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Victorian Bright Cut "Christmas" Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3720f   $38.00

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The style of this plain band, 1" wide, 1 3/4" diameter, .7 T. oz., napkin ring places it from the late 1800s.

The satin finish exterior is bright cut engraved in a leaf and scroll theme interpreted in an Aesthetic manner. Both edges have a repeating beaded design that looks like knurling.

There is a reserve within the engraving that is inscribed "TGM," while the inner side reads, "From J.W.F. Jr. Dec. 25, '99.," so very likely it was a Christmas present given well over a century ago.

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Dominick & Haff "Mazarin" Solid Sterling Silver Fish Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3719f   On Hold

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A late 19th century pattern, "Mazarin" has a gadroon border handle with a broad end terminating in a scrolled cartouche.

This item is a 7 3/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., individual fish knife (it could be used as a master butter or cheese knife as well).

It is an early production piece, as indicated by the "1892" inscription on the handle backside. This is the same year the pattern was introduced.

The handle front has a lightly inscribed, flowing script "MJC" monogram.

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Tiffany "Chrysanthemum" Long Handle Sterling Silver Salad Servers
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3718f   $675.00

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Early and original pieces, each of these two items is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1880," and "M.," this letter dating them no later than 1891.

They are a matched salad serving pair, including a 10 3/8" long spoon and 10 1/8" fork. Extremely heavy, the spoon weighs 5.4 T. oz., and the fork 5.0 T. oz.

The pattern is "Chrysanthemum," which is an exuberant design that anticipates the Art Nouveau style. It features a large blossom at the terminus, with an interspersed array of... Click for details

Pairpoint Brothers, London 1912, Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3717f   $345.00

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Alfred, Francis and Arthur operating as the Pairpoint Brothers were noteworthy producers of English Arts & Crafts silver in the first part of the 20th century.

This 2 3/4" high, 4 1/2" top diameter, heavy at 7.1 T. oz., bowl is emblematic of their work and the movement.

It sits on a footed base 2 3/8" in diameter, and has an applied rim on the upper lip.

The body is plain and smooth on the outside, but retains a hand hammered surface on the interior.

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Albert Coles coin silver christening cup
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2375   Sold

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height 3 1/2: diameter 3 inches, weight 4.0 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed "RCC Dec 30th, 1863".

The engine turned work on this mug is of above average quality.

Whiting "Arabesque" Large Sterling Silver Pudding Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3716f   $130.00

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Measuring 9" long and weighing 2.0 T. oz., this pudding spoon is akin to a large berry or vegetable server.

The pattern is Whiting's "Arabesque," which is a Moorish design produced during the 19th century's Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.

The bowl is plum shaped, with a central vee in the base and a lipped edge.

The interior is intricately engraved in a design that repeats the main motif of the pattern, and retains traces of... Click for details

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Vincent Laforme & Bro., Boston, c. 1851 Repousse Coin Silver Mug
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3715f   $325.00

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This 3" high to the rim, 3 3/4" to the top of the handle, 2 5/8" top diameter, 4.3 T. oz., coin silver mug has identifiers that closely date it.

Stamped "Crosby & Brown" for the retailer that operated 1851-52, it is also imprinted "V.L.&B.," for significant Boston silversmith Vincent Laforme & Brother, active 1850-54.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds a pitcher attributed to him, with extensive notes about the piece and maker available online, including this biographical detail,... Click for details

Gorham "Poppy" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoon x 3
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3714f   $32.00

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Issued early in the 20th century, Gorham's "Poppy" was an expressive iteration of this popular floral motif.

The design incorporates numerous blossoms and buds along with trailing leaves on both sides of the handle and the heel reverse.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a lengthy, narrow, deep, bowl with a flange rim and pointed tip, which is finished in a bright gold wash front and back.

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Gorham No. 835 "Ivy" Pair Sterling Silver Master Salt Dishes
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3713f   $155.00

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Decidedly period in style, each of these two, matching, master salt dishes features a pair of lofty arms that form an open circular area that contains a cast, three dimensional, ivy leaf. This is in turn supported by an also cast, curved, leaf.

They measure 3 7/8" from arm tip to arm, stand 1 1/2" at the highest, are 2 3/8" across at the top opening of the body, rest on beaded edge, rimmed bases that are 1 1/2" in diameter, and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the pair.

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8 Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Individual Butter Spreaders
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3712f   $225.00

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A matched set, each of these eight, flat handle, solid silver individual butter knives measures 6" long. They are weighty, at 7.3 T. oz. the group.

These are older examples of Gorham's "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

They are in outstanding estate condition, showing no polishing wear, without bends or nicks on the blades, and having bright, even finishes.

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Gould, Stowell & Ward, Baltimore, "Grape" 11-12 Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3711f   $165.00

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Lengthy at 11 1/8," and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this fish slice traces to Baltimore, 1855-58.

It is marked for the partnership of "Gould, Stowell & Ward," which was one of the associations in which James Gould, born 1795 in Salem, Massachusetts, participated as a principal.

Other marks are "Baltimore," "Patent 1850," and "11-12," for the local assay mark, which at .917 is midway between coin and sterling silver.

The pattern is a "Grape" or "Grapevine" on something of an "Olive" background... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Art Nouveau "Tulip" Sterling Silver Large Open Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3710f   $325.00

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Made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem including the date 1901 is imprinted on the underside, along with "Sterling" and model number "1734," this large, oval, flat bottom, 12" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4" tall, 13.0 T. oz., bowl was retailed by Philadelphia's "J.E. Caldwell & Co.," whose name also appears with the other marks.

Fully in the Art Nouveau style, the undulating rim is decorated with four tulip blossoms, one each at the extremities, all joined by trailing leaves and accented with... Click for details

6 Victorian sterling FIDDLE dinner forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2373   $420.00

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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 2.45 Troy ounces each, excellent condition, no monogram, maker James & Josiah Williams, Exeter, 1860.

These are of exceptional quality, weight and condition.

Crichton, London 1933, Small Georgian Style Sterling Silver Cream Jug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3709f   $98.00

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Standing 2 7/8" tall to the rim, 3 3/16" to the top of the handle, and resting on a 1 1/2" diameter, tiered base, this solid silver cream pitcher or jug weighs a relatively weighty 3.15 T. oz.

It is fully hallmarked for maker Lionel Alfred Crichton, sterling, London, and year 1933 on the upper portion of the body, and reads "Crichton & Co Ltd" over "Made in England" on the underside. There is also what appears to be a faint lion imprinted on the edge of the base.

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Pelletreau & Upson, NYC, "Kings" Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3708f   $46.00

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From a family of silversmiths from Southampton and New York, New York, Maltby Pelletreau also had business links with Charleston, South Carolina, through one of his multiple partnerships.

This example of his work, a 6 3/4" long, 1.4 T. oz., place or dessert spoon, is marked "P&U" for his brief time c. 1824 with Stephen Upson in NYC.

It also carries a "lion, bust, C" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver places with numerous retailers,... Click for details

Knowles "Angelo" Six Exceptionally Heavy Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3707f   $295.00

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Full size dinner, measuring 7 3/4" long, these six, matched, forks are remarkably heavy at 15.7 T. oz. the group, or approximately 2.6 T. oz. each.

In the "Angelo" pattern dating from 1910, they were made by the J.B. & S.M. Knowles company of Providence, Rhode Island, and retailed by "A. Frankfield" of New York City, and so marked, along with "Sterling" and "Pat."

Each one is engraved "Zorah" in script, set sideways on the handle.

They are in superb estate condition, showing no wear... Click for details

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