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Whiting "Reverse Twist" Sterling Silver Salad Servers
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1797f   On Hold

Whiting
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Several companies made twist patterns in the late 1890's. Whiting was among them and produced multiple variations, among which is the "Reverse Twist" design of this salad serving fork and spoon. The handles incorporate a large, block like form on the upper half of the handle, while the lower portion is a smaller, double twist.

These are large items, with the spoon measuring 9 1/2" long and weighing 2.8 T. oz., and the fork 9 5/8" long and weighing the same 2.8 T. oz., for a total of 5.6 T.... Click for details

18thC featheredged tsp by Samuel Drowne, Portsmouth,NH
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
106G   $100.00

18thC featheredged tsp by Samuel Drowne, Portsmouth,NH
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Oval-end handle, c1780 -- 13-lobe shell drop ob bowl back, reverse tipt, block mono P W on front; 4-7/8" long. Very light tipwear, otherwise condition is terrific, as are drop and mark (see pic).

Miniature Sterling Silver Picture Frame by Wallace
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cheshire Cat Gallery  
JHwalBowFram   Sold

Miniature Sterling Silver Picture Frame by Wallace
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A miniature Art Nouveau style sterling silver picture frame by Wallace Silversmiths. The back is dark blue velvet. Will stand in a horizontal or vertical position. In excellent condition, the frame measures 3" X 3.5", image area is 1.5" x 2.5"

Durgin Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1796f   $60.00

Durgin  Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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Made by Durgin, whose early bird encircled by stars mark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling" and the name of the retailer, "J.N. Baker," this 6 7/16" long, just under .6 T. oz., sterling silver sugar spoon has several unusual and quite engaging features.

It has a singularly shaped bowl that is pear shaped with notched shoulders and added scalloped detail on the tip. The bowl and flat handle are extensively engraved in an Aesthetic manner. The bowl features a butterfly... Click for details

3 Period Baltimore and Philadelphia Coin Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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1794df   $75.00

3 Period Baltimore and Philadelphia Coin Teaspoons
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This lot consists of three, coin silver teaspoons dating from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries. Two are are by Philadelphia's Joseph Lownes, 1758-1820.

One of the Lownes is 5 3/8" long, just under .5 T. oz., has a slight tip end on the reverse, an exposed drop, and a feathered script "EM" monogram. The condition is good. There is polishing wear and there are light surface scratches, but it retains a well-shaped bowl.

The second Lownes has a rounded handle, exposed drop, is 5... Click for details

7 Lancaster Pa "Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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1790df   $125.00

7 Lancaster Pa
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Dating c. 1865, these seven, coin silver, "Tipt End" teaspoons fall into two groups.

Three were made by Gorham, marked lion, anchor, G, and have feathered script "SC" monograms. They measure 6" long each, while the set weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz. They carry the retail name "Rhoads," for Charles G. Rhoads of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia.

The second set is also coin silver, and comprised of four spoons, 5 7/16" long, approximately 2.3 T. oz. collectively, with feathered script "SST"... Click for details

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James Brady Dublin 1826 Sterling Silver Mustard Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1789f   $40.00

James Brady Dublin 1826 Sterling Silver Mustard Spoon
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Fully marked as made by Dublin silversmith James Brady in 1826, this sterling silver mustard spoon (similar to a large American master salt spoon) measures 4 1/4" long and weighs just over .4 T. oz. The ovoid bowl is 1 1/8" wide, 7/8" back to front, and 1/4" deep.

It has a reverse tipt end and an exposed drop on the heel of the bowl, and is without a monogram or crest or removal of same.

The condition is very good. There is light polishing wear and there are surface scratches... Click for details

Mermod, Jaccard "St. Louis" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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1786f   $60.00

Mermod, Jaccard
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Portraying a bust on the handle and a mounted image for the French King and Roman Catholic Saint for whom the City of Saint Louis was named, this spoon was retailed by that city's premier jeweler, "Mermod-Jaccard & King Co." (1905 forward), as marked on the reverse, along with the word "Sterling."

