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Whiting LILY dessert spoons, six
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2346   Sold


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length 6 7/8 inches, total Troy weight 9.63 ounces (!), excellent original condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

These have exceptional detail and die depth. Note early "PAT APP. FOR" mark.

Gorham Long Twist Handle Coin Silver Pickle Caster Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3612f   $110.00


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An early item in the history of Gorham patterned ware, dating circa 1860, these tongs measure a full 10 1/2" long and weigh 1.5 T. oz.

For pickles (or suitable for olives as well), they have thin, twisted arms with small, three-tine, cupped grips that retain traces of an original gold wash, and were designed to reach deep into a caster.

The upper areas just below the crimped (for strength) arch, are broad and notched in a design that echoes Gorham's "Imperial" pattern of this time frame,... Click for details

Teaspoon by Samuel Minott, Boston, c.1760's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5432   $325.00


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Upturned handle, long midrib, shell on heel. Length 4-5/9". Weight .3 troy ounce. Monogram on the back: A P. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Wood & Hughes "Humboldt" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3611f   $65.00


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Issued in 1880, Wood & Hughes' "Humboldt" pattern incorporates Moorish design elements, as popular in the period, laid out on an angular handle.

Produced at a time when the company was enjoying great prosperity and was especially productive, it exhibits sophisticated design and high quality execution. This is especially evident in the plum-shaped, notched edge, bowl that is intricately engraved and finished with a matte gold surface on the interior and bright gold on the exterior.

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Teaspoon by Paul Revere,c.1790
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5434   $4,300.00


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Bright cut, scroll on heel. Length 4-1/2". Weight 4 dwt. The monogram is a block DF on the top of the handle. The photo isn't very good, but both the spoon and the nark are in excellent condition.

Whiting "Egyptian" Figural Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3610dd   $95.00


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Featuring a pharaoh or sphinx-like figure flanked by ibis birds at the handle tip, and papyrus leaves midway down, Whiting's "Egyptian" was issued in 1875 during a time when this theme was experiencing a revival.

It is a fuller expression of the motif than the company's "Lotus" pattern of about the same period--and nearly a mirror image of Gorham's line by the same name and time--in that it incorporates more detailed and literal imagery.

The bowl on this 6 7/8" long, approximately 1.1 T.... Click for details

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Ellen's pie fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2345   $35.00


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length 6 1/8 inches, weight .84 oz Troy, marked as shown in fourth enlargement. If memory serves me correctly, and on occasion these days it does, this is a Durgin pattern.

Perhaps you know an Ellen who loves pie, though on second thought who doesn't love pie, so let's leave out the perhaps.

Gorham "Hizen" Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3609f   $165.00


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A particularly fine rendering of "Hizen," one of Gorham's most exotic patterns, these 4 1/2" long, .9 T. oz., tongs are in immaculate estate condition, evidencing neither wear nor damage.

A multi-motif line issued in 1880, the style draws upon Aesthetic sensibilities. The primary element of the design is a fish, possibly koi, set against a raised background suggestive of marine elements, including waves and seaweed.

The three tine, cupped, grips have textured surfaces and rich, intact,... Click for details

J.B. & S.M. Knowles "Red Cross" Sterling Silver Medicine Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3608f   $30.00


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An effective implement "holding a registered dram resting level on the table," (The Pharmaceutical Era volume 27 - google) this spoon was marketed to druggists and apparently was a well-received, utilitarian, item.

Solid silver, it measures 4 1/2" overall, weighs .9 T. oz., and has an elongated bowl with a narrowed and splayed mouth, which is finished in a soft satin gold wash.

It is fully identified for the manufacturer, J.B. & S.M. Knowles of Providence, Rhode Island, and... Click for details

George Sharp "Ball End" Weighty Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3607f   $80.00


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This lengthy, 7 3/4", and heavy, 1.8 T. oz., master butter knife was made by Philadelphia's George Sharp, who was the manufacturer most associated with a style of ball, dome, sphere, and various other similar shapes popularized in the 1860s.

This "Ball End" form is an especially appealing piece, with a shaped blade with notched shoulders and an engraved surface with roulette bordering.

The ball itself is inscribed with a rubbed Old English monogram that appears to read "MEBH."

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Albert Coles "Cupid" Sterling Silver Berry Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3605f   $95.00


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Patented in 1878, and so stamped on the reverse of this 8 3/4" long, just over 2.1 T. oz., berry spoon, this "Cupid" design was developed by Morgan Morgans Jr., New York City, who with Samuel Montgomery, bought Albert Coles' business in 1877 and continued to use the later's three part pseudo hallmark, which also appears on this along with the word "Sterling," until he sold the firm to George Shiebler in 1883.

As later examples produced by Shiebler carried his "winged S" mark, this is a... Click for details

David Andersen enamel sorbet spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2344   $35.00


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length five inches, weight .66 oz. Troy, excellent original condition, gilt. Note guilloché work on reverse of bowl.

In spite of our best efforts, the rich plum purple color of this item does not show well, but it is stunning.

Lunt "Owosso" aka "Wosso" Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3604f   $65.00


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Identified as "Owosso" in engraving set sideways on the lower portion of the handle, this teaspoon features an intricate, high relief portraiture of the Shiawassee American Indian leader who is remembered as a signatory of the Treaty of Saginaw (Michigan) in 1819 and the Treaty of Detroit in 1807.

He is also known as "Wosso" or "Wasso," although the name "Owosso" carries on in the Michigan city which takes its name from him.

Measuring 6" long and heavy at 1.0 T. oz., it was made by Rogers,... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Medallion" Sterling Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3603f   $85.00


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Now thirty years past publication, D. Albert Soeffing's Silver Medallion Flatware remains the only single definitive volume addressing this line of classically inspired flatware designs that so called to American silver manufacturers in the 1860s.

Soeffing offered some groundbreaking insights into the history of many previously undocumented pieces, and actually offers a whole essay about his research into the attribution of the "Medallion" pattern on this 8 9/16" long, 1.7 T. oz.,... Click for details

C.F. Greenwood, Norfolk VA, Twist & Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spn
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3600f   $110.00


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This 7 5/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., coin silver, preserve or jelly spoon has a double provenance in that it is stamped with a Gothic "W&H" for Philadelphia's Watts & Harper manufacturer, and with the name "C.F. Greenwood," for the Norfolk, Virginia, jeweler.

Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths gives narrow dates for the W&H partnership, 1859-61/62, while Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia indicates Greenwood began his business about 1850.

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Teaspoon marked IC, c. 1740's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5433   $400.00


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Rattail, upturned handle, tipt on top, long midrib. Cartouche at ends of mark curve outward, thus;().

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