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Old Dominick & Haff "Louis XIV" Sterling Jelly Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1856f   $90.00

Old Dominick & Haff
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Dominick & Haff produced two patterns under the name "Louis XIV," the one preceding the other by 25 years. This item is the earlier iteration, dating from 1888, and commonly referred to as "Old Style." The design is rococo, incorporating scrolling, acanthus leaves, florets, and a cluster leaves and small berries.

It is a 7 7/8" long jelly knife or server. D&H tended toward weighty pieces, and that is decidedly the case with this which tops out at nearly 2.4 T. oz. This extravagant use of... Click for details

Watson "Indian" Heavy Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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1855f   $90.00

Watson
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Measuring 5 1/4" long and weighty at just over .9 T. oz., this souvenir spoon was made by the Mechanics division of Watson. The company's pennant emblem appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

The handle portrays a full-sized, standing American indian holding a bow, while the reverse shows his shield. The detail is exceptional, exhibiting precise die work and articulate portraiture. Curiously the figure is resting atop a classical, pedimented column wrapped in oak leaves,... Click for details

Mint Wendt "Bird" Sterling Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1853f   $75.00

Mint Wendt
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Dating from 1872, John Wendt's "Bird" stands alongside Tiffany's "Audubon" and two designs both named "Japanese," one made respectively by Whiting and the other by Wood & Hughes. They all incorporate bird images that embrace the aesthetic sensibilities of the period. Wendt's imagery is particularly detailed and intricately rendered.

This example is an 8 5/8" long, approximately 1.5 T. oz., table or serving spoon in exceptionally fine condition. The imagery is sharp and crisp and free of... Click for details

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2188   $225.00

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
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engraved "R.P.L. Jr.," weight 2.98 Troy ounces, diameter 1 7/8; height 1 3/4 inches, excellent condition, finest quality.

A splendid addition to any table, though it would fit in especially well with Old Maryland, Engraved.

"Battle of Lookout Mountain" Civil War Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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1852f   $45.00


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This 5 5/8" long, weighty, 1.1 T. oz., sterling silver souvenir spoon portrays a number of images connected with the Civil War "Battle of Lookout Mountain."

The center of the handle features a number of soldiers climbing a hillside slope. The end of the handle shows a bust of "Joseph Hooker," the general in command of the operation. The lower portion of the handle reads, "Lookout Mt., Battle Above the Clouds, Nov. 24, 1863." The bowl shows a panorama of the mountain "from the Tennessee... Click for details

Newburgh, NY, Large Coin Silver Tongs
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1849pb   $65.00

Newburgh, NY, Large Coin Silver Tongs
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Citing Cutten, McGrew in his benchmark work on pseudo hallmarks, identifies the "eagle, arm and hammer, bust," mark as belonging to "one of eleven silversmith firms . . . operating in Newburgh, NY, after 1830." That attribution is consistent with the origin of this estate pair of 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., coin silver tongs. They have a family provenance that traces to that area and period.

They have matching, sculpted arms (each one hallmarked on the inside), scallop shell grips, and a flat... Click for details

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Christofle 19th c. Dinner Knife with Original Blade
Silver : Plate

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1847sh   $20

Christofle 19th c. Dinner Knife with Original Blade
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Continental flatware tends to be larger scaled than American and that is the case with this 10 3/8" long dinner knife made by France's Cristofle. The comparable American piece would be identified as a banquet knife.

It is a 19th century item in an unknown pattern. There is a handsome, period "LKB" monogram.

The blunt end, carbon steel blade is original and marked "Christofle a Paris." The ferrule on the silverplate handle is stamped "Cristofle."

The condition is good. The blade... Click for details

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1844f   $60.00

Whiting
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Whiting produced two versions of a sugar spoon in their popular "Lily of the Valley" line. Both had shell bowls, with one, as in this instance, was more stylized and decorative, while the other was more straightforward.

The piece measures 6" long and weighs just over .7 T. oz. There is a delicate, feathered script monogram engraved on the plain backside.

This is in pristine condition. The pattern is precisely rendered with every detail of the high relief blossoms, leaves, and lined... Click for details

4 Matched Albert Coles "Fleur de Lis" Coin Silver Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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1840f   $225

4 Matched Albert Coles
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Each of these four forks measures 7 3/8" long and is heavy, with the set weighing 6.2 T. oz. They date from the third quarter of the 19th century and all have a fancy, feathered script "ELH" monogram set sideways on the handle.

The pattern is "Fleur de Lis" by Albert Coles, whose three part pseudo hallmark is stamped on the backsides.

They are in excellent condition. The tines are all even, pointed, and straight. There is no obvious polishing wear, with the pattern detail and... Click for details

Massive Whiting "Twist" All Sterling Ice Cream Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1839f   $265.00

Massive Whiting
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One of several patterns that Whiting produced c. 1880 with a twisted handle, this example has a round twist lower section joined to a four sided diamond shaped end. It is referred to as "Square Twist" by some sources, while that name is reserved by other sources for another design.

The piece is an ice cream slice. By nature, these are large items, but this exceeds even what would be expected of the form. It measures 12 7/8" long and weighs a massive 6.0 T. oz.

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Jeffrey Brackett "Tipt" Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1838f   $60.00

Jeffrey Brackett
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Unusually proportioned, this elongated coin silver master butter knife measures a full 8" long overall and weighs a substantial 1.4 T. oz. The flat, blunt end blade comprises 3" of this length, while the slender handle with a rounded, tipt end, comprises 5". There is a stylish, well-formed, script "LB" engraved on the front of the gently arched handle.

The maker's stamp is "Jeffrey R. Brackett," along with the word "Boston." Brackett is well documented, identified as working as a... Click for details

Frank Smith OAK chipped beef fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2186   $95.00

Frank Smith OAK chipped beef fork
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Length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.18 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English).

One of Frank Smith's better designs, and one of Yours Truly's favorite patterns...

Covered vegetable dish by A.Stone Assoc's., c.1940
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5107   $965

Covered vegetable dish by A.Stone Assoc's., c.1940
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Square with rounded corners, ivory? finial on lid. Length and width 6-3/4". Height to finial 4". Height of base 1-1/2". Weight (all in) 21.65 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

6 Teaspoons by P.Fries, Phila, ,circa 1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5106   $180

6 Teaspoons by P.Fries, Phila, ,circa 1840's
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Downturned fiddle with elliptical foliate wreath-swaged design on handles. Incised drop. Length 6". Weight 5/8 troy ounce each. Mark condition is excellent. Overall condition is excellent except for dents in the bowls.

Serving spoon by Marshall Field, 1911
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5105   $145

Serving spoon by Marshall Field, 1911
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Hammered finish, including top of handle and both sides of bowl. V drop. Concave pointed handle end. Line engraving around the handle. Colonial. The monogram on the front of the handle is a large, elaborate L. On the back of the handle is 1886/1911 (silver anniversary). Also on the back of the handle is later engraving: NCM 12-25-96.

Salad serving set by Old Newbury Crafters
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5103   $250

Salad serving set by Old Newbury Crafters
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Downturned fiddle, rounded end. Fork has 3 tines, the outer ones shaped. Length 10-1/4". Total weight 5.6 troy ounces. The monogram on the top of the handle is an Old English F.

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