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A. & W. Wood "Dew Drop" Sterling Silver Master Salt Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2916f   On Hold

A. & W. Wood
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With a history spanning the years 1849-71, A. & W. Wood of New York City produced several flatware patterns, of which this 3 5/8" long, .3 T. oz., master salt spoon is one. The company was succeeded by Coles & Reynolds which was eventually absorbed by George Shiebler, so there is a long pedigree for this firm.

The design is "Dew Drop." Frequently made in coin silver, this is stamped "Sterling," along with the name of the retailer, "W.T. Rae & Co." of Newark, New Jersey.

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J. Bowman Twist Handle & Engraved Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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J. Bowman Twist Handle & Engraved Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
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A 6 15/16" long, just over .7 T. oz., item, this master butter, or possibly pickle, knife dates from the mid 19th century.

It is marked "Coin" and with a somewhat rubbed "J. Bowman." Documentation on this mark is scant, but points to a Philadelphia watchmaker, as specifically identified by Catherine Hollan in her recent benchmark work, "Philadelphia Silversmiths."

The style is typical of place and period, with a twisted stem, and scalloped edge, broad handle end.

The handle is set at... Click for details

Durgin "Mary Baker Eddy" Sterling Silver Commemorative Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2914mc   $95.00

Durgin
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Exemplative of the fine die cutting, strike, and finish work of Durgin, this souvenir spoon is among the company's finest.

The theme is "Mary Baker Eddy," founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

Measuring 5 3/4" long and weighty at just over 1.4 T. oz., it features a high relief bust of a somewhat older Eddy with a facsimile of her signature set sideways below this.

The backside of the handle reads, "not matter but mind satisfieth," in a script that is presumably replicative of... Click for details

Crested Georgian Irish Sterling Rattail Pattern Sauce Ladle Circa 1827
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161120-02   $75.00

Crested Georgian Irish Sterling Rattail Pattern Sauce Ladle Circa 1827
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Offered is a fine early 19th Century Irish sterling silver sauce or gravy ladle by well-known Dublin silversmith James Le Bas.

James Le Bas was a silversmith working in Dublin in the early 19th century. He was a member of a famous family of silversmiths, his father, William, being a silversmith in London, as were his sons, William and Benjamin.

He originally trained in London, working for his father, and moved to Dublin circa 1800. His first workshop was on Great Strand Street in... Click for details

Heavy French Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1800 with Agnus Dei Crest
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20161120-01   Sold

Heavy French Fiddlethread Tablespoon Ca. 1800 with Agnus Dei Crest
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Offered is a fine and heavy early French silver table spoon in the fiddlethread pattern by Paris silversmith François Dominique Naudin, working circa 1800-40 (though this tablespoon dates to no later than 1809 given the hallmarks). Naudin was a specialist flatware maker, specifically place settings or couverts. He worked at 21 place de Thionville and later at 6 place Dauphine. The device (symbol) above his initials in his maker's mark is the Flower of Clove (fleur de giroflée). This... Click for details

Whiting "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Bon Bon or Nut Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2913f   $42.00

Whiting
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Measuring 4 3/8" long, and weighing just under .6 T. oz., this item has a scalloped edge, satin matte, gold washed front and back side, bowl with a reticulated center. It is a bon bon aka nut spoon.

The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves.

It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless... Click for details

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International "Frontenac" Large Sterling Silver Horseradish Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2912f   On Hold

International
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An old, original, item, i.e. not made up or custom, this horseradish spoon is a long-handled version, measuring 8 5/8" overall and weighing a relatively substantial 1.6 T. oz.

The pattern is International's "Frontenac," which is an Art Nouveau lily design.

Originated by the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of International, the firm's "helmet over shield" emblem, along the with words "Sterling" and "Patent," appear on the backside.

The handle is upturned and the floral design appears... Click for details

Pair Gorham "Medallion" Circa 1865 Coin Silver Wine Goblets
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2911f   $775.00

Pair Gorham
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Each of these footed drinking vessels measures 5 1/4" high, has a top span of 2 3/4", and a base diameter of 2 7/16". One weighs 3.9 T. oz., and the other 4.1 T. oz.

Made by Gorham circa 1865, they are coin silver and stamped with that company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem on the undersides.

They are identical except for the round, applied medallion that adorns the wall of each piece. One of these has a female figure and the other a male figure. These are cast, very finely executed,... Click for details

Mexican Sterling and Rosewood Salad Serving Spoon and Fork
Silver : Mexican

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2910f   $85.00

Mexican Sterling and Rosewood Salad Serving Spoon and Fork
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A matched pair, this spoon and fork are stamped in three places on the backsides of the sterling serving ends.

