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Older Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Letter Opener
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2564f   On Hold

Older Kirk
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A popular desk item produced over a long span of years, this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., is an older example.

It is marked "Desg Pat," "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," and "Sterling," which suggests a date 1925-32.

It is solid sterling silver, with a flat handle that has the "Repousse" design on both sides.

It is without a monogram or removal and in excellent condition. The pattern remains crisp and well-defined. The tapered blade is smooth and free of bends, burrs, or nicks.

CHILD'S PORRINGER, Caleb Beal. Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775)
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Hampton Galleries  
7382C   $2500.00

CHILD'S PORRINGER, Caleb Beal. Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775)
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Rare coin silver child’s porringer made by Caleb Beal of Hingham, Massachusetts (c. 1775), 4 1/16" diameter at rim, 2 3/4 at base, 1 3/4" deep, everted rim, keyhole handle with feather script monogram "ER" on front, clearly marked on back of handle "BEAL" in conforming rectangular punch.

Early Erickson Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Sugar Shovel
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Early Erickson Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Sugar Shovel
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One of the heirs of the legendary Arthur Stone, under whom he apprenticed, sources indicate George C. Erickson established himself in an independent shop in 1932 that was formerly owned by another prominent Gardner, Massachusetts silversmith, Arthur Carlson.

While the Erickson name continues to the present time under the direction of grandson Peter Erickson, the "Erickson Sterling" mark on this 6 1/4" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar shovel, is one that was used by George himself in the... Click for details

International "Duchesse" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife, Weighty
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2559f   $38.00

International
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The first decades of the 20th century saw a great flowering of flatware designs.

Alas many of these quite impressive patterns have become lost in the abundance of what came after, which may apply to International's "Duchesse" dating from 1907.

It is lavishly styled, vaguely derivative from a "Kings" motif but more embellished. The handle has a shell end surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing and is trimmed with a decorated beveled edge. This whole ensemble of design is repeated on the... Click for details

Whiting "Ivy" No. 39 Sterling Silver Cream Ladle, Double Spouts
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2558f   $265.00

Whiting
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The naturalistic "Ivy" motif of this c. 1875, 7 7/8" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle is to be distinguished from Whiting's line pattern of the same name.

The latter was a die struck design originated by Henry Hebbard, while this is a labor intensive, built up, piece made from cast leaves joined to a wire stem that in turn is wrapped with smaller wires made to resemble tendrils. The entire shank and leaves have a matte gold finish.

It is model number "39" according... Click for details

Chased and Engraved 19th Century Sterling Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2556f   $48.00

Chased and Engraved 19th Century Sterling Napkin Ring
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Marked "S" and with the model number "530," this 1 3/4" diameter, 15/16" high, relatively solid weight at nearly 1.0 T. oz., sterling napkin ring may have been made by New York's Wood & Hughes who is thought to have used this marking convention.

Dating about 1875 or so, it shows sophisticated decoration.

The heavy rimmed edges are bordered by knurled bands that are nearly 1/8" wide.

There is a fancy, feathered script "LEB" in a central reserve. Either side of the reserve has raised,... Click for details

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Quality, Old Gorham "Mythologique" Sterling Silver Place Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Quality, Old Gorham
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The designer of this 7 1/8" long, heavy, just over 2.0 T. oz., Antoine Heller, originated many of Gorham's most celebrated patterns, including this "Mythologique," along with "Versailles," "Cluny," "Fontainebleau," and others. Indeed, in earlier employment with Tiffany, he produced that company's fabled "Olympian" pattern.

His skills and his capacities were Herculean, and that shows in this piece. It portrays one of twenty-four different mythological subjects Heller generated for this... Click for details

Old Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Oyster Cocktail Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2554f   $26.00

Old Kirk
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This 5 3/8" long, weighty, .9 T. oz., seafood or oyster cocktail fork dates circa 1900 as indicated by the "S. Kirk & Son Co. 925/1000" mark on the reverse of the handle.

The pattern is the company's flagship "Repousse" design, with a plain back engraved "GEHH" in script.

It is in immaculate estate condition. The high relief design is free of polishing wear, remaining sharply defined. The tines are flawless, without any nicks, burrs, or bends. The finish has a warm patina.

