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Benjamin & Samuel Demilt, NYC, "Kings" Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2527f   $45.00

Benjamin & Samuel Demilt, NYC,
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This 7" long, weighty, 1.3 T. oz., place or dessert spoon is stamped "B&S.D" for Benjamin and Samuel Demilt of New York City, with partnership dates 1820-35. It also carries a "lion, bust, G" pseudo hallmark that William McGrew in his work on marks identifies as unknown an New York maker.

It is a sophisticated piece, and all the more so for its early date. It is a "Kings" pattern, with a pronounced shell end with leafy borders. The backside heel of the bowl also has a shell imprint. The... Click for details

Gorham No. "1310" Aesthetic Bamboo Theme Sterling Footed Holder
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2526f   $85.00

Gorham No.
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Adapted from a napkin ring, this 2" tall, 1 7/8" diameter, weighty at 1.6 T. oz., round holder would be well-suited for toothpicks.

It is Aesthetic in style, featuring two raised, parallel bands of bamboo stems and stalks set against a stippled background.

It is marked on the interior with the company "lion, anchor, G," emblem, "Sterling," the model number "1310" and date letter "M," for 1880. (See image two for a 1880 catalog entry image illustrating this as a napkin ring.)

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Heavy, Full Size Durgin "Marechal Niel" Sterling Silver Dinner Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2525f   $55.00

Heavy, Full Size Durgin
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Measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing an exceptional 2.5 T. oz., this dinner fork was made by Durgin and retailed by New York's "Theodore B. Starr," as identified on the backside of the handle.

The pattern, "Marechal Niel, dates from 1896. Independent from its heft, Marechal Niel is appealing because it is an outstanding design. It offers a high relief, multi-dimensional portraiture of the rose which is its namesake. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both the front and... Click for details

WC, Dublin, 1827, "Shell & Thread" Crested Sterling Dessert Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2524f   On Hold

WC, Dublin, 1827,
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Marked with a duty mark, Hibernia, a harp, and G, for Dublin, 1827, and with "WC" for William Cummins, this sterling silver spoon variously described as a dessert, oval soup, or place piece measures 7" long and weighs a robust 1.7 T. oz.

It is a "Shell & Thread" pattern, with the motif appearing on the front and back sides of the handle, along with a shell on the reverse heel of the bowl.

There is an "animal head with branch" crest that is enough polished to be difficult to discern... Click for details

6 Matched Hebbard & Moore Sterling "Fiddle Thread" Pastry Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2523f   On Hold

6 Matched Hebbard & Moore Sterling
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An unusual diminutive size at 6 1/4" long, 4.8 T. oz. the lot, these six forks were likely used for dessert or with afternoon tea.

A "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" design, they are Continental in proportion, with an extended shank and slightly bulbous ends. The four tines are relatively lengthy, slender, and pointed.

Each one is inscribed "Maria." and marked "H&M" and "Sterling," along with the retailer's name, "J.H. & J.N. Taylor." The maker was the partnership of Hebbard &... Click for details

5 Sterling plates in frames,each with different etching by Jamie Wyeth
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5208   $485.00

5 Sterling plates in frames,each with different etching by Jamie Wyeth
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Plate diameter 8". In 12" square frames. Each plate weighs about 6 troy ounces including the seal on the back of the plate. No monogram. Excellent condition (including frames).

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Tiffany "Vine" (Gourd) Sterling Silver Matched Youth Fork & Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2522f   On Hold

Tiffany
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Tiffany's 1870s "Vine" is a multi-motif pattern that incorporates numerous vegetables, fruits, and flowers that grow on vines.

This fork and spoon are a matched youth set portraying gourds, with each one inscribed with the same "M.R.W." monogram of the original owner on the backside.

The fork measures 6 3/8" long and the spoon 6 1/4". Consistent with the line, they are heavy, weighing 1.2 and 1.1 T. oz. respectively.

They are in excellent condition. Pattern detail remains clear and... Click for details

Early Gorham "Lion's Head" Coin Silver Open Master Salt
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2521f   $135.00

Early Gorham
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Marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" mark and the word "Coin," this master salt dates circa 1858 according to the Tompkins' benchmark book of open salt dishes.

It stands 1 1/2" high, has a maximum diameter of 2 5/8", and weighs a robust 2.4 T. oz.

