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Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Silver Bon Bon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3839f   $46.00


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Solid silver, this piece measures 5 3/8" long and weighs .9 T. oz.

A bon bon aka confection spoon, it has a round, 2 3/8" diameter, slightly cupped, scalloped edge, serving end.

The pattern is Whiting's "Lily of the Valley," issued in 1885. This has a pointed end handle, while some pieces in the line have squared off ends.

A high relief design, this has sculptural qualities with detailing that suggests an Aesthetic influence as well as anticipates Art Nouveau.

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George Hendel, Carlisle Pennsylvania, "Birdback" Coin Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3838f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Having a slender handle with pointed end, faint midrib on the reverse, and elongated drop on the backside of the bowl, this teaspoon measures 5 5/8" long and weighs approximately .4 T. oz. (12 grams).

It is marked GH in an oval, attributed to George Hendel (1776-1842), born in Philadelphia and working in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

This is an example of a "birdback" spoon, so identified for the, in this instance, "dove on a branch" image impressed on the heel of the bowl.

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Gorham "Luxembourg" Sterling Silver Pea Spoon, "Whist Club 1897"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3837f   $265.00


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An impressive serving piece that measures 8 3/8" long and weighs nearly 2.7 T. oz., this item has a double provenance that traces to the late 19th century.

First, the pattern is "Luxembourg" made by Gorham and introduced in 1893. This particular example is a pea spoon with a large, round, 3" diameter, reticulated, shallow bowl with a gold finish on both sides.

Secondly, the handle front is engraved "Whist Club" and the backside reads "1897." While this could reference numerous... Click for details

Whiting "Lily Engraved" Solid Sterling Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3836f   $135.00


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Utilizing an "Old English," i.e. rounded end with a reverse tipt back, form, "Lily Engraved" is one of numerous bright cut designs Whiting and other manufacturers produced in the 1880s.

Attractive and artful, these patterns showcased the skills of engravers of the period and were apparently well received in their time, given the variety of examples still available today.

This piece is a lengthy, 10 1/2", 3.1 T. oz., all silver fish slice.

The blade is relatively slender, slightly... Click for details

Tiffany & Co. Two Handle 1902 Sterling Silver Sauce Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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This weighty, 5.3 T. oz., oval bowl impresses with its 3 7/8" high, upswept pair of arms attached to a 4 3/4" by 3 3/4" oval body that sits on a 2 3/4" by 2 1/4" footed base.

It was made by "Tiffany & Co.," so marked on the underside, along with "Sterling Silver," "925/1000," "C" (for director Charles T. Cook, 1902-07), and model number "15298" introduced in 1902, and order number "5156."

It is subtly Art Nouveau in style, with an undulating double upper rim, and curvilinear arms.

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Early American silver soup ladle, John McMullin,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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2397   $375.00


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Philadelphia circa 1790, with round downturned end and rounded drop, length 14 1/4 inches, weight 6.0 Troy ounces, monogrammed "RRC" (period script, obverse), with a scratch below these initials as shown and a few minor nicks in bowl but very good overall condition. In an attempt to distinguish this ladle from its peers, we'll mention that the bowl has a slight boat shape when viewed head on, as you may see in photo number four.

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T. Nowlan, Petersburg & Richmond, Virginia Coin Silver Chicken Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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3834f   $335.00


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Most American tongs of this size, 8 1/8" long and 2.7 T. oz. in this instance, and configuration, namely with a talon or fork grip combined with a spoon or cup grip, date from the mid 19th century.

Commonly identified as chicken (salad or fried) tongs, they might have have been used for various salads.

This coin silver pair are particularly attractive, combining several design features.

Each of the arms, for instance, has a twisted section, which style was particularly favored in the... Click for details

Gorgeous Philadelphia Coin Silver Creamer by Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

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20190407-08   $425.00


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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver cream pitcher by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major... Click for details

Lovely Philadelphia Coin Silver Waste Bowl by Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

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20190407-07   $425.00


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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver waste bowl by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major American... Click for details

Beautiful Philadelphia Coin Silver Covered Sugar Bowl by Harvey Lewis
Silver : Coin Silver

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20190407-06   $575.00


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Offered is a gorgeous American coin silver covered sugar bowl by noted silversmith Harvey Lewis (1783-1835), working in Philadelphia circa 1805-11 in partnership as Lewis & Smith, and working alone in Philadelphia circa 1812-25, before his health declined and he gave up silversmithing. Despite a shorter working career, Harvey Lewis established himself as one of the leading silversmiths of his day in Philadelphia, and his work is nearly always superb. His pieces are represented in every major... Click for details

Levi Clark, Norwalk, CT, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3833f   $30.00


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This place, aka dessert or oval soup, spoon measures 7" long and weighs approximately 1.0 T. oz.

It is appealing in several respects.

First is its pleasing form, with a broad, down turned, "Reverse Tipt" handle, oval bowl with a pointed end, and clean drop on the bowl back.

The name "H E Benedict" is engraved in handsome, feathered script, lettering set sideways on the handle.

There are abundant maker's marks, which would feed a collector's interest. They include "Clark" "and... Click for details

Good Coin Silver Teaspoon by Thomas Fletcher of Philadelphia
Silver

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20190407-05   $22.50


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Offered is a good Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon by well-known master silversmith Thomas Fletcher, circa 1825-42. This spoon has a very clear maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. It measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 20 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minor dings and signs of use, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a nice useful early Philadelphia coin silver spoon!

Fine Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon by Nicholas LeHuray, Jr.
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20190407-03   $24.00


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Offered is a very nice early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith and jeweler Nicholas Le Huray (or LeHuray) Jr., working circa 1821-46 in that city. Nicholas Junior's work is always desirable and usually very finely done. This spoon is no exception, with a lively period engraved script monogram, and nice proportions. Please scroll through all the pictures by clicking on the first picture. This spoon measures about 5 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 13 grams. ... Click for details

Pair of Extremely Fine Lancaster Coin Silver Spoons c.1840-60, Rhoads
Silver : Coin Silver

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20190406-07   $47.50


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Offered is a very good pair of American coin silver teaspoons by a member of the Rhoads family of jewelers and watchmakers, working in Lancaster from at least the 1840s on. These spoons are marked RHOADS incuse and have an eagle mark as well. They also have a very nicely executed period engraved script monogram. The maker's mark on each spoon is nice and clear. The style of these spoons points to the 1840s or early 1850s, though they could be a bit earlier or later. These spoons measure... Click for details

Lancaster, PA Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Gottfried M. Zahm
Silver : Coin Silver

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20190406-04   $17.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver salt spoon by well-known Lancaster watchmaker and silversmith Gottfried M. Zahm, part of a family dynasty of silversmiths and jewelers in Lancaster. This piece is marked G.M.ZAHM in a rectangular punch, and is engraved "CR" in period script for the original owner. Interestingly, the engraver slipped a bit and there is a line from the end of the R down the handle. This piece measures about 3 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 6 grams. Condition... Click for details

Solve this Ca. 1790-1810 Mark & Win a Spoon or $15 Off Your Next Order
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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20190406-NFS   Not For Sale


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NOT FOR SALE - Here's a challenge - a circa 1790-1810 American coin silver tablespoon marked only IS in a large serrated punch, with a nicely engraved period script monogram of GJM and a V-shaped drop. This piece measures about 9 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 59 grams. It came in a lot with a piece by Caleb Bentley of DC, VA and MD, and it has the look of rural VA, MD or PA. I haven't seen this particular mark before, and am hoping someone else has. If you can solve this piece (or... Click for details

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