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Heavy Gorham "December" Zodiac Sterling Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2042f   $40.00

Heavy Gorham
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Measuring 5 13/16" long and weighing just under 1.1 T. oz., this teaspoon is marked with an "H" in a diamond, which is a Gorham designation for "heavy." Other marks are the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. Mar. 20. 1894."

It is a Zodiac spoon for the month of December. The sign is "Capricornus," the sea-goat, more commonly identified as "Capricorn," whose image appears on the handle. Other decorative elements include holly leaves and berries tumbling into the... Click for details

Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140420-01   $60

Coin Silver Teaspoon, Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, MD
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A lovely American coin silver teaspoon by watchmaker and silversmith Henry Biershing of Hagerstown, Maryland. Biershing was born about 1789 and was working in Hagerstown between about 1809 and 1843, the year of his death. This spoon measures about 5 13/16 inches in length, and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has an engraved period script monogram of "MF" and a clear maker's mark of H.BIERSHING in a serrated rectangle. Biershing's work is rarely seen, despite his relatively long career. A... Click for details

Blackinton Fancy Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2041f   $55.00

Blackinton Fancy Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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This 5 1/4" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar sifter was made by Blackinton, whose emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside of the handle.

While the pattern is unnamed, the elaborate and appealing design clearly reads that it was inspired by late Victorian sensibilities.

The approximately 2" diameter, 1/2" deep, pierced bowl is highly decorated on the scalloped shoulder area and running down the sidewall. The bowl retains a portion of its original gold wash front and back... Click for details

Winchester & Johnson, Hartford, CT, Coin Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2040f   $30.00

Winchester & Johnson, Hartford, CT, Coin Tablespoon
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Cited in a city directory for 1839 by Louise Belden, "Winchester & Johnson," which name is imprinted on this 8 3/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., table or place spoon, was a jeweler located in Hartford, Connecticut.

It has a plain, down turned handle end, plain drop, and rounded shoulders off the bowl. The front is inscribed "HP" in script.

It is in very fine condition. The bowl remains well-shaped, and free of dents, burrs, or tip wear. There is one slight nick on the bowl backside edge which... Click for details

Wallace Art Nouveau Tall Sterling Silver Coffee Pot
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
2039f   $425.00

Wallace Art Nouveau Tall Sterling Silver Coffee Pot
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Standing 8 3/4" and measuring 7 1/4" across from handle edge to spout tip, this silver coffee pot has a lofty, elegant look. It was made by Wallace whose emblem appears on the underside, along with the model number "1163," "Sterling," "1 3/4 PTS," and the additional number "8." It weighs 12.9 T. oz.

The body has a bulbous base separated from a narrowed neck by a encircling beaded border. The beading is repeated on the top rim where the lid rests.

The form is suggestive of a "Turkish"... Click for details

Large, Old, Gorham "Strasbourg" Sterling Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2038f   $60.00

Large, Old, Gorham
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At 4 7/8" long and weighing just under 2.2 T. oz., this pair of claw grip sugar tongs are the larger, and less commonly found, version of at least two sizes Gorham produced in "Strabourg."

An early example, they are marked "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and "Pat'd 97."

They are without a monogram or removal and in mint condition. Pattern detail remains crisp and sharply defined. The arch is perfectly shaped and free of cracks or bends. The finish is lustrous.

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Two Currier & Roby "Onslow" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2037f   $45.00

Two Currier & Roby
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Broadly falling within the Arts & Crafts mode and period, New York's Currier & Roby were known as well for their capacity in reproduction silver.

This pair of matched, 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons reflects both those characteristics.

The pattern is "Onslow," which is an early English design. This is paired with a matte finish, gold washed, shell form bowl. The are crafted in a way that imbues them with an aged, hand worked looked. Indeed it would be expected that... Click for details

Tiffany "Floral" Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
2036f   $36.00

Tiffany
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Tiffany produced a line of at least twelve "Floral" designs in the late 19th century that were offered in a wide array of pieces.

