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Gorham Sterling H868 Ebony Handle Chafing Dish Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2208f   On Hold

Gorham Sterling H868 Ebony Handle Chafing Dish Fork
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Illustrated in the 1902 Gorham catalog (see image 2), item number "H868" is identified as a chafing dish fork. It was offered with a companion spoon and skimmer.

A lengthy item, it measures 11 3/4" and weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz., of which some minimal portion is the ebony handle. The bowl has four tines and scalloped edges. It is joined to the handle with a collar that has a leafy scroll design that bears a strong resemblance to "Chantilly."

It is in excellent condition. Apart... Click for details

4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5155   $4,600.00

4 pc. tea & coffee service by Arthur Stone
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Teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl with cover, creamer. Journeymen H, U, and C. Elliptical, verticql ribbing on base and bodies and on neck of coffee pot. Hinged lid on pots. Urn finials on all but creamer. Height of coffee pot 11-1/2", teapot 8-3/4", sugar (with lid) 6", creamer 6". Maximum horizontal dimension of coffee pot 8-3/4", teapot 10-1/2", sugar bowl 7", creamer 5-3/8". Total weight 76.3 troy ounces. Capacity of pots 2 pints each.

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5153   $250.00

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
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With woven lanyard. Marked incuse W&H STERLING. Length 5-1/2" Weight 9 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Silver box with miniature inside
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5152   $2,300.00

Silver box with miniature inside
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Top of unmarked silver box has applied three-dimensional funeral urn on gravestone, tree, building, etc. on cover. Engraved foliate design on front beyond applied design; engraved design on back of box. Miniature in silver frame attached to inside cover of box. Box has 9-lug hinge. Length of box 4", width 3-1/8", depth 3/4". Weight (all in) 7 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall condition excellent.

Applied Medallion Coin Silver Twist Handle Oyster Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Old Friends  
2207f   $345.00

Applied Medallion Coin Silver Twist Handle Oyster Ladle
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"Medallion" silverware is characterized by its portraiture of classical figures and was popular in the 1860s. Virtually all makers offered one or more interpretations of this motif, the bulk of which were die cut patterns, while some were engraved, and some cast and applied, as is the case with this example.

It is a 10" long, just under 4.4 T. oz., probably oyster, ladle. Oyster ladles were slightly smaller than that soup, which could run to as much as 14" in length in the mid 19th... Click for details

Davis & Galt "Kings" Shell Bowl Sterling Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2206f   $45.00

Davis & Galt
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Davis & Galt was a Philadelphia partnership that references suggest began in 1888 and was relatively short-lived, with the company itself continuing into the second decade of the 20th century.

A manufacturer of numerous unnamed patterns, this example is a well-designed "Kings" motif.

It is a 5 3/4" long, not quite .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle. The handle is slender, thereby presenting as lengthy. The bowl is a charming and novel hemispherical, 1 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, scallop... Click for details

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L. Amadon, Vermont, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Dessert Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2205f   $22.00

L. Amadon, Vermont,
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Leander Amadon, the maker of this 7 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., dessert spoon, is documented as born in 1814 and working 1843-78 in Bellows Falls, Vermont as a silversmith and jeweler.

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same. It is a straightforward item, well and simply executed.

It is in very good condition, showing minimal wear. There are light surface scratches, and incipient tip wear on the otherwise well-formed bowl. The finish is nicely... Click for details

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2204f   $95.00

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
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Whiskbrooms were perhaps more of a household staple in the past than they are today. A small brush made of broom corn, a stiff, straw-like, sorghum grass, they are rather pedestrian items save for examples such as this which has been fitted with a sterling silver handle.

A large version, this measures 10" long and is 4 1/4" wide at the end of the brush portion. It weighs almost 6.0 T. oz. total, but it is impossible to know what portion of this is silver and what otherwise.