This is a superbly crafted item. The imagery portrays a youthful king wearing a crown and with his shoulders draped in a clasped cloak. His look is wistful, suggesting his eyes are set on a... Click for details

Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Cream Ladle and Lemon Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1785f   $30.00

Durgin
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Old examples of "Fairfax" made by Durgin rather than Gorham, these pieces are marked "D" and "Sterling," and in the instance of the ladle "Pat'd." as well.

One is a lemon fork that measures 4 15/16" long and weighs approximately .6 T. oz. The second is a 5" long, .8 T. oz. cream ladle.

Neither piece has a monogram or removal, and both are in mint condition with brilliant, hand polished finishes.

International "Revere" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1784f   $38.00

International
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A highly decorative design that features scrolls and floral rosettes, International's "Revere" dates from 1897.

This example is a pair of sugar tongs that measure 4 1/2" long and weigh a relatively heavy .9 T. oz. They have especially appealing cupped and reticulated grips. There is a feathered script "MM - GT" monogram inscribed on the arch.

The condition is mint. They show no polishing wear, have a brilliant finish with a natural patina, and are free of bends, breaks, or repairs. ... Click for details

Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1779f   $32.00

Gorham
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At 4 3/8" long and weighing nearly .7 T. oz., this pair of sugar tongs are the smaller of two versions offered in Gorham's "Chantilly" line. They are also old, stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G, along with the word "Sterling." They carry the retail stamp "J.A. Merrill & Co.," "Portland, Me."

The grips are decoratively detailed and especially appealing.

The piece is in mint condition and without a monogram or removal. They are without wear or damage, and have a finely finished... Click for details

Old Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1777f   $75.00

Old Gorham Strasbourg Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
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Stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G emblem, and the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1897," this 7" long, 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle is an early example of "Strasbourg."

It has a lobed bowl with decorated shoulders. Later versions of this pattern have plain shoulders. The interior of the bowl also retains some of its original gold finish. There is a script, Art Nouveau style "H" monogram on the handle.

The condition is very good. There is no loss of pattern detail, and the finish is... Click for details

Serving spoon by J.S.Elliott, Pottsville, PA (NEW MARK)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
350   $77.00

Serving spoon by J.S.Elliott, Pottsville, PA (NEW MARK)
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, c1830 -- high pointed shoulders, drop on bowl back, feathered script mono E S N on front; 9" in length. Condition is mint, extended bowl tip unworn. Both maker's name and town in which he worked struck on back of handle (as shown). Can't find the mark in any of the usual and many of the unusual references.

a good pair of King's tablespoons, Eley Fearn and
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2176   Sold

a good pair of King's tablespoons, Eley Fearn and
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Chawner, London 1813, length 8 3/4 inches, weight 6.5 Troy ounces, of exceptional quality with a thread that extends onto the heel of the bowl (see third photo), crest and monogram as shown.

We think it probable that another cypher may have been removed before the current one was engraved, but as these things go it is subtle and will not be visible to the untrained eye. Minor problems aside, the condition is superb. This is a truly elegant pair of spoons.

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London "Kings" Heavy Sterling Silver Crested Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1772f   $90.00

London
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While essentially matching, employing the same "Kings" pattern and engraved with the same standing lion crest, these two sterling silver spoons show subtle variations and were produced by different makers.

They are both 5 5/8" long and heavy, with one weighing just under 1.2 T. oz. and the other just over 1.3 T. oz.

The hallmarks indicate the first spoon was made by Soloman Royes in 1821, while the second was was made by William Eaton in 1829, both of London. Clearly the later one was... Click for details

Chinese Export "Shell & Thread" Silver Mustard Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1771f   $85.00

Chinese Export
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This mustard spoon measures 3 5/8" long and weighs a relatively robust .6 T. oz. It is a Chinese export piece dating late 19th to early 20th centuries, with four pseudo hallmarks somewhat clumsily imitative of English counterparts. The maker is not identified. As a category, Export silver was made in silver, but to varying standards, so that detail is also unknown.

The design is a "Shell and Thread" with a double lined border. It repeats on the backside of the handle, and has a shell... Click for details

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