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Pair of teaspoons by Stephen Emery, Boston, circa 1800
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Gebelein  
5414   $230.00


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Downturned handles, pointed end, bright cut, acanthus scroll on heel. Length 5-5/8". Weight .4 troy ounces each. The monogram is a script L C in a reserve.

6 Teaspoons by Samuel Minott, Boston, c.1780's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5413   $1,770.00


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Downturned handles, rounded end, bright cut, featheredge, drop, tipt on back. Length 5". Weight 1/2 troy ounce each. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tablespoon by Joseph Richardson, Jr.,Phila.,c.1785
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5411   $375.00


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But with mark of Joseph Richardson Sr. Downturned handle, rounded end, shell on heel, drop, tipt on back. Length 8-5/8". Weight 2 troy ounces. The monogram is a block E.H. on the top of the handle. Mark condition is excellent. Overall condition is also excellent, but I think it has ben buffed.

Tablespoon by Joseph Anthony Jr., Phila.,,c.1790's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5410   $325.00


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Downturned handle, rounded end, bright cut,drop,tipt on back. Length 9-1/8". Weight 2.1 troy ounces. The monogram is a script ATC(?). Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Tablespoon by Benjamin Burt, Boston, circa 1780
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5409   $525.00


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Downturned handle, featheredge, shell on heel of bowl, tipt on back, drop. Kane mark B. Length 8-7/8".Weight 1-3/4 troy ounces. Block ,monogram I"M on top. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Kirk KING tea knives, twelve,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2328   $525.00


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length 6 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 17.85 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed "m". These are delightfully heavy in the hand, and so thick that they're marked on the side (see fifth enlargement).

What could you do with them? Well, I for one would be ecstatic if served an appetizer of duck liver paté in a little ramekin with a very elegant silver knife. But then again, I'd probably also be pretty happy to see this even without one. For our purposes here, however, please choose... Click for details

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Bigelow, Kennard "Oval Thread" c. 1870 Sterling Silver Fish Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3532f  


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Relatively large at 11 1/8" long, and weighty at 3.6 T. oz., this fish slice traces to the transition period between coin and sterling silver. Marked "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm, "Sterling," and with an "E," which is probably a journeyman's mark, it dates about 1870.

The pattern is an "Oval Thread" with an Old English "C.E.P." monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.

The blade is atypical in that it is entirely flat whereas the usual fish slice has a... Click for details

Gorham "Fleury" Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3527f   $45.00


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Large at 7 7/8" long and weighty at 1.4 T. oz., this master butter knife is solid sterling silver.

The pattern is Gorham's "Fleury," which is a floral design very reminiscent of that company's "Buttercup," although the flowers in this instance appear to be wild rose, and in that regard, there is a close parallel with Watson's "Meadow Rose."

All these patterns date from the first decade of the 20th century and show the expressiveness of the Art Nouveau style that was popular in the period.... Click for details

John Polhamus ORIENTAL dessert spoons (2)
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2327   $120.00


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length 6 3/4 inches, weight 2.92 Troy ounces the pair, one has slight dents in bowl visible from reverse (see third image) but excellent overall condition, monogrammed "Calhoun."

Did these spoons belong to one of Vice President John Calhoun's children? We like to think yes, but don't ask me to prove it!

Six Matching Frank Smith "Martha Washington Star" Sterling Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3525f   $75.00


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Measuring 5 1/2" long, these spoons are 5 o'clock size, slightly smaller than a full size teaspoon.

Slender and delicate, with the six weighing 2.9 T. oz., the pattern is "Martha Washington Star" by Frank Smith, dating 1927.

A "Pointed Antique" design, the handle surfaces are gently rounded and have satin finishes that are bright cut in an abstract star burst or starfish motif.

Each piece is lightly engraved in a flowing script "MG" monogram that is an enhancement to the overall design.... Click for details

ANTIQUE IVY ENGRAVED serving spoons, pair of,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2326   $120.00


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length 8 5/8 inches, weight 3.9 Troy ounces, monogrammed "B", outstanding original condition, marked "Shreve Crump & Low" with 925 in oval. Though not a "first demand" pattern, the Antique Ivies were made by several manufacturers, and involved extensive skill and hand work to produce. Expensive when first sold, they are members of a dying breed, as most flatware of this quality has now been consigned to the melting pot. This handsome pair was given as a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift... Click for details

Watrous sterling tea ball number 16
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2325   $75.00


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pleasantly rotund and sturdy, this weighs just shy of one Troy ounce (.98) and is in excellent condition, with a fully functional hinge and a clasp which snaps shut properly.

Though it may only win second prize in a beauty contest, the price is attractive and we've certainly seen uglier ones.

For those of you who like comparison shopping, check item 192469545712 on the Bay of Eees, which weighed not even half as much and measured a mere inch an a quarter in diameter.

George C. Shreve, San Francisco, Late 19th C. Sterling Silver Mug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
3524f   $285.00


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In her Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, author Dorothy Rainwater notes of George C. Shreve & Company, the maker of this large, 3 3/16" high to the rim, 3 3/8" top diameter, 4.9 T. oz., mug, that "Until that 1880s the firm focused on retailing," but that "silversmithing began in 1883."

She also indicates that the "bee in a shield" emblem imprinted on the underside of this, along with the company name, "San Francisco," and "Sterling," was not used after 1894, all of which... Click for details

Henry Hebbard "Leaf" Heavy Coin Silver Dinner Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Old Friends  
3522f   $68.00


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This "leaf" design, often identified as "Josephine" because of Gorham's use of that name for its variant, was produced by several mid 19th makers with slight variation among them.

This example, a full size dinner fork measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing nearly 2.8 T. oz., was made by Henry Hebbard, as indicated by the "H.H. & Co. Patent 1855" stamped on the reverse, along with the retailer's name "Robert Rait," both mid 19th century New York City firms.

This is inscribed "M.Walker." set... Click for details

Oversized claw end coin silver tongs, George Bechtel,
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2325   $275.00


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Philadelphia circa 1867, length nine inches, weight 4.06 Troy ounces, excellent condition, with massive realistically cast claw ends; bright cut and engine turned decoration, monogrammed "m".

We've owned many similar tongs over the years, but these are distinguished by the cross hatched detail inside the grasping area, which is both pleasing to the eye and practical for levitating your ice cubes.

Knowles ROSE pie knife (with bugs)
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2324   $275.00


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length 9 1/8 inches, monogrammed "FLC" script reverse (see third photo), marked "sterling 11", an extremely slight wave to the blade mentioned as my esteemed colleague in Tennessee would say only for the sake of accuracy but fine overall condition and not one but two bugs crawling among those roses...

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