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Gorham 1890 Aesthetic Sterling