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Durgin "Scroll" Large Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1898f   $75.00

Durgin
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Something of a uncommon pattern, and a more intricate design than the name would imply, Durgin's 1886 "Scroll" has a repousse surface that features leaves, florals, and the namesake scrolls.

This example is a generously sized, 5" long, .9 T. oz. pair of sugar tongs. There is a fancy script "MAT" monogram on the arch. The gold washed talon grips are very finely rendered with detailed articulation on the inside as well as the outside surfaces.

The condition is excellent. Polishing wear... Click for details

Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pea Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1896f   $245.00

Durgin
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All original, this 8 9/16" long, 3.1 T. oz., pea spoon is a rare form. The pattern, "Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, and in this instance an Old English "F" monogram. The backside of the handle is inscribed "1909" in script.

The 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, bowl has a scalloped rim and is extensively pierced in the interior.

The condition is excellent estate. There is light softening of detail... Click for details

Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Silver Bouillon Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1895f   $22.00

Durgin
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This is a Durgin produced, not later Gorham, 5 3/8" long, 1 3/8" diameter, .7 T. oz., bouillon spoon in the "Fairfax" pattern.

It is in superb estate condition and without a monogram or removal.

Marks are the Durgin "D," "Sterling," and "Pat'd."

Gorham H171 "Wishbone" Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
1887f   $40.00

Gorham H171
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Made by Gorham early in the 20th century, this pair of tongs imitates a wishbone. The piece measures 3 1/2" long, has a 1 1/4" spread between the arms, and weighs approximately .6 T. oz.

It is model number "H171," and so marked on one grip, along with the word "Sterling," and the Gorham lion, anchor, G. The finger grip on the arch is engraved with an Old English "A" monogram.

The condition is flawless. There are no bends, nicks, or damage and the finish is appealing. The spring... Click for details

Bowl by Dominick & Haff, NY, 1906
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5121   $730.00

Bowl by Dominick & Haff, NY, 1906
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Applied shell motif around top edge. Molded ring base. Diameter 9". Base diameter 5". Height 3-1/2". Weight 23-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the side is an elaborate JCM? Overall and mark condition are excellent.

International "Stratford" Sterling Silver Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1864f   $95.00

International
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A fully original item, not made up or adapted from another piece as many instances of this form are, and solid silver, this cheese scoop measures an over-sized 7 1/4" long and weighs a hefty 1.9 T. oz.

The pattern is "Stratford" by International, dating from 1902. It is a floral design, in this case carnation, offered in an Art Nouveau style. The pattern elements are expressed on the front and back sides of the handle end, the join with the bowl, and the reverse heel of the bowl.

The... Click for details

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Cake server by Wood&Hughes, NY, circa1870's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5120   $175.00

Cake server by Wood&Hughes, NY, circa1870's
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Length 10". Weight 2.75 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English C. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Ladle marked Canfield,Bro&Co, Baltimore, c.1870's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5117   $275.00

Ladle marked Canfield,Bro&Co, Baltimore, c.1870's
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Fluted bowl. Elaborate version of Olive pattern. Length 9-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram is a lengthwise script M.J.Wagner. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Wendt "Florentine" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1858f   $75.00

Wendt
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A large example, this master butter knife measures 8" long and weighs approximately 1.6 T. oz. The pattern is "Florentine," introduced in 1870 by John Wendt. A Renaissance Revival design, Florentine consists of a dense mosaic of leaves and scrolls with a shield reserve, which in this case is absent a monogram or removal. The blade is set on the vertical to the handle, meaning the handle would lie flat on a surface, with the blade fully upright.

It is in very fine condition. Pattern... Click for details

Soup ladle (repousse) by Kirk, Baltimore,1 qtr. 20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5113   $325.00

Soup ladle (repousse) by Kirk, Baltimore,1 qtr. 20th C.
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Marked S.Kirk&Son Co. 925/1000. Round bowl, broad drop. Length 13-1/4". Bowl diameter 3-5/8". Weight 8.2 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Old Dominick & Haff "Louis XIV" Sterling Jelly Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1856f   $90.00

Old Dominick & Haff
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Dominick & Haff produced two patterns under the name "Louis XIV," the one preceding the other by 25 years. This item is the earlier iteration, dating from 1888, and commonly referred to as "Old Style." The design is rococo, incorporating scrolling, acanthus leaves, florets, and a cluster leaves and small berries.

It is a 7 7/8" long jelly knife or server. D&H tended toward weighty pieces, and that is decidedly the case with this which tops out at nearly 2.4 T. oz. This extravagant use of... Click for details

Mint Wendt "Bird" Sterling Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1853f   $75.00

Mint Wendt
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Dating from 1872, John Wendt's "Bird" stands alongside Tiffany's "Audubon" and two designs both named "Japanese," one made respectively by Whiting and the other by Wood & Hughes. They all incorporate bird images that embrace the aesthetic sensibilities of the period. Wendt's imagery is particularly detailed and intricately rendered.

This example is an 8 5/8" long, approximately 1.5 T. oz., table or serving spoon in exceptionally fine condition. The imagery is sharp and crisp and free of... Click for details

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2188   $225.00

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
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engraved "R.P.L. Jr.," weight 2.98 Troy ounces, diameter 1 7/8; height 1 3/4 inches, excellent condition, finest quality.

A splendid addition to any table, though it would fit in especially well with Old Maryland, Engraved.

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1844f   $60.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two versions of a sugar spoon in their popular "Lily of the Valley" line. Both had shell bowls, with one, as in this instance, was more stylized and decorative, while the other was more straightforward.

The piece measures 6" long and weighs just over .7 T. oz. There is a delicate, feathered script monogram engraved on the plain backside.

This is in pristine condition. The pattern is precisely rendered with every detail of the high relief blossoms, leaves, and lined... Click for details

Massive Whiting "Twist" All Sterling Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1839f   $265.00

Massive Whiting
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One of several patterns that Whiting produced c. 1880 with a twisted handle, this example has a round twist lower section joined to a four sided diamond shaped end. It is referred to as "Square Twist" by some sources, while that name is reserved by other sources for another design.

The piece is an ice cream slice. By nature, these are large items, but this exceeds even what would be expected of the form. It measures 12 7/8" long and weighs a massive 6.0 T. oz.

While evidently plain,... Click for details

Frank Smith OAK chipped beef fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2186   $95.00

Frank Smith OAK chipped beef fork
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Length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.18 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English).

One of Frank Smith's better designs, and one of Yours Truly's favorite patterns...

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