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Whiting "Empire" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Mint, No Mono
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2634f   $36.00

Whiting
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A 5 3/4" long, just over .9 T. oz., item, this sugar spoon was made by Whiting.

The double-sided pattern is "Empire" aka "New Empire" dating from 1892. It employs various shell motifs, including the overall form of the bowl, and a pair of flanking, scrolled rosettes at the tip of the handle.

The bowl is squared, rather than rounded or oval, and has a partially rubbed gold wash on the front and backsides.

It is without a monogram or removal and in mint estate condition. Pattern... Click for details

Wakely & Wheeler, London 1902, Sterling Anointing Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2633f   On Hold

Wakely & Wheeler, London 1902, Sterling Anointing Spoon
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Sources agree that the story of anointing spoons traces to the Coronation Spoon held among the Royal Jewels in the Tower of London. Replicas of various sizes began to show up late in the 19th century and apparently are still in production.

This 4 11/16" long, 15 gram (.5 T. oz.) is a relative early, and good quality, example. It is fully marked for London, Sterling, 1902, and with a maker's stamp for James Wakely & Frank Wheeler. The bowl is engraved, which is characteristic of this form,... Click for details

Important Gale & Hayden, NYC, Chased Coin Silver Mug
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2632f   $475.00

Important Gale & Hayden, NYC, Chased Coin Silver Mug
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This coin silver mug dating to the mid 19th is significant in three aspects. One, it was made by New York City's Gale & Hayden, which was a partnership dating 1846-50 between prominent NY silversmith William Gale and Nathaniel Hayden who had prior to this pairing been a noted Charleston, South Carolina, silversmith and jeweler.

Secondly, it reflects remarkable design. Standing 3 3/8" tall, with a bottom diameter of 3" tapering to a top span of 2 3/4", with maximum reach of 3 7/8" to the... Click for details

International "New Margaret" Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2631f   $36.00

International
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A clean design dating from early in the 20th century, "New Margaret" draws from the Colonial Revival sensibilities of the period.

This example is a 6 15/16" long, relatively heavy .9 T. oz., olive spoon.

It is slender and elegant, with an especially attractive, eggplant shaped, pieced bowl.

It is without a monogram or removal and in mint condition. There is no visible wear or damage, and the finish is bright and even.

Marks are "Sterling" and the "helmet over shield" emblem of... Click for details

Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2630f   $55.00

Gorham
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Dating from 1872, Gorham's "Corinthian" embodies the Classical Revival sensibilities of the period. Architectural in style, it incorporates an anthemion leaf on the handle surmounted by leafy tracery.

The 3/4" deep, nearly round, 2" diameter, bowl with a central vee, flanged shoulders, and slightly tipped lip, on this 6" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle is engraved in a Palmetto leaf motif that is evocative of Egyptian Revival style. The bowl interior also retains most of its original, bright... Click for details

J. & I. Cox "French Thread" Coin Silver Serving Spoon, Heavy
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2629f   $55.00

J. & I. Cox
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John and James Cox were prominent names among New York City silversmiths during the first half of the 19th century, with partnership dates 1817-53.

This 8 5/8" long, exceptionally heavy at 2.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is a highest order example of manufactured silver of the period, and illustrates the reasons why the Cox name is associated with quality.

The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread." Unadorned save for an elegant, script letter "M. Hughes" monogram on the... Click for details

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English Early 19th Century Sterling & Baleen Toddy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2628f   $70.00

English Early 19th Century Sterling & Baleen Toddy Ladle
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Measuring 7 1/2" long, this English toddy ladle is a small example of the form.

Dating from early in the 19th century, it has a sterling bowl that is 1 3/4" in diameter and 3/4" deep. There is a silver fitting off this which is joined to a twisted baleen handle with a silver tipped end.

The bottom center of the bowl is stamped "D.R," possibly for David Reid of Newcastle.

It is in excellent condition. The bowl remains well-shaped, free of dents, nicks, or burrs. The fittings... Click for details

Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2627f   $95.00

Wallace
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A large item, measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing a substantial 3.3 T. oz., this berry spoon was made by Wallace. It carries the Wallace deer head emblem on the backside, along with the words "Sterling," and "Pat. 1902."

The pattern is "Eton" which is a strong Art Nouveau floral design. It features a high relief iris blossom on the center of the handle, just below a reserve area, and smaller blossoms on the top end and join with the bowl.

