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Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Twist Handle Sterling Butter Fork or Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2551f   $38.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Lily of the Valley" pattern. One was a full line design, and the other was limited to certain serving forms and smaller pieces.

This 6 1/8" long, approximately .4 T. oz., butter fork or pick is an example of the limited production series.

It has a twisted shank, with a cast rather than die struck cluster of blossoms on the end of the handle. These hang to the side on openwork stems.

The fork end has two splayed tines that have a satin finish and... Click for details

William Gale Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Sugar Sifter c. 1865
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2546f   $160.00

William Gale Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Sugar Sifter c. 1865
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A well regarded and important name in American silver manufacture for half of the 19th century, William Gale worked by himself and in several partnerships over time. This 7" long, almost 1.4 T. oz., sugar sifter is marked "W. Gale & Son 925 Sterling," which is a pairing that dated 1862-66.

The style is very much of the period. It has a twisted stem with a notched and engraved handle end. This is inscribed with a script "GDS" monogram surmounted by a shield with an emblem inside it that... Click for details

TWO PAIRS STERLING PIERCED EARRINGS
Jewelry : Earrings

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
J761   $28.00

TWO PAIRS STERLING PIERCED EARRINGS
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I’ve grouped two pairs of beautiful sterling silver earrings into one listing! One pair is gold over silver (marked 925) and measures 2” long (dangle portion is 1 ½”). The dangle is interlocking circles and is so very pretty – very eye-catching!

The other pair is marked 925 and has tiger eye focal point! The tiger eye is oval shape and measures ¾” x ½”. The whole earring measures 1 ¼” x 1” and I have added new silver butterfly type backs.

International "Cloeta" 3 Piece Sterling Silver Dinner Place Setting
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2542f   $100.00

International
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A grape motif dating from 1905, International's "Cloeta" reflects the abundantly expressive design sensibilities of its Art Nouveau period. It features high relief, intricately detailed grape clusters, leaves, and tendrils.

This group is a matching three piece place setting. It includes a dinner size knife that measures 9 7/8" long, a fork, commonly identified as regular size, that measures 7 1/4", and a 5 7/8" teaspoon.

This is a heavy line and that is the case with these pieces. The... Click for details

Joseph Seymour "Duchess" Sterling Silver Engraved Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2541f   $85.00

Joseph Seymour
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Syracuse was a major center of silver manufacturing in the second half of the nineteenth century and this piece is an example of the quality of that city's output.

It is an 8 1/4" long, approximately 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon made by Joseph Seymour.

The pattern is "Duchess," which dates from 1877. It reflects the Moresque and renaissance revival sensibilities of its period, having a dense, tapestry-like design set against a finely lined background that lends it a parchment look. There is... Click for details

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Silver Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2537f   $65.00

Old International
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Medium sized, this cheese scoop measures 6 7/8" long and weighs just under 1.5 T. oz. The pattern is International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac," which is an Art Nouveau lily design dating from 1903.

This is an early, fully original, i.e. not custom or made up from another piece, example. The handle has an upturned end while the scoop itself has attractively scalloped shoulders. Marks are the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of International "helmet over shield," along with "Pat." and... Click for details

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Gorham "Fleury" Art Nouveau Large Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2534f   $44.00

Gorham
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The pattern "Fleury" is comprised of delicate, but fully elaborated, wild rose blossoms, leaves, and stems, entwined with acanthus leaf and scroll detailing, all interpreted in a French manner as would be expected from the pattern name.

It dates from the late Art Nouveau period, as indicated by the "Pat. 1907" imprinted on the back of the handle. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G," emblem, and "Sterling."

Pieces in this line tend to be large scaled, and that is the case with... Click for details

Original, Scarce, International "Avalon" Solid Sterling Toast Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2532f   $155.00

Original, Scarce, International
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International's "Avalon" is a turn of the 20th century design. It incorporates high relief, scroll, acanthus leaf, and shell motifs which combine to evoke the mythical island from which the line takes its name.

This item is an uncommonly found toast or bread fork (which is similar to a spinach fork in some patterns).

It measures 7 3/8" long overall and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

The defining characteristic of the piece is the slender, lengthy, three tine serving end. This has a decorative... Click for details

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor's Head
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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20151114-01   Sold

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor's Head
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Offered is a fine Irish sterling silver condiment spoon, probably a dry mustard or horseradish spoon, dating to about 1780-1820. This piece has worn hallmarks that are identifiable as Irish, and came out of an estate full of Irish silver that bore the same or similar armorial of a moor's head; some pieces also had the initials "MM" below the crest, though this does not. This piece and others in the estate descended in the Saunders family from County Wicklow, according to the person from whom I... Click for details

Old, Choice, Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2530f   $225.00

Old, Choice, Whiting
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An early, original, piece of Whiting's stand-out Art Nouveau "Lily" pattern, this 9 1/8" long, heavy, 3.3 T. oz., salad serving spoon is marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and with the name of the retailer, Salem, Massachusetts "Daniel Low & Co."

It is distinguished by an elongated bowl, 3 1/2" by 2 1/16" at the widest, which in this instance retains very slight traces of an original gold wash.

It is without a monogram or removal and in mint estate... Click for details

George Gebelein Arts & Crafts "Antique Tipt" Sterling Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2529f   $90.00

George Gebelein Arts & Crafts
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945.

His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art. That is the case with this 7" long, weighty, 2.3 T. oz., silver gravy ladle.

Inspired by American colonial period design, about which Gebelein was a scholar, it has a clean,... Click for details

Wallace Art Nouveau "Irian" Sterling Silver Large Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2527f   $95.00

Wallace Art Nouveau
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Perhaps Wallace's most expressive entries in the well populated arena of early 20th century American Art Nouveau figural designs, "Irian" features the image of partially clad woman with two cupid-like figures hovering around her head.

Other elements of the design incorporate more typical to Wallace floral elements, including a bold iris that appears in two places on the handle and in the heel of the bowl, along with wild rose and violet blossoms.

This example is a gravy ladle. This line... Click for details

Original, Old, Tiffany "Japanese" Sterling Silver Jelly Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2525f   $385.00

Original, Old, Tiffany
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An early example of Tiffany's "Japanese," to be distinguished from the later reissue "Audubon," this piece is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "M," and "Pat. 1791."

It is a 7" long, substantial weight at 1.5 T. oz., (sweet) jelly spoon. Smaller than a berry or preserve spoon, and larger than a sugar, this seems to be a scarce form in this line. It has a scalloped edge bowl, with slight ribbing on the sidewalls. It retains a portion of its original gold wash.

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Roger Williams Silver c. 1900 Cast Sterling Silver Figural Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2521f   $95.00

Roger Williams Silver c. 1900 Cast Sterling Silver Figural Bon Bon
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While this 4 3/4" long, heavy at 1.4 T. oz., bon bon is akin to parallel items produced by such large manufacturers as Gorham and Whiting, this comes from an unexpected source, namely Roger Williams Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island.

A successor to Howard Sterling Silver Co. c. 1900 according to Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," it merged in 1903 with Mauser and Hayes & MacFarland to form the Mount Vernon Company, so the Roger Williams moniker was... Click for details

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon, Circa 1813
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151031-01   Sold

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon, Circa 1813
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Offered is a good Georgian sterling silver dessert spoon, hallmarked in London circa 1813 and bearing the makers mark of T*B in a rectangular punch; perhaps one of the marks used by Thomas Barker. This piece is engraved with an armorial of a striding griffin bearing a sword in its claw, perhaps for a member of the Lauder family. This piece measures about 7 inches in length, and weighs about 36 grams. This English sterling fiddle pattern dessert spoon is in good useful condition, with a few... Click for details

Whiting "Twist" Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2502f   $135.00

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One of numerous twisted handle patterns that Whiting produced c. 1880, this fork and spoon pair have a spiral lower section and a larger, blocky, square twist upper end.

While a salad set, either piece could be used independently.

They are substantially sized items, with the fork measuring 9 1/4" long and weighing 1.9 T. oz., and the spoon 9 1/8" long and 2.2 T. oz.

The serving ends shows an Aesthetic influence, with their irregular, scalloped shoulders and rippled bowls. This latter... Click for details

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