These two examples are demitasse spoons. The flowers are, left to right in the images, "Dandelion" and "Daisy."

They are respectively 4 1/4" and 3 7/8" long, and weigh just over .6 T. oz. combined. The handles are cast, which provides for more detail and relief than could be achieved using the usual drop strike method. They have ovoid bowls that retain... Click for details

10 Silver Mercury Dimes
Silver : Coin Silver

Ellie's Place  
2189   $24.00

10 Silver Mercury Dimes
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Up for sale are 10 Mercury dimes 90% silver. They include the following years--1924,1940, 1941S,1941,1942D,194.And 1943,1944,1944D and 1945.Free postage.

Large Coin Serving Spoon with "Vanderveer" Provenance
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
2034f   $80.00

Large Coin Serving Spoon with
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Many 19th century social conventions seem at odds with current practices. Such is the manner of notating gifts or presentations. The first person of interest in today's world is the recipient, while the second one is the giver; the order is "to" and "from." The 19th century practice was typically the reverse of this, with the giver the more significant figure.

That custom is evidenced by the inscription on this large, 9 3/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., coin silver serving spoon. The front is... Click for details

Shiebler Flora No. 8 "Lily of the Valley" Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2033mt   $50.00

Shiebler Flora No. 8
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Number "8" in Shiebler's "Flora" series, this teaspoon measures 5 3/4" long and is substantial weight at not quite 1.0 T. oz. The flower portraiture is "Lily of the Valley."

It is a choice example without a monogram or removal on the plain backside. Pattern details remains clearly defined and sharp, showing only the slightest bit of polishing softening on the highest points of the blossoms. The bowl is without any tip wear and is free of dents or burrs. The finish is brilliant.

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S. Kirk & Son "Repousse" Sterling Silver Wine Coaster
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2032f   $395.00

S. Kirk & Son
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Measuring 7 1/4" in diameter, standing 1 1/2" high, and weighing 7.1 T. oz., this piece has a flat bottom suggesting it is intended to be used as a wine coaster.

It is relatively large. The interior dimension is 3 5/8" across, which is just enough to accommodate a 1.5 liter bottle in addition to a .75 liter one.

It is model number "58F" according to the stamp on the underside. Other identifiers include the words "S. Kirk & Son," used 1932-61 according to Rainwater, and "Sterling." ... Click for details

Six Coin Silver Spns, Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140408-01   Sold

Six Coin Silver Spns, Montrose, Susquehanna County, PA
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A fine set of six American coin silver teaspoons by little-known watchmaker and jeweler Asa Hartshorn, who was working and advertising as a watchmaker and jeweler as early as 1818 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hartshorn bought the drugstore in Montrose around 1826 and also continued to function as a jeweler. He sold out in 1833. Hartshorn's mark is very uncommon. These spoons measure about 5 7/8 inches in length on average, and weigh a total of 96 grams. There are six... Click for details

Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2031f   $55.00

Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
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More characteristically thought of as citrus or grapefruit spoons, catalogs of a century or more ago commonly identified this form as an orange spoon.

These two examples were produced by Watson and may be one each, orange and grapefruit spoon. They vary in size, the larger measuring 6" long and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz., while the smaller one is 5 5/8" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. The variance may be an indicator of use.

They have similar, high relief, intricately detailed,... Click for details

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
364   $250.00

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, 1856-61 -- flared shoulders, script mono Farmer on front; 7-1/4" long. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.

Gorham "Rosette" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2030f   $40.00

Gorham
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Relatively large for such items, this mustard ladle measures 5" long and weighs nearly .6 T. oz. The pattern is "Rosette," one of Gorham's earliest line designs. It was patented in 1868, and so marked, which was the year that Gorham went to the sterling standard. Other marks include the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."

The pattern takes its name from the central rosette that appears about a third of the way up the handle from the bowl, which in this instance retains its... Click for details

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