the New York City retailer, they are akin to other pieces made in the period by... Click for details

Durgin for J.E. Caldwell Betsy Ross DAR Sterling Silver Citrus Spoon
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3911f   $70.00


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One of the most collectible souvenir items ever produced, this 6 1/8" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., spoon features patriotic imagery.

The central theme on the handle front is Betsy Ross sitting at a spinning wheel making thread, presumably to be used in the flag she created for the nascent United States.

Other historic elements include thirteen stars surrounded by a banner that reads, "home & country," all cascading above her head.

The backside features an eagle with raised wings and an... Click for details

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Whiting "Georgian" 1907 Sterling Silver Footed Bon Bon Dish
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3910f   $90.00


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Standing 2 1/2" high, measuring 5 1/8" long and 4 1/8" wide, and weighing 3.2 T. oz., this bowl is marked with the "Whiting Manufacturing Company" emblem, "Sterling," model number "2115," and has a date symbol for "1907."

A bon bon dish, it is "Georgian" in style, with a scalloped and broadly splayed upper edge that unfolds from the oval body.

It stands on four, cast, solid silver shell and pad feet and is inscribed with a flowing "LBK" monogram on the long side.

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Durgin "Cromwell" Solid Sterling Silver Hot Cake Lifter
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3909f   $110.00


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Large, measuring 8 5/8" long and weighing approximately 2.5 T. oz., this piece has a broad, rounded, 3" by 2 1/2", scalloped edge serving end that is engraved in a lined script "EMP" in the center.

A hot cake lifter, the pattern is "Cromwell," issued by Durgin in 1893, retailed in this instance by Philadelphia's "Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.," whose name appears on the backside, along with "Sterling," and a "D" for Durgin.

The asymmetrical design is rococo in manner, with a variety of scroll... Click for details

Wallace Sterling Top Cut Glass Perfume Bottle with Long Dipper
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3908f   $135.00


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This urn shaped, cut glass, perfume bottle stands 5 3/4" to the upper edge of the stopper and sits on a round base that is 2 1/4" in diameter.

The top is silver and stamped with Wallace's "RW&S plus deer head" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "93."

It has a long, glass extension something in the manner of a tang, that reaches clear to the bottom of the tapered jar.

The top incorporates a raised circular disk that is bordered by a double scroll with lyre design, which along with the... Click for details

Westervelt "Engraved Lily Valley" Fancy Bowl Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3907f   $56.00


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Located in Newburgh, New York, John Westervelt was a silver manufacturer whose years of production spanned the second half of the 19th century.

This example of his work is a 6 5/8" long, 1.1 T. oz., large sugar or possibly small jelly spoon in an engraved "Old English" pattern.

The design is Aesthetic in manner, dating circa 1880, and features a lily of the valley stalk with blossoms draped around the handle end, along with leaf, rosette and diamond detailing.

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4 DURGIN Aesthetic Sterling Silver Cat Tail Lily Pad demitasse spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1403105   $299.00


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ABOUT: These spoons have no maker's marks but are made by Durgin. I found the patent information from 1883 where William Durgin submitted the design and drawing. I can send a copy of the patent information to the buyer upon request. There is also a post attributing the "Pat. And. For" and "STERLING" mark of this style to Durgin on a reliable Silver Forum. These spoons are earlier than Durgin's more common cattail design (which was from 1898). Fantastic and very well made set of FOUR... Click for details

Carrs of Sheffield 5" Diameter Sterling Silver Wood Base Wine Caddy
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3903f   $175.00


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A contemporary silver manufacturer, Carrs of Sheffield was established in 1977 according to the company website, and is still in operation.

This 5" bottom diameter, 1 5/8" tall, 4.9 T. oz. total weight, silver and wood wine coaster or caddy with a green felt underside, is one of the firm's signature offerings.

Fully marked for Sheffield, Sterling, a date letter for 2004, and "RC" on both the sidewall and on the disk in the interior center, it is also stamped "Carrs Silver, Sheffield... Click for details

Shiebler "Flora 11 Carnation" Sterling Niagara Falls Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3901f   $60.00


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Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this spoon is marked with George Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat'd 89," and "11."

The number references that this is one in Shiebler's "Flora" series, "Carnation" in this instance.

In addition to the flower portraiture on the handle, the bowl is acid etched in a scene that is identified as "Niagara Falls." The imagery includes the full span of the falls, complete with a small steamer in the churning waters of the... Click for details

Gorham "Kozuka" aka "Kodzuka" Sterling & Bronze Number "5" Fruit Knife
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3900f   $155.00


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This piece is one of a series of knives (and forks) that Gorham produced circa 1880 which had sterling silver blades and multi-colored bronze handles.

Information about this line varies some, with the following all taken from Charles Carpenter, Jr.'s definitive Gorham Silver. He indicates the knives were derived from "Japanese prototypes" which "were . . . small ko-gatama knives with removable push-on handles called kodzuka [note spelling as kozuka seems to be in... Click for details

Victorian French Silver MISTLETOE Chatelaine Slide Pencil Art Nouveau
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1402796   $175.00


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Little antique Victorian French solid silver chatelaine piece. It has raised mistletoe leaves and berries. It is a very detailed piece with art nouveau styling and would be beautiful on a chain as a pendant. This is an antique piece dating to the turn of the century / Art Nouveau era. It has a button on the side that you slide up and down to retract the pencil. Comes with the original pencil but what is seen in photos is fully extended, so just a very short amount of pencil remains. NO... Click for details

Watson Floral Columbine STERLING SILVER Tea Bon Nut Spoon Art Nouveau
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1402795   Sold


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Very ornate and beautiful reticulated bon bon or nut serving spoon / scoop, or tea strainer spoon made by Watson in their Columbine motif from their Floral Series #2 which began production in 1902. Designed by Eustace Crees and Charles S. Court. Pretty details on the front and back of the handle typical for their Floral Series but this one is especially rare in that it has the decorated bowl with art nouveau style ribbons and flowers. Not many of these out there. The flower on the... Click for details

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