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Rare, Original Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Ideal Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2720f   $185.00

Rare, Original Towle
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A specialized form, "ideal" olive spoons have open bowls with double pronged tips, which is precisely the style of this long, 8 1/8", 1.0 T. oz., example in Towle's "Old Colonial."

It is a fully original item, not made up or adapted from another piece.

Marked in a way consistent with this line, namely "925/1000," the Towle lion emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1895," this also has a second patent date, "Oct. 27, 1903." This probably relates to the specialized bowl. Lastly, it is stamped with... Click for details

Earliest Mark Georg Jensen "41" Sterling Silver Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2719f   $135.00

Earliest Mark Georg Jensen
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Judging from the number of examples that are available, pattern number "41" was one of Georg Jensen's most popular designs. It has a curled handle with beaded detail, and a cut leaf shaped bowl.

Offered in a number of sizes, this example measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

It is a significant in that it carries Jensen's earliest, entwined J and G, mark placing it far closer to the hand of the master than most instances, many of which were made subsequent to Jensen's... Click for details

Alvin "Edward VII" Large & Heavy Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2718f   $135.00

Alvin
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A "noble" pattern both in theme and presentation, and not so readily found, Alvin's 1899 "Edward VII is nearly without peer in the realm of silver patterns. The design is singular. The only near match is Whiting's "Heraldic," while a weak equivalent is Baker-Manchester's "Spartan."

All three feature a knight's helmet at the handle end, which is also embellished with scrolling acanthus leaves. Alvin's is the most robust of the three iterations, as is evidenced by the scale of this serving... Click for details

Tiffany "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Salt Shaker No. 7287
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2717f   $140.00

Tiffany
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One of the most successful 19th century patterns produced by Tiffany, and still widely sought after today, "Chrysanthemum" was made in a wide array of hollowware matching the flatware.

This 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" base diameter, approximately 1.0 T. oz., shaker is just such an example.

It is stamped on the underside "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling-Silver," and with an "M" flanked by the model number "7287" and the order number "6460."

The sides are grooved, as is the screw fitted cap. The... Click for details

Original Whiting "Heraldic" Sterling Silver Butter Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2716f   $48.00

Original Whiting
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This 6 5/16" long, just under .8 T. oz. butter pick is a fully authentic, as produced by the manufacturer, and not made up from another item, as many examples of this form are.

The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves.

In this instance there is a script "LNP" monogram set in the shield shaped... Click for details

Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Stuffing Spn, 1816
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160501-02   $135.00

Georgian Scottish Sterling Silver Hourglass Pattern Stuffing Spn, 1816
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Offered is a very fine large Georgian sterling silver stuffing spoon or platter spoon made by Edinburgh silversmith William Marshall and hallmarked for 1816-17. Scottish silver platter spoons are harder to find than English examples, and this one is in good condition, with no splits or repairs. There is one very small and shallow dimple in the bowl, and one tiny scratch on the handle. This piece bears clear hallmarks and a well-struck maker's mark, and it is also engraved with a period script... Click for details

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Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Francis Clark with Rare Cincinnati City Mark
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160501-01   On Hold

Coin Silver Soup Ladle by Francis Clark with Rare Cincinnati City Mark
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Offered is a fine American coin silver soup ladle by little-known Cincinnati silversmith Francis Clark, working only from about 1846-50. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs about 156 grams. It features period engraving of "M. S. Smith" presumably for the original owner. The unusual thing about this piece is that it bears a well-struck city mark of CINCINNATI in addition to the maker's mark. Condition on this piece is good, with no dents, splits or repairs; however, the... Click for details

Watson "Cherub" Figural Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2714f   $30.00

Watson
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A 5 7/8" long, .8 T. oz., item, this teaspoon is engraved "March 18, 1898" on the handle reverse and with a delicate, fancy, feathered script "WMC" monogram on the front.

The pattern is Watson's "Cherub," which takes its name from the winged (upward tilting) figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embodies a rococo sensibility.

The piece is in excellent condition. ... Click for details

J.E. Caldwell "Kings" Sterling Silver Flat Bottom Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2713f   $95.00

J.E. Caldwell
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This 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., ladle is unusual in that the 2 1/4" round bowl has a flat bottom with nearly straight sidewalls, rather than the typical curved or inverted dome interior.

It is marked "J.E. Caldwell" for Philadelphia's carriage trade firm, along with the word "Sterling."

The pattern is a "Kings," "English Kings," in a form that was standard to Caldwell. It conforms to all the conventions of this British inspired design. It has a convex shell on the front and a... Click for details

Elegant Albert Coles Bright Cut Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2712f   On Hold

Elegant Albert Coles Bright Cut Coin Silver Gravy Ladle
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By the time this 7" long, relatively weighty at 1.8 T. oz., gravy ladle was manufactured c. 1865, by Albert Coles, the firm was long-established and had honed its capacities as a quality producer.

The refinement of the firm's output shows fully in this relatively simple, but exquisitely finished, item.

The handle is flat, with a graceful curve and essentially chiseled shape on its terminus and borders. The surface is finely engraved in bright cut and wriggle work featuring a dominant... Click for details

Original Reed & Barton "Les Cinq Fleurs" Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2711f   $365.00

Original Reed & Barton
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One of two floral patterns produced by Reed & Barton that became standard bearers for the company as well as early 20th century, Art Nouveau silver design in general, "Les Cinq Fleurs" is exuberantly expressive. The companion pattern is "Les Six Fleurs."

This piece is very large scale at 12" long overall, and for that reason showcases the intricacies of the design to their fullest. The flowers appear to be orchids and show as an open blossom on the end and midpoint of the handle front, and... Click for details

Hamilton & Diesinger Elaborate Victorian Sterling Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2710f   $52.00

Hamilton & Diesinger Elaborate Victorian Sterling Serving Fork
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A late 19th century Philadelphia partnership, with principals also connected with another Philadelphia firm, Davis & Galt, Hamilton & Diesinger produced numerous, apparently unnamed, flatware patterns.

The quality of the company's work is always to a high standard, and that is the case with this 8 1/8" long, good weight at 1.8 T. oz., serving fork. With four, slender tines, the outer two of which are splayed, it is probably a beef fork.

The pattern is rococo in style, and immensely... Click for details

6 Tablespoons by Deschamps, Phila., circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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5245   $290.00

6 Tablespoons by Deschamps, Phila., circa 1850
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Marked F.O.DESCHAMPS in a serrated rectangle. Also marked STANDARD in a rectangle. Fiddle, sharp fins, drop. Length 8-7/8", Weight 1. troy ounces each. The monogram is a script CED (not sure of the D). Overall and mark condition are near mint

Serving fork by Porter Blanchard
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5243   $165.00

Serving fork by Porter Blanchard
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Two splayed tines, Rounded end handle. Hammermarks visible. Length 10-1/2". Weight 2.9 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Pierced, engraved sauce ladle by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5236   $145.00

Pierced, engraved sauce ladle by Arthur Stone
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Pointed end handle. Length 5-1/2". Weight 14 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Sugar spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5237   $145.00

Sugar spoon by Arthur Stone
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The handle is a modified shield or spade shaped. Length 6-1/8". Weight 19 dwt. The monogram is an Old English B on the top of the handle.Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

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