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S. Kirk & Son "Reverse Tipt" 10.15 Silver Rice Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3854f   $52.00


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Dating from the mid 19th century, this unusual length at 9 1/2", rice or other serving spoon is marked "S. Kirk & Son," and "10.15," which is a silver standard designation equivalent to coin and particular to Baltimore, in which city Kirk worked.

It has a fiddle shaped handle with a subtle "tipt" backside, high, pointed and chamfered shoulders, and a line drop on the bowl backside.

The handle front is engraved with a fancy, feathered script, "JSE" monogram.

This is in exceptionally... Click for details

Gorham No. 4 "Fish" Sterling Silver Five O'Clock Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3853f   $90.00


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One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5" long, approximately .5 T. oz., "Fish " piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes,... Click for details

Gorham No. 12 "Three Fish" Sterling Silver 5 O'Clock Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3852f   On Hold


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One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5" long, .5 T. oz., "Three Fish" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although... Click for details

Gorham No. 2 "Crab" Sterling Silver 5 O'Clock Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3851f   On Hold


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One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5 1/8" long, .6 T. oz., "crab" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although the... Click for details

Gorham No. 8 "Shell" Sterling Silver 5 O'Clock Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3850f   $90.00


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One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .5 T. oz., "Shell" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although... Click for details

Gorham No. 1 "Hizen" Sterling Silver 5 O'Clock Coffee Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3849f   $60.00


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One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .4 T. oz., "Hizen" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although... Click for details

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Pierre Queille, Paris 1834-46, Crested .950 Silver Large Dinner Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3848f   $125.00


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To a European scale, meaning large compared to a typical American counterpart, this French fork measures 8 1/16" long and weighs a massive 2.8 T. oz.

It is stamped with a first standard Minerva, indicating .950 purity silver vs. sterling at .925, and "P, spade, Q" in a caret for well documented maker Pierre Queille, 1834-46, and a bigorne assay mark.

Having a double lined, fiddle-shaped handle, the pattern incorporates a leaf and flower motif at the front and backside handle ends as well... Click for details

Rare & Massive English Georgian Skewer by Joseph Hicks of Exeter c1823
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190421-02   $145.00


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Offered is a quite rare English sterling silver meat skewer hallmarked for Exeter, 1823, by master silversmith Joseph Hicks. Exeter silver is uncommon enough, and this form is quite rare outside of the major production centers like London. This piece is fully marked with clear, well-struck hallmarks and a legible maker's mark. It is also engraved with a period script monogram of "RR". This skewer is by far the largest and heaviest I've come across, and feels like a sword blade. Please take... Click for details

Irish Provincial Silver Tablespoon, Carden Terry & Jane Williams, Cork
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190421-01   $135.00


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Offered is a lovely circa 1807-21 Cork silver spoon by Irish provincial silversmiths Carden Terry & Jane Williams, working in partnership from about 1807, the date of Jane's widowhood, through Carden Terry's death in 1821. This piece probably dates to the early part of the partnership by style. It is in the Celtic Pointed pattern and bears a period engraved script monogram of "MK" as well as a well-struck maker's mark and standard mark of STERLING, typical of Cork pieces. The mark's are crisp... Click for details

Alvin "Majestic" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Cream or Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3847f   $48.00


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Issued in 1900, Alvin's "Majestic" was a multi-motif line of Art Nouveau flatware that featured a variety of floral themes.

This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.

The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.

Never monogrammed, it is in... Click for details

A.E. Warner, Baltimore, "Jenny Lind," 11 Standard Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3846f   $46.00


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"Jenny Lind" was a pattern first introduced by New York City's Albert Coles in 1850, although numerous contemporaneous manufacturers took up the design, leaving extant pieces that bear a variety of makers' marks.

This example, a 7 1/4", weighty at 1.5 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon is a rarity though in that it is stamped "11" (one of Baltimore's individualized standard marks, for a .917 silver content, midway between coin and sterling) and "A.E.W" for Baltimore's Andrew... Click for details

Kirk "Wadefield" Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3845f   $55.00


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One of Kirk's earliest patterns, "Wadefield," essentially a "Pointed Antique" design, was introduced in 1850 and continued in production for nearly a century and one half.

The mark on this 4 1/4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., tea caddy spoon with a scallop shell bowl, "S. KIRK & SON STERLING," was used by the company during the middle third of the 20th century, indicating this is sixty plus years old.

Never monogrammed or inscribed, it remains in like-new condition, showing no... Click for details

Decorated Shell-Back Providence, RI Coin Silver Spoon by John G. Gibbs
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190418-01   Sold


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Offered is a lovely 18th Century American coin silver teaspoon marked JG, apparently for John Gladding Gibbs (1751-97) of Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1790-97. This piece measures about 5 3/8 inches in length and is a good 14 grams. It is decorated with a lovely shell to the heel, and nice engraving to the front, including a period script monogram and the number "3" in a reserve made for the purpose. Such numbering is uncommon anywhere, but even more so on American spoons than on English... Click for details

Gorham "Henry II" Bailey, Banks & Biddle Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3844f   $65.00


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Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Gorham's "Henry II" pattern was an homage in design to the English court at a dramatic time in its history.

The central feature is a lion's face set midway on the handle. This is surrounded by an array of acanthus leaf (one of which forms the tongue of the lion), fruit, scrolls, and scaling as would be found on a suit of armor.

This piece is an all original, 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., olive spoon with a pierced and gold washed bowl with a narrow flange... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Medallion" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3843f   $225.00


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This 8 3/8" long, 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon falls within the broad category of "Medallion" patterns that were inspired by Classical mythology.

Produced and individualized by numerous makers in the 1860s, this piece is marked "H&S," for Syracuse, New York's Hotchkiss & Schreuder and features an image of a youthful Dionysus on the handle front. The entire lines carries this one figure.

D. Albert Soeffing in his foundational work Silver Medallion Flatewarenotes this particular pattern... Click for details

Gorham Aesthetic Hanging Basket Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3841f   $115.00


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Designed to hang from a teapot, this 2" diameter, 1 1/4" high, .7 T. oz. all silver, basket style tea (leaf) strainer has a wire prong that fits in the pot spout, and which is also attached to a pivoting wire bail.

It is marked "Sterling" on the wire, and "Sterling," model number "24," and "lion, anchor, G" for Gorham on the basket.

Markedly Aesthetic in style, the pierced basket is folded or crimped and is irregularly impressed with a fern or seaweed like organic design. This is... Click for details

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