Round, it sits on three "lion's head with paw feet" legs. These are quite detailed and expressive, with the lion's strong face and abundant mane well portrayed. There is a beaded rim round the top, and an Old English "V.K.D." monogram on... Click for details

George Shiebler "Diamond" Decorative Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2519f   $45.00

George Shiebler
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A pattern originated by John Polhamus, the "Diamond" eventually became part of George Shiebler's stable of offerings.

This 6 1/4" long, almost .9 T. oz., sugar spoon is stamped with Shiebler's "winged S" identifier on the backside of the bowl. Other marks include the words "Sterling" and "Patent."

While a pattern with an antecedent, Shiebler brings his considerable design skills to this piece in the way he fashioned its singular bowl. Oval-shaped overall, it has a scalloped end, raised... Click for details

Heavy Gorham Lion Head "Henry II" Sterling Silver Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2518f   On Hold

Heavy Gorham Lion Head
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit and leaves.

This large scale, 8 7/8" long, very heavy 4.5 T. oz., possibly vegetable, fish, or salad serving fork is an early example with decorated shoulders in contrast to plain... Click for details

18kt Yellow Gold Over Silver Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond Set
Jewelry : Fine

Lin's Antiques and Collectibles  
JJ013   $175.00

18kt Yellow Gold Over Silver Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond Set
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Purchased at a local antique shop, this listing has some gorgeous jewelry pieces! Here’s the description:

All pieces are gold over sterling silver. There is a necklace, ring, pierced earrings (post style), and matching bracelet.

The pendant including bale is 1” long, ¾” wide, and is marked 925. It is on a spring ring clasp, 18” box chain that is marked JJ, 925, Italy.

The ring is size 8. It is stamped 8, 925, China.

The earrings measure 5/8”... Click for details

John Polhamus "Medallion" Coin Silver Teaspoon
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2517f   On Hold

John Polhamus
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Writing nearly three decades ago in his ground breaking work "Silver Medallion Flatware," D. Albert Soeffing describes John Polhamus as "one of the lesser-known giants of nineteenth-century New York silver." It can be argued that the modifiers "lesser-known" and "New York" could be removed from that sentence. He is today recognized as a major figure in mid 19th century, American, silver manufacturing.

This example of his work was his entry in the realm of "Medallion" patterns is a 5 7/8"... Click for details

Goblet, floral repousse, marked Gebelein
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5207   $315.00

Goblet, floral repousse, marked Gebelein
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Reinforcing ring and fine beading around top and base. Height 6-3/4". Diameter of mouth 3-7/16"; of base 3". Weight 6.1 troy ounces. No monogram, but a reserve for one. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Boynton & Woodford, Boston, Long Handle Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2516f   $38.00

Boynton & Woodford, Boston, Long Handle Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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A partnership dating c. 1838 to 1854, Boynton & Woodford was a jewelry firm and importer located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Their mark appears on the backside of this 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., coin silver cream ladle with a tipped end handle, the style of which places it early in the above date range.

Distinctions among plain coin silver pieces such as this are all about subtlety. For example, the handle on this is relatively long, which would have been utilitarian for sitting in a deep... Click for details

Fine Pair of Carlisle Coin Silver Teaspoons by George Hendel, Ca. 1810
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150719-15   $175.00

Fine Pair of Carlisle Coin Silver Teaspoons by George Hendel, Ca. 1810
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Offered is a scarce pair of early American coin silver teaspoons by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. This pair dates to about 1805-15 by style. This pair of spoons measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. Condition on these spoons is very good, with little wear and no dents (aside from a few tiny dimples), splits or repairs. George Hendel's maker's mark is struck once on each spoon and is legible on each. The period script monogram is "EW". All in all a fine... Click for details

Early Pointed-End Birdback Teaspoon by George Hendel of Carlisle
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150719-14   $75.00

Early Pointed-End Birdback Teaspoon by George Hendel of Carlisle
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Offered is a scarce, very early American coin silver teaspoon with die-struck birdback decoration, by Carlisle silversmith George Hendel. This piece dates to the earliest years of George Hendel's career, circa 1802. The spoon measures about 5 9/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. Condition on this spoon is only fair, with some wear and dings to the bowl, but it is free of splits or repairs. The bird is mostly worn, but can still be readily traced. George Hendel's maker's mark is... Click for details

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