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Pair 18thC brightcut teaspoons with engraved birds
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
106G   $125.00

Pair 18thC brightcut teaspoons with engraved birds
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Marked O.PINI -- probably Italian -- brightcutting and wrigglework design entire length of handle, with flower just below cartouche with bird. Script mono L A just below birds. Length is 5-1/8", with drop on bowl back and reverse tip. Condition of both spoons is near-mint.

Fancy that: an 18th-century coin silver spoon probably made in Italy half a century or more before Italy was born.

Pair Wood & Hughes "Viola" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2203f   $35.00

Pair Wood & Hughes
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An 1875 design that is more Gothic Revival in sensibility than the then dominant Renaissance Revival style, Wood & Hughes' "Viola" is nonetheless very much a period pattern.

This offering is a matched pair of master salt spoons. Each one is 3 3/4" long and the two together weigh just over .5 T. oz. Both have an Old English "D" monogram.

They are in excellent condition, with clear pattern detail, and well-shaped bowls free of nicks, dents, or burrs. The finishes are pleasing.

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Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2202f   $55.00

Decorative Gorham Silver Gilt Lemonade Straw
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Identified as a "lemonade spoon" in the 1904 Gorham catalog (see image 2), this 6 3/4" long, approximately .4 T. oz., item is essentially a sterling sipping straw with pierced bowl end. It is model number "1445H," as stamped on the backside. Other marks include the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1905.

This is considerably more elaborate and sophisticated than later, production oriented, examples of this form. The bowl incorporates an... Click for details

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140827-01   $85.00

Southern Coin Silver Sugar Tongs - Washington, DC
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Offered is a fine pair of Southern coin silver sugar tongs by Washington, DC silversmith Charles Pryse (see below). These tongs bear Pryse's maker's mark, and are also engraved GADSBY on the side, for the original owner. The likely owner was John Gadsby, either in his own capacity or through his hotel (see below). These tongs measure about 6 1/2 inches in length, and weigh approximately 56 grams. There is a small repair (pictured) to the bow. All in all a fine historical piece of DC silver!... Click for details

1994 1 oz. Fine Silver Dollar
Silver : Coin Silver

past treasures  
167   $45.00

1994 1 oz. Fine Silver Dollar
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This silver dollar was attached to a pendant to be worn as a necklace and it is quite beautiful. It literally shines like nwe money. The circle pendant is sterling silver that has been cut to make it shine even more. 1994 Lady Liberty on one side and the eagle on the other. 1 oz. Fine Silver-One Dollar is what it reads under the eagle. I fear my pictures does not do it justice.

Mathew Boulton Georgian Silverplate Wine Coaster
Silver : Plate

Old Friends  
2201dd   $275.00

Mathew Boulton Georgian Silverplate Wine Coaster
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One of the most recognized and highly regarded names in the realm of British silver, Matthew Boulton's work commands great interest. He worked in sterling silver but is especially known for his silverplate production. Abundant in-depth information about the maker and his product is readily accessible on the internet, and which can be referenced to inform this listing further.

This Georgian wine coaster, aka caddy, of which a pair is available, is silverplate and is stylistically akin to... Click for details

International "Pansy" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2200f   $35.00

International
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A late Art Nouveau design dating from 1909, International's "Pansy" offers a delicate portraiture of its namesake flower.

This example is 4 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., cream ladle. It has a three lobed bowl with decorated shoulders and a single pansy blossom in the heel.

It is choice condition and without a monogram or removal. It is free of polishing wear and the bowl is without dents, bends, or burrs.

Marks are the indian head emblem of the Wilcox and Evertsen division of... Click for details

Singular Knowles "Angelo" Pierced Sterling Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2198f   On Hold

Singular Knowles
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Seeming not to have parallels with other forms, this server in Knowles' early 20th century "Angelo" measures 7 5/8" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

At 4" by 1 3/8", it has a narrow, elongated working end that constitutes more than half the length of the piece. This has seven splayed tines joined by cross bars toward the tips. The heel is pierced with a decorative cut, while the shoulders are imprinted with cee scrolls. The entire blade surface is finished in a matte gold front and back sides. ... Click for details

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