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Towle "Canterbury" Sterling Silver Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2126f   $115.00

Towle
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A late 19th century pattern, Towle's "Canterbury" is a bead and scroll design.

It was often paired with elaborate working ends, and that is the case with this 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., tomato server. The roughly 2 1/2" square, slightly cupped, blade has scalloped borders and a matte gold finish front and back sides. The reticulated surface is intricately pierced with various shapes.

It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no wear whatsoever on the... Click for details

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2124dd   $48.00

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
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Made by the Merrill Company, aka Merrill Shops, in the early part of the 20th century, this brandy or cognac warmer is imaginatively designed. Overall it is Arts and Crafts in manner. The bowl is heart-shaped with a beaded border and has the requisite pair of hooks to grip a glass edge. The handle is plain with an angular end.

It measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just over .7 T.oz.

It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Apart from light overall surface wear,... Click for details

Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2120f  

Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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An unnamed and uncommon pattern, this design reflects Aesthetic sensibilities and likely dates from the 1870s.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, slightly over .8 T. oz., sugar spoon. The handle has a cut border with a raised, lozenge-like, central area. This is inscribed with a period "D Mc" monogram. The border around the raised area is engraved, as is most of the handle.

The plum-shaped bowl has a central rib, slightly pointed tip, and flanged edges. The surface is finished in a matte... Click for details

The Merrill Co. A&C Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
Silver : Sterling

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2119f   $55.00

The Merrill Co. A&C Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
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This solid silver, two handled, tea strainer has a pierced bowl that measures 2 1/4" in diameter, is 3/4" deep, and has a maximum span of 4 5/8" handle tip to handle tip. It weighs just over .8 T. oz.

Made by The Merrill Co., aka as The Merrill Shops, located in New York City, the firm's emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "804" are stamped on the backside.

Arts and Crafts in style, it likely dates to the first quarter of the 20th century. The flat, tab handles are engraved in... Click for details

Hayne & Cater, London 1844, Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2108f   $70.00

Hayne & Cater, London 1844, Sterling Serving Spoon
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Fully marked for London, 1844, and sterling, this large, 9", heavy 2.6 T. oz., table serving spoon is stamped "SH" over "DC" for the partnership of Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater.

It is a handsome and refined item, artfully formed and finished. It has a reverse tipt handle with an exposed drop on the backside of the bowl. The plain front has cleanly beveled edges and high, sharply defined shoulders off the generously proportioned, 3 1/4" by 1 3/4", bowl.

It is in superb condition and... Click for details

Towle "Canterbury" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2107dd   $100.00

Towle
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Identified specifically for use with lettuce, as opposed to salad, this matching spoon and fork form was a reflection of the 19th century's inclination to devise specialized implements for individual foods.

This matching pair was made by Towle in its 1893 "Canterbury" pattern. The spoon measures 9" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz., while the fork is slightly shorter at 8 7/8" and lighter at 1.0 T. oz. Both items have matte finish, gold washed serving ends and are engraved in script "1865-1915"... Click for details

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Shreve San Francisco "Greek Key" Sterling & Enamel Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2103f   $150.00

Shreve San Francisco
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According to Rainwater in "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," "[Shreve & Co.'s] production focused on special order merchandise [which was] sold only through the firm's own retail shop."

An usual item, this 2" high, 3 1/2" top diameter, 4 1/2" maximum span, 2.9 T. oz., cup may have been one of those special order items. It is singular in design, and further distinguished by the blue cloisonne enameled band along the upper rim. Enamel work examples from Shreve are not readily... Click for details

Tiffany Arts & Crafts "Richard" Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2096f  

Tiffany Arts & Crafts
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Measuring 6 3/16" long and weighing a substantial 1.2 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and with a lower case "m," used 1907-47. Given its Arts & Crafts style of this, it no doubt traces to early in this range.

It is plain save for the end which has a hand cut, open work design. The entire surface of the piece has a smooth, highly tactile, satin-like finish that is pleasing to the hand.

It is engraved "Richard" in script on the handle.

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Large Gorham "Eglantine" Sterling Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2085f   $145.00

Large Gorham
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Named for the rose which is the central portraiture of the design, "Eglantine," i.e. sweetbrier, is an early, 1870, Gorham pattern and one of the company's most refined.

Cast rather than the typical die struck mode of manufacture, it demonstrates the intricate, high relief detail casting enables.

It is a heavy line, and that is the case with this lengthy, 5 1/8", pair of sugar tongs which weigh a substantial 1.3 T. oz. They have intricately articulated talon grips that are finished in a... Click for details

Frank Whiting "Marquis" Large Sterling Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2074f   $65.00

Frank Whiting
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Frank Whiting's "Marquis" embodies a French rococo sensibility. It is asymmetrical and features stylized acanthus leaves set in a large scale, flourishing manner against a stippled ground.

This example is a large, 8 5/8" long, cold meat fork. Consistent with the line, it is a robust piece, weighing 2.4 T. oz.

It is without a monogram or removal and in choice condition. There is no evident polishing wear, and the finish is lustrous. The tines are even, pointed, and free of bends,... Click for details

Gorham "H 409" Sterling Silver Floral Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2072f   $38.00

Gorham
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One of a limited, numbered series, Gorham's "H 409" portrays what appears to be a thistle midway on the stem, with a second flower on the terminus.

This line was made to an elevated standard of die work and finish. The portraiture is highly textured, the detail is precise, and the finishing is exemplary.

The piece measures 5 5/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.0 T. oz.

There is no monogram or removal and the condition is outstanding. Apart from light surface scratches in the bowl,... Click for details

Pair "Old English With Shoulders" Tspns Ca. 1775
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140517-06   Sold

Pair
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A very good pair of early English sterling silver teaspoons or coffee spoons by well-known London silversmith George Smith III, who first entered his mark in 1774. These spoons are in a rare variant pattern called 'Old English with Shoulders' which normally dates to the 1760-70 timeframe. The spoons are definitely from the 1770s given the style, the mark, and the feather-edge decoration and ornate period script monograms. These spoons measure about 5 inches in length and weigh a total of 30... Click for details

Pill box by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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5143   $500.00

Pill box by Arthur Stone
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Separate press-on lid, slightly domed. Gold wash inside. Length 2-3/16". Width 1-5/8". Height 13/16". Weight 1.4 troy ounces

Bowl by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5141   $1,075.00

Bowl by Arthur Stone
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Flares out at top with reinforced rim. On molded ring base. Diameter 9-5/8" Height 4-1/8" Weight 23-1/3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Serving fork by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5139   $215.00

Serving fork by Arthur Stone
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"Pointed Antique". Length 10". Weight 4 troy ounces.Monogram M.DE.F. Overall condition excellent; mark condition very good.

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5138   $215.00

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard
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His "Lotus" pattern. Early B09 mark, pre-1933.Length of spoon 8-1/2";of fork 8-3/4". Weight 4-1/3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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