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Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Fish Slice and Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1735f   $595

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts. This matched fish serving fork and spoon is an exceptionally fine example in the line and reflects the best of the burgeoning capacities of mid 19th century American silver manufacturing.

The fork measures 8 3/4" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while the slice measures 11 5/8" and weighs 3.3 T. oz. Both pieces are engraved "Ellen" in... Click for details

Gorham "Old Masters" Sterling Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1731f   $295

Gorham
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Dating from 1885, Gorham's "Old Masters" scarcely has any parallels in the realm of American sterling silver flatware. Each piece in the line, with some duplication, features a different, renowned figure from the realm of the classical arts. The handles are cast and individually designed with all aspects of the shank complimentary of the bust of whatever figure surmounts the end of that handle.

The figure in the instance of this 7 3/4" long, exceptional weight 2.2 T. oz., master butter... Click for details

Gorham "Cottage" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1728f   $32

Gorham
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One of Gorham's earliest and most enduring patterns, dating from 1861, "Cottage" takes its design inspiration from French antecedents. Otherwise relatively plain, it has a double lined border with scroll detailing midway up the handle and at the tip.

This example is a 5" long, quite heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., mustard ladle. It has a round, matte finish bowl that retains portions of its original gold wash. The front side of the handle has a large, Old English style "h" monogram. The... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Angelo" Unusual Small Sterling Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1727f   $95.00

Wood & Hughes
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, and weighing just over over .6 T. oz., this sterling silver ladle has a singular dimension and form 1 3/8" diameter by 3/8" deep, flat bottomed bowl with scalloped edges and a coffered wall.

The pattern is "Angelo" made by Wood & Hughes and stamped with that company's "WwH" plus the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1878." It is a Renaissance Revival design that incorporates a number of detail elements and a combination of bright and matte finishes. The bowl has a gold... Click for details

A. Coles "Jenny Lind" Coin Twist Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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1726f   $45.00

A. Coles
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Produced by a number of manufacturers, "Jenny Lind" is most associated with, and attributed to, New York's Albert Coles.

This 7 5/16" long, coin silver master butter knife in the Jenny Lind pattern was made by Coles, and bears his three part pseudo hallmark on the backside of the blade. The front side is stamped with the retailer's name, "Jas. H. Hart & Co." operating under this name 1857-62 in Brooklyn, New York. The pattern appears on the front and back sides of the handle, which is set... Click for details

Gorham "King George" Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1725f   $36.00

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Patented in 1894, Gorham's "King George" was that company's most successful "King" iteration.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, and consistent with the line, relatively heavy .9 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a script "MPC" monogram and retains a portion of an original gold wash finish in the bowl. The bowl has a flanged rim and an elongated, pointed tip.

The condition is very good, with the only sign of use being light polishing wear. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling,"... Click for details

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6 George III Shell pattern banquet sized knives
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2170   Sold

6 George III Shell pattern banquet sized knives
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circa 1816, length 10 3/4 inches, wear to pattern, minor dents and other sins, engraved with crest and motto "Tria Juncto in Uno," four by maker S P and two by someone else.

Knives are always tough to find in antique King's and related patterns. These are especially well suited to use, with their stainless blades by Robert F. Mosley of Sheffield which look to have been done in the 1930's. About as close as we get to shabby chic...

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2169   $1650.00

11 coin silver King's banquet sized dinner forks
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Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

Two Kirk "King" c. 1824 Baltimore Standard Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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1720f   $85.00

Two Kirk
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Please note: While one is illustrated, this listing is for a pair of matching teaspoons. They carry the unique Baltimore assay and date marks for 1824, along with the maker's stamp, "Kirk." They are to a Baltimore standard for silver, which would have been 11/12 or 10.15, roughly equivalent to coin.

Each one measures 5 5/8" long and the two combined weigh 1.9 T. oz., with one heavier than the other. The pattern is a "King" variant, with plain, exposed drop, backsides that are monogrammed... Click for details

Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2168   $495.00

Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
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circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM salad set
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2166   $925.00

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM salad set
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length 8 1/2 inches, weight 6.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, with Jensen trademark circa 1940, "84", and Swedish import marks, (see third enlargement).

Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces of Blossom. This one is in exemplary condition, with gentle hammer marks on spoon bowl and fork tines; each petal of the blossom with full detail.

Tea strainer by Ralph Grimm, Washington, DC 1920's
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5053   $350

Tea strainer by Ralph Grimm, Washington, DC 1920's
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Sterling tea strainer and footed glass bowl with metal rim to hold strainer. By Ralph Grimm, veteran of World War I who lost both legs in the war and learned silversmithing at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC after the war. Length of strainer 5-3/4", width 3-1/4", height on holder 2-1/8", height of strainer 3/4". Weight of silver 2-1/2 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent. The marks are GRIMM incuse and the Walter Reed Hospital logo of a stylized W in a circle.... Click for details

Leinonen Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Hammered Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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1710f   $385.00

Leinonen Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Hammered Bowl
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This medium sized, open bowl has a top diameter of 6 5/8", sits on a flat base that is 3 1/2" across, stands 2 1/2" high, and weighs 10.8 T. oz. It carries the mark for Karl F. Leinonen who was the head smith in Boston's "Handicraft Shop" founded in 1901. He later established his own operation and in the course of things became a prominent name in the American A&C movement. Other marks include the model number "18" and the word "Sterling."

The design falls fully in the Arts and Crafts... Click for details

6 Matched Johnson & Godley Coin Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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1707f   $110.00

6 Matched Johnson & Godley Coin Silver Teaspoons
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These six coin silver teaspoons are exceptionally fine examples of mid 19th century coin silver. They all match and are marked with the three part pseudo hallmark of Albany, New York's Johnson & Godley (1843-50), and the name of the retailer, "Hood & Tobey," also of Albany and with overlapping dates with J&G.

Each spoon measures a slightly over-sized 6 1/4" long, while the group weighs 3.4 T. oz. They have tipt ends and the same double monograms, "F.S.N." and "E.S." in script lettering.... Click for details

Gorham "Henry II" Sterling Silver Vegetable Srvg. Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1706f   $245.00

Gorham
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit or floral elements.

This example is a substantially sized vegetable or salad serving fork. It measures 8 3/4" long, has a three tine working end that is 3 1/2" by 2 1/2", and weighs a... Click for details

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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1705f   $38.00

Old Gorham
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This 5 7/8" long, just over .5 T. oz., olive spoon is an early production, original example of Gorham's "Chantilly." It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. The pierced bowl has a flanged rim and is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "PAT 1895."

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