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Joseph Seymour Figural "Prairie Flower" Coin Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2368f   $45.00

Joseph Seymour Figural
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A rarely found figural pattern much in the manner of "Medallion," "Prairie Flower was produced c. 1865 by Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.

A classical looking figure surrounded by drapery and ivy detailing surmounts the handle tip while the center of the handle portrays a bellflower and additional ivy leaves.

This example is a 6" long, .8 T. oz., sugar spoon. The bowl is large, 2" by 1 1/2", and is uniquely shaped. It is something of an embossed double scallop form.

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Gorham Number "5225" Sterling Silver Mug, Dated 1897
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2365f   $110.00

Gorham Number
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This moderately large mug stands 2 5/8" high to the rim, is 2 3/4" in diameter, has a maximum span of 3 3/4" to the farthest edge of the handle, and weighs just under 3.6 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem appears on the underside, along with the word "Sterling" and the model number "5225."

It has plain walls with a 1" tall, embossed leafy design along the lower edge. This is slightly bulbous and and indented creating a rimmed like base.

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6 Early, Matched Gorham & Webster Reverse Tipt Coin Place Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2360f   $195.00

6 Early, Matched Gorham & Webster Reverse Tipt Coin Place Spoons
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Dating to some of the earliest years of the Gorham establishment, these six spoons are marked "Gorham & Webster," a partnership that dated 1831-37.

Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In its time, when large scale was favored, it was likely a standard place piece.

They have a substantial feel, although each one is marginally less than 1.0 T. oz., with the... Click for details

Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2352f   $225.00

Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
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Stamped with the model number "3315" along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and date symbol for 1890, this sugar and creamer are breakfast or tete-a-tete size. The sugar stands 4" high to the top of the swing handle, and rises 2" from the 2" diameter rim base to the edge of the rim which is 3 3/4" across. It weighs approximately 3.4 T. oz.

The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.

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Mint Wallace Art Nouveau "Violet" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2349f   $45.00

Mint Wallace Art Nouveau
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this preserve spoon was made by Wallace whose "RW&S with deer head" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The pattern is "Violet," one of several Art Nouveau floral designs Wallace produced early in the 20th century. It is an expressive, true to life portraiture, with the design carrying into the matte finish, gold washed bowl.

There is a script "MKW" monogram.

It is in impeccable condition. There is no evident wear... Click for details

Choice Wallace "Eton" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2344f   $75.00

Choice Wallace
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Iris was a popular subject in Art Nouveau design around the turn of the 20th century, with numerous silver manufacturers producing interpretations of this theme. Wallace's iris offering is named "Eton" and it stands tall within the cohort of such patterns.

This example is a 7" long, exceptionally heavy at 3.0 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle front features an opulent array of high relief iris blossoms that appear to be in motion. The backside of the handle is much less detailed and... Click for details

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Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2343f   $45.00

Randahl Arts & Crafts Sterling Ladle 189 with Applied Floral Design
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Dating from c. 1930 and echoing (or perhaps seeking to compete with) the Danish Modern look of Georg Jensen, this 5 3/4" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., ladle was made by Chicago's J.O. Randahl, whose name appears on the backside. Other marks are "Hand Wrought," "Sterling," and the number "189."

The handle has an irregularly shaped margin on the terminus. This frames a three dimensional, decorative floral (perhaps fuchsia) element. The plainness of the lower portion of the handle is broken by... Click for details

Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pierced Bowl Ice Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2337f   $245.00

Durgin
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"Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, and in this instance a feathered script "R.S.G." monogram.

The piece is a 9" long ice spoon. It is an extra heavy version weighing 4.4 T. oz., and was retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," whose name is stamped on the backside. Other marks are the Durgin "D" and the word "Sterling."

The elegant bowl has scalloped edges, a pierced interior, and is... Click for details

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5175   $200.00

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
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Silversmith L. Downturned handle, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 9-3/8"; width 2-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is a script KC. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5175   $200.00

Serving spoon by Arthur Stone
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Silversmith L. Downturned handle, pointed end, tipt on back. Length 9-3/8"; width 2-1/2". Weight 3-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is a script KC. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tea caddy spoon by Arthur Stone, pineapple piercing and engraving
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5174   $150.00

Tea caddy spoon by Arthur Stone, pineapple piercing and engraving
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by silversmith W. Handle has pierced and engraved pineapple. Length 4-3/8". Weight 14 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

"Chicago Fire 1871" Sterling Citrus Spoon with Provenance
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2334f   $125.00


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This sterling silver souvenir spoon is replete with provenance. It was made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside. The theme is the "Chicago Fire" of 1871, and appropriately enough the retailer was Chicago's "C.D. Peacock" whose name appears alongside the manufacturer's mark and the words "Pat'd. '91."

It is inscribed on the reverse "Jerome Orrell Eddy," "May 12/91," whose birthday was this date. An accomplished man in his own right,... Click for details

19th Century Wongshing, Canton, China, Export Sterling Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2327f   $65.00

19th Century Wongshing, Canton, China, Export Sterling Spoon
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This spoon measures an unusual 7 7/8" long and weighs a substantial 2.1 T. oz.

A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to one source, and 1820-60 by another source. Silver standards vary for Export silver, but it broadly conforms to sterling.

Export is also largely imitative of English silver, and that is true for this which is Georgian in manner, with a down-turned, reverse tipt... Click for details

J.F. Fradley & Co. Large, Sterling Silver Page Turner
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2323f   $95.00

J.F. Fradley & Co. Large, Sterling Silver Page Turner
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Stamped with the cross emblem of J.F. Fradley & Co., along with the word "Sterling" and the number "1815," this solid silver page turner, aka paper cutter, measures a lengthy 12" and weighs 2.5 T. oz.

It has a flat surface, with slightly beveled edges, and rounded ends that taper from 1 1/4" across at the wide end to 1/2" at the narrow end.

Otherwise plain, it has a flourishing, Art Nouveau style "JA" monogram." The style of this suggests a date circa 1900.

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Reed & Barton "La Parisienne" Sterling Pickle Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2320f   $46.00

Reed & Barton
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A multi-motif floral design, Reed & Barton's "La Parisienne" represents the epitome of Art Nouveau design.

This 5 7/8" long, relatively weighty at nearly .8 T. oz., pickle fork portrays a pond lily accompanied with stylized, sinuous leaves encircling both sides of the handle.

The tines on this are finished in a bright gold wash. This piece is to be distinguished from a cocktail fork, which is shorter and has stubbier tines.

It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram... Click for details

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2316f   $250.00

Eight Matching c. 1865 Boston Sterling Place Forks
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Marked "Sterling," these eight forks retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) are transition pieces between the coin and sterling silver standards. Each one measures 7 3/16" long, while the group weighs 11.6 T. oz.

They have plain handles with rounded and upturned ends. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.

The are in very good estate condition. There is slight... Click for details

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