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Boynton & Woodford, Boston, "Tipt" Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3792f   $34.00


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Slender, with an elongated handle, this coin silver cream ladle measures 6 1/2" overall and weighs .9 T. oz. It has an oval bowl that is 1 7/8" wide, 1 1/2" back to front, and 1/2" deep.

A "Tipt" pattern, it is stamped "Boynton & Woodford," for the Boston jeweler and "comb maker" with dates 1837-54.

There is a large script "S.A.B." monogram on the backside of the handle.

In very fine condition, it is stylistically appealing and remains a quality example of its form and period. Apart... Click for details

Two Alvin "Marie Antoinette" Sterling Silver Dinner Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3791f   $44.00


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Issued in 1910 (some sources indicate 1890) and not readily found, Alvin's "Marie Antoinette," bespeaks its French court inspired name in its design elements, which include garlands, wreaths, ribbons, and laurel leaves.

These two forks are dinner size at 7 1/2" long, and very heavy at 1.9 T. oz. each.

They are identical save that one is engraved "Mary" in script set sideways on the handle front, and the other "Winifred," likely presented to two sisters.

Neither one shows any sign that... Click for details

Whiting "Roses & Scrolls" aka "LaFrance" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3788f   $55.00


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This Whiting pattern introduced in 1890 is known by several names including singular and plural variations of "Rose & Scroll" as well as "LaFrance" and "LaFrancais."

This example is a 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle with a delicate leaf script "B" monogram set sideways on the handle front.

The 2" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" deep bowl has a scalloped edge, decorated shoulders, and embossed interior.

It is in flawless estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a fine... Click for details

Gorgeous Decorated Coin Silver Tablespoon by Edward Lownes of Phila.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20190223-10   $60.00


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Offered is a beautiful American coin silver table spoon in the fiddle pattern but decorated in a style recalling the late 18th Century by noted Philadelphia silversmith Edward Lownes (1792-1834), and bearing one of his maker's marks. This piece has a period engraved script monogram within a hand-engraved chain reserve with trailing decoration. This sort of decoration became much less common after about 1805, and would have cost more as more labor would be required. Please take a look at all... Click for details

Wallace "Sappho" Sterling Silver Tea or Dessert Fork Engraved "Carrie"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3786f   $46.00


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An elaborate leaf, bead, and stylized shell design, Wallace's "Sappho" bespeaks the artistry of the ancient poet from whom the pattern takes its name.

This 6 7/8" long, quite heavy at nearly 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert size fork may have been used as a youth piece, given the engaging inscription, which reads in fine script lettering, "To Carrie" on the front, and "From Mother Dec. 4th 98." on the reverse.

Given this line was first issued in 1895, this is an early piece in the history of the... Click for details

five Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2390   Sold


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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 6.19 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

Readers of our little web page know that we're obsessed with comparison shopping, but we were slightly shocked to find just one lone Chrysanthemum teaspoon (item 123611846786) had recently sold on the big bad auction site for 49 American moneys. Holy guacamole!

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William Faber & Sons Bright Cut Aesthetic Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3780f   $85.00


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A name of note among 19th century Philadelphia silver manufacturers, William Faber, later joined by his sons, produced items of high quality and lasting appeal.

This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.

It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders.

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Georg Jensen sterling candle holder 601A
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2389   (to order, send email)


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height 2 1/4; diameter of base 2 3/16 inches, weight 3.05 Troy ounces, base shows some evidence of a candle having been pushed down too hard (see third enlargement) but we may say that it's in fine condition when viewed from above!

Gorham LOTUS berry spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2388   Sold


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length 9 3/8 inches (3 1/8 inches across bowl) weight 2.85 Troy ounces, monogrammed "R" (script, reverse), fine condition, reasonably priced, gilt bowl, see third enlargement for marks.

Wendell "Ariel" Cherub Figure Sterling Silver Sauce or Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3776f   $85.00


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A rarely found, late 19th century design produced by the Chicago silver firm of Wendell Manufacturing Company, "Ariel" is a highly expressive pattern.

The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900, and somewhat akin to Gorham's 1888 "Versailles."

It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between... Click for details

Gorham Special Order Large "Kummel" Sterling Silver Liquor Tag
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3770f   $55.00


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This liquor tag was produced by Gorham in 1910, stamped on the reverse with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, a date symbol for the year, the word "Sterling," and the letters "TGR," indicating this is special order (or sample) item.

It is an unusual piece in several regards.

First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately... Click for details

Tiffany "Florentine" Sterling Silver "Baby" Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3768f   $42.00


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Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany's "Florentine" takes its name from the city whose identity is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, and its decorative elements mirror that style period.

The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.

In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some... Click for details

Arthur Stone sterling food pusher, cut out elephant
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2386   $95.00


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length 2 3/4 inches, weight .53 Troy oz., fine condition, craftsman George Erickson, monogrammed as shown.

Early American marrow spoon, Thomas Grant, Marblehead
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2385   $650.00


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Massachusetts circa 1790, length 6 1/8 inches, monogrammed MPH (?) in period script with flourishes, weight .42 oz Troy, excellent condition, please see third enlargement for mark.

Grant was a Colonel in the Revolutionary war, a shipowner, and a man of considerable wealth. His work is in the MFA and also at Old Deerfield.

American coin silver wine trolley, Francis W. Cooper, NY circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2384   $7,500.00


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retailed by Palmer and Newcomb, length overall 23 1/2 inches, each coaster eight inches in diameter, gross weight 47 Troy ounces, engraved with an old English "m" and the crest of the Muir family (please see fourth photo). Overall condition is superb, though we will mention that the wooden inserts are later made but period accurate replacements.

Known for his ecclesiastical silver, Cooper's work can be found in major museums, notably an enameled chalice and paten in Boston's Museum of... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Cupid" George Shreve SF Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3754f   $90.00


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Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.

There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram... Click for details

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