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Gorham Mid 20th Century "Greek Key" Open Sterling Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2021f   $345.00

Gorham Mid 20th Century
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Model number "1183" according to the stamp on the underside, this 9" wide, 2" high, 9.9 T. oz., bowl was made by Gorham whose name and lion, anchor, G mark also appears on the bottom along with the word "Sterling." Additionally it carries a date emblem for 1958.

The date is consistent with the style as this has the clean, unencumbered look characteristic of Mid Century Modern design. It has a plain, squared, turned rim. The innovative, and offsetting, aspect of the piece is the "Greek... Click for details

Gorham Classical Design 1869 Sterling Silver Bud Vase
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2019f   $125.00

Gorham Classical Design 1869 Sterling Silver Bud Vase
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Standing 4 7/8" tall and resting on a 2" diameter base, this bud vase was made by Gorham whose lion, anchor, G mark is stamped on the underside. Other marks include "Sterling," the model number "1095," and the date letter "B" for 1869. It weighs 2.1 T. oz.

It follows after classic urn or amphora design. It presents a lofty and elegant appearance, having a tapering broad base that is joined to the flared lower end of the vase itself. The two arms are cast and applied and feature a central... Click for details

N. Harding & Co. "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2018f   $38.00

N. Harding & Co.
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Newell Harding and his son by the same name were prominent Boston silversmiths and retailers who sources indicate also had a presence in Haverhill, Massachusetts, north of Boston in the industrialized Merrimack River Valley.

This 8 1/2" long, 1.4 T. oz. tablespoon (probably a place piece in its time) is marked "N. Harding & Co."

It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design dating c. 1840. Typical of the period, it is in atypically fine condition. It is perfectly shaped, with no tip wear, dents, burrs,... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Individual Sterling Salt Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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2017f   $18.00

Old Gorham
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This 2 3/4" long, sterling silver individual salt spoon is an original, old, factory produced item and not one of the innumerable reproductions that are readily available in the the marketplace.

The pattern is "Buttercup" by Gorham, whose lion, anchor, G mark appears on the otherwise plain backside, along with the word "Sterling." There is an Old English "W" monogram on the front.

It is in excellent condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined and free of polishing wear. It retains... Click for details

Unusual Watson "Mississippi" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2016f   $45.00

Unusual Watson
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Made by Watson, whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appears on the backside, this spoon measures 5 13/16" long and is weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz.

A "Mississippi" souvenir piece, it is replete with iconography. Images include an eagle with shield, "Jeff Davis/Old Home," the "State Capitol," "Shirley House," and the "Surrender Monument," and corn stalks.

It also has an unusual bowl surface. In addition to a gold wash surface front and back, it shows a colored portraiture of... Click for details

Gorham "Patrician" Art Nouveau Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2015f   $55.00

Gorham
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A bit longer than a teaspoon at 6 1/8" and heavy at approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a youth spoon. Having an oversize bowl, this form is also sometimes identified as a pap spoon.

The pattern is Gorham's Art Nouveau "Patrician," a kindred design with "Poppy." It is marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Patent 1902."

It is in choice condition and without a monogram or monogram removal. The design detail remains crisp and well-defined. The bowl is perfectly shaped, and free... Click for details

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Old Gorham "Versailles" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2014f   $70.00

Old Gorham
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Perhaps the least common of condiment servers (a category which includes mustard ladles and horseradish spoons), chow chow aka picalilli spoons characteristically have narrow, deep bowls, and often relatively long handles.

This example is in Gorham's "Versailles." It measures 5 3/4" long and is heavy at nearly 1.0 T. oz. The bowl is 2" long by 1" at the widest and 1/2" at the deepest. It has a satin matte finish on the interior and retains a portion of an original gold wash.

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Pair Dominick & Haff "Rococo" Sterling Egg Spoons
Silver : Sterling

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2012mt   $32.00

Pair Dominick & Haff
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Measuring 4 1/4" long each, and weighing just over .6 T. oz. the pair, these two, matching egg spoons were made by Dominick & Haff.

The pattern is "Rococo" dating from 1888. It has a high relief, floral design on the front sides of the handles, and a lined, leafy border on the backsides, along with Old English "M.S." monograms. The ovoid bowls have deep, matte finish gold washes on both sides, and slightly flanged edges. The pattern is repeated in the heels.

