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Pair Voute & Groff, Philadelphia, "Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
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4148f   $34.00

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Stamped for the mid 19th century partnership of Lewis Voute and Jeremiah Groff, clock and watchmakers and silver retailers, Philadelphia, each of these two, matched, coin silver spoons measures 5 3/4" long, while the pair together weigh 1.0 T. oz.

A "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, they have broad, upturned, ends, high, pointed, shoulders off the bowls, and exposed drops on the bowl backsides.

They are engraved "MEN" in feathered script lettering set sideways on the handle fronts.

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Durgin "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Fluted Bowl Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4147f   $145.00

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An expressive and detailed high relief design, Durgin's 1888 "Heraldic" incorporates many images appropriate to the name.

The iconography includes a pair of upraised (presumably eagle) wings that appear to rise out of a crown, which itself sits over a lion rampant on a shield. Lastly, there is a rearing steed projecting out of a castle turret set below the above images.

This example is a 6 7/8" long, relatively heavy, 1.5 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.

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Gorham Art Nouveau sterling ink stand number B2342
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
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width 11 1/4; depth 6 inches, excellent original condition, no monogram, weight 23.4 Troy ounces (!), please see fifth enlargement for mark. The ink holder is a hand wrought gilt sterling (modern) replacement, which we think an improvement over the original which was glass.

A William C. Codman design, identical examples may be found in both the Jolie and Robert Shelton Collection, "Magnificent, Marvelous Martelé," pp. 498-9 and the MFA Boston, accession number 2001.804

A.E. Warner, Baltimore 1815 Assay Mark, Crested Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4146f   $80.00

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This 7" long, weighty at 1.2 T. oz., spoon is an outstanding example of early 19th century Baltimore silver.

It is stamped for maker "A.E. Warner," who, along with his son "A.E. Warner, Jr.," was among the premier silversmiths in that city.

Identifiers also include a "shield, A, head of liberty," for an 1815 assay. Peculiar to Baltimore, this method of marking was used 1814-30 and designates a silver standard of 91.7%, midway between coin and sterling.

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Pair Gorham Baluster Form 10" Tall Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Silver : Sterling

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4145f   $285.00

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Marked "Gorham," "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," model number "279," and "cement-loaded," on the undersides, and "Sterling" in the bases where the candles fit, these matched candlesticks stand 10" tall and rest on 4 1/2" diameter, tiered, bases.

They weigh 33.4 T. oz. the pair, although this is essentially irrelevant given they are weighted.

Likely dating from the 1930s, they are an elegant and lofty "Baluster" style, with fixed bobeches.

They are single stem, solid, pieces, meaning they... Click for details

Edouard Ernie, Paris 1882, .950 Standard Silver Sugar Sifter
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4144f   On Hold

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Measuring 6 1/2" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this sugar sifter has a round, 2" diameter, 1/2" deep, flat bottomed bowl that is finely pierced in a leaf design.

It is stamped with a French first standard (.950) Minerva head and the mark of Edouard Ernie, Paris, 1882 onward.

The solid silver handle is cast, straight, tubular, and features an acanthus leaf finial with additional leaf detailing along the shank and on the backside where it attaches to the bowl.

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Pair A.C. Wortley, Kalamazoo Michigan, "Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
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4143f   On Hold

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Matching items, these two teaspoons measure a lengthy 6 1/16" long each and weigh 1.3 T. oz. combined.

They have broad, "Tipt" handles with high, narrow and beveled, shoulders off the bowls and plain backsides.

The handles are engraved "ESF" in script, set sideways on the handle fronts.

Made by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, New York, whose "H&S" in pellets and a "star" is imprinted on the backsides, they were retailed by "A.C. Wortley Kalamazoo" as also appears on the reverses,... Click for details

Gorham 1897 Solid Sterling Silver 3/4 Pint Flask
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4142f   $165.00

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Large and all silver, with a body that is measures 4 3/8" by 3 1/4" by 7/8", and weighs 5.4 T. oz., this flask holds "3/4 pint," as indicated on the underside. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," model number "81," and a date symbol for "1897."

Plain, it is curved as flasks often are, meant to comfortably fit a torso or hip when placed in a pocket.

The front wall is engraved in a flowing line script "LLG" monogram.

