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Whiting "Old Honeysuckle" Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2889f   $35.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Honeysuckle" pattern early in its history, the second one of which was also produced in silver plate. Neither one is readily found, and examples of this "old" style are particularly scarce.

This is a pickle forks measuring 6 1/8" long and weighing .8 T. oz. Typical of the form, which later evolved into a pastry fork, it has three tines, the lower one of which is wider than the other two, and has a hooked tip.

It bespeaks its circa 1870 design period.... Click for details

Whiting Mid 19th Century "Calla Lily" Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2888f   $475.00

Whiting Mid 19th Century
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Marked only "Sterling," this c. 1860's pattern is a Whiting design commonly identified as "Calla Lily," taken from the three dimensional flower that adorns the end of the handle.

This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has an extra wide and deep bowl, to be distinguished from a nearly identical version with a smaller bowl.

This is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than being die struck as a unit, or a single casting. This approach was... Click for details

Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2887f   $90.00

Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
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Standing 3 1/4" tall on a 2 3/8" wide rimmed base, this mustard pot is a very decorative item.

The holder is sterling silver with a lattice body with beaded detailing on the upper rim and handle. The 2" diameter lid has a raised flower, perhaps wild rose, and leafy scroll design with a solid thumb grip.

The liner is ruby red glass and is original to the piece, as is the 3 3/4" long, sterling bead and twist pattern mustard ladle. The total weight of the silver is 2.5 T. oz.

Dating... Click for details

Original Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Bon Bon or Nut Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2885f   $115.00

Original Durgin
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An early example of Durgin's "Dauphin" pattern, this piece measures 5 1/4" long and has a shallow, flange rim, round bowl server that is 2 1/4" in diameter. It is identified as a nut spoon or bon bon.

It was retailed by New York's "Black, Starr & Frost," as indicated by the "B.S. & F." imprinted on the edge of the handle, near to the word "Sterling."

The backside of the handle has a line script "AH" monogram.

It is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a... Click for details

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2884f   $185.00

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
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This tea caddy stands 4 1/2" tall, has an urn shaped body that is 2 3/4" across at the widest, and weighs 4.1 T. oz.

Made by the Meriden Britannia Company, it dates circa 1895, and carries the firm's emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "221" stamped on the underside.

It is plain-sided save for a large and handsome "DGS" leaf monogram. The domed lid has a fitted sleeve with a double bead, 1 1/2" diameter, lip.

It is in superb estate condition. It has a mirror-like finish, and... Click for details

Very Early Georgian Cast Sugar Tongs by William & John Deane c1759-68
Silver : Sterling

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20161023-01   $60.00

Very Early Georgian Cast Sugar Tongs by William & John Deane c1759-68
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Offered is a very rare example of the work of specialist London sugar tong maker silversmiths William & John Deane, whose biographical information appears below, courtesy of the site

http://www.silversugartongs.com/

http://www.silversugartongs.com/london/DWI%20-%20William%20and%20John%20Deane/William%20and%20John%20Deane.htm

As noted on that site, cast tongs by the Deanes are very uncommon - the tongs on the site, which are very similar to these, are the first pair the site owner... Click for details

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London 1900-1 Jones & Willis Sterling Silver & Wood Pie Trowel
Silver : Sterling

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2883f   $165.00

London 1900-1 Jones & Willis Sterling Silver & Wood Pie Trowel
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Frequently found as a presentation or commemorative item, this flat blade form of a trowel pie server lends itself to an inscription.

This 11 1/4" long example has an engraved margin, but is otherwise plain and without any erasures.

The large, 6" long by 3 1/4" at the widest, blade is sterling silver, as is the shank which is fitted with a turned, appearing to be rosewood or mahogany, handle. The piece weighs 4.8 T. oz., including the handle, which comprises a relatively insignificant... Click for details

Estate Tiffany "Persian" Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2879f   $725.00

Estate Tiffany
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A matched pair, this sugar and creamer were a 25th anniversary gift, as indicated by the "ABF to MFCC 1859-1884" inscribed on the sidewall of each piece.

Made by Tiffany, they are holloware accompaniments to the company's 1872 "Persian" flatware line. The Moorish pattern is replicated on the two handles of the bowl and the single handle of the creamer, with a modification of the design appearing on the banding that encircles both the top and bottom of each piece.

