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Whiting LILY sterling flat butter spreaders, eight,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2358   $256.00


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length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight a hefty 7.10 ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

For those of you who wonder what that unusual symbol between the Whiting trademark and "sterling" might mean, we suspect that is a letter h inside a circle, meaning 'heavy,' since these weigh a bit more than the average Lily butter spreader.

And for those of you who favor comparison shopping, these can also be had on the big bad auction site at prices ranging from 40... Click for details

Six J.C. Moore "Patent 1847" Heavy Coin Silver Tea or Dessert Forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3638f   $275.00


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Recognized as the creative impulse who, with his son Edward, transformed Tiffany & Co. from a retailer to the major silver manufacturer that it became, New York City's John C. Moore was an established silversmith long before his association with Tiffany began.

He was in fact the second manufacturer, after Michael Gibney to patent a flatware design, with that on these six, matching, coin silver tea or dessert forks, dating to 1847 as indicated by the "Patent 1847" mark on the reverse. The... Click for details

Georg Jensen ACORN jelly spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2357   $45.00


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length just shy of 4 1/8 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.

Gordon & Co. Baltimore Bright Cut Sterling Silver Berry Shovel
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3636f   $80.00


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Measuring 8 3/4" long and weighing just over 2.0 T. oz., this piece is a berry scoop or shovel.

Marked "Berry & Co. Baltimore," for that city's firm with working dates 1880-94 according to Maryland Silver published by the Baltimore Museum of Art, and "Sterling," the pattern is a finely engraved flower and leaf design on the tipt back handle. This is interpreted in an Aesthetic manner, set against a satin matte finish.

The engraving repeats in an enlarged representation in the... Click for details

J.H. Hart, Brooklyn, Bright Cut Sterling Silver Sugar or Olive Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3631f   $38.00


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Measuring 4 1/2" long and weighing .7 T. oz., this pair of sugar tongs are marked "Sterling" and "J.H. Hart," for the Brooklyn, New York retailer with dates 1857-c. 1910.

This piece is a small silver jewel in that its major feature, namely the bright cut Aesthetic period engraving on each arm, that includes a lily of the valley flower, is exquisitely executed in a technique that shows diamond cutting at its finest. The surfaces virtually glisten, all the more so for being set against a satin... Click for details

Bigelow Bros. & Kennard "Buckle" Large Serling Silver Pie Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3630f   $165.00


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A very lengthy 10 7/8" overall, with a triangular blade that measures 5" by 3" at the widest, and weighing 3.1 T. oz., this pie or pastry server dates to the third quarter of the 19th century.

It is marked "Bigelow.Bros & Kennard" for the major Boston firm that operated under several name variations, and "925" in an oval for sterling silver.

The handle is an "Old English" pattern with a "Tipt" backside. The front is engraved in a design that is identified as either "Buckle" or "Garter,"... Click for details

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Judaica, English sterling Kiddush cup, Birmingham 1926, maker J.C Ltd
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2355   $350.00


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with embossed Biblical scene of Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac, complete with the Angel of the Lord imploring him “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God...", height five; diameter 2.5 inches, weight 2.49 Troy ounces, Hebrew description of the scene as shown in third enlargement (the first word is "Avraham," and you're on your own for the rest).

We must make an apology for the condition, as it would appear that a small hole has been... Click for details

Old Newbury Crafters sterling napkin rings, set of six
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2354   Sold


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in original felt holders, excellent untouched condition, no monogram, 2 3/4 X 7/8 inches, the surface artfully finished with with broad planish marks (please see third enlargement), delightfully heavy in the hand @10.51 Troy ounces the set.

These bear the craftsman's mark of Reynolds F. Senior, son of ONC's founder Elmer Senior. A splendid gift for the North Shore bride.

Tiffany & Co. Early 20th Century Footed Sterling Silver Master Salt
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3629f   $65.00


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Stamped with the pattern number "17070," which was put into production in 1911, this piece is also marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," order number "1393," "Sterling," "925-1000," and "m" (used 1907-47).

Solid silver, it is a 2" high, 2 1/2" top diameter, 1.9 T. oz., master salt dip that sits on a rimmed pedestal base 1 1/2" across.

It is round and smooth walled with a triple lined border around the outside top, and has never been monogrammed or inscribed. The interior retains traces of an... Click for details

Arthur Stone pierced and chased small pie server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2353   Inquire for Price


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craftsman Charles W. Brown, length 8 3/8 inches, weight 1.65 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.

Chickering shows a fish knife in a similar pattern with notes that Stone was heavily influenced by Dresser's "The Art of Decorative Design (pl. XXVI)", which we have reproduced here in enlargement number five.

Maryland coin silver preserve spoon, P.B. Sadtler & Sons,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2352   $55.00


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Baltimore circa 1850. Length 9 1/8 inches, weight 1.71 Troy ounces, attractive floral engraving, monogrammed "Clintonia."

We've checked the big bad auction site, and can't find anything similar there for under one hundred mighty dollars, so if you're a reseller, there's a good chance that you'll be able to make enough on this to buy a minor league sports team, or at the very least a small yacht.

8 Durgin STRAWBERRY strawberry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2351   Sold


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length 4 3/4 inches, weight .34 oz. Troy each, excellent original condition, monogrammed as shown, retailed by Boston's own Shreve Crump & Low.

You'd be hard pressed to find better examples than these.

William Venning silver tablespoon, New Brunswick circa 1840
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2349   Sold


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with squared chamfered shoulders and oval drop, length 8 1/2 inches, weight 1.93 Troy ounces, some light and faded scratches in bowl but fine overall condition, monogrammed as shown, fully marked.

6 Theodore Evans "French Thread" Coin Silver Coffee Spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3620f   $90.00


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Each measuring 4 9/16" long, with the set weighing 2.4 T. oz., these six, matching, coffee spoons trace to the mid 19th century.

They are stamped "T[heodore] Evans & Co.," for the New York City and Newark, New Jersey firm with dates 1855-65.

The pattern on these is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" aka "Plain Thread" and they are monogrammed "Hofman." in script lettering set sideways on the handles.

In excellent condition, free of polishing wear, they retain well-shaped, pointed... Click for details

John Cook "Anthemion" coin silver teaspoons, 12
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2348   $150.00


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length 6 inches, total Troy weight 9.1 ounces, marked and monogrammed as shown in enlargements, excellent condition. We also have dinner forks available, length 7 7/8 inches, weight 1.75 oz each.

To give these some historical perspective, consider that the high relief, elaborately detailed patterns such as New Art and Chrysanthemum didn't spring into existence out of nowhere. Early (1850-60's) die-struck designs such as this were the middle step between simple, swaged decoration and... Click for details

Wendt "Medallion" Sterling Silver 3 Piece Youth Set
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3617f   $195.00


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A complete youth grouping, consisting of a 6 3/4" long knife, 5 7/8" long fork, and 6 1/16" long spoon, 2.7 T. oz. combined weight, this set was made by New York City's John Wendt, and retailed by "Ball, Black & Co.," with whom Wendt was closely affiliated.

The pattern is "Medallion" dating from the 1860s, and features Wendt's young male figure on the fork and spoon, and his less commonly found female image on the knife.

The high relief portraiture remains crisp and sharply defined on all... Click for details

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