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Whiting No. 2888 "Ivory" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1683f   $295.00

Whiting No. 2888
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A line of serving pieces named for the substance used in the handles, Whiting's 1890 "Ivory" is an amalgamation of a natural material with sterling silver. This example is a 6 5/16" long sugar spoon. It is marked with the Whiting emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "2888" on the reverse heel of the spoon. There is no monogram or removal. It is in excellent condition. The ivory is free of cracks, splits or other damage. Apart from a slight spot where the gold shows polishing wear,... Click for details

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

North Hill Antiques  
786   $600.00

Mug with uniquely American agricultural motif
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In 1825, the Erie Canal opened, sending to NYC and beyond the agricultural riches of Ohio and ultimately the entire midwest. For 10 years -- from 1825-35 -- this cornucopia was celebrated in the arts, including the art of silvermaking. The basket-of-flowers and sheaf-of-wheat flatware patterns are examples; so too is this mug with its band of farm produce and equipment -- corn-filled wagon, barn, windmill, beehives, farm house, corn crib, scythe, rake, and a sheaf-of-wheat design repeated 10... Click for details

Serving spoon by Michael Gibney, NY, circa 1845
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5048   $195.00

Serving spoon by Michael Gibney, NY, circa 1845
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Scalloped bowl, fiddle thread. Length 12-1/4". Weight 4-1/4 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English CMC. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

Soup ladle by Gale & Son, NY, 3rd Qtr. 19th C.
Silver : Sterling

Gebelein  
5047   $250.00

Soup ladle by Gale & Son, NY, 3rd Qtr. 19th C.
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Fiddle thread. Length 13-3/4". Weight 7-1/2 troy ounces. The monogram is an Old English L.D.L. lengthwise. Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is very good.

Gorham Large Aesthetic Sterling Silver Master Salt
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Old Friends  
1676f   $95.00

Gorham Large Aesthetic Sterling Silver Master Salt
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Stamped with the date symbol for 1891, the Gorham lion, anchor, G, the word "Sterling," and the number "25," this large open salt stands 1 3/4" high, measures 2 5/8" across, and weighs a substantial 2.2 T. oz.

The design is Aesthetic in nature, with a repeating cascade of what appear to be breaking waves encircling the convex body. This theme may also relate to Gorham's "Narragansett" and related series of patterns of roughly the same period. The top has a pie crust edge, while the base is... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Medallion" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1675f   $55.00

Wood & Hughes
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Wood & Hughes produced a number of designs in the 1860's that fall into the "Medallion" category, of which this 6" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz. sterling silver teaspoon is one. It is commonly referred to as "Diana." It is single die struck, meaning the design appears only on the front, with the backside plain save for an engraved feathered script "CU" monogram in this instance. The condition is exceptional. Pattern detail remains crisp and sharply defined. The bowl is well-shaped and free... Click for details

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6 G.W. McDannold Kentucky coin silver dessert spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2160   $275.00

6 G.W. McDannold Kentucky coin silver dessert spoons
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with broad double swell fiddle and short front midrib decoration, length 7 1/4 inches, weight 6.14 Troy ounces, monogrammed "EGM" (script, obverse), superb condition.

McDannold first worked in Mt. Sterling, then in Covington. Though his work is not quite so scarce as that of some other makers, it is quite a happy event indeed to find a set of Kentucky spoons in such exemplary condition.

Frederick Marquand hollow handle butter knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2159   $75.00

Frederick Marquand hollow handle butter knife
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length 7 1/8 inches, no monogram, many pinprick dents to handle and damage at end as shown in enlargement number two.

Frequent readers of our little web page will know that we are loath to present any item which is not in good condition, but there are occasions when rarity (and price) will overcome this issue.

Whiting "Persian" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1669f   $85.00

Whiting
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Dating from 1880, Whiting's "Persian" is a Moresque design deriving from the same sensibilities that generated Tiffany's pattern of the same name, as well as Whiting's own "Arabesque" and Gorham's "Hindostanee" among others. This example is a 7 1/2" long, 1.5 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon. It has the plum-shaped bowl with flanged rim and central rib that Whiting used across several lines of the period. Persian has a reserve area at the front of the handle which is a natural location for an... Click for details

Tablespoon by Stodder & Frobisher, Boston, c1820
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
375   $38.00

Tablespoon by Stodder & Frobisher, Boston, c1820
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Downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front. Length is 8-1/2". Weight is a solid 38 grams. Condition is minty. Seller pays freight.

Pair teaspoons by N.Harding & Co., Boston, c1860
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
372   $27.00

Pair teaspoons by N.Harding & Co., Boston, c1860
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Double-swell fiddle handle, flared shoulders, inscription on reverse: SW/to/LEG. Length is 5-5/8" Weight is 28 grams, just shy of an oz. Harding spoons are common enough - but not like these. Absolutely perfect -- sharp pointed bowl tips totally intact and bowls as smooth as silk.

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Cold Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
1665f   $110.00

Old International
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Measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this sterling silver server is a large cold meat fork. It is an early example of International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac," in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. It has a slightly upturned end and retains all the fine detailing that characterizes original pieces of this pattern. This includes the precisely rendered stamen and pollen flecks on the blossoms and the stippling that appears around the margins of the design and the... Click for details

Dessert spoon by Bacon & Smith, Boston, c1860
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
371   $25.00

Dessert spoon by Bacon & Smith, Boston, c1860
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Double-swell forward-tipt fiddle handle, flared shoulders, script mono A M B on reverse. Length is 7-1/2". Weight is 27 grams, just shy of 1 T oz. Condition is near-mint.

Soup ladle by Wood&Hughes, 3rd qtr 19th C.
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5045   $325.00

Soup ladle by Wood&Hughes, 3rd  qtr 19th C.
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Fiddle thread, rounded fins. Length 13-1/8". Weight 10 troy ounces (heavy). The monogram is an Old English F. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Punch ladle by Albert Coles, retailed by Duryee (NJ)
Silver : Coin Silver

Gebelein  
5044   $275.00

Punch ladle by Albert Coles, retailed by Duryee (NJ)
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Mid-19th century. Scalloped bowl, fiddle thread. W.H. Duryee was a silversmith in Jersey City, NJ. Length 12-1/2". Weight 6.1 troy ounces. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Dominick and Haff RENAISSANCE cold meat fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2155   $160.00

Dominick and Haff RENAISSANCE cold meat fork
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length 8 3/8 inches, weight 3.09 Troy ounces, no monogram, slight wear to gilding on tines but very nearly benchmark condition, retailed by Sheafer and Lloyd of Pittsburgh.

This pattern has always been a personal favorite. Note the expressiveness of the eyes, which you may examine up close in photo number three.

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