The creamer measures 3... Click for details

Blackinton "Narcissus" Sterling Silver Long Handle Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2877f   $65.00

Blackinton
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An Art Nouveau design issued in 1902, "Narcissus" is one of several floral patterns that Blackinton produced in the early 20th century.

This example is an 8 1/8", .9 T. oz., olive spoon. It is long-handle, versus standard size, which is less than 6".

The flowers are delicately scaled and arrayed around the end of the handle, with trailing leaves and buds set along the length of the shank.

The pierced bowl has flange edges, a pointed tip, and retains most of an original pale gold... Click for details

Stieff Williamsburg No. "R.T. 28" Sterling Silver Open Round Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2874f   $155.00

Stieff Williamsburg No.
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Measuring 5 1/2" wide by 2 5/8" high, and weighing a substantial 5.3 T. oz., this item was made by The Stieff Company of Baltimore.

Made for Colonial Williamsburg as part of an exclusive line, it is described in a 1976 catalog as "A design of classic simplicity copied from a bowl made by Philip Syng (1676-1739)."

It sits on a tiered base that is 3" across, and has an applied upper rim.

There is a line "MSB" script monogram on the side.

In exceptionally fine condition, it sits... Click for details

Elliptical sterling picture frame by Dominick & Haff, New York
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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5286   $145.00

Elliptical sterling picture frame by Dominick & Haff, New York
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Photo in this entry is of the back of the frame. The glass-covered window shows plaited hair (original to the frame and attached to a slice of shell), not of the tintype in the frame). Small ring at top of frame (to hang on a chain?). The picture in the frame is a tintype of an older woman, which says on its back "Mother's mother/my grandmother?/Found with mother's stuff". Height of body of frame 2-5/8". Height including ring 2-7/8". Width of frame 2-1/8". Weight of frame (all in) 2-1/4 troy... Click for details

Miniature coffee and tea service, Mexican, marked STERLING and maker
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5285   $145.00

Miniature coffee and tea service, Mexican, marked STERLING and maker
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Coffee pot, teaot, kettle-on-stand, sugar bowl creamer, tray marked STERLING and . . MENC (first part of mark rubbed). All pieces except creamer have lids with small turquoise finials (even though one lid didn't make it into the photo). No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition of STERLING very good, right end of maker's mark excellent, left end poor.

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5281   $360.00

Pastry server by Potter Mellen, Cleveland, c. 1940
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Blade turns up, undulating shape at top edge. Downturned fiddle handle. Blade and handle are separate (soldered). Length 9-1/2". Blade length 3-7/8". Blade width 3-1/2". Weight just under 4 troy ounces. The monogram is a script OMD lengthwise. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Frank Smith "Oak" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2870f   $60.00

Frank Smith
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A faithful representation that is finely rendered, Frank Smith's "Oak" pattern was introduced in 1912.

This example of the line is a medium sized, 4 3/4" long, moderately heavy at nearly 1.3 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs.

Naturalistic in their portraiture, the three leaves that adorn each leg of the tongs are nonetheless precisely arrayed within the overall design, with one on the bottom and two on the top, surrounding an open area with lined margins.

The leaves are offset with several... Click for details

Gorham Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Oval Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2869f   $245.00

Gorham Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Oval Bowl
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Made in 1896 according to the date stamp imprinted on its underside, this 11 1/4" long by 5 5/8" wide by 1 1/2" at the highest, 8.7 T. oz., open bowl is an early example of the Art Nouveau style.

Made by Gorham, it features both wild and cultivated rose blossoms interspersed with trailing scroll and leaf forms, with these latter elements reminiscent of the company's "Chantilly" pattern dating from the same period.

A size and proportion that suggests a bread bowl, this form in its time... Click for details

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161008-01   $45.00

Crested George III English Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Ca. 1814-15
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Offered is a very good Georgian sterling silver ladle, specifically a sugar sifter, by the noted London firm of Eley, Fearn & Chawner. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1814-15, and bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark. The hand piercing on the ladle is very well done and there are no breaks. This piece is engraved with an interesting armorial of an elephant's head, couped, with the elephant's trunk grasping a small creature or object, perhaps an Irish harp or something similar. ... Click for details

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