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Watson, Newell & Co. "Cherub" Winged Figure Sterling Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2768f   $85.00

Watson, Newell & Co.
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A 6 1/8" long, slightly under 1.0 T. oz., piece, this item dates from the late 19th century.

The pattern is "Cherub," by Watson, Newell & Co. It takes its name from the winged figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embraces rococo sensibilities.

The figure is portrayed in two versions through the pattern line, one with upward facing, and one with downward facing, wings. ... Click for details

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2767f   $245.00

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
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Identified as an "important manufacturer," in the benchmark "Jackson's Hallmarks," Henry Holland, of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, was located in London, England, in the mid 19th century.

This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.

It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner. It stands 2 1/8" tall, has a body that is 2 1/8" wide, a maximum span of 3 1/2" to the end of the handle, and the silver... Click for details

Schofield "Baltimore Rose" Original Sterling Silver Butter Pick
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2766f   $45.00

Schofield
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Marked with the Schofield Company three part emblem and the word "Sterling," this butter pick measures 4 13/16" long and weighs .4 T. oz.

The pattern is the fancy version of "Baltimore Rose," with a patterned rather than plain back. The design dates from 1905.

It is a fully original item, that is, not made up or customized.

It is without a monogram or removal (which would appear in the reserve area on the back) and in choice condition. The pattern detail remains well defined,... Click for details

Old Frank Smith "Federal Cotillion" Sterling Pierced Serving Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2764f   On Hold

Old Frank Smith
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A generously sized item measuring 8 3/16" long and weighing a exceptionally heavy 3.3 T. oz., this piece is likely a vegetable serving fork, although it may be a pierced salad fork. It has a three tine, pierced bowl with a markedly cupped heel.

The 1901 pattern is "Federal Cotillion" by Frank Smith. It is a handsome design reminiscent of an English "King," save the shell motifs of that pattern are replaced with acanthus leaves on this. It is nearly indistinguishable from Whiting's "King... Click for details

Serving plate by Dominick&Haff, NYC, circa 1920's
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5271   $225.00

Serving plate by Dominick&Haff, NYC, circa 1920's
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Scalloped edge, eight segments, applied decorative banding. Diameter 9-1/2". Height 1-1/8". Weight 11.1 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English P in the center of the bowl. On the bottom of the bowl is an inscription APRIL 9, 1931. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Bowl by Gorham, Chippendale pattern, 20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5270   $360.00

Bowl by Gorham, Chippendale pattern, 20th C.
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Decorative edge, sides divided into six segments. Diameter 9-1/2". Height 2-1/4". Weight 14.4 troy ounces. The script monogram in the center of the bowl is FCWS. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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11 Teaspoons by Forbes, NYC, retailed by Rockwell (9 sheaf of wheat)
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

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5269   $485.00

11 Teaspoons by Forbes, NYC, retailed by Rockwell (9 sheaf of wheat)
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Nine with very crisp sheaf-of-wheat motifs on handles and a shell on the back of the bowls, two spoons plain but with same monogram plus drops. Fiddle,tipt, rounded chamfered fins. Length of 9 sheaf-of wheat spoons is 5-7/8", of 2 plain spoons 6". Nine sheaf-of wheat spoons are marked with lion right and G in a circle (see McGrew p.30) The two plain spoons are marked with an eagle right and C in a circle (see McGrew p.86 and Hollan [eagle book] p.79). The weight is about 6 dwt.each. All eleven... Click for details

Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2763f   $55.00

Pair John Osborne, Dublin, Late 18th Century Sterling Teaspoons
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Measuring 5 1/4" long, and light at .7 T. oz. the pair, these matched spoons were likely intended more for coffee than tea.

They are a "Pointed Antique" design with engraved fronts, a slightly tipt backside, and exposed drops on the bowls. There are reserve areas that are without monograms or inscriptions.

Marks are a harp for Ireland, Hibernia for sterling silver, and a distinct, script "JO" for John Osborne, working in Dublin 1784-1809.

They are in good condition, noting some... Click for details

Whartenby, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Snuff Box, Mid 19th Century
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2762f   $225.00

Whartenby, Philadelphia, Coin Silver Snuff Box, Mid 19th Century
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The "T.W. & Co." mark stamped on the rim of this snuff box is attributed to Thomas Whartenby & Co., Philadelphia.

