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Bailey & Co., Philadelphia, "Leaf" Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3922f   $65.00


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Likely dating 1855-1862, this sugar sifter measures 7" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz.

It was made and sold by Philadelphia's "Bailey & Co.," and is so marked, along with a "lion, S, shield" with additional "lion," pseudo hallmark that was used while George Sharp was the company's manufacturing manager 1852-c. 1862 (Catherine Hollan Philadelphia Silversmiths).

The "S" indicates sterling, while a like mark with a "U" indicates coin silver, with the former introduced in 1855 (Hollan).... Click for details

Gorham circa 1870 "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Silver Jelly Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3921f   $135.00


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This rendition of "Lily of the Valley" by Gorham is to be distinguished from the die struck pattern of the same circa 1870 date that features this flower and is also known as "No. 88," and certainly it is very far removed from the company's 1950 line called "Lily of the Valley."

An approach to silver flatware construction that was popular in the period, and one which showcases the artfulness of a given manufacturer, such items are assembled from a variety of components.

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Gale & Willis "Italian" Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3918f   $44.00


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Noted York City silversmith William Gale participated in numerous partnerships over the course of his many working years. The mark on this 7 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., place, aka dessert or oval soup, spoon is "Gale & Willis," denoting his 1859-62 association with his son-in-law.

Patented in 1860, and so stamped on the reverse, the pattern is "Italian," which is very much a period design, much akin to contemporaneous maker John Polhamus's "Armor." It incorporates gadrooning, beading, leaves, and... Click for details

Chas. Kennard "Reverse Tipt" circa 1870 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3917f   $65.00


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A lengthy 9" and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this serving spoon has a plum shaped, 3" by 1 3/4", bowl.

Dating about 1870, it is marked "Sterling" and "Chas. W. Kennard" for the Boston firm succeeded by "Rand & Crane" in 1886.

The simple design and overall shape and proportions are essentially akin to other area silver of the time, although this shows subtle differences.

The stem of the handle is narrowed and chamfered, with a broad, "Reverse Tipt" end. Rather than round or pointed, it is... Click for details

Wilson McGrew "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3914f   $55.00


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The Cincinnati Art Museum holds an essentially matching tablespoon to this 8 3/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., piece. The Museum's example is shown in Figure 81 of Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940.

Coin silver, this was made by Wilson McGrew, c. 1840-56, and carries his mark on the backside.

It has a pronounced "Fiddle" shaped handle with a "Tipt" end, and high, chamfered shoulders, all characteristic of silver style of this region and period.

It is engraved "Butterworth" in fine script... Click for details

Wallace Sterling Top Cut Glass Perfume Bottle with Long Dipper
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3908f   $65.00


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This urn shaped, cut glass, perfume bottle stands 5 3/4" to the upper edge of the stopper and sits on a round base that is 2 1/4" in diameter.

The top is silver and stamped with Wallace's "RW&S plus deer head" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "93."

It has a long, glass extension something in the manner of a tang, that reaches clear to the bottom of the tapered jar.

The top incorporates a raised circular disk that is bordered by a double scroll with lyre design, which along with the... Click for details

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Westervelt "Engraved Lily Valley" Fancy Bowl Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3907f   $56.00


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Located in Newburgh, New York, John Westervelt was a silver manufacturer whose years of production spanned the second half of the 19th century.

This example of his work is a 6 5/8" long, 1.1 T. oz., large sugar or possibly small jelly spoon in an engraved "Old English" pattern.

The design is Aesthetic in manner, dating circa 1880, and features a lily of the valley stalk with blossoms draped around the handle end, along with leaf, rosette and diamond detailing.

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4 DURGIN Aesthetic Sterling Silver Cat Tail Lily Pad demitasse spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1403105   $299.00


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ABOUT: These spoons have no maker's marks but are made by Durgin. I found the patent information from 1883 where William Durgin submitted the design and drawing. I can send a copy of the patent information to the buyer upon request. There is also a post attributing the "Pat. And. For" and "STERLING" mark of this style to Durgin on a reliable Silver Forum. These spoons are earlier than Durgin's more common cattail design (which was from 1898). Fantastic and very well made set of FOUR... Click for details

Carrs of Sheffield 5" Diameter Sterling Silver Wood Base Wine Caddy
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3903f   $175.00


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A contemporary silver manufacturer, Carrs of Sheffield was established in 1977 according to the company website, and is still in operation.