The condition is mint. ... Click for details

Watson "Gemini" Zodiac Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2011f   $35.00

Watson
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The early 20th century witnessed a burst of interest in zodiac signs among silver manufacturers. Gorham is the firm that seemed to have capitalized most fully in this trend, but other producers offered entries as well.

Watson was among them and this 5 7/8" long, just under 1.0 T. oz. teaspoon is an example of that company's output.

The sign is "Gemini," as identified in the upper right hand edge of the front. The twins are portrayed as a pair of cherubs, one standing and one sitting in... Click for details

Gorham "Olive" Mid 19th Century Coin Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2009f   $60.00

Gorham
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A standard pattern with slight variations from maker to maker, "Olive" was a stand out design in the mid 19th century. Gorham produced its own variant in 1865 and took it further afield from than other makers of the period. It is built around a central, double lined, oval, engraved "Nellie" in this case, with leafy elements top and bottom of this, and a beaded drop at the very bottom.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, relatively heavy 1.5 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle. It is stamped with the... Click for details

Albert Coles "Dolphin" Figure Coin Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2008mt   $575.00

Albert Coles
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Produced in the mid 19th century and stamped on the blade with Albert Coles' (New York City) three part pseudo hallmark, this all coin silver fish slice measures 12" long and weighs 4.0 T. oz. The weight includes the fill in the hollow handle.

The elaborate "dolphin-like fish with scales" pattern on the handle is one identified with Coles. A pair of animals entwine with one another, with a smaller fish placed between the larger two's tails.

The handle was paired with a variety of... Click for details

WM. A. ROGERS A1 PLUS Silverplate Pie Server-VTG.
Silver : Plate

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1242926   $20.00

WM. A. ROGERS A1 PLUS Silverplate Pie Server-VTG.
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WM. A. ROGERS A1 PLUS SILVERPLATE PIERCED CAKE/PIE SERVER---ONEIDA LTD. 1900-1940. Needs polishing. Very good condition. Please see the enlargement photo.

President Spoon Set- Adams , Jefferson, Washington
Souvenirs : Spoons

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1242919   $15.00

President  Spoon Set- Adams , Jefferson, Washington
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Vintage Spoon Set - Adams , Jefferson , and Washington. This is a set of 3 presidential spoons-- MOUNT VERNON IS DEPICTED IN THE INSIDE BIG PART OF SPOON and GEORGE WASHINGTON IS ON THE TOP HANDLE OF THE SPOON. JOHN MARSHALL IS DEPICTED IN THE BIG PART OF SPOON and JOHN ADAMS IS ON TOP HANDLE. Adams spoon featuring a picture on the bowl of "JOHN MARSHALL APPOINTED CHIEF JUSTICE". THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE,1803, IS DEPICTED IN THE BIG PART OF THE SPOON and THOMAS JEFFERSON IS ON THE... Click for details

Towle "Arlington" Solid Sterling Large Cheese Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2007mt   $100.00

Towle
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A fully original item, not made up or adapted from another piece, this large, 8 1/4" long, heavy, approximately 2.0 T. oz., cheese scoop was made by Towle as identified on the reverse. Other marks include "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, "L.L. Mason."

Dating from 1884, Arlington is a dense, multi-motif, repousse style, floral design with a plain backside, which in this instance is free of a monogram or removal. It is highly detailed and intricately wrought. It shows particularly... Click for details

Gorham "New Queens" Large Sterling Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2006f   $110.00

Gorham
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This sterling silver cold meat fork is about as large as such pieces get, measuring 8 5/8" long and weighing a very heavy 2.4 T. oz. The pattern is one of several kings and queens iterations that Gorham evolved over a span of about fifty years.

Each of these designs seemed to become more detailed, and that is the case with this late, 1899, expression. It incorporates the requisite shell and acanthus leaf elements characteristic of the queens motif in a variety of ways on both sides of the... Click for details

Steward, Stevens & Dewey, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2005f   $35.00

Steward, Stevens & Dewey, NY, Coin Silver Cream Ladle
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Measuring 6" long and weighing .6 T. oz., this c. 1840 coin silver cream or sauce ladle is stamped "Steward, Stevens & Dewey" which was a firm located in Cambridge, New York.

It is a clean example in very fine condition. It has a tipt end handle, plain back, and high, rounded shoulders off the bowl. There is a fancy script "M.J. Hatch" with feathered detailing above the name.

Apart from a nearly imperceptible bit of pinprick dimpling in the otherwise perfectly formed bowl, there is no... Click for details

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