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Gorham "Palm Beach" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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A specialized line produced by Gorham for the Florida firm of "Greenleaf and Crosby," and dating c. 1900, "Palm Beach" was designed in its entirety to represent a palm tree.

The solid handle is contoured in the shape of a tree trunk, with the same textured surface as the actual thing. The top of the tree, with a spreading array of fronds, is imprinted on the backside of the bowl in a raised design.

The handle, fronds, and interior of the bowl are all finished in a gold wash, which in... Click for details

Blackinton "Little Miss Muffet" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3087f   On Hold

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Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing .8 T. oz., this four tine, sterling silver youth fork was made by Blackinton, whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.

The motif portrays "Little Miss Muffet" from the Mother Goose child's nursery rhyme. The figure is etched on the surface of the pointed end handle. She is holding a pie from which several blackbirds are peering out, while there are two other birds flying about her.

The lower portion of the handle reads... Click for details

12 Matching Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Lemonade or Iced Tea Straws
Silver : Sterling

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3086f   $150.00


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Each of these straws measures 8" long while the group weighs 4.0 T. oz.

They have heart, or spade, shaped stirring ends that are engraved in a leaf and scroll design and stamped "Sterling" on the backsides. The sipping ends have ball or sphere like attachments.

They are in excellent condition, free of bends, breaks, or splits, and have bright finishes. One has a pinprick dimple and that seems to be the only sign of use among the whole set.

Large, Open, "English Sterling" Footed Master Salt, Mid 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3085f   $100.00


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A generously proportioned piece, this open salt has a top diameter of 2 7/16", stands 1 5/8" tall, and weighs a robust 2.7 T. oz.

Exceptionally quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.

It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old... Click for details

Tiffany Applied "Daisy" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3084f   $245.00


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While a known Tiffany pattern, "Daisy" stands apart because it was not offered as a full line and information about its history and origins is scarce.

This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.

The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a... Click for details

Gorham "St. Cloud" 12 Matching Sterling Silver Fruit Spoons, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3083f   $425.00


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This full set of twelve identical spoons all measure 5 3/4" long and are relatively heavy, with the group weighing 11.0 T. oz., and have the same, Old English "M.F.P." monograms on the reverses.

They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.

They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.

The pattern is Gorham's "St.... Click for details

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Karl Leinonen water pitcher hand wrought sterling
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2244   $1,250.00


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height just shy of nine inches, length across handle to spout 8 1/4 inches, weight 24.2 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number four.

For those of you who don't know this maker, Leinonen was awarded all three membership levels by the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts (craftsman, 1902; Master Craftsman, 1904; Medalist, 1918) and had numerous exhibitions there. He was also benchmaster of the Artist's Handicraft Shop until 1932.

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM cracker scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2243   $475.00


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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.76 Troy ounces, very good overall condition (bowl retains some of the original gilding but is not blotchy), monogrammed "S.H.F." (obverse) and "'98" (reverse), retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 150531578507 on the Great Bay of eeeeehs.

Set 8 Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Cocktail Forks, Old, Matching
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3080f   $215.00


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Something over 100 years old, these oyster or seafood cocktail forks are stamped "S. Kirk & Son Co." and "925/1000" which was a mark used 1896-1914 (Rainwater, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers").

Each piece measures 5 3/8" long and has a script monogram that appears to be "GEHA" on an otherwise plain backside. They are relatively heavy, weighing 6.7 T. oz. the group.

All the pieces are in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having fine finishes. The tines... Click for details

Whiting "Pompadour" Sterling Silver Individual Asparagus Tongs, Old
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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As utilitarian as they are whimsical, individual asparagus tongs were high style place pieces introduced in the 19th, and carried over to the 20th, centuries.

This is an original, factory produced, 4 1/4" long, nearly .6 T. oz., example made by Whiting in the "Pompadour" pattern, which is essentially an embellished "Queens" design introduced in 1898.

The design appears on each of the two, upward sloping, arms joined by an arch. The pierced grips are rectangle and slightly curved inward,... Click for details

Gorham "Florentine" Renaissance Inspired Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3078f   $165.00


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Replete with imagery, "Florentine" is one of the most intricate designs Gorham produced in the early 20th century.

It features the figure of a bearded man at the handle terminus, a pedestal urn laden with fruit midway up the handle, and an array of other fruit and acanthus leaf elements overall.

This example is a 9" long, very heavy at 4.3 T. oz., berry spoon.

The bowl is large, 3 5/8" long by 2 7/8" at the widest, has decorated flange shoulders, and retains traces of an original... Click for details

Fine Pair of 1770s or 1780s Sugar Tongs by William Hollingshead, Phila
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

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20170416-02   Sold


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Offered is an excellent pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs by noted Philadelphia silversmith William Hollingshead (1728 - 1800), working in that town circa 1748 to 1787. A fair amount of important 18th Century American silver bears his mark. This pair of sugar tongs would date to the late 1770s or 1780s, and is in excellent condition, with no bends, dents, splits or repairs. It has a clear maker's mark inside the bow and a period set of engraved block initials on the outside of... Click for details

Excellent Pair of Kings Husk Pattern Dessert Forks by Benjamin Gurnee
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

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20170416-01   $85.00


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Offered is a lovely and well-made pair of American coin silver dessert or table forks in the King's Husk pattern by New York City silversmith Benjamin Gurnee, whose biographical information follows the description of these pieces. These forks are exceptionally heavy, measuring about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighing a total of 106 grams, or more than three troy ounces, for the pair. Each is engraved with a period script name of Flint for the original owner, and each bears Gurnee's mark and... Click for details

6 demitasse spoons by KALO, Chicago, c.1960's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5317   $300.00


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Rounded handle ends, upturned handles, hammered finish. Length 4-3/8". Weight of 6 = 2.6 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Grape shears, Amer.sterling handles with German steel blades, c.1900
Silver : Sterling

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5316   $90.00


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Handles marked STERLING and crown in shaped cartouche, Old English M in cartouche, and S in horizontal ellipse. Blades marked K.C SEELBACH CO GERMANY. Ornate with "duck bill" shaped steel blades. Length 6-1/2". No monogram (no place for one). Overall condition excellent, mark condition very good.

Four Gerrish "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Teaspoons, Engraved "Pote"
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Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oliver Gerrish established himself as an able silversmith and jeweler in not far distant in Portland, Maine.

These four, matching, generously sized, 6 1/8" long, 2.5 T. oz. the lot, teaspoons bear his mark and have a second provenance in the inscriptions on the backsides, which read, "J.S. Pote" in script.

They are in choice condition, showing no wear and having bright finishes. The pointed tip bowls remained well-shaped and are free of dents, burrs,... Click for details

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