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Vincent Laforme & Bro., Boston, c. 1851 Repousse Coin Silver Mug
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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3715f   $325.00


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This 3" high to the rim, 3 3/4" to the top of the handle, 2 5/8" top diameter, 4.3 T. oz., coin silver mug has identifiers that closely date it.

Stamped "Crosby & Brown" for the retailer that operated 1851-52, it is also imprinted "V.L.&B.," for significant Boston silversmith Vincent Laforme & Brother, active 1850-54.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds a pitcher attributed to him, with extensive notes about the piece and maker available online, including this biographical detail,... Click for details

Gorham "Poppy" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoon x 3
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3714f   $32.00


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Issued early in the 20th century, Gorham's "Poppy" was an expressive iteration of this popular floral motif.

The design incorporates numerous blossoms and buds along with trailing leaves on both sides of the handle and the heel reverse.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a lengthy, narrow, deep, bowl with a flange rim and pointed tip, which is finished in a bright gold wash front and back.

The handle has a delicate script "CLM" monogram on the... Click for details

Gorham No. 835 "Ivy" Pair Sterling Silver Master Salt Dishes
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3713f   $155.00


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Decidedly period in style, each of these two, matching, master salt dishes features a pair of lofty arms that form an open circular area that contains a cast, three dimensional, ivy leaf. This is in turn supported by an also cast, curved, leaf.

They measure 3 7/8" from arm tip to arm, stand 1 1/2" at the highest, are 2 3/8" across at the top opening of the body, rest on beaded edge, rimmed bases that are 1 1/2" in diameter, and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the pair.

Made by Gorham, they are imprinted... Click for details

8 Old Gorham "Buttercup" Sterling Silver Individual Butter Spreaders
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3712f   $225.00


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A matched set, each of these eight, flat handle, solid silver individual butter knives measures 6" long. They are weighty, at 7.3 T. oz. the group.

These are older examples of Gorham's "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

They are in outstanding estate condition, showing no polishing wear, without bends or nicks on the blades, and having bright, even finishes.

While the fronts have never been monogrammed, and the backsides are... Click for details

Gould, Stowell & Ward, Baltimore, "Grape" 11-12 Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3711f   $165.00


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Lengthy at 11 1/8," and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this fish slice traces to Baltimore, 1855-58.

It is marked for the partnership of "Gould, Stowell & Ward," which was one of the associations in which James Gould, born 1795 in Salem, Massachusetts, participated as a principal.

Other marks are "Baltimore," "Patent 1850," and "11-12," for the local assay mark, which at .917 is midway between coin and sterling silver.

The pattern is a "Grape" or "Grapevine" on something of an "Olive" background... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Art Nouveau "Tulip" Sterling Silver Large Open Bowl
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3710f   $325.00


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Made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem including the date 1901 is imprinted on the underside, along with "Sterling" and model number "1734," this large, oval, flat bottom, 12" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4" tall, 13.0 T. oz., bowl was retailed by Philadelphia's "J.E. Caldwell & Co.," whose name also appears with the other marks.

Fully in the Art Nouveau style, the undulating rim is decorated with four tulip blossoms, one each at the extremities, all joined by trailing leaves and accented with... Click for details

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6 Victorian sterling FIDDLE dinner forks
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2373   $420.00


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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 2.45 Troy ounces each, excellent condition, no monogram, maker James & Josiah Williams, Exeter, 1860.

These are of exceptional quality, weight and condition.

Crichton, London 1933, Small Georgian Style Sterling Silver Cream Jug
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3709f   $98.00


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Standing 2 7/8" tall to the rim, 3 3/16" to the top of the handle, and resting on a 1 1/2" diameter, tiered base, this solid silver cream pitcher or jug weighs a relatively weighty 3.15 T. oz.

It is fully hallmarked for maker Lionel Alfred Crichton, sterling, London, and year 1933 on the upper portion of the body, and reads "Crichton & Co Ltd" over "Made in England" on the underside. There is also what appears to be a faint lion imprinted on the edge of the base.

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Pelletreau & Upson, NYC, "Kings" Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3708f   $46.00


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From a family of silversmiths from Southampton and New York, New York, Maltby Pelletreau also had business links with Charleston, South Carolina, through one of his multiple partnerships.

