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Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2316f   $250.00

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
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Marked "Sterling," these eight forks retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) are transition pieces between the coin and sterling silver standards. Each one measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs 11.6 T. oz.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned ends. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

The are in very good estate condition. There is slight... Click for details

Old & Heavy Towel "Georgian" Sterling Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2315f   $60.00

Old & Heavy Towel
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An original, early production of Towle's "Georgian," this dessert or place spoon measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a robust 1.7 T. oz.

It is marked "925/1000" and with the Towle emblem on the heel of the bowl, and "Sterling" and "Pat. 1898." on the backside of the handle. It is also engraved "Florence '99" in script on the reverse.

It is in immaculate condition. To be sure, it would seem a more perfect, old, example of this intricate design is not to be found.

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Mint Whiting "Ivy" Satyr Face Sterling Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2314f   $95.00

Mint Whiting
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"Ivy" is a pattern that is associated with Whiting, but actually originated with New York's Henry Hebbard. This 6" long, 1.3 T. oz., sugar sifter is marked only "Pat. 1866" and "Sterling," so may trace to either maker.

The pattern, "Ivy," incorporates ivy leaf detailing both singly and in a repeating border pattern. The overall sense of the design evokes John Polhamus' "Diamond" from the same period. This is not surprising given that Hebbard and Polhamus were in partnership for a number... Click for details

Gorham "Maryland" Sterling Silver Oyster Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2313dd   $235.00

Gorham
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Measuring 10 1/4" long and weighing a substantial 4.7 T. oz., this piece is most likely an oyster ladle rather than the larger yet full size soup.

In today's environment the distinction may be inconsequential. Indeed, some of the massive serving pieces of the 19th century may be overly large for contemporary tables, making this size more utilitarian.

The pattern is Gorham's late 19th century "Maryland." It is an elaborate design that incorporates acanthus leaves, rose blossoms and... Click for details

F. Whiting Sterling & Cut Glass Lidded Syrup Jug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2311f   $60.00

F. Whiting Sterling & Cut Glass Lidded Syrup Jug
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This 5" tall item has a glass body that sits on a rimmed silver base that is 2 1/8" in diameter. It also has a fitted silver lid. The base is stamped "Frank M. Whiting and Co. Sterling," while the lid is marked "Sterling" and "67."

The glass is cut in a stylized, clean, leaf and floral pattern. The cut surfaces are frosted and the blossoms look like starbursts. The handle is blown glass.

The lid measures about 1 1/8" from the lowest edge to the top of the upswept, helmeted shaped and... Click for details

Amston "Gladstone" Large, Heavy Sterling Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2310f   $85.00

Amston
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"Gladstone" dates to the late 19th century and was produced by Frank Whiting and Amston, with both companies coming under one umbrella in the mid 20th century.

It is a robust, highly detailed, rococo design. The leafy scrolling set against a stippled ground shows considerable relief, all of which is abundantly evident on this large, 9" long, heavy, 3.4 T. oz., serving fork.

It is without a monogram or removal, and in very fine estate condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined and is... Click for details

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Watson "Lincoln and Douglas" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2309f   $45.00

Watson
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A souvenir spoon that features the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, this 5 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., piece features the added element of the "Lincoln & Douglas Memorial" in Freeport, Illinois. The engraved representation of this stone marker is flanked by engraved busts of Lincoln and Douglas.

Made by Watson, whose Mechanics pennant emblem appears on the reverse, along with the word "Sterling," it exhibits the artful die work and fine finishing that characterized this company's output. ... Click for details

Watson "Floral" Owatonna Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2307f   $30.00

Watson
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One from Watson's early 20th century Art Nouveau floral line, this motif is not as readily found as other designs in the series.

This example is a 5 1/2" long, just over .7 T. oz., teaspoon. As is the case for all of Watson's work of this sort, the die and finish work reflect a high level of refinement. The pattern is set in very high relief and precisely rendered, incorporating fine detail.

The bowl of this piece has a pale, matte gold surface and is engraved with the image of a... Click for details

Durgin "Bow" Flat Handle Coin Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2306f   $50.00

Durgin
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This "bow," "ribbon," or "knot" ("le cordon") pattern by Durgin and was one of the first line designs of that company.

