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Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Fish Slice and Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
1735f   $495.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that had contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts. This matched fish serving fork and spoon is an exceptionally fine example in the line and reflects the best of the burgeoning capacities of mid 19th century American silver manufacturing.

The fork measures 8 3/4" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while the slice measures 11 5/8" and weighs 3.3 T. oz. Both pieces are engraved "Ellen" in... Click for details

Gorham "Old Masters" Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1731f   $245.00

Gorham
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Dating from 1885, Gorham's "Old Masters" scarcely has any parallels in the realm of American sterling silver flatware. Each piece in the line, with some duplication, features a different, renowned figure from the realm of the classical arts. The handles are cast and individually designed with all aspects of the shank complimentary of the bust of whatever figure surmounts the end of that handle.

The figure in the instance of this 7 3/4" long, exceptional weight 2.2 T. oz., master butter... Click for details

Gorham "Cottage" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1728f   $32.00

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest and most enduring patterns, dating from 1861, "Cottage" takes its design inspiration from French antecedents. Otherwise relatively plain, it has a double lined border with scroll detailing midway up the handle and at the tip.

This example is a 5" long, quite heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., mustard ladle. It has a round, matte finish bowl that retains portions of its original gold wash. The front side of the handle has a large, Old English style "h" monogram. The... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Angelo" Unusual Small Sterling Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1727f   $95.00

Wood & Hughes
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, and weighing just over over .6 T. oz., this sterling silver ladle has a singular dimension and form 1 3/8" diameter by 3/8" deep, flat bottomed bowl with scalloped edges and a coffered wall.

The pattern is "Angelo" made by Wood & Hughes and stamped with that company's "WwH" plus the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1878." It is a Renaissance Revival design that incorporates a number of detail elements and a combination of bright and matte finishes. The bowl has a gold... Click for details

6 George III Shell pattern banquet sized knives
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2170   Sold

6 George III Shell pattern banquet sized knives
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circa 1816, length 10 3/4 inches, wear to pattern, minor dents and other sins, engraved with crest and motto "Tria Juncto in Uno," four by maker S P and two by someone else.

Knives are always tough to find in antique King's and related patterns. These are especially well suited to use, with their stainless blades by Robert F. Mosley of Sheffield which look to have been done in the 1930's. About as close as we get to shabby chic...

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2169   $1650.00

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
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Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

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Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2168   $495.00

Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
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circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM salad set
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2166   $925.00

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM salad set
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length 8 1/2 inches, weight 6.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, with Jensen trademark circa 1940, "84", and Swedish import marks, (see third enlargement).

Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces of Blossom. This one is in exemplary condition, with gentle hammer marks on spoon bowl and fork tines; each petal of the blossom with full detail.

Tea strainer by Ralph Grimm, Washington, DC 1920's
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5053   $350.00

Tea strainer by Ralph Grimm, Washington, DC 1920's
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Sterling tea strainer and footed glass bowl with metal rim to hold strainer. By Ralph Grimm, veteran of World War I who lost both legs in the war and learned silversmithing at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC after the war. Length of strainer 5-3/4", width 3-1/4", height on holder 2-1/8", height of strainer 3/4". Weight of silver 2-1/2 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent. The marks are GRIMM incuse and the Walter Reed Hospital logo of a stylized W in a circle.... Click for details

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1705f   $38.00

Old Gorham
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This 5 7/8" long, just over .5 T. oz., olive spoon is an early production, original example of Gorham's "Chantilly." It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. The pierced bowl has a flanged rim and is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "PAT 1895."

Gorham "H239" Sterling Silver Strawberry Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1704f   $32.00

Gorham
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That this 5 1/4" long, relatively heavy at over .4 T. oz., sterling silver strawberry fork is a Gorham numbered item indicates it was specially designed and not part of a line pattern. It has an open work, latticed handle, with an overall clean look. A likely date is around 1900. It is without a monogram or removal and is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever. The three tines are straight, pointed, and relatively thick. Marks are Gorham's lion, anchor, G emblem, "Sterling,"... Click for details

1802 Dublin "JS" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1702f   $95.00

1802 Dublin
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Measuring a generous 9 1/2" long, and weighing just over 2.3 T. oz., this serving spoon is marked "JS" which could be James Salter or John Smith, with the remaining hallmarks indicating Dublin, Ireland, and 1802. It has a down turned handle with a reverse tipt end, and an exposed drop on the bowl. The front is monogrammed "AMB" in a feathered script. The condition is very good. The handle is flawless, while the bowl has some pebbling in the base and the slightest bit of tip wear. The marks... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Lily of the Valley" Almond Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1697f   $545.00

Wood & Hughes
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This c. 1870 interpretation of "Lily of the Valley" offered by Wood & Hughes is a three dimensional pattern assembled from various cast elements. This popular mid 19th century form of construction in silver has been described by one source as "jewelry-esque." It represents crafting of the highest form, employing exceptional skill of the sort the 19th century excelled in.

This example is an 8" long, 1.2 T. oz., almond scoop. The central portion of the handle is tubular and is fitted with a... Click for details

Pair Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1692f   $85.00

Pair Reed & Barton
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Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs" is perhaps the most opulent of the myriad Art Nouveau floral designs produced in silver flatware around the turn of the 20th century.

Widely reproduced right to the current day, this pair of matching, 3 3/4" long, sterling silver master salt spoons are original, old items. They are relatively weighty at just over .8 T. oz. combined.

They are in immaculate condition and without monograms or removals.

Marks are the Reed & Barton double lion emblem,... Click for details

William DeMatteo sterling grape shears,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2162   Sold

William DeMatteo sterling grape shears,
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hand wrought, length 6 3/4 inches, weight 4.33 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.

DeMatteo produced objects for Colonial Williamsburg, and often used designs by the 18th century Virginia silversmith James Geddy as his inspiration. These were marked I ˖ G in addition to the usual trademarks (see third photo).

Over the years, we've bought and sold more than a few items by the DeMatteo family. This is unquestionably the best we've had the privilege to offer.

Shreve, San Francisco, Long Sterling Silver Olive Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1689f   $110.00

Shreve, San Francisco, Long Sterling Silver Olive Fork
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Of a singular design, this 9 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., c. 1900, olive or pickle fork is marked "Geo. C. Shreve & Co." and "Sterling." This premier San Francisco firm was known for its Arts & Crafts and hammered designs, and this essentially falls within that tent. It has a solid, four sided handle that is joined by a ball at the lower end to the two tine fork. The tines are lengthy at 2", slender, and finished in a gold wash. Apart from a slight bit of waviness in one tine, there is no visible... Click for details

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