This 5" bottom diameter, 1 5/8" tall, 4.9 T. oz. total weight, silver and wood wine coaster or caddy with a green felt underside, is one of the firm's signature offerings.

Fully marked for Sheffield, Sterling, a date letter for 2004, and "RC" on both the sidewall and on the disk in the interior center, it is also stamped "Carrs Silver, Sheffield... Click for details

Shiebler "Flora 11 Carnation" Sterling Niagara Falls Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3901f   $60.00


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Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this spoon is marked with George Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat'd 89," and "11."

The number references that this is one in Shiebler's "Flora" series, "Carnation" in this instance.

In addition to the flower portraiture on the handle, the bowl is acid etched in a scene that is identified as "Niagara Falls." The imagery includes the full span of the falls, complete with a small steamer in the churning waters of the... Click for details

Victorian French Silver MISTLETOE Chatelaine Slide Pencil Art Nouveau
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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1402796   $175.00


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Little antique Victorian French solid silver chatelaine piece. It has raised mistletoe leaves and berries. It is a very detailed piece with art nouveau styling and would be beautiful on a chain as a pendant. This is an antique piece dating to the turn of the century / Art Nouveau era. It has a button on the side that you slide up and down to retract the pencil. Comes with the original pencil but what is seen in photos is fully extended, so just a very short amount of pencil remains. NO... Click for details

Watson Floral Columbine STERLING SILVER Tea Bon Nut Spoon Art Nouveau
Silver : Sterling

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1402795   Sold


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Very ornate and beautiful reticulated bon bon or nut serving spoon / scoop, or tea strainer spoon made by Watson in their Columbine motif from their Floral Series #2 which began production in 1902. Designed by Eustace Crees and Charles S. Court. Pretty details on the front and back of the handle typical for their Floral Series but this one is especially rare in that it has the decorated bowl with art nouveau style ribbons and flowers. Not many of these out there. The flower on the... Click for details

Boulenger French Sterling Silver MISTLETOE Casserole Pot Handled Bowl
Silver : Sterling

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1402792   $685.00


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Here is a very rare piece - an antique Victorian era French solid sterling silver handled dish / porringer or fondue pot. It even has a formed pourer on the one side and a fantastically turned wood handle. I believe the handle is ebony as it is a very dark wood. The mistletoe is applied and not repousse, making the inside of the bowl smooth and sturdy. Using the hallmarks for information, this was made by Adolphe Boulenger who operated in Paris from 1876 to 1899, so a true Victorian era... Click for details

MISTLETOE French Sterling Silver Rattle or Cute Christmas Ornament
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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1402791   $174.00


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ABOUT: I absolutely love the art nouveau design of this little antique French silver rattle. Perfectly round ball decorated with mistletoe and a round handle. It would be beautiful as an ornament or could be removed from the handle with the ball worn as a large pendant. Beautiful raised mistletoe details with some goldwash accents faintly remaining on the top where it connects to the handle, and on the bottom where the seam and two cut outs for sound are. It has two loops, one smaller... Click for details

MISTLETOE CHATELAINE SET Solid Silver French 6 Pieces ART Nouveau RARE
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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1402790   $998.00


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ABOUT: Here is a rare French chatelaine set consisting of 6 pieces - rare in that all five attachments are decorated in the mistletoe motif. These are connected by chains to an ornate shell type designed Art Nouveau chatelaine clip. All the pieces are antique French sterling silver EXCEPT for the dance card / aide memoire which is also a French antique but is silver plated. All pieces but the dance card are marked / stamped. The pill box is by Charles Murat who worked in Paris in the... Click for details

Tiffany & Co STERLING SILVER Juvenile Cup Mug Jack Jill Nursery Rhyme
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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1402788   Sold

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ABOUT: This cute Art Deco era piece comes from Tiffany's youth or juvenile line - "Nursery Rhyme". Here we have a fun and whimsical cup or mug in the Jack and Jill motif. VERY sturdy / heavy piece. I have a Tiffany nursery rhyme flatware set so please check out my other listings. NO MONOGRAMS ON THE CUP! Fantastic depiction of Jack and Jill, I believe it is acid etched because the inside of the cup is smooth / thick silver. Has a linear detail around the rim and a sturdy hand feel... Click for details

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