Catherine Hollan offers extensive biographical material about Whartenby in her comprehensive work "Philadelphia Silversmiths," recording that he was born in Delaware in 1788, apprenticed in Philadelphia in 1802-09, established in his own shop in 1811, and ended his working years as "T.Whartenby & Co.," 1847-52.

She notes that examples of his work are held by the Philadelphia... Click for details

Superb Gorham "Rosette" Large Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2761f   $225.00

Superb Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest patterns, dating from the 1860s, "Rosette" takes its name from the design element situated in the center of the handle. It also has an anthemion with scrolled supports located at the end of the lined-border handle, placing it clearly in the Greek Revival style.

Elegant in its simplicity, the pattern shows spectacularly so at the scale of this 12 1/2" long, heavy at 6.2 T. oz., soup ladle.

The bowl is large, 3 3/4" across and 1 1/2" deep. It has a central vee in... Click for details

Kirk "4101" Old Sterling Silver Open Salt & Pepper Shaker
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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2760f   $185.00

Kirk
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These two items, stamped "4101" on the bottoms, are the hollowware side of Kirk's "Calvert" and "Old Maryland Plain" flatware patterns.

According to the identifications offered in the "Encylopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," the style of the "S. Kirk & Son" mark, along with the word "Sterling," was used 1925-32, indicating these have considerable age.

The footed, open salt stands 1 13/16" tall on a base that is 1 3/4" in diameter, and has a top opening that measures 2 5/8" across.... Click for details

Two Joseph Seymour "Leaf" Coin Silver Tea Knives
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2759f   $85.00

Two Joseph Seymour
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Each of these two, flat handle, solid silver, tea or dessert knives measures 7 1/4" long, with the pair weighing just under 2.6 T. oz.

Made of coin silver and dating from about 1860, they are marked on the blades with a "bust" and "JS & Co" for Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.

These are a matched pair in all aspects, except for the inscriptions on them. One is engraved "Marion." in Old English lettering, while the other reads "Daniel" in script on one side, and "F.D.G." in a fancy... Click for details

Fancy Gorham Chased Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2758f   $795.00

Fancy Gorham Chased Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set
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Elaborate and highly detailed, this late 19th century set consists of a tea pot, creamer, and sugar.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the underside of each piece. The pot also includes the name of the retailer, "Starr and Marcus" of New York City. This was a firm which enjoyed a special marketing relationship with Gorham.

The marks tell a further story. The pot is imprinted with an "NTP," which suggests it may have been a... Click for details

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2757f   $55.00

Gorham Mid 20th Century Solid Sterling Silver Open Soap Dish
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Measuring 5 1/4" by 4" by 3/4" high and weighing 2.3 T. oz., this soap dish was made by Gorham in 1956 according to the date symbol imprinted on the underside.

Other marks include the company name and "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "60."

While fitting in the "mid century modern" period, and having the clean lines of that category, it is more truly Chippendale in style. It has a repeating rib design that appears beaded on the rim.

In excellent condition,... Click for details

Gorham "88" aka "Lily" Sterling Silver Table Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2755f   $80.00

Gorham
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An early Gorham pattern dating from 1870, "Lily" is often referred to as "88" because that number frequently appears on the backside of pieces.

The design actually portrays a lily of the valley, with strong Greek Revival elements. The raised pattern is set on an anthemion-shaped, curved, leaf, and there are rosettes set either side of the flower cluster.

This example is simply marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1870," and the name of the retailer,... Click for details

Tilden-Thurber Co. Heavy Sterling Silver Open Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2754f   $325.00

Tilden-Thurber Co. Heavy Sterling Silver Open Bowl
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A Providence, Rhode Island guild level retailer founded in the mid 19th century with principals related by marriage to the Gorham family, Tilden-Thurber Company was throughout its history a source of high quality silver offerings.

Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T. oz., open bowl. It is stamped on the underside "Tilden-Thurber," "Sterling," and "943," and likely dates from early in the 20th century.

It has a flat bottom, with an eight lobed wall,... Click for details

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