Cann marked GEBELEIN
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5231   $960.00

Cann marked GEBELEIN
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Cann, marked GEBELEIN in a rectangle. 18th Century form. Double scroll handle. Height 5-3/8". Diameter of mouth 3-5/16"; of base 3-3/8". weight 13.6 troy ounces. Script monogra on front HH (not deep, easy to erase). Overall and mark condition excellent.

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Twist Handle Sterling Butter Fork or Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2551f   $38.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Lily of the Valley" pattern. One was a full line design, and the other was limited to certain serving forms and smaller pieces.

This 6 1/8" long, approximately .4 T. oz., butter fork or pick is an example of the limited production series.

It has a twisted shank, with a cast rather than die struck cluster of blossoms on the end of the handle. These hang to the side on openwork stems.

The fork end has two splayed tines that have a satin finish and... Click for details

Karl F. Leinonen A&C Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Open Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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Karl F. Leinonen A&C Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Open Bowl
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A highly-regarded name in the early 20th century Arts & Crafts movement, Karl F. Leinonen was long associated with the Boston Handicraft Shop before establishing his own workshop in 1932.

This 1 7/8" high, 4 1/8" maximum diameter, weighty, 4.7 T. oz., flat bottomed, open bowl dates from about then and exhibits all the essential elements of the A&C sensibility.

It has a clean, carefully finished, essential look, with tapered sides that curve inward slightly at the rim. The hand hammering... Click for details

Durgin "Bead" Solid Sterling Silver Waffle or Flapjack Lifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2549f   $115.00

Durgin
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Validating the adage about the Victorian table having "an implement for every purpose," this piece is for the singular function of serving waffles, or pancakes aka flapjacks or hotcakes.

It was made by Durgin in its 1893 "Bead" pattern. Solid silver, it measures 7 3/4" long and weighs just over 2.0 T. oz.

The defining feature of the piece lies in its flat, square, 2 3/4" on a side, with clipped corners, serving end. It is completely utilitarian, with nothing quizzical about it as seems... Click for details

William Gale Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Sugar Sifter c. 1865
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2546f   $160.00

William Gale Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Sugar Sifter c. 1865
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A well regarded and important name in American silver manufacture for half of the 19th century, William Gale worked by himself and in several partnerships over time. This 7" long, almost 1.4 T. oz., sugar sifter is marked "W. Gale & Son 925 Sterling," which is a pairing that dated 1862-66.

The style is very much of the period. It has a twisted stem with a notched and engraved handle end. This is inscribed with a script "GDS" monogram surmounted by a shield with an emblem inside it that... Click for details

TWO PAIRS STERLING PIERCED EARRINGS
Jewelry : Earrings

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
J761   $28.00

TWO PAIRS STERLING PIERCED EARRINGS
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I’ve grouped two pairs of beautiful sterling silver earrings into one listing! One pair is gold over silver (marked 925) and measures 2” long (dangle portion is 1 ½”). The dangle is interlocking circles and is so very pretty – very eye-catching!

The other pair is marked 925 and has tiger eye focal point! The tiger eye is oval shape and measures ¾” x ½”. The whole earring measures 1 ¼” x 1” and I have added new silver butterfly type backs.

International "Cloeta" 3 Piece Sterling Silver Dinner Place Setting
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2542f   $100.00

International
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A grape motif dating from 1905, International's "Cloeta" reflects the abundantly expressive design sensibilities of its Art Nouveau period. It features high relief, intricately detailed grape clusters, leaves, and tendrils.

This group is a matching three piece place setting. It includes a dinner size knife that measures 9 7/8" long, a fork, commonly identified as regular size, that measures 7 1/4", and a 5 7/8" teaspoon.

This is a heavy line and that is the case with these pieces. The... Click for details

Joseph Seymour "Duchess" Sterling Silver Engraved Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2541f   $85.00

Joseph Seymour
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Syracuse was a major center of silver manufacturing in the second half of the nineteenth century and this piece is an example of the quality of that city's output.

It is an 8 1/4" long, approximately 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon made by Joseph Seymour.

The pattern is "Duchess," which dates from 1877. It reflects the Moresque and renaissance revival sensibilities of its period, having a dense, tapestry-like design set against a finely lined background that lends it a parchment look. There is... Click for details

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