The bowl itself embodies the flowing lines of... Click for details

Six Matched Gorham No. 2580 Repousse Sterling Butter Dishes
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Six Matched Gorham No. 2580 Repousse Sterling Butter Dishes
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Commonly referred to as butter pats, but identified in catalogues as butter dishes, these items are intended for individual place settings.

Often found as singles, this is a less commonly found set of six matching pieces made by Gorham in 1890, as indicated by the date symbols stamped on the undersides.

They are model number "2580," again as identified on the bottoms. Other marks include the word "Sterling," Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark, and the aforementioned date emblem. ... Click for details

Gorham No. 791 "Hibiscus" Sterling Tea Pot
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2624f   $625.00

Gorham No. 791
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A dramatic example of Modernist design, Gorham's "No. 791" tea set, commonly identified as "Hibiscus," seems to take its inspiration from early 20th century Danish style as especially associated with Georg Jensen.

Offered as a three piece set, this is the pot. It stands 6" tall to the top of the finial, has a main body that is 4" at the widest, 5" to the end of the spout, and has a sterling and ebonized wood handle that extends 4 1/4" at a slight upward cant from the body. It weighs 14.1... Click for details

R. Fisher, Jr., NYC, "French Thread" Coin Sugar Shell
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2623f   $45.00

R. Fisher, Jr., NYC,
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On the surface, a typical piece of its period, this 6 3/16" long sugar spoon, marked "R. Fisher Jr. 331 Broadway. N.Y.," 1846-50, is actually a superior example.

First, its weight is substantial at just over 1.0 T. oz. Second, it is in exceptionally fine estate condition, essentially without wear, and having a bright, even, finish.

The "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" pattern stands alongside many other iterations of this popular design, and the shell bowl is a common form. The... Click for details

Whiting "Dresden" Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2622f   $60.00

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Delicate and slender, this lettuce fork is extra long at 9 5/16". It weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

The pattern is Whiting's late 19th century "Dresden," which is a charming and intricate floral design that features what appear to be forget-me-not blossoms and leaves trailing up the handle. A shell surmounts the handle tip and there is acanthus leaf detailing in other areas. The pattern repeats with slight variation on both sides of the handle.

The lower portion of the handle is plain... Click for details

Fine Crested Irish Sterling Silver Rattail Pattern Gravy Ladle c. 1829
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20160202-02   $75.00

Fine Crested Irish Sterling Silver Rattail Pattern Gravy Ladle c. 1829
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Offered is a fine and large Irish Georgian sterling silver silver rattail pattern gravy or sauce ladle by important Dublin silversmith James Le Bass, fully hallmarked for 1829. This piece has good clear hallmarks and a legible maker's mark, and is graced with a well-executed period armorial of a falcon. This piece measures about 7 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 74 grams. Condition is excellent, with no dents, splits or repairs - there is one tiny notch on the bottom of the handle from... Click for details

Great Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Osborn Conrad
Silver : Coin Silver

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20160202-01   $75.00

Great Set of Six Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoons by Osborn Conrad
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Offered is a fine set of six American coin silver teaspoons by Philadelphia jeweler and silversmith Osborn Conrad, circa 1840-50. Mr. Conrad's biography can be found in Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths." These spoons bear clear maker's marks and a good period engraved script monogram of "HH" - they also bear Conrad's unique "EQUAL TO COIN" standard mark. These spoons measure about 6 1/8 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of about 106 grams. Condition is excellent overall, with... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Medallion" Large Sterling Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2621f   $165.00

Hotchkiss & Schreuder
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Portraying a young Dionysus, this motif carries through the entire Hotchkiss & Schreuder, Syracuse, NY, line of "Medallion" flatware.

Teaspoons are commonly found in this pattern, and other pieces somewhat readily so, but this large, 5 7/8" long, weighty 1t 1.6 T. oz., pair of tongs rarely surface.

The arms are mirror images of each other, with the portraiture of a young man set in profile, showing tumbling hair encircled by a garland of ivy. He has a wistful, forward-looking gaze,... Click for details

George Nangle, Dublin, Crested Sterling Tongs Circa 1800
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2620f   $125.00

George Nangle, Dublin, Crested Sterling Tongs Circa 1800
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Measuring 6 3/8" long and substantial weight at over 1.8 T. oz., this pair of tongs is marked with a crowned harp, Hibernia, and "GN" in an oval. These letters are ascribed to George Nangle of Dublin, whose dates are either side of 1800.

Staunch and clean, these were made to a standard and no doubt intended to serve dutifully while presenting with a quiet nobility.

The elongated cup grips have high shoulders that, which, along with the length of the arms, have beveled edges. The arch... Click for details

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