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12 International "Avalon" Sterling Silver Bouillon (Soup) Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2491f   $135.00

12 International
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"Avalon's" high relief, scroll, acanthus leaf, and shell design elements combine to evoke the mythical island from which the line takes its name.

It is a turn of the 20th century pattern made by International. The company's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of these twelve, matched bouillon spoons. Each one measures 4 3/4" long and has an approximately 2" diameter bowl, while the group weighs 9 T. oz.

They all have the same, script,... Click for details

Whiting "Heraldic" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2489f   This item is currently being auctioned

Whiting
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The pattern portraiture of Whiting's 1880 "Heraldic" is fully consonant with the name.

Robust, as indicated by the 3.8 T. oz. weight of this 9 7/8" long ice cream slice, the design features a shield set amidst high relief, scrolling, acanthus leaves. This functions as a reserve, which in this instance has a feathered script "FEB" monogram.

There is a medieval helmet above the shield and this constitutes the central and defining element of the pattern.

The blade is a 5" by 2 1/2"... Click for details

Joseph Mayer "Poppy" California Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2488f   $38.00

Joseph Mayer
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A noted silver manufacturer and jeweler, Joseph Mayer & Brothers established themselves in Seattle about 1895.

The firm's most readily recognized trademark is a crossed pick and shovel which references Joseph's two brothers' exploits in the Klondike gold rush.

This early 20th century item, a 5 13/16" long, .8 T. oz., souvenir spoon bears Joseph's mark, which is a fleur-de-lis within a triangle.

The firm had a well-earned reputation for high quality products and that is evidenced in... Click for details

Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151004-04   $35.00

Set of Three English Provincial Sterling Silver Tspns - Newcastle 1854
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Offered is a nice set of three English provincial sterling silver teaspoons assayed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, circa 1854. In addition to the hallmarks, each spoon bears the maker's mark of Thomas Sewell. These spoons measure about 5 1/2 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 54 grams. Condition is fair, with some dings and dents, and a bit of over-polishing, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of Newcastle silver from the mid-19th Century!

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-07   $145.00

Lovely Decorated Early to Mid 19th Century German Parcel Gilt Beaker
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Offered is a fine German parcel-gilt beaker, probably circa 1825-75, bearing the silver standard mark of 13 loth, denoting 812/1000 fineness, and a maker's mark of a script-like "B." This piece bears finely executed grape-and-vine decoration, and and period script "H" owner's monogram in a shield. Condition overall is very good, with little or no dimpling and no splits; there appears to be a small repair to the body, but it is too well done to capture in a photograph. This piece measures a... Click for details

Fine Large Crested Georgian Sterling Silver Beaker, London Circa 1813
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-06   $375.00

Fine Large Crested Georgian Sterling Silver Beaker, London Circa 1813
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Offered is a lovely and well executed English sterling silver beaker from the reign of George III. This piece is fully hallmarked for London, 1813 and bears a rubbed maker's mark that ends with an "A" and is very likely that of Stephen Adams II, plateworker of London. This beaker is expertly engraved with a period armorial of a large cat (perhaps a female lion?), and the period initials CTW. There are also block initials to the base, presumably for a different owner. This piece has good... Click for details

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Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151003-03   $95.00

Pr of Unusual Silver Serving Pieces by Gale & Willis, New York 1859-62
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Offered is a fine early pair of interesting American silver servers (very early sterling rather than coin silver) by Gale & Willis, a short lived partnership between William Gale, Sr. and his son-in-law John R. Willis which lasted from 1859 to 1862. Each server in this matched pair measures about 7 5/8 inches in length, and the pair weigh about 110 grams altogether. As the pictures show, the bowls are fluted in a way different than that of sugar spoons, and the underside has a thick drop to... Click for details

Immaculate Gorham Figural "Paris" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2582f   $195.00

Immaculate Gorham Figural
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An extravagant design, Gorham's "Paris" portrays an array of emblematic imagery.

These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.

City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full fa├žade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves,... Click for details

Tiffany "Tiffany" aka "Beekman" Early Sterling Silver Salad Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2578f   $85.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany's earliest pattern issued after the company became its own manufacturer was also the firm's namesake line, i.e. "Tiffany." It was later reissued with very slight design modifications under the name "Beekman," and is more generally recognized as that today.

This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."

It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly... Click for details

Heavy Dominick & Haff "Corona" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2572f   $225.00

Heavy Dominick & Haff
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An immensely scaled piece, this ice cream knife or slice is about as large an example of such things as can be found. It measures a full 12" long and weighs just over 5.0 T. oz.

It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.

The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front... Click for details

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2571f   $195.00

Koehler & Ritter, San Francisco, Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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Made by San Francisco's Koehler & Ritter, and so marked, this coin silver serving spoon measures a lengthy 9" overall and has a generously proportioned, 3 3/4" by 2 1/2", plum-shaped bowl. It weighs approximately 2.3 T. oz.

The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.

The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border.... Click for details

Tiffany "Lap-Over-Edge" Engraved Birds Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2569f   This item is currently being auctioned

Tiffany
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One of the most imaginative of Tiffany's full line designs, and fully Aesthetic in sensibility, "Lap-Over-Edge" was offered in plain, acid etched, and applied variants. The non-plain pieces incorporated an extensive array of motifs, including insects, animals, and sea life.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives... Click for details

Vintage Crosby etched glass bud vase with sterling silver base
Crystal

Sherrys Antiques* Collectibles* Frivolous Necessities  
safn-5518   $28.00

Vintage Crosby etched  glass bud vase with sterling silver base
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Crosby Bud Vase made of thin blown crystal with delicate etched floral pattern and a blown ruffled top. It has a sterling silver weighted base that shows some tarnish as you can see in the picture. No dents, dings, chips or cracks. It stands approximately 10" tall.

Lettuce fork, "Old English" by Towle
Silver

Kraus Antiques Ltd  
9025   $78.00

Lettuce fork,
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Lettuce Fork, "Old English" by Towle. Gilded tines with floral embossed decoration at the heel. Very good condition, 9 3/8", never monogrammed.

Lettuce Fork, "Old Colonial" by Towle
Silver

Kraus Antiques Ltd  
9024   $88.00

Lettuce Fork,
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Lettuce Fork in the "Old Colonial" pattern by Towle. Very good condition, 9", never monogrammed.

Teaspoon, "Flora" by Shiebler
Silver

Kraus Antiques Ltd  
9023   $58.00

Teaspoon,
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Teaspoon, "flora" (#5-Geranium) by Shiebler. Very good condition with crisp detail. 5 5/8", monogrammed

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