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Early Towle "Old Colonial" Sterling Chow Chow Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2142f   $45.00

Early Towle
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Perhaps the least common of condiment servers (a category which includes mustard ladles and horseradish spoons), chow chow aka picalilli spoons characteristically have narrow, deep bowls, and often relatively long handles.

This 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., example is in "Old Colonial" by Towle. It is an early and fully authentic, i.e. original production, piece marked with the company emblem, "925/1000," "Pat. 1894," and the name of the retailer, "W. Arnold."

The bowl is gold washed while... Click for details

three tablespoons named Agnes, in Whiting's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2199   $90.00

three tablespoons named Agnes, in Whiting's
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exquisite and desirable LOUIS XV pattern, length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.91 Troy ounces, fine condition.

We were going to send these straight into the smelter's gaping maw, but then thought that perhaps just perhaps there might be an Agnes or three who'd want to see herself immortalized on a spoon...

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140710-01   Sold

Fine Set of 6 West Virginia Coin Silver Tablespoons
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Offered is a good set of six Southern coin silver tablespoons from Wheeling, [now West] Virginia, circa 1850-60. These table spoons are by James T. Scott, of Wheeling, WV, and bear his maker's mark of JAMES T. SCOTT. (Some of these spoons are overstruck with a mark of R.BROWN, perhaps for Robert Brown of Baltimore. However, these spoons were made for the Wheeling market as other silver from this family with the same monogram had the mark of J. Bishop of Wheeling.) These spoons measure on... Click for details

Albert Coles "Leaf" Coin Silver Pickle Knife & Fork
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2134dd   Inquire for Price

Albert Coles
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Produced circa 1860 by New York City's Albert Coles, this pickle fork and knife set are an idiomatic form for the period.

The knife measures 6 7/8" long while the fork measures 6 1/4". The combined weight is approximately 2.1 T. oz., but a substantial portion of this is the filling in the handles.

The pattern is a "Leaf" variant with other elements that resemble common motifs of the time. In this case, the look is quite similar to Polhamus' "Armor."

The blade of the knife is... Click for details

Fessenden "Old Rose" Sterling Cheese Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2133dd   $35.00

Fessenden
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A turn of the 20th century pattern, "Old Rose" was produced by Fessenden, of Providence, Rhode Island.

It possesses late Victorian sensibilities, employing cee scrolls, acanthus leaves, and beading detailing to frame the actual rose and floral elements that lend the pattern its name.

There is a script "N" monogram on the handle front. The backside is plain save for the mark "925 Sterling 1000."

This example is a 6" long, relatively light weight at not quite .5 T. oz., cheese knife. ... Click for details

Durgin "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2131f   $80.00

Durgin
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Durgin set a standard for chrysanthemum design interpretations in silver with its 1893 pattern by the same name. The portraiture is dense, detailed, and high relief. It also carries onto the serving ends, adding to the sense of richness.

This example is a 6" long sugar spoon, and consistent with the character of the line, has robust heft at nearly 1.4 T. oz.

It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no evident polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents,... Click for details

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4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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5149   $500.00

4 tsps by Joseph Lownes, Phila, birdback, bright cut
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Circa 1800. Drop. Length 5-1/4". Weight 8.5 dwt. each. The monogram is a block M R. Overall condition is excellent, mark condition good. As usual the birds are lightly struck. (2 sold)

Towle "Canterbury" Sterling Silver Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2126f   $115.00

Towle
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A late 19th century pattern, Towle's "Canterbury" is a bead and scroll design.

It was often paired with elaborate working ends, and that is the case with this 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., tomato server. The roughly 2 1/2" square, slightly cupped, blade has scalloped borders and a matte gold finish front and back sides. The reticulated surface is intricately pierced with various shapes.

It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no wear whatsoever on the... Click for details

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2124dd   $48.00

Merrill Co. Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Brandy Warmer
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Made by the Merrill Company, aka Merrill Shops, in the early part of the 20th century, this brandy or cognac warmer is imaginatively designed. Overall it is Arts and Crafts in manner. The bowl is heart-shaped with a beaded border and has the requisite pair of hooks to grip a glass edge. The handle is plain with an angular end.

It measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just over .7 T.oz.

It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Apart from light overall surface wear,... Click for details

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
Silver : Coin Silver

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5148   $145.00

Sugar tongs, Stebbins&Howe, NYC,c.1830, b-of-flowers
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Basket of flowers on each arm. Shell grips. Medium tension. Length 6-7/8". Weight 1-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram at the bow is a script JRL?. Overall condition is excellent; mark condition is good (the S at the beginning of Stebbins is rubbed, but the rest of the full name mark is excellent).

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2123nr   $155.00

Applied Medallion Engine Turned Coin Pie Server
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Dating from the 1860s, this pie server features two popular design features of the period. One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name. The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it showed off a specialized capacity of the manufacturers.

This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at... Click for details

The Merrill Co. A&C Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
Silver : Sterling

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2119f   $55.00

The Merrill Co. A&C Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
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This solid silver, two handled, tea strainer has a pierced bowl that measures 2 1/4" in diameter, is 3/4" deep, and has a maximum span of 4 5/8" handle tip to handle tip. It weighs just over .8 T. oz.

Made by The Merrill Co., aka as The Merrill Shops, located in New York City, the firm's emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "804" are stamped on the backside.

Arts and Crafts in style, it likely dates to the first quarter of the 20th century. The flat, tab handles are engraved in... Click for details

Gorham "Josephine" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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2118f   $95.00

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 example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel. The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.

It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal polishing... Click for details

Heavy Coin Silver Tablespoon by Harvey Lewis, Phila.
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140615-02   $37.50

Heavy Coin Silver Tablespoon by Harvey Lewis, Phila.
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A good early American coin silver table spoon by noted Philadelphia silversmith Harvey Lewis, circa 1820-25. The spoon bears one of Lewis' less common maker's marks, a very finely made "HL" in a plain rectangle. This tablespoon is quite heavy for a fiddle pattern piece, weighing in at 74 grams, or over two troy ounces. It measures in at about 8 7/8 inches in length. Condition overall is fair, with a significant amount of tip wear but no major dents and no splits or repairs. There is a good... Click for details

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Miller
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140615-01   $45.00

Philadelphia Coin Silver Tablespoon by William Miller
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A very good early American coin silver table spoon marked W.MILLER with a pseudo-hallmark of an eagle. This mark is sometimes given to a South Carolina silversmith by the name of William Miller, but the weight of evidence is that this mark is one of the marks used by Philadelphia silversmith William Miller, working circa 1810-40. So, likely not Southern coin silver. This spoon is in excellent condition, with no dents, splits or repairs, and only moderate wear from normal usage. It is... Click for details

Hayne & Cater, London 1844, Sterling Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2108f   $70.00

Hayne & Cater, London 1844, Sterling Serving Spoon
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Fully marked for London, 1844, and sterling, this large, 9", heavy 2.6 T. oz., table serving spoon is stamped "SH" over "DC" for the partnership of Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater.

It is a handsome and refined item, artfully formed and finished. It has a reverse tipt handle with an exposed drop on the backside of the bowl. The plain front has cleanly beveled edges and high, sharply defined shoulders off the generously proportioned, 3 1/4" by 1 3/4", bowl.

It is in superb condition and... Click for details

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