One is "Hecho in Mexico," the second is an "Eagle" with the number "23," and lastly the maker, which is "A E" surrounded by what appears to be an "M" and the word "Sterling."

Salad or chafing dish servers, they date from the mid 1900s, and have rosewood handles. The fork measures 11" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz., while the spoon is 10 7/8" and weighs 2.2 T. oz. A preponderance... Click for details

William B. Kerr Art Nouveau No. 2448 Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
Silver : Sterling

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2909f   $68.00

William B. Kerr Art Nouveau No. 2448 Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
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Measuring 2 1/4" by 1 3/4" and weighing approximately .7 T. oz., this belt buckle dates circa 1900.

It was made by William B. Kerr of Newark, New Jersey. The company emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "2448" are imprinted on the backside of the 3/8" wide, slightly curved, band that forms the body of the piece.

The backside is fitted with a pivoting crossbar to which two prongs that reach to the front are attached.

The surface of the band is acid etched in a swirling, leafy,... Click for details

"Onslow" Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2908f   $34.00


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An English design that originated in the mid 18th century, "Onslow" has provided the inspiration for numerous American patterns of similar design.

This piece is a 5" long, just scant of 1.0 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

Marked only "Sterling," the maker is unknown, but the character of the work is Arts & Crafts, evocative of "Onslow" patterns produced by Arthur Stone and Tuttle, and suggesting an early 20th century date.

The rolled, broadly lined, handle tip that defines "Onslow" is... Click for details

Vintage Silver Plated Double Cigar Tube
Silver : Plate

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1346288   $30.00

Vintage Silver Plated Double Cigar Tube
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Previously owned by a Wall Street Exec in the '80's,this is a vintage silver plated two tube cigar case being offered for the suave cigar smoker. Each tube is 7 3/4 inches long with a 1 inch diameter.

Six Matching Whiting "Antique Engraved" Sterling Silver Place Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2907f   $165.00

Six Matching Whiting
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As did other makers, Whiting produced a number of diverse engraved patterns in the 1880s. These are largely unnamed and not even fully catalogued, although they are commonly executed on an "Antique," upturned handle, pattern, with a "Reverse Tipt" end.

This set of six, matching, 6 7/8" long, weighty at 7.4 T. oz. the set, tea or dessert forks are exceptionally fine examples of this mode, and in immaculate condition.

The design is comprised of stylized bright cut leaves and blossoms... Click for details

Large and Fine Olive / Tuscan Pattern Coin Silver Soup Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20161113-07   Sold

Large and Fine Olive / Tuscan Pattern Coin Silver Soup Ladle
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Offered is a very good American coin silver soup or punch ladle in the Olive/Tuscan pattern patented by Michael Gibney as Pattern No. 59 in 1846; this example does not have manufacturers marks but bears the retailer's mark of Harbottle & Smith, working in Auburn, NY circa the 1850s and 1860s, and perhaps into the 1870s. This ladle probably dates to the 1850s. It is quite large at fourteen inches in length, and weighs a good 192 grams, or over six troy ounces. It is engraved with a period... Click for details

Exceptional Set of Four York, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, John Brenise
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20161113-06   Sold

Exceptional Set of Four York, PA Coin Silver Tablespoons, John Brenise
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Offered is a very scarce set of four York, Pennsylvania coin silver table spoons by John Brenise (1793 - 1846), who would have been working independently by about 1815 but for whom records are spotty. He is generally described as working in the 1830s and later, but this set of tablespoons is clearly earlier in style (probably circa 1825), and there is no reason to suppose he would have had a decade or more hiatus in his silversmithing and clockmaking career after his apprenticeship was... Click for details

Set of 5 Early Coin Silver Spoons - Allen Armstrong & John W. Gethen
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20161113-05   Sold

Set of 5 Early Coin Silver Spoons - Allen Armstrong &  John W. Gethen
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Offered is a nice group of five early American coin silver teaspoons in the Old English Pattern, made by John W. Gethen and retailed by Allen Armstrong, both of Philadelphia. Armstrong was in the gold-and-silversmithing business from about 1806-16 before turning to the general hardware business around 1817. These five spoons each bear Armstrong's retailer's mark, and Gethen's manufacturer's mark. Each is also engraved with a period script monogram of "JP". These spoons measure between about... Click for details

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