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Knowles "Argo" Sawtooth Edge, Pierced Sterling Silver Server
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2391f   $135.00

Knowles
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The function of this 7 1/2" long, weighty at nearly 1.7 T. oz., item made by Knowles in its 1892 "Argo" pattern is some uncertain. Under scaled for such a piece, the form nonetheless most supports it being a small macaroni or oyster server.

The serving end has a curved, sawtooth lower edge bordered by a reticulated area, and an upswept, cupped back with a scalloped rim. The entire surface is finished in a satin matte gold wash on both the front and back sides.

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Mint Dominick & Haff "No. 10" Sterling Silver Chocolate Muddler
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2390f   On Hold

Mint Dominick & Haff
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A fine, multi-flower, predominantly chrysanthemum, Dominick & Haff's "No. 10" was an elegant entry in the realm of Art Nouveau floral patterns that were produced in the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century.

This example is a 7 9/16", just under 1.4 T. oz., chocolate muddler. It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever, and without a monogram or removal. The essentially round bowl is finished in a matte, bronze toned, gold wash.

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Wallace "Waverly" Lengthy, Pierced Heel, Sterling Silver Cake Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2389dd   $70.00

Wallace
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Long and slender at 9", and weighing nearly 1.2 T. oz., this cake fork dates from the late 19th century.

The pattern is "Waverly" by Wallace. The scroll design derives from the same style impulses that Whiting embraced for its "Louis XV" and Gorham for its "Strasbourg" patterns.

The serving end has five delicate tines joined to a scalloped heel area that is pierced in a fleur-de-lis motif.

There is an embellished, Art Nouveau style "S" monogram.

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Tiffany c. 1870 Sterling Silver Olive Fork and Spear
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2388f   $195.00

Tiffany c. 1870 Sterling Silver Olive Fork and Spear
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Olive spoon and fork combination pieces were popular in the 1860s and for some decades thereafter.

This example is unusual in that it is a fork and spear.

In form, it is a clean, flat, lengthy 10 3/4", just under .9 T. oz., shank with a scalloped edge central disk. The disk has a handsome, period "MPW" monogram.

The fork end is a double trident, while the spear is plain save for a notch demarcating where it begins. Both the fork and spear have deep, bronze colored, gold finishes. ... Click for details

Scarce Tiffany "Faneuil" Sterling Silver Petit Four Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2387dd   $145.00

Scarce Tiffany
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In his benchmark work "Tiffany Silver Flatware," William Hood notes, "To our knowledge, Tiffany is one of the few manufacturers who made a petits four server."

His reference may be specific to the fork style version as represented by this 5 7/8" long, just under 1.6 T. oz. version in "Faneuil." There are other examples of this form produced by other makers that have flat, pierced blade, serving ends.

A markedly clean pattern, Faneuil is essentially a pointed antique design with a slight... Click for details

Towle "Orchids" Engraved Bowl Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2386dd   $85.00

Towle
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A multi-motif floral design dating from 1887, Towle "Orchids" reflects Aesthetic influences in its dense, low relief, design.

This example is a 7 1/8" long, substantial weight at 1.7 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

It has a decorative bowl, with scalloped shoulders and a swirling design imprinted in part of the interior. It is also engraved in a flower and leaf motif that matches the overall pattern. The matte surface retains a light portion of its original pale gold finish.

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Older, Heavy Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Baby Fork
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2385f   $20.00

Older, Heavy Gorham
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Marked "Gorham" and "Sterling," this baby fork measures 4 3/8" long and weighs a robust .8 T. oz.

It has a likely date from the 1930s and is monogrammed "ETR" in script lettering.

It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear, with a bright finish, and showing straight, even tines.

Original Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Handle Orange Peeler
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2384dd   On Hold

Original Alvin
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A most rare item in a sought after pattern, this orange peeler measures 5 7/8" long. It is a completely original, period item, free of any modifications or adaptations.

The pattern is Alvin's "Old Orange Blossom," which is one of the most sought after Art Nouveau floral flatware designs produced of the early 20th century, when this style was at its peak.

The piece has a hollow handle with the pattern appearing on both sides, one of which has an Old English "G" monogram.

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Tiffany "Plymouth" Large Sterling Silver Pierced Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2383dd   $65.00

Tiffany
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The larger of two tomato servers that Gorham offered in its "Plymouth" line, this piece measures 7 1/2" long and weighs a substantial 1.8 T. oz.

