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Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va., Pre Civil War Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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2439f   $32.00

Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va., Pre Civil War Coin Silver Teaspoon
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The firm of Mitchell & Tyler occupies a prominent place in the history of mid 19th century Richmond, Virginia silver production. A successor firm to that established by William Mitchell c. 1818, sources date its years of operation from 1845 to 1866.

The style of this 5 1/2" long, just over .5 T. oz., coin silver teaspoon locates it early in that period, well before the Civil War.

It is a "Reverse Tipt" pattern with a feathered script "M" on the front of the handle.

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Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2438f   $185.00

Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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A cast item that measures 5" long and weighs .7 T. oz., this piece was made by Gorham and is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the backside.

Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.

Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a... Click for details

Whiting "baby face" youth spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2210   $125.00

Whiting
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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.64 Troy ounces, no monogram, light pattern wear as shown; bowl not gilt but otherwise in fine condition, no monogram.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a similar though slightly more fatigued example with pitting in the bowl recently sold on ebay (item 281610340194) @157.50

Gorham Oak Handle Sterling Silver Princeton Presentation Loving Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2437f   $645.00

Gorham Oak Handle Sterling Silver Princeton Presentation Loving Cup
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Gorham's model number "A323" two handled loving cup appears in the company's 1900 catalog (see image 3).

This item is stamped with that number, the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "1 1/2 Pint," and a date symbol for 1901, all on the brushed finish underside.

It is a substantial item, standing 4 3/4" high to the rim, measuring 5" across the top, and 7 1/2" from handle tip to handle tip. It weighs 16.0 T. oz.

The handles are shaped into oak branches, and joined to the... Click for details

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2209   $165.00

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
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height 1 7/8; top diameter 2 inches, no monogram, weight 2.6 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown. Just the right size to hold a healthy belt of scotch...

This piece bears the craftsman's mark of both Robert Bean and Fletcher Carter.

Old S. Kirk & Son Co. Rim Foot 6" Sterling Silver Engraved Plate
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2436f   $100.00

Old S. Kirk & Son Co. Rim Foot 6
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Measuring 6" in diameter, standing 1/2" high, and weighing a solid 3.6 T. oz., this plate or dish sits on a 3 7/16" wide rimmed base.

It is stamped with model number "256" on the underside, along with "S. Kirk & Son Co.," used 1896-1924, and "925/1000."

It is an elegant, highly finished item. The has a rolled and lined edge, and fine engraving on the upper surface. The center is concave and has a brushed underside.

It is in mint condition. The base is even, and the overall piece... Click for details

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Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2435f   $28.00

Mead Adriance & Co., St. Louis, Miniature Coin Silver Spoon
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A fully formed, "Reverse Tipt," design that mimics a tea or tablespoon, this just over .2 T. oz., "miniature," piece is only 3 5/8" long.

Uncertain to purpose, it may be for salt, coffee, or for a child's use.

Dating from the 1830s, it is stamped "Mead Adriance & Co." for the early Saint Louis firm. The front is engraved "MEW" in a fancy, feathered script.

It is in very good condition. The handle remains well-formed and the engraving is crisp. The bowl is free of tip wear,... Click for details

Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
Silver : Coin Silver

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20150419-01   $50.00

Rare Set of Three Easton, PA Coin Silver Spoons, Michael Bush Ca. 1831
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Offered is a fine and rare group of three American coin silver teaspoons by little-known silversmith, jeweler and clock and watch maker Michael Bush, working in Easton, Pennsylvania circa 1831. His available biographical information appears below. These spoons average about 6 1/8 inches in length and the three together weigh about 46 grams. There is no monogram or sign of erasure on any of the spoons. Condition is fair, with modest tip wear and dents and dings to the bowls. The maker's mark... Click for details

Circa 1870 Boston Large, Early Style Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2434f   $185.00

Circa 1870 Boston Large, Early Style Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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Measuring a substantial 10" long and weighing a robust 3.6 T. oz., this large item is generally thought to be an early form ice cream server, although it is sometimes identified as a vegetable or pudding spoon.

