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Wendell "Ariel" Cherub Figure Sterling Silver Sauce or Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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A rarely found, late 19th century design produced by the Chicago silver firm of Wendell Manufacturing Company, "Ariel" is a highly expressive pattern.

The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900, and somewhat akin to Gorham's 1888 "Versailles."

It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Solid Sterling Silver Small Cake Saw
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3775f   $120.00


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Small, or even diminutive, for a cake saw, and charmingly so, this piece measures 8 11/16" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

It has a long, relatively narrow, blade, with a sawtooth upper edge, which is the requisite component for the form.

The pattern is Wood & Hughes' 1870s "Zephyr," which is a Renaissance Revival or Moorish inspired design. Indeed, the blade front on this is engraved in an arabesque pattern, which has Islamic style origins.

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Shiebler sardine fork model 2552 with applied seaweed,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2387   $1,295.00


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sea creatures and granulated "sand" decoration, length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, no monogram.

One factor which ultimately contributed to the demise of his firm was that George Shiebler's best designs were difficult to execute and costly to produce. Not many of these forks were made, and the surviving examples vary in quality and condition.

This is the finest one we've ever had the privilege to offer. The gilt tines are uniform in color,... Click for details

S.D. Brower & Son "Medallion" Coin Silver A. L. Vanderheyden Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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Sperry Douglas Brower, operating in business with his son Walter, was an Albany manufacturer of repute and substantial size. Examples of his work are readily found, although that is not the case with his circa 1864 "Medallion" pattern, as instances of it rarely surface.

This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon that features a right facing female figure.

The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for "A.L. Vanderheyden," a name with regional... Click for details

International "Royal Danish" 3 Piece Sterling Silver Youth Set
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Comprised of a 6 7/8" long knife with a hollow silver handle and stainless blade, a 6 1/4", 1.0 T. oz. fork, and a 5 3/4" .9 T. oz. spoon, this group is an original youth set in International's 1939 "Royal Danish" pattern.

Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes.

The fork and spoon are marked "International," "Royal Danish," and "U.S.A.," while the knife is imprinted "International Stainless" on the... Click for details

Gorham Special Order Large "Kummel" Sterling Silver Liquor Tag
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3770f   $68.00


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This liquor tag was produced by Gorham in 1910, stamped on the reverse with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, a date symbol for the year, the word "Sterling," and the letters "TGR," indicating this is special order (or sample) item.

It is an unusual piece in several regards.

First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately... Click for details

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Tiffany "Florentine" Sterling Silver "Baby" Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3768f   $42.00


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Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany's "Florentine" takes its name from the city whose identity is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, and its decorative elements mirror that style period.

The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.

In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some... Click for details

Three Duhme & Co. Mid 1800s "Fiddle Tipt" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3766f   $38.00


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Each of these three, matching, spoons is marked "Sterling," "925/1000," and "Duhme & Co.," for the premier 19th century Cincinnati firm founded by Herman Duhme in 1843.

Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz. the set, they are in a broad "Fiddle Tipt" pattern which is a characteristic design for the region, along with high, pointed shoulders off the bowls.

Never monogrammed, they are in choice condition, showing no wear, with well-shaped bowls that are free of dents, bends, or tip... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Solid Sterling Silver Cake Saw
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3765f   $225.00


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A 9 7/8" long, 2.5 T. oz., item, this cake saw is an early production example of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.

There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.

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Arthur Stone sterling food pusher, cut out elephant
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2386   $95.00


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length 2 3/4 inches, weight .53 Troy oz., fine condition, craftsman George Erickson, monogrammed as shown.

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
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3764f   $75.00


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Measuring 7 3/4" long and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this serving spoon is an old example of Gorham's "Chantilly," marked with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Pat. 1895," and "Sterling."

It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.

Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.

Early American marrow spoon, Thomas Grant, Marblehead
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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Massachusetts circa 1790, length 6 1/8 inches, monogrammed MPH (?) in period script with flourishes, weight .42 oz Troy, excellent condition, please see third enlargement for mark.

Grant was a Colonel in the Revolutionary war, a shipowner, and a man of considerable wealth. His work is in the MFA and also at Old Deerfield.

an American silver wine trolley, Francis W. Cooper, NY circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2384   $7,500.00


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retailed by Palmer and Newcomb, length overall 23 1/2 inches, each coaster eight inches in diameter, gross weight 47 Troy ounces, engraved with an old English "m" and the crest of the Muir family (please see fourth photo). Overall condition is superb, though we will mention that the wooden inserts are later made but period accurate replacements.

Known for his ecclesiastical silver, Cooper's work can be found in major museums, notably an enameled chalice and paten in Boston's Museum of... Click for details

Gorham "Hindostanee" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3758f   $195.00


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Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.

Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge... Click for details

Horace Hinsdale, NYC, "Kings" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3756f   $58.00


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Born in 1782, Horace Seymour Hinsdale enjoyed a long working career in New York City, spanning nearly all of the first half of the 19th century.

Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.

The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Cupid" George Shreve SF Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
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3754f   $90.00


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Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.

There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram... Click for details

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