The essentially round, 3" diameter, blade has scalloped and tiered edges and an intricately pierced surfaced.

An old, estate piece, the handle in inscribed with a fancy Old English "D" monogram.

It is in very fine condition. It shows no visible wear and has a bright finish. The blade is free of bends, nicks, or breaks in the reticulation. ... Click for details

Original Mt. Vernon "Yetiv" Sterling Silver Two Tine Cheese Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2382f   $85.00

Original Mt. Vernon
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Mount Vernon was a company that emerged from the merger of several other firms, including Mauser and Roger Williams Silver. Some patterns were native to the new company, and some came over from the predecessor operations, with the eventual list of offerings quite substantial.

This item is a rare form cheese fork in the company's "Yetiv" pattern. This is fully authentic, i.e. not made up from another piece.

It measures 5 1/2" long and weighs .7 T. oz. The serving end has two widened and... Click for details

Charming Tiffany Etched Bird Sterling Silver Baby Food Pusher
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2380f   $110.00

Charming Tiffany Etched Bird Sterling Silver Baby Food Pusher
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This rare food pusher made by Tiffany is a thoroughly charming piece with a theme that is fully consonant with its function as a baby item.

It is 4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., and has a 1 5/8" wide blade with a scalloped edge and top.

The handle has a tipt backside, while the front is etched in an oak leaf and acorn motif with a bird alighting on one of the branches. This is extensively detailed, with a subtly textured surface that appears to have hand chased finishing.

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Whiting "Pomadour" Sterling Saratoga Chip Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2379dd   $385.00

Whiting
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Extravagantly large pieces, Saratoga chip servers are as novel as they are impressive.

This example is 8 1/2" long and weighs approximately 2.6 T. oz. The immense bowl is 4" long by 3 1/2" at the widest, and is intricately pierced as is requisite for this form.

The pattern is "Pompadour," which resembles an embellished "Kings" design with a French flair. This has a delicate "ESP" script monogram on the handle front, while the backside is imprinted with the Whiting logo, "Sterling," and... Click for details

Large, Heavy, Early Whiting "King Edward" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2378f   $65.00

Large, Heavy, Early Whiting
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An elaborate "Kings" design, Whiting's "King Edward" is a high relief, robust design.

This example is a pair of the larger size sugar tongs Whiting offered in this line. They measure 5 1/8" long and weighing nearly 1.6 T. oz. They have impressive claw grips and are monogrammed "JMF" on the arch.

The condition is mint. There is no visible wear and there is a gently used, bright finish. The arch is free of bends or cracks.

Marks are the Whiting lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat.... Click for details

Heavy Bailey & Co. "French Thread" Silver Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2376f   $38.00

Heavy Bailey & Co.
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Measuring 6 7/8" long and weighing slightly over 1.4 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Bailey & Co." for the Philadelphia manufacturer that eventually became the storied retailer "Bailey, Banks & Biddle."

It also carries the pseudo hallmark "lion, S, shield" identified as a standard mark used by Bailey for sterling, and introduced January 1, 1855. There is s second lion mark on this, which sources identify as possibly a second sterling designator. Previous to this, Bailey used a similar... Click for details

Gorham "Paris" Large, Heavy, Solid Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2375f   $65.00

Gorham
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Dating from the turn of the 20th century, Gorham's "Old Paris" is a figural design incorporating cherubs and other classical elements.

This example is a large, 7 7/8" long, heavy at just over 1.7 T. oz., flat handle master butter knife. The blade has a scalloped upper edge, while the handle is inscribed "A.T.A." in script lettering.

It is in good condition. The blade is free of bends or burrs but shows surface scratches consistent with use. While intricate, the pattern is low relief... Click for details

Unique Knowles "Apollo" Sterling Silver, Possibly Banana, Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2374f   $95.00

Unique Knowles
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Possibly a banana, and if not, likely a specialized pastry, server, this solid silver piece in Knowles "Apollo" has a uniquely shaped and proportioned blade.

Measuring a lengthy 9 3/4" overall and weighing just over 1.4 T. oz., the tapered blade is a full 6" long. It is 1 3/4" wide at the handle end and graduates down to 5/8" wide at the tip, which has a central point.

The upper edges are scalloped and the lower edges straight, while the surface retains a portion of an original gold... Click for details

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