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Krider Large Engraved Coin Silver Mid 19th C. Shell Bowl Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3404f   $70.00


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Dating from the 1850s, and measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing approximately 1.9 T. oz., this coin silver berry or other serving spoon is stamped "P.L.K." for the Philadelphia silversmith Peter L. Krider.

Relatively plain in design, it nonetheless bespeaks its origins.

The "Reverse Tipt" handle is extensively engraved on the front in a design that is evocative of Philadelphia work of the period. It incorporates leafy elements, wriggle work, bright cutting, and fine line hatching that... Click for details

Six Large Victorian Sterling Band Nut Picks with Bone Handles
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3403dd   $52.00


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Based on the design, especially the pattern on the 3/4" sterling (so marked) handle bands or ferrules, these six, matching nut picks are late 19th century items.

They are large at 5 7/8" and in New England especially, would have doubled, or even primarily served, as lobster picks.

They have smooth, polished, likely bone, off white colored handles and elongated silver-plated blades.

In immaculate condition, they are all but unused. There is no loss of plating on the picks, the bands... Click for details

Towle OLD COLONIAL almond spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2297   $35.00


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length 5 1/2 inches, weight .89 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.

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Jones, Shreve & Brown "Olive" Rare Sterling Silver Fish Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3401f   $46.00


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While "Olive" was perhaps the most popular pattern produced during the mid 19th century, and made by numerous manufacturers, with many examples consequently yet extant, this particular item is unusual.

It is a 7 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., flat, solid silver, knife.

About the size of a master butter, it has a long, slender blade that comes to a point and is likely an early for its form, individual fish knife, and thus a scarce find for the period.

The pattern is double die struck, meaning... Click for details

Shreve Crump & Low Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Footed Pitcher
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3400f   $185.00


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Stamped with the word "Sterling," model number "145," and the name "Shreve Cump & Low Co.," for Boston's premier jeweler, this pitcher stands 4 1/2" to the rim, 5 5/8" to the highest point on the top of the handle, sits on a square base that is 2 5/8" on a side, and weighs a relatively heavy 5.8 T. oz.

It is also engraved "B" over "R + E" over "1916," in block lettering as was typically used on Arts & Crafts items. Indeed it appears to be hand fashioned, and there were numbers of skilled... Click for details

Webster Co. Danish Modern Sterling Silver Open Oval Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3398f   $90.00


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This 6 5/8" long by 3 5/8" wide, by 3/4" high to the rim, and 1" to the tallest point, relatively weighty 3.2 T. oz., dish falls within two design categories.

The first is "Danish Modern," taking its inspiration from the style popularized early in the 20th century by Georg Jensen. It also embodies the clean, sleek, look of the "Mid Century Modern" mode, which actually dovetails with the Danish aesthetic.

It was made by the Webster Company, whose "CW with an arrow" emblem is stamped on... Click for details

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Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" All Sterling Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3396f   $185.00


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A substantial piece, this pie or pastry server measures 8 3/4" long and is weighty at 3.15 T. oz. It has a solid silver, beveled edge, 4" by 2 7/8" at the widest, blade with rounded and notched shoulders and slightly beveled edges.

The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features an image of a Florentine style, north wind looking, bearded figure on the end of the handle and the backside heel of the bowl.

This example, retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as... Click for details

J.E. Merriman, NYC & Memphis, Coin Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3395f   $32.00


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Operating for a short time in New York City, 1837-40, James Edward Merriman, spent the majority of his working years, 1841-65, in Memphis, Tennessee.

The specific mark on this 7 1/4" long, 1.1 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt," coin silver, place spoon, "J.E. Merriman/123 Pearl St.," traces to his New York period. It is accompanied by a "leopard head, bust, star, leopard head" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his volume on manufacturers' marks attributes to an unknown New York City source. ... Click for details

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Coin Silver Spoon, George Franciscus c.1819-40
Silver : Coin Silver

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20180121-07   $27.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver teaspoon by noted silversmith George Franciscus, who began his career in Baltimore around 1800, but who moved to Lancaster by about 1819, working there for the rest of his career, until about 1840. This piece can be confidently ascribed to Franciscus' Lancaster period, both by style and by the fact that it came with a number of other pieces from the local Lancaster area. This bears a rubbed but legible maker's mark and a period engraved script monogram. ... Click for details

Canadian Silver Salt Spn, William Venning of St. John, New Brunswick
Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180121-01   $22.50


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Offered is a nice Canadian coin silver master salt spoon by William Norris Venning (b. 1795 in England, d. 1877 in New Brunswick), circa 1840. Venning worked circa 1819-71, so this salt spoon could a few years earlier or later than 1840. This piece measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 10 grams. It has an engraved period script monogram and a legible maker's mark. Condition is good overall, with some modest signs of use but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in... Click for details

Tiffany RENAISSANCE individual salt spoons, pair of
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2295   $125.00


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length 2 1/4 inches, weight .27 oz Troy, one has slight blemishes to gilt bowl as shown but overall condition may only be described as exemplary, no monogram.

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Franklin Porter shot glass & cocktail strainer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2294   $250.00


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height 1 7/8 and 2 1/4 inches respectively; gross Troy weight 5.1 ounces, no monogram, excellent condition although the ebony (or teak?) handle is a bit wobbly in place.

Porter was a highly talented silversmith, but his work is inconsistent and sometimes sloppy. These items showcase his skills at their best. The solder joints are subtle and superbly executed, the hammering is uniform and attractive, the piercings are symmetrical.

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Carrington & Co. Large Sterling Anointing aka Coronation Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3388f   $135.00


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This piece is about as large an example of the form as was made. It measures 9 1/2" long and weighs approximately 2.6 T. oz.

It is a replica of an anointing spoon, also identified as a coronation spoon. These largely English items have a history that traces back to the late 19th century, with early ones like this, date mark 1904-05, generally the best crafted examples.

Indeed, this is hallmarked for the London firm of Carrington & Co. (John Bodman Carrington), which Jackson's... Click for details

Gorham "Old English" aka "Seal Top" Large Coin Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3386f   $265.00


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Although commonly referred to as "Old English," this pattern is identified in the Gorham archives as "Old English." It follows after an early English pattern that is characterized by a flat disk that surmounts the end of the faceted shank. The disk has a knurled edge, and in this case is engraved with an "E.N.T." monogram.

Almost never marked, it frequently goes unrecognized for what it is, namely coin silver produced by the above maker. Wood & Hughes made a nearly identical pattern with... Click for details

Transitional Fiddle Spoon by Joseph Shoemaker of Philadelphia c1805-15
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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20180115-01   $17.50


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Offered is a nice early American coin silver teaspoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Shoemaker, circa 1805-15. This piece has a good period engraved script monogram and a clear maker's mark. This teaspoon measures about 6 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is fair at best, with some dents to the bowl and a slight twist to the handle, but with no splits or repairs. All in all a good example of a short-lived style in Philadelphia coin silver!

Knowles "Apollo" Sterling Silver Horseradish aka Honey Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3382f   $46.00


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Lengthy items, intended to reach deep into a tall jar, horseradish spoons (sometimes identified as honey spoons) have paddle-like bowls, all of which describes this 6 1/4" long, .6 T. oz., example made by Knowles.

The pattern is "Apollo," which is a scroll, bead, and rose design that is very much in keeping with its late Victorian period (1892 issue date).

The cupped server on this is 1 3/4" long by 3/4" at the widest, and has a satin matte finish.

Never monogrammed, it is in... Click for details

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