This example of his work, a 6 3/4" long, 1.4 T. oz., place or dessert spoon, is marked "P&U" for his brief time c. 1824 with Stephen Upson in NYC.

It also carries a "lion, bust, C" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver places with numerous retailers,... Click for details

Knowles "Angelo" Six Exceptionally Heavy Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3707f   $295.00


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Full size dinner, measuring 7 3/4" long, these six, matched, forks are remarkably heavy at 15.7 T. oz. the group, or approximately 2.6 T. oz. each.

In the "Angelo" pattern dating from 1910, they were made by the J.B. & S.M. Knowles company of Providence, Rhode Island, and retailed by "A. Frankfield" of New York City, and so marked, along with "Sterling" and "Pat."

Each one is engraved "Zorah" in script, set sideways on the handle.

They are in superb estate condition, showing no wear... Click for details

Tiffany "St. Dunstan" Sterling Silver Shell Bowl Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3706f   $120.00


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An early 20th century pattern, Tiffany's "St. Dunstan" is a straightforward design that features clean lines with oak leaf embellishments.

Individual pieces are characteristically large scaled and heavy, and those aspects show in this 7 1/4" long, nearly 3.1 T. oz., gravy ladle.

It has a 1" deep shell bowl with a flaring heel.

Never monogrammed, this is in very fine estate condition. Apart from some very slight softening of detail from polishing on the three oak leaves on the handle,... Click for details

Shiebler "Homeric" aka "Etruscan" Sterling Silver & 14k Gold Cuff
Silver

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3705dd   $325.00


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Produced in an array of items including table ware, desk pieces, and jewelry, George Shiebler's exotic design that features heads of classical figures superimposed upon a hammered ground is identified with equal frequency as "Etruscan" or "Homeric."

In some instances, the head is gold, and that is the case with this 2 3/8" diameter, approximately .6 T. oz., cuff.

Indeed the marks identify this aspect of the piece, as they include Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, model number "790x," and... Click for details

E.A. Tyler, New Orleans, "Keystone" Solid Sterling Silver Crumber
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3704f   $235.00


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A Bostonian by birth who apprenticed in Belfast, Maine for four years beginning when he was nineteen, Edward A. Tyler subsequently (1838) established himself and a successful business in New Orleans, Louisiana, which operation became "large and at one time or another employed a number of silversmiths." (Biographical material sourced from Crescent City Silver published by The Historic New Orleans Collection.)

This item, which is stamped "E.A. Tyler," along with "Sterling," and... Click for details

Reed & Barton "La Reine" Sterling Silver Table Serving Spoon x 2
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3703f   $44.00


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Measuring 8 5/16" long and weighing a substantial 2.2 T. oz., this serving, i.e. large table, spoon traces to the end of the 19th century.

The pattern, "La Reine," was made by Reed & Barton and first issued in 1893.

It incorporates a high relief, leaf and scroll motif, which apropos of the name, exhibits a French design influence.

Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, with the only signs of use being light surface scratches consistent with age. The bowl remains well-shaped... Click for details

Gorham "Fleury" Solid Sterling Silver Large Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3702f   $90.00


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Dating from early in the 20th century, Gorham's "Fleury" is a subdued Art Nouveau pattern that features small poppy blossoms set against a leaf and scroll border.

Delicate in portraiture, the design resembles the company's "Buttercup" as well as Watson's "Meadow Rose," both from the same general period.

This example is a large, 8" long, heavy at 2.1 T. oz., solid silver tomato server.

An early piece, this has decorated shoulders on the 3" diameter, reticulated blade. This detail appears... Click for details

Bailey & Co., George Sharp, Repousse w/Greek Key Coin Silver Ewer
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3701f   $345.00


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A lofty item, this ewer (pitcher) stands 8 3/4" tall to the highest point of the lip, rests on a pedestal base that is 3 3/16" in diameter, and weighs approximately 9.0 T. oz.

It dates from the mid 19th century and carries multiple marks, which include "Bailey & Co. Chestnut St. Phila." in an arc around "136," which was the number for the building the firm occupied 1848-56. Additionally, there is a "lion, S, shield" pseudo hallmark flanked by two more lions.

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