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Gorham Pointed Antique Six Matched Sterling Silver Nut Picks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4772f   $180.00


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Gorham produced several patterns that are essentially a Pointed Antique design, including Old Colony, new, Mothers, new, and Puritan.

This set of six, 5" long each, 2.5 T. oz. the group, nut picks (suitable for lobster) are most likely Old Colony, new, 1926, or possibly individual issue items.

Arts & Crafts in character, they have a clean, robust design, with scallop edged picks that have a slightly cupped surface at the tip.

Never monogrammed, they remain... Click for details

Whiting "Arabesque" Sterling Silver Pie or Pastry Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4771f   $235.00


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Whiting produced pastry and cake servers with a variety of blade forms. The one on this 8 7/8" long, approximately 2.7 T. oz. pastry knife is the most decorative of the multiple styles and is also less commonly found than others.

The pattern is Arabesque which is a Renaissance Rival or Moorish design whose dominant feature is a griffin portrayed sideways on the handle front, set against the design from which the pattern takes its name.

This same motif appears on the raised shoulders... Click for details

Blackinton 2 Oz. Sterling Silver Jigger or Shot Glass
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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4770f   $38.00


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Made by Blackinton whose three part "R," "B with a sword through it," and "Co.," all in individual rectangles, "Sterling," model number "5105," and "2 oz.," are stamped on the bottom, this jigger stands 2 1/4" tall, has a top diameter of 1 3/4", and weighs 1.0 T. oz.

Also identified as a shot "glass," this is a double shot size.

Plain-walled, it has a tapered body with a splayed lip. The outside has a bright finish, while the inside and underside have brushed finishes.

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Whiting "Peony Twist" aka 26 Engraved Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4769f   $48.00


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Commonly referred to as "Peony Twist," referencing the large, single, blossom that appears on the end of the handle, this circa 1885 pattern is additionally characterized by its turned stem.

It is also identified as number "26," which figure appears on the handle backside, along with Whiting's "lion" logo, the word "Sterling," and a second number, "19," located at the join with the bowl. This likely references the particular item and/or bowl form.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, .8 T. oz.,... Click for details

Stieff Sterling Silver Water Goblet Model 0801, Multiples Available
Silver : Sterling

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4768sh   $185.00


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Standing 6.5" tall on a footed base that is 3" in diameter, and weighing 5.7 T. oz., this water goblet is marked "Stieff," "Sterling," "0801," "B" for 1937, and with an "S in a diamond."

Shown is one of six which are all engraved with a line script "R" monogram and which are all in essentially unused condition, free of dents, bends, or burrs, and with bright finishes.

Note, additional pieces beyond the six are available. These show light wear.

Albert Coles "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver c. 1850 Large Place Spoon x 4
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4767f   $38.00


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At 8" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this piece is nearly the size of a contemporary tablespoon, but in its mid 19th century period it would have been a standard place piece used as part of an individual setting.

A "Tipt" aka "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, it has a handsome feathered script "ARL" monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.

Stamped with Albert Coles' three part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem, it is a rare early example from this maker.

A well-established New York City silversmith... Click for details

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Gorham c. 1905 Decorative Solid Silver Footed Tazza or Cake Stand
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4766f   $765.00


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A large item, this compote (also compotier) or tazza stands 5" high on a 4 1/2" diameter footed base, measures 10" across at the top, and weighs 24.4 T. oz.

Made by Gorham c. 1905, it is solid silver (not weighted or filled) and marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "A3658."

Commonly bowl or saucer shape, this form is typically used for fruit or jellied items. Given this has an essentially flat surface, it could be used for cakes, flans,... Click for details

Brook & Son Scottish Traprain Sterling Silver Orthodox Eucharist Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4765f   On Hold


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A replica of a liturgical spoon that traces to the earliest centuries of the Christian church, notably the Coptic Orthodox tradition, this silver piece features a long, narrow, faceted handle with a pointed tip.

This is attached to an elongated, ovoid bowl with a shell back. In this instance the bowl is inscribed on the interior with a Chi-Rho symbol, aka crismon, representing peace (pax) in Christian imagery.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City holds an original and... Click for details

Brown & Anderson, Wilmington NC, 1858 Coin Silver Oyster or Soup Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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4764f   $425.00


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Replete with provenance, this 11" long, 4.4 T. oz., oyster or soup ladle is a quality example of pre-Civil War coin silver tracing to Wilmington, North Carolina.

