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Howard "Josephine" Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2708f   $95.00

Howard
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The Howard Sterling Company of Providence, Rhode Island is to be distinguished from Howard & Company of New York, both operating in the late 19th to early 20th centuries.

Many of Howard's lines are identified with successor firms Roger Williams Silver and ultimately Mount Vernon, and that is the case with "Josephine," the pattern on this 10 3/8" long, 3.2 T. oz., platter, stuffing, or basting spoon.

Presumably named after Napoleon's empress consort, the design features bold acanthus... Click for details

Pair Schulz & Fischer, San Francisco, "Templar" Sterling Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2704f   $85.00

Pair Schulz & Fischer, San Francisco,
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While many 19th century San Francisco flatware designs appear to be derivative of Eastern manufacturers, and some are all but outright copies, "Templar" aka "Five Star" by Schulz & Fischer is original to that company.

Dating from 1883, it reflects Victorian pedigree combined with some Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, sensibilities.

It has a garland of flowers at the top of the handle, with an open space below this that in this instance is monogrammed "CNB" in fine script. The lower two thirds... Click for details

Chicago 1893 Columbain Exposition "Isabella" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2703f   $35.00

Chicago 1893 Columbain Exposition
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Produced by the "Columbian Souvenir Manufacturing Company," as indicated by the "CS" emblem imprinted on backside, this spoon measures 5 11/16" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. Other marks include "Sterling" and "Pat. 1893."

A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.

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Serving fork by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5242   $180.00

Serving fork by Arthur Stone
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Journeyman Erickson. Two tines, pointed end. Length 9-1/4".Weight 2.6 troy ounces. Monogram REH in cut-cornered rectangle on top of handle. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Pair of 12" candlesticks by Kalo
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5241   $4,860.00

Pair of 12
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Marked HAND WROUGHT AT THE KALO SHOP. Bobeches are attached(not separate). No monogram. Height 12".Weight 24 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent

Gorham No. 610 "Rampant Lion" Sterling Confection Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2701f   $365.00

Gorham No. 610
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A numbered design, specifically "610," rather than a standard line pattern, this 7 1/4" long, 1.5 T. oz., confection (see image three for 1892 catalogue image and identification) spoon, was executed to a standard far above typical production items.

It has regal iconography.

The tip of the handle has a rampant, i.e. standing, lion, set atop a columnar handle. The lower section of the handle, just above the join with the bowl, features a stately looking, classical female figure draped in... Click for details

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Wallace "Kings" Large Shell Bowl Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2698f   $115.00

Wallace
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A lengthy piece at 9 3/16", and weighing nearly 2.6 T. oz., this spoon has an exceptionally large bowl. Shell form and with a satin gold wash, it is 3 3/4" long by 2 3/4" at the widest, and probably was made as a vegetable or salad server.

The pattern is Wallace's version of "Kings," issued in 1903, and encompasses all the traditional elements of a design derived from English antecedents. The pattern appears on both sides of the slightly upturned handle, with the front having a convex... Click for details

Lovely Ornate Cast Georgian English Sterling Wine Label Circa 1807
Silver : Sterling

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20160414-02   $95.00

Lovely Ornate Cast Georgian English Sterling Wine Label Circa 1807
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Offered is a fine Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket in the "two putti" style, first introduced by Sandilands Drinkwater in the mid-18th Century, and widely copied by 18th and 19th Century specialist label makers thereafter. This piece is hallmarked for 1807, and the maker's mark of J.A may be for Joseph Angell. This piece measures about 2 3/8 inches across and weighs about 28 grams. Condition is very good, although a couple of links in the chain indicate they may be... Click for details

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label Circa 1806 - Madeira
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160414-01   Sold

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label Circa 1806 - Madeira
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Offered is a fine and useful English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket made in the Georgian era, and hallmarked apparently for 1806 and probably London. The maker's mark is partially rubbed, but appears to be ?S over ?B. This piece is made to be used to denote Madeira wine, from the Portuguese island. It measures about 1 3/4 inches wide and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is very good overall, with a very slight ripple to one side that is difficult to discern. All in all a lovely... Click for details

Rare Mark, P.L. Taylor & Jones, "Tipt End" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2697f   $42.00

Rare Mark, P.L. Taylor & Jones,
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Multiple sources list silversmith and merchant Pardon L. Taylor, as born in Providence, Rhode Island, 1824, and working in Brooklyn, New York, where he died in 1860.

No reference, however, documents the "P.L. Taylor & Jones" mark on this large, 8 7/8" long, significant weight, 1.6 T. oz., "Tipt End" table or serving spoon, suggesting it was, like the man himself, a short-lived enterprise, and thus rare.

The piece is a superb example of what it is. Carefully honed and crafted, it... Click for details

International "Revere" Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2694f   $55.00

International
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"Revere" is a pattern that dates from the same year, 1898, that a number of companies aggregated to form International Silver. This 8 3/4" long, weighty, 2.2 T. oz., cold meat or beef fork is stamped with the Indian head emblem of one of the component companies, "Wilcox & Evertsen."

The pattern is decidedly late Victorian, with abundant scroll detailing with floral embellishments. The design carries onto the cupped heel and shoulders of the four, slender tine, serving end.

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Towle "Canterbury" Pierced Sterling Silver Pea Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2693f   $185.00

Towle
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A large item measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 3.1 T. oz., this form is commonly identified as a pea spoon, used for serving those or other vegetables.

Its defining character is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.

As is typical of its rose and scroll motif pattern, Towle's "Canterbury," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.

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9 Matching Frank Smith "Federal Cotillion" Sterling Cocktail Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2691f   $160.00

9 Matching Frank Smith
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Issued in 1901 at the beginning of the Edwardian Period in English history, Frank Smith's "Federal Cotillion" is also known as "Edward VII." It is a relatively high style "Kings" pattern that with only minor differences is identical to Whiting's "King Edward," also introduced in 1901, suggesting that American silver manufacturers were pivoting off the end of the Victorian era in their design offerings.

This group is a matched set of eight oyster or seafood cocktail forks. Each one measures... Click for details

Rare Set of 6 Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoons Assay Marked - 1819
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160408-02   $245.00

Rare Set of 6 Baltimore Coin Silver Dessert Spoons Assay Marked - 1819
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Offered is a very fine and rare set of six early American coin silver dessert spoons bearing the maker's mark of Andrew Ellicott Warner, Sr., and fully marked with Baltimore assay marks for the year 1819. It is challenging to find a complete set of dessert spoons this far back, much less a set with Baltimore assay office hallmarks. This substantial set bears clear marks on each spoon, as well as a period script monogram. The spoons average about 7 3/8 inches in length, and they weigh about... Click for details

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2690f   $145.00

William Gale & Son, New York, Chased Coin Silver Mug, 1850s
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Octagonal in shape, this mug is slightly diminutive. It stands 3" to the rim, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed bottom that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number... Click for details

Important Out of Print Seminal Reference on Irish Provincial Silver
Books and Publications : Antiques

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160407-01   $125.00

Important Out of Print Seminal Reference on Irish Provincial Silver
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Offered is a fine and very scarce copy of a much-sought-after, out of print reference book on Irish provincial silver - "Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of Craftsmanship" by John R. Bowen. This is the hardcover version, which is going for a minimum of $500 on Amazon. This copy is in excellent condition, with only modest wear from normal use and no damage or discoloration to the pages. This is the seminal reference on Cork silversmiths, and it is surprisingly helpful for the advanced... Click for details

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