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Gorham 1902 Heavy Solid Sterling Silver Sealing Set Desk Tray
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2798f   $235.00

Gorham 1902 Heavy Solid Sterling Silver Sealing Set Desk Tray
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Part of a desk set made by Gorham, this 9 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide, weighty at 5.3 T. oz., tray is identified in the company's 1902 catalogue as a "sealing set tray" (see image 2).

It appears to be a pen tray, and is indeed very similar to the item alongside it identified as that, but late Victorian sensibilities provided for separate items for each functional need of the time.

It is particularly handsome and intricately detailed. The motif appears to be taken from English court style,... Click for details

Watson "Govenor Dummer" Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2796f   $48.00

Watson
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Derivative of the early 20th century Colonial Revival movement in design, the pattern on this 8 1/4" long, 2.1 T. oz., small berry, aka casserole, spoon is in fact named after a Colonial period governor of Massachusetts, William Dummer (1677-1761).

Issued in 1925, it is markedly similar to Towle's popular "Mary Chilton" which was introduced a decade earlier in 1912.

Sharing the same diamond-shaped handle, Watson's iteration is more elaborated than Towle's. Rather than plain, the handle... Click for details

Wood & Hughes Aesthethic Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2795f   $55.00

Wood & Hughes Aesthethic Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
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Not a full flatware line, this singularly designed 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., pickle fork made by Wood & Hughes dates circa 1880.

The pattern is clearly rooted in Aesthetic sensibilities, with a marine theme. There are two shell motifs, one in the heel of the central of three tines, and one at the tip of the handle.

Radiating lines fan out from the broad, angular, handle shoulders, and meet a series of ripples that evoke waves, which probably not without coincidence, resemble Tiffany's... Click for details

Original Alvin "Old Orange Blossom" Sterling Chipped Beef Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2787f   $90.00

Original Alvin
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A 5 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz. item, this is an early production example of Alvin's Art Nouveau pattern informally known as "OOB," short for "Old Orange Blossom."

Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends.

A mint condition estate item, this small chipped beef fork possesses every quality for which this... Click for details

Wallace "Irian" Art Nouveau Large Sterling Gumbo Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2785f   $40.00

Wallace
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Perhaps Wallace's most expressive entries in the well populated arena of early 20th century American Art Nouveau designs, "Irian" features the image of a 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 7 1/8" long, weighty at 1.8... Click for details

Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2780f   $85.00

Durgin
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One of Durgin's earliest line patterns, this design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. Although documentation for it is scant, "Spray" is an accepted name.

Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and are only occasionally identified as by Durgin. This youth set provide that association, as both pieces are stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Sterling."

The knife measures 7 1/2" long, while the fork is 6". Both pieces combined weigh just... Click for details

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Large Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2772f   $115.00

Large Bright Cut Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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This server follows after the form of an ice cream server, although some outsized for that at 10 1/2" long and weighing 2.7 T. oz.

Dating circa 1880, it has a slightly upturned, round end handle and a large, 5" by 3 1/16" at the widest, teardrop shaped serving end.

The entire front surface is extensively bright cut with wriggle work and hatched detailing. The theme of this is vegetative, expressed with an Aesthetic sensibility.

The imagery on the handle is largely leaves with two... Click for details

Watson, Newell & Co. "Cherub" Winged Figure Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2768f   $85.00

Watson, Newell & Co.
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A 6 1/8" long, slightly under 1.0 T. oz., piece, this item dates from the late 19th century.

The pattern is "Cherub," by Watson, Newell & Co. It takes its name from the winged figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embraces rococo sensibilities.

The figure is portrayed in two versions through the pattern line, one with upward facing, and one with downward facing, wings. ... Click for details

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
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2767f   $185.00

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
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Identified as an "important manufacturer," in the benchmark "Jackson's Hallmarks," Henry Holland, of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, was located in London, England, in the mid 19th century.

This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.

It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner. It stands 2 1/8" tall, has a body that is 2 1/8" wide, a maximum span of 3 1/2" to the end of the handle, and the silver... Click for details

Serving plate by Dominick&Haff, NYC, circa 1920's
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5271   $225.00

Serving plate by Dominick&Haff, NYC, circa 1920's
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Scalloped edge, eight segments, applied decorative banding. Diameter 9-1/2". Height 1-1/8". Weight 11.1 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English P in the center of the bowl. On the bottom of the bowl is an inscription APRIL 9, 1931. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Bowl by Gorham, Chippendale pattern, 20th C.
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5270   $360.00

Bowl by Gorham, Chippendale pattern, 20th C.
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Decorative edge, sides divided into six segments. Diameter 9-1/2". Height 2-1/4". Weight 14.4 troy ounces. The script monogram in the center of the bowl is FCWS. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2763f   $55.00

Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons
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Measuring 5 1/4" long, and light at .7 T. oz. the pair, these matched spoons were likely intended more for coffee than tea.

They are a "Pointed Antique" design with engraved fronts, a slightly tipt backside, and exposed drops on the bowls. There are reserve areas that are without monograms or inscriptions.

Marks are a harp for Ireland, Hibernia for sterling silver, and a distinct, script "JO" for John Osborne, working in Dublin 1784-1809.

They are in good condition, noting some... Click for details

Superb Gorham "Rosette" Large Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2761f   $225.00

Superb Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest patterns, dating from the 1860s, "Rosette" takes its name from the design element situated in the center of the handle. It also has an anthemion with scrolled supports located at the end of the lined-border handle, placing it clearly in the Greek Revival style.

Elegant in its simplicity, the pattern shows spectacularly so at the scale of this 12 1/2" long, heavy at 6.2 T. oz., soup ladle.

The bowl is large, 3 3/4" across and 1 1/2" deep. It has a central vee in... Click for details

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
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2757f   $55.00

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
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Measuring 5 1/4" by 4" by 3/4" high and weighing 2.3 T. oz., this soap dish was made by Gorham in 1956 according to the date symbol imprinted on the underside.

Other marks include the company name and "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "60."

While fitting in the "mid century modern" period, and having the clean lines of that category, it is more truly Chippendale in style. It has a repeating rib design that appears beaded on the rim.

In excellent condition,... Click for details

Tilden-Thurber Co. Heavy Sterling Silver Open Bowl
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2754f   $325.00

Tilden-Thurber Co. Heavy Sterling Silver Open Bowl
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A Providence, Rhode Island guild level retailer founded in the mid 19th century with principals related by marriage to the Gorham family, Tilden-Thurber Company was throughout its history a source of high quality silver offerings.

Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T. oz., open bowl. It is stamped on the underside "Tilden-Thurber," "Sterling," and "943," and likely dates from early in the 20th century.

It has a flat bottom, with an eight lobed wall,... Click for details

Old Tiffany "English King" Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2749f   $260.00

Old Tiffany
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An early example, this gravy ladle is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885," and "M," this last mark dating it no later than 1891.

The pattern is "English King," which is typically heavy, as is the case with this item. It measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a massive 3.7 T. oz.

It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Pattern detail remains well-defined. The finish is brilliant. The bowl is without dents, dings, or nicks.

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