It is stamped "Brown & Anderson" for the partnership of Thomas William Brown and William S. Anderson, which George Cutten in The Silversmiths of North Carolina dates "about the middle of the [19th] century."

Indeed the actual three part maker's mark is for "Theodore Evans" of New York, and includes the year of manufacture... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Sugar, Olive and Bonbon Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4762f   On Hold


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Offered individually, this group consists of a 6 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz. sugar spoon, a 5 5/8" long, .5 T. oz. pierced bowl olive spoon, and two 4 5/8" long, .7 T. oz. each, pierced bowl bonbons or nut spoons.

Early production examples of Gorham's Buttercup pattern, they are all marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1900."

Each piece has a flange rim bowl, with decorated shoulders on the sugar spoon and bonbons, and plain shoulders on the olive... Click for details

Amcraft "Teapot" Sterling Silver Tea Infuser or Strainer on Chain
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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4760f   $42.00


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Dating from the first third of the 20th century when such items enjoyed widespread popularity, this solid silver tea infuser is stamped "Sterling," "Amcraft" (American Metal Crafts Company), and "Attleboro Mass" on the underside.

It is in the form of a teapot, with a 2" long chain ending in a 3/4" diameter ring attached to the center of the domed lid.

Measuring 1 3/4" at the widest and 1" at the highest, it weighs just over .6 T. oz. (19 grams).

The sides and top are pierced and there... Click for details

Twelve Matched J.B. Jones, Boston, "Kings" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4759f   $395.00


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A truly difficult to find extant matching set of twelve circa 1830 patterned coin silver teaspoons, each of these pieces measures 5 7/8" long with the group weighing a substantial 14.6 T. oz.

They are stamped "J.B. Jones" for the second generation Boston silversmith, John Belknap Jones (1782-54), described in Flynt & Fales The Heritage Foundation Collection of Silver as "A man of many alliances."

The same source indicates he was first listed in the Boston Directory in 1809 in... Click for details

Pair Twist Handle Engraved Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4758f   $58.00


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Each of these two spoons measures 5 1/4" long with the pair weighing 1.2 T. oz. combined.

Ice cream spoons, they have twisted stems with rounded ends that are engraved in a floral and leaf design with faux engine turning.

Each one is also inscribed in the frontside reserve area with an Old English "M.E.S." monogram. The backsides are plain save for the word "Sterling."

The bowls have notched shoulders and slightly pointed tips.

The overall form and design suggests a date circa 1870.... Click for details

Bigelow Kennard, Boston, Diamond Cut Sterling Silver Hot Cake Lifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4757f   On Hold


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A notably refined item, this c. 1870 Boston origin all silver server is relatively large, measuring 9" long and weighing 3.1 T. oz.

A hotcake, i.e. pancake or waffle, lifter, it has a modified Antique handle with straight, tapered, sides leading to a rounded end. The margins are diamond cut, with floral and leaf detailing in the reserve area.

The flat blade is unusual for its 3" diameter square shape. This has scalloped shoulders and rounded front corners with a finely engraved... Click for details

Large and Heavy Gorham c. 1885 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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4755f   $165.00


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Measuring 1 3/4" tall and 2" wide, this 2.0 T. oz. silver napkin ring with an applied rim top and bottom is decidedly more substantial than most examples of the form.

It was made by Gorham whose "standing lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "1675" are imprinted on the inside wall.

It is engraved in a floral rosette, leaf and scroll design that is Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, in manner, suggesting a date circa 1885.

There is a reserve area that has never been monogrammed.... Click for details

Gorham "Fontainebleau" Choice Long Salad Serving Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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Originated by renowned designer Antoine Heller, "Fontainebleau" was issued in 1880 and endures as one of Gorham's storied flatware lines.

The pattern is Beaux Arts in manner and portrays figures from the court of French King Francis I.

This matching pair include an oversized, 10 9/16" long, 3.3 T. oz., spoon and a matching 10 1/2" long, 2.8 T. oz., fork.

The handle backsides show decorative elements carried over from the front, along with script "E.L.D" monograms set sideways in the... Click for details

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