This example is a 7" long, heavy at 1.5 T. oz., master butter knife. It has a solid silver flat handle and blade with a scalloped upper edge and engraved surface. The handle is inscribed in script "L.C.C. to L.A.C."

It is in very fine estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches on the blade, there are no signs of use, including no bends, burrs, or nicks. ... Click for details

George III wine funnel, maker TW
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2204   $550.00

George III wine funnel, maker TW
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London 1778, height 4 3/4; diameter 3 1/4 inches, weight 3.67 Troy ounces, a few very minor dents which won't show up in photos but fine overall condition (there's a bit of distress to the tip-- see fourth photo-- greatly enlarged here), monogrammed as shown.

The perfect gift for your wine loving friend, who will appreciate that the muslin ring remains present, when the time comes to decant that special bottle of port...

Taylor & Hinsdale NYC "Shell End" Coin Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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2305f   $65.00

Taylor & Hinsdale NYC
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Taylor & Hinsdale was a New York City partnership with dates 1804-29, with a branch in Newark, New Jersey 1804-10.

This 9" long, just touching 2.0 T. oz., tablespoon bears the firm's "T&H" stamp along with a "bust, lion, G" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his work on American coin silver marks identifies as possibly (William) Forbes. McGrew notes that "most pieces with this mark are Basket of Flowers or Sheaf of Wheat Patterns." This piece is somewhat in that category in that it has a... Click for details

John Bridge, London 1826, Sterling Stuffing Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2303f   $225.00

John Bridge, London 1826, Sterling Stuffing Spoon
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John Bridge, whose "I.B" mark appears on the backside of this 11 7/8" long, nearly 2.6 T. oz. stuffing or platter spoon, is identified in Jackson's as an important maker. In partnership Philip Rundell, he held the Royal Warrant for a considerable period of time in the 19th century, including 1826 the year this was made. In addition to the date letter and maker's letters, this is stamped with a leopard's head and lion.

It has a down-turned reverse tipt end and an exposed thumb drop on the... Click for details

Watson "Grape" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Fruit Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2302f   $46.00

Watson
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Watson produced an extensive line of fruit, floral, and even vegetable patterns around the turn of the 20th century that were exceptionally finely rendered and reflected Art Nouveau sensibilities.

An example from that series, this 6 1/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.2 T. oz., spoon has an elongated and pointed bowl and is probably for citrus.

The motif is grape, showing a large cluster of high relief fruit surrounded by leaves and sinuous vines. The backside repeats the theme in diminished... Click for details

"Bow" or "Ribbon" Coin Silver Engraved Pastry Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2300f   $38.00


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This 6 5/16" long, just under .9 T. oz., pastry fork dates circa 1860. It is an early "bow," "ribbon," or "knot" ("le cordon") pattern that was originated by Durgin.

This is an especially engaging example of an early form. The working end has four tines, the lower one of which is wider and has a hooked tip. The heel is deep and sculpted, and it and the tines have bright cut and wriggle work engraving.

There is a script name which reads "Darn," "Dam" or something similar, on the... Click for details

Old Dominick & Haff "Labors of Cupid" Cocktail Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2299f   $65.00

Old Dominick & Haff
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Variously referenced as oyster, seafood, or cocktail fork, the form of this piece is invariably the same, with three small trident tines joined on the end of a slender handle.

This example was made by Dominick & Haff in its fabled "Labors of Cupid." It is an old piece, circa 1900, not a more recent reissued one. It is marked with the D&H emblem, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Brooklyn's "Wm. Wise & Son."

A multi-motif, figural design, the pattern incorporates various... Click for details

Shiebler Etched Surface Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2298dd   $195.00

Shiebler Etched Surface Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
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Measuring 3" by 2 1/2" in diameter when fully extended, and weighing not quite 1.1 T. oz., this 1/2" wide, cuff (essentially a bangle) bracelet was made by Shiebler. There is a nearly half inch overlap, so it could open wide enough to accommodate any size w

It reflects his diversity of style and essentially defies a design classification. There is a repeating floral and wispy leaf pattern on the outside surface that may reflect an Aesthetic influence, which was a mode that inspired much of... Click for details

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