The spout rises 1 1/4" above the body, has... Click for details

Scottish Thistle & Sterling Silver Amethyst Glass Demitasse Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4141f   $26.00

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This 3 7/8" long, scant weight, coffee or demitasse spoon is hallmarked for sterling silver, date of manufacture 1898-99, Birmingham England, and maker John Grinsell & Sons (JG&S).

The firm had showrooms in Birmingham, England, and Glasgow, Scotland, the latter of which may relate to the "Thistle" that sits on the end of the twisted handle on this.

With leaves and a ball formed from silver, the actual blossom is shaped from a piece of purple amethyst colored glass.

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Henry Evans, Newark NJ, "Reverse Tipt" Large Coin Silver Teaspoon x 4
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4140f   On Hold

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Lenthy for a teaspoon, this item measures 6 1/8" and weighs just over .7 T. oz.

It has a broad, "Reverse Tipt," handle, rounded shoulders off the bowl, and a shell on the heel backside.

There is an engraved feathered script "AHR" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

It is marked on the reverse "Henry Evans" for the Newark, New Jersey jeweler and watchmaker with dates 1835-63.

It also carries a "lion, bust, D" pseudo hallmark that William McGrew in his work on marks attributes... Click for details

Gorham "No. 21" c. 1888 Set of (6) Sterling Silver Oyster Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4139f   $150.00

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A matched set of six 5 7/8" long, approximately 2.8 T. oz. the group, each of these oyster or seafood cocktail forks has a delicate feathered script "R" monogram engraved sideways on the handle.

Made by Gorham, they are marked with a "lion, anchor, G" and the word "Sterling" on the backsides.

The pattern is "21," which number appears with the other marks. This is not a standard line design, but it very much resembles "Versailles" in its dense, rococo style, scrolling leaf motif, and likely... Click for details

Gorham "Chantilly" Bancroft Bros. Co. Old Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4138f   $48.00

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Measuring 6 3/4" long and weighing approximately 2.1 T. oz., this gravy ladle is an early production example of Gorham's classic "Chantilly" pattern, as indicated by the "1912" date engraved on the handle backside.

It is also marked "Pat. 1895," "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and with the name of the retailer, "Bancroft Bros. Co.," Columbus, Ohio.

In excellent condition, it has a bright finish and is absent polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or scuffs.

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Bailey Banks & Biddle Bright Cut Sterling Silver Bouillon Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4137f   $110.00

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Measuring 8" long and weighing approximately 2.5 T. oz., this ladle is larger than a gravy and is likely for bouillon. It has a large, plum-shaped, 2 1/2" diameter, 1" deep, bowl with a central vee, flange shoulders, and a matte gold finish on the interior.

The arched handle is an "Old English" pattern with a "Reverse Tipt" end. The front has a satin finish and is extensively engraved in a floral (anemone) and leaf design.

The engraving extends onto the flange of the bowl, and into the... Click for details

Davis & Galt Aesthetic Floral & Scroll Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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4136f   $36.00

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A Philadelphia firm, Davis & Galt was a short-lived operation that produced a number of unnamed patterns.

The design on this 6" long, .9 T. oz., sugar spoon marked with the company's "fleur-de-lis" symbol, "Sterling," and "Pat. Jul 17. 1888," was likely the first of its designs, given 1888 was the year the "fleur-de-lis" hallmark was trademarked.

The pattern is comprised of a spray of flower blossoms set on a leafy swirl that resembles a cornucopia.

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Robert Stebbings, London 1901, 6 "Kings" Sterling Silver Place Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4135f   $275.00

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Matching items, these six spoons all measure 7 1/8" long, weigh a very heavy 12.9 T. oz. the group, and are hallmarked for London, sterling silver, 1901-02, and maker Robert Stebbings (RS in an oval).

Place pieces, they are dessert or oval soup spoons.

The pattern is a traditional English "Kings" with a concave shell end front and convex shell back on the down-turned handle, a honeysuckle mid handle, and a shell on the heel reverse.

Very well crafted and never monogrammed, they are in... Click for details

Reed & Barton "Intaglio" Peony Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4134f   $60.00

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A weighty piece, this 7 1/4" long. 1.4 T. oz., master butter knife was made by Reed & Barton whose "eagle R lion" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the handle backside.

The pattern is "Intaglio," which is one of several dramatic Art Nouveau patterns that the company issued in the first decade of the 20th century.

It is a multi-motif floral design that, apropos of the name, is carved into the surface as well as raised up, all contributing to an overall sculptural quality.... Click for details

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