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Whiting "Roses & Scrolls" Solid Sterling Silver Oyster Server
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2790f  

Whiting
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A pattern identified in both the singular and plural, the origins of Whiting's "Rose(s) & Scroll(s)" is encased in some mystery. It does not show up in standard references, so its story is vague.

Dating from about 1890, it expresses both Aesthetic and Art Nouveau sensibilities.

Stylized rose blossoms appear to float amid a cloud-like setting framed by the scrolls. The design reflects a wispy and ethereal quality, with the imagery seeming to be disembodied from any real world... Click for details

Centerpiece bowl by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5275   $1,650.00

Centerpiece bowl by Arthur Stone
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Six segments on a 1" high base. Diameter 9-1/2". Height 5-1/4". Weight 47.5 troy ounces. No monogram.Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pair S. Kirk & Son Inc. "Repousse" No. 3 Sterling Silver Open Salts
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2789f   $185.00

Pair S. Kirk & Son Inc.
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Each of these two, matching, open master salts stands 1 5/8" tall, has a top opening of 2", and is 2 1/4" maximum diameter. The pair combined weigh a substantial 4.5 T. oz.

Marked on the undersides "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," "Sterling," "Hand Decorated," and with the model number number "3," they date 1925-32.

The pattern is "Repousse," which is the hallmark design of this firm. They have three paw feet each that are joined to the bodies in a leaf form. The bottoms are engraved "MCR" in... 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

Georgian Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon Crested With a Sun
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160717-02   Sold

Georgian Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon Crested With a Sun
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Offered is a fine antique, William IV, Regency period, sterling silver, fiddle pattern dessert spoon and teaspoon made by Mary Chawner of London. Mary Chawner was the widow of William Chawner II and took over his business upon his death - her mark is often seen as the business continued to flourish under her leadership between 1834 and 1840. Each spoon is engraved with an armorial featuring a sun motif and each piece has a clear set of hallmarks. The dessert spoon measures about 7" long... 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

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Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
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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

Kirk "Half Chased" Repousse Estate Sterling Silver Coffee Pot
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2778mc   On Hold

Kirk
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The piece is a true estate item, dating to the second quarter of the 20th century, and offered for the first time on behalf of the original owner.

It is lone coffee pot made imprinted on the underside "S. Kirk & Son," "Sterling," model number "184 A F," and "Hand Decorated."

It is a "Half Chased" Repousse, meaning there is a plain area on the upper and lower portions of the main part of the body.

There is a script "FFM" in the open area at the top of the body, just below the lid. ... Click for details

Shiebler Manufacturers Association 1899 Dinner Sterling Letter Opener
Silver : Sterling

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2777f   $295.00

Shiebler Manufacturers Association 1899 Dinner Sterling Letter Opener
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A commemorative made for the sixth annual dinner of the "Manufacturers Association New York," held at the "Union League Club February 1st 1899," this solid sterling silver letter opener is a rare item.

It measures 6 1/4" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz.

The design is individualistic in a way that is characteristic of Shiebler's work.

It has an irregular margin and slightly twisted surface. There is a figure of a Roman god, perhaps Vulcan given the nature of the organization,... Click for details

Six Gorham "Tipt" Matching Sterling Silver Place Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2773f   $180.00

Six Gorham
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These six forks are in a "Tipt" design that traces to the earliest years of silver crafting, when an individual smith would have hand hammered the end of a handle to create this simple, decorative element that defines the pattern.

An enduring motif, it was brought forward into the realm of manufactured silver, as evidenced by these six, matching, 7 1/16" long, 6.5 T. oz. the lot, place forks made by Gorham. This size could have been used for tea, dessert or lunch.

They were produced to... Click for details

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

Whiting "Lotus" Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2770f   On Hold

Whiting
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Whiting's and Gorham's Lotus are nearly twin patterns, although there are subtle differences. The primary distinguishing feature is the number of lotus fronds in the design, Gorham having three and Whiting, as with this piece, having five.

They are both products of the c. 1870 Egyptian Revival movement and are patterns that have never lost appeal.

This example is a 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an elongated, scallop shell form bowl that retains scant traces of an... 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
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2767f  

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

Schofield "Baltimore Rose" Original Sterling Silver Butter Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2766f   $45.00

Schofield
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Marked with the Schofield Company three part emblem and the word "Sterling," this butter pick measures 4 13/16" long and weighs .4 T. oz.

The pattern is the fancy version of "Baltimore Rose," with a patterned rather than plain back. The design dates from 1905.

It is a fully original item, that is, not made up or customized.

It is without a monogram or removal (which would appear in the reserve area on the back) and in choice condition. The pattern detail remains well defined,... Click for details

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

Gebelein  
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.

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