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Gorham ABP Cut Glass Dresser Jar with Sterling Cover
Silver : Sterling

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3094f   $110.00


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Measuring 4 1/2" in diameter and standing 3" high, this circa 1908 dresser jar has a brilliant cut glass base with a solid sterling silver lid that by itself weighs 2.0 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "D1656" appear on the lower edge of the cover.

The cover is domed and acid etched in a design that includes various blossoms, acanthus leaves, and other elements set against a double band. The area around the etching has... Click for details

Gorham Sterling Silver Etched Dresser Tray 1908
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3093f   On Hold

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Measuring 6 3/4" by 4" and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item is an oval, solid silver, flat bottom dresser tray.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B2712," and a date symbol for 1908 appear on the underside.

It has a rolled edge rim that varies from 11/16" to 1" wide. This is acid etched in a design that is vaguely reminiscent of Shreve's "XIVth Century" issued in 1912, although this is more embellished.

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Wood & Hughes "Arabesque" Large Sterling Silver Tea Ball on Chain
Silver : Sterling

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3092f   $235.00


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Far larger than most tea balls, this spherical piece measures 2" in diameter and weighs nearly 1.5 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Wood & Hughes, whose "WwH" emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "41" is imprinted on the inside lip of the lower half.

The design is exceptional, deriving from the intricate reticulation on both the top and bottom halves of the ball.

In addition to apostrophe like cuts, there is a 1/2" wide band on each... Click for details

Gorham No. 18 Ten Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3090f   $165.00


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The number "18" coffee spoon was originally made in a set of twelve different motifs, as illustrated in the accompanying facsimile of Gorham's 1892 catalogue.

Originally identified as "A" to "L," this group encompasses ten of those pieces, omitting "D" and "H." The above image shows the ten arrayed corresponding with the catalogue page.

Each piece measures approximately 4 1/4" long, while the set weighs just under 3.4 T. oz.

They all have the same, stylized shell shape bowls with... Click for details

Gorham "Palm Beach" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3088f   On Hold


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A specialized line produced by Gorham for the Florida firm of "Greenleaf and Crosby," and dating c. 1900, "Palm Beach" was designed in its entirety to represent a palm tree.

The solid handle is contoured in the shape of a tree trunk, with the same textured surface as the actual thing. The top of the tree, with a spreading array of fronds, is imprinted on the backside of the bowl in a raised design.

The handle, fronds, and interior of the bowl are all finished in a gold wash, which in... Click for details

Blackinton "Little Miss Muffet" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3087f   On Hold

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Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing .8 T. oz., this four tine, sterling silver youth fork was made by Blackinton, whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The motif portrays "Little Miss Muffet" from the Mother Goose child's nursery rhyme. The figure is etched on the surface of the pointed end handle. She is holding a pie from which several blackbirds are peering out, while there are two other birds flying about her.

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12 Matching Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Lemonade or Iced Tea Straws
Silver : Sterling

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3086f   $150.00


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Each of these straws measures 8" long while the group weighs 4.0 T. oz.

They have heart, or spade, shaped stirring ends that are engraved in a leaf and scroll design and stamped "Sterling" on the backsides. The sipping ends have ball or sphere like attachments.

They are in excellent condition, free of bends, breaks, or splits, and have bright finishes. One has a pinprick dimple and that seems to be the only sign of use among the whole set.

Large, Open, "English Sterling" Footed Master Salt, Mid 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3085f   $100.00


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A generously proportioned piece, this open salt has a top diameter of 2 7/16", stands 1 5/8" tall, and weighs a robust 2.7 T. oz.

Exceptionally quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.

It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old... Click for details

Tiffany Applied "Daisy" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3084f   $245.00


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While a known Tiffany pattern, "Daisy" stands apart because it was not offered as a full line and information about its history and origins is scarce.

This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.

The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a... Click for details

Gorham "St. Cloud" 12 Matching Sterling Silver Fruit Spoons, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3083f   $425.00


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This full set of twelve identical spoons all measure 5 3/4" long and are relatively heavy, with the group weighing 11.0 T. oz., and have the same, Old English "M.F.P." monograms on the reverses.

They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.

They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.

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Karl Leinonen water pitcher hand wrought sterling
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2244   $1,250.00


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height just shy of nine inches, length across handle to spout 8 1/4 inches, weight 24.2 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number four.

For those of you who don't know this maker, Leinonen was awarded all three membership levels by the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts (craftsman, 1902; Master Craftsman, 1904; Medalist, 1918) and had numerous exhibitions there. He was also benchmaster of the Artist's Handicraft Shop until 1932.

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM cracker scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2243   $475.00


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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.76 Troy ounces, very good overall condition (bowl retains some of the original gilding but is not blotchy), monogrammed "S.H.F." (obverse) and "'98" (reverse), retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 150531578507 on the Great Bay of eeeeehs.

Set 8 Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Cocktail Forks, Old, Matching
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3080f   $215.00


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Something over 100 years old, these oyster or seafood cocktail forks are stamped "S. Kirk & Son Co." and "925/1000" which was a mark used 1896-1914 (Rainwater, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers").

Each piece measures 5 3/8" long and has a script monogram that appears to be "GEHA" on an otherwise plain backside. They are relatively heavy, weighing 6.7 T. oz. the group.

All the pieces are in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having fine finishes. The tines... Click for details

Whiting "Pompadour" Sterling Silver Individual Asparagus Tongs, Old
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3079f   On Hold


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As utilitarian as they are whimsical, individual asparagus tongs were high style place pieces introduced in the 19th, and carried over to the 20th, centuries.

This is an original, factory produced, 4 1/4" long, nearly .6 T. oz., example made by Whiting in the "Pompadour" pattern, which is essentially an embellished "Queens" design introduced in 1898.

The design appears on each of the two, upward sloping, arms joined by an arch. The pierced grips are rectangle and slightly curved inward,... Click for details

Gorham "Florentine" Renaissance Inspired Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3078f   $165.00


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Replete with imagery, "Florentine" is one of the most intricate designs Gorham produced in the early 20th century.

It features the figure of a bearded man at the handle terminus, a pedestal urn laden with fruit midway up the handle, and an array of other fruit and acanthus leaf elements overall.

This example is a 9" long, very heavy at 4.3 T. oz., berry spoon.

The bowl is large, 3 5/8" long by 2 7/8" at the widest, has decorated flange shoulders, and retains traces of an original... Click for details

6 demitasse spoons by KALO, Chicago, c.1960's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5317   $300.00


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Rounded handle ends, upturned handles, hammered finish. Length 4-3/8". Weight of 6 = 2.6 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

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