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Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2233f   $85.00

Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
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Dating from 1916 according to the code emblem stamped on the inside of one arm, this 6 1/2" long pair of grape shears, aka grape scissors, has unusually shaped handles. They have oval interiors and faceted exteriors, and are embellished with grape clusters and leaves on both front and back sides.

The maker was Whiting, whose lion hallmark appears on the inside of an arm, along with the words "Sterling and Other Metals," and the model number "814." The steel cutting blades are marked... Click for details

Lovely English Victorian Sterling Wine Taster or Dish
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140928-03   $40.00

Lovely English Victorian Sterling Wine Taster or Dish
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Offered is a fine 19th Century English sterling silver wine taster by the well-known partnership of John Aldwinckle and Thomas Slater. This would also make a good small dressing table dish, such as for rings. This piece is fully hallmarked for 1889-90, and is in fine condition, with light wear and some minor areas of stubborn tarnish, but no dents or repairs. This piece measures a bit over 3 1/2 inches across, and weighs about 54 grams. All in all a fine example of antique English silver!

18th Century French Silver Soup Ladle with Coat of Arms
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140928-02   $375.00

18th Century French Silver Soup Ladle with Coat of Arms
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Offered is a fine and scarce 18th century French silver soup or punch ladle, dating to the era before the French Revolution, probably around 1784-89. The ladle is hallmarked with a clear maker's mark, and two marks of a ladder-back chair, which appears to signify the ladle comes from the Arras (Lille) area. The ladle also bears an ornate and well-executed coat of arms or armorial indicating the original owner of the ladle was probably a Marquis. Condition is very good, with little wear and no... Click for details

Whiting "Radiant" Sterling Silver Berry Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2229f   $125.00

Whiting
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A highly decorative, late 19th century, design, Whiting's "Radiant" presents in an opulent, courtly manner. The handle has a fanned end, which would seem to be the source of the pattern name. Other elements include ribbing, acanthus leaves, and little florettes which might be forget-me-nots.

This example is an 8 1/2" long, very heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. It has a generously sized, 3" diameter, 1" deep, eggplant shaped, bowl that has decorated shoulders and a matte... Click for details

Watson "Plymouth" All Sterling Silver Tea Infuser
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2228f   $65.00

Watson
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Essentially a "Bead" pattern, Watson's "Plymouth" dates from 1905 and reflects the sensibilities of the budding Colonial Revival movement of the period. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both the front and back sides of the handle.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, 1.3 T. oz., solid silver, tea infuser. It has a flowing script "MAM" monogram engraved on the handle front.

The ovoid bowl is well-constructed and intricately pierced. It has a scroll snap clasp, and the... Click for details

Lunt "Chippendale" Sterling Silver Pierced Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2226f   $40.00

Lunt
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Measuring 6" long and weighing a relatively robust .6 T. oz., this olive spoon is an early production piece bearing the three part Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen mark that was supplanted by the simpler Lunt Sterling" in 1935.

The pattern is "Chippendale," dating from 1910. It has a reticulated handle with a design that is fully consonant with the name. The bowl is pierced and has a flanged rim and pointed tip. "

It is in exceptionally fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no... Click for details

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

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2225f   $40.00

Whiting
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This "Grecian" is one of several designs that go by this name. It features a ram's head and a satyr figure. While originated by New York's Henry Hebbard, it became a full line Whiting pattern, and is generally identified with that company.

This 5 7/8" long, just under .7 T. oz., sugar spoon is a Whiting piece, marked with the company's lion, emblem, as well as "Sterling," "Patent 1862," and "1." It has a shell shaped bowl and an Old English "H" monogram.

It is in very good condition. ... Click for details

Tuttle "Windsor Castle" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2223f   $75.00

Tuttle
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"Windsor Castle" is one of Tuttle's (Boston, Massachusetts) first patterns, introduced in 1929.