It has a large, oval shaped serving end that measures 4 1/4" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. This has a slightly concave, but essentially flat, surface and an upraised, scalloped edge around about two-thirds of the margin. The surface has a pale gold wash and is engraved in a period... Click for details

A. & W. Wood "Dew Drop" Coin Silver Youth Fork and Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2433f   $65.00

A. & W. Wood
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Abraham & William Wood, New York City, originated the "Dew Drop" pattern that was later produced by Coles & Reynolds and eventually George Shiebler.

This coin silver youth fork and knife combination are early items, unmarked saved for the retailer, "H. Hotchkiss," a Buffalo, New York, jeweler.

The fork measures 6 7/8" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz., while the flat handle, solid silver blade, knife measures 7 1/4" and weighs 1.0 T. oz.

Each piece is inscribed in script "F.H.... Click for details

1898 Gorham Sterling Silver and Brilliant Cut Glass Twine Holder
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2432f   $165.00

1898 Gorham Sterling Silver and Brilliant Cut Glass Twine Holder
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Typically referred to as a string holder, this item is identified in the 1898 Gorham catalog (see image 3) as a twine holder.

It is stamped with the number "S3044" on the lower top rim, as well as "Sterling" and Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem.

It stands 3 1/2" tall and 3 1/8" in diameter. Many examples of the form have silver tops and bottoms. This is a less common combination of a fitted, sterling top paired with a brilliant period cut glass base. The top has a rolled lower rim and... Click for details

Old Reed & Barton "Les Cinq Fleurs" Art Nouveau Sterling Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2431f   On Hold

Old Reed & Barton
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Reed and Barton made a significant mark in the realm of Art Nouveau silver design with several touchstone patterns produced around the turn of the 20th century. One of these was "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is the motif on this early production, 5 7/8" long, five tine, pierced heel, sardine fork. The line is weighty and that is reflected in this, which tips out at 1.3 T. oz.

The portraiture is poppies, and is set forth in an intricate and expressive manner. The blossoms are set in high relief... Click for details

Matched Pair Shreve, Crump & Low "King" Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver

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2430f   $24.00

Matched Pair Shreve, Crump & Low
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Each of these two, matching, coffee or demitasse spoons measures 4 1/8" long while the pair combined weigh .8 T. oz.

A "King" aka "King's" pattern, they are stamped "Shreve, Crump & Low" for the premier Boston jeweler. The manufacturer is not identified, but they most resemble pattern variants produced by Dominick & Haff and Whiting.

They are a high quality pair in mint condition, and showing no evident wear. The bowls have gold washed finishes front and back sides, and the reverses of... Click for details

William Vale & Co., Birmingham 1888, Sterling Silver Pusher Olive Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2429f   $60.00

William Vale & Co., Birmingham 1888, Sterling Silver Pusher Olive Fork
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A novel item stamped "Patent No 11774" and with an "O, lion, anchor, queen's head," along with "WV&S," this solid sterling silver item was made in Birmingham, England in 1888 by William Vale & Sons.

A olive or pickle fork, it measures 7 3/4" long and weighs just under .9 T. oz. It is comprised of a central tube which moves within an outer sleeve that has a four tine fork end. The inner element is attached to a fitted cross bar that forms a pusher that slides up and down, enabling it to... Click for details

Large Albert Coles "Grape" Twist Handle Coin Cheese Scoop
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2428f   On Hold

Large Albert Coles
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Measuring 9" long, this cheese server is comprised of a solid handle and scoop joined to a hollow handle. It weighs 2.0 T. oz., which includes the fill in the handle, but to be sure, the solid portions of the piece are the substantial portion of the weight.

Made by Albert Coles, the pattern is a "Grape." A common motif for the c. 1860 period of this, this particular version is singular to Coles and quite a detailed and artful expression of this design.

There is a a small, Old English... Click for details

Robert Rutland, London 1823, Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2427f   $48.00

Robert Rutland, London 1823, Sterling Silver Tongs
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Clean and straightforward in design, this 5 7/8 long, 1.3 T. oz., pair of tongs have plain, beveled edge, tapered arms and cup grips.

They are marked lion for sterling, leopard head for London, "h" for 1823, and "RR" for Robert Rutland.

They are without a monogram or inscription, or a removal of same, and in excellent condition. There are no bends, breaks, cracks, or repairs. The grips are free of dents or burrs. The only signs of use are light surface scratches consistent with age. ... Click for details

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