This example, a 5 3/4" long, weighty 1.9 T. oz., gravy ladle is coded "HH III" in a crescent, indicating it dates from the third year of Herbert Hoover's presidency, 1931-32, early in the history of the line. Other marks include a tree with a circle of dots around it, and the word "Sterling."

The design is a deeply hand chased acanthus leaf, scroll and starburst motif set on a plain, rounded... Click for details

Gorham 1890 "Repousse" Sterling Silver Vase
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2219f   $210.00

Gorham 1890
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Model number "1815" as stamped on the underside, and having a date symbol for 1890, this 5" tall vase was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" appears along with the other marks. If was originally offered as part of a desk set, according to a Gorham catalog of the period (see image 3).

The main body is 3" in diameter and sits on a rimmed base that is 2" across. The splayed, trumpet-shaped, neck is divided into two sections each bordered by beading. The... Click for details

Old, Mint Estate, Frank Smith "Lion" Sterling Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2215f   $65.00

Old, Mint Estate, Frank Smith
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Originally produced in 1903, Frank Smith's "Lion" has been reissued in recent years. There are enough differences between the two periods, though, that they are essentially distinct patterns.

The short of it is that the earlier production evidences far more detail and clarity of design than latter pieces.

These distinctions are evident on this 5 3/4" long, just under 1.0 T. oz., teaspoon. Quick distinctions can be seen in the backside, torso area of the lion. On older items this area... Click for details

Reed & Barton "La Splendide" Sterling Asparagus Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2214f   $235.00

Reed & Barton
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A fully original, old piece, this asparagus server is solid silver and not a combination of stainless with sterling as newer examples are.

The pattern is is Reed & Barton's "La Splendide" dating from 1902. The high relief design reflects the freedom of form characteristic of Art Nouveau, which was the dominant style mode of the period.

Typical of R&B items in this era, this is robust, measuring 10" long overall and weighing 4.1 T. oz.

It has a flat blade serving end that is... Click for details

Gorham "Japanese" Aesthetic Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2212f   On Hold

Gorham
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Gorham utilized a variety of figural imagery on its 1870 "Japanese" line of flatware. All drew upon Asian or pseudo-Asian design motifs and incorporated numerous details to suggest that association.

This 8 3/4" long, approximately 1.5 T. oz., berry spoon portrays a bird and dragonfly as primary figures, and is one of the several main themes employed by Gorham. Other elements in the composition include bamboo and even pseudo language characters. The background is stippled and some areas of... Click for details

Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Pickle or Pastry Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2211f   $55.00

Gorham
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Dating from the 1860s, "Ivy," aka "Egyptian Ivy," was one of Gorham's earliest full line patterns and has proven enduringly popular.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., pickle or pastry fork. The one form mirrored the other in this period, with pickle forks being the older.

It has three tines, the lower one of which is wider than the other two, and with a hooked tip. The bowl is slightly cupped and has scalloped shoulders.

The backside of the handle is plain,... Click for details

Alvin "Raleigh" Large, Pierced Sterling Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2209f   $110.00

Alvin
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Exceptionally large for this form, this fully original, solid silver, tomato server measures 9" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz. It is substantial enough to lend itself to a variety of serving functions beyond its original purpose.

The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end. The rounded blade has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3", has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface.

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4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5155   $4,600.00

4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
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Teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl with cover, creamer. Journeymen H, U, and C. Elliptical, verticql ribbing on base and bodies and on neck of coffee pot. Hinged lid on pots. Urn finials on all but creamer. Height of coffee pot 11-1/2", teapot 8-3/4", sugar (with lid) 6", creamer 6". Maximum horizontal dimension of coffee pot 8-3/4", teapot 10-1/2", sugar bowl 7", creamer 5-3/8". Total weight 76.3 troy ounces. Capacity of pots 2 pints each.

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5153   $250.00

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
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With woven lanyard. Marked incuse W&H STERLING. Length 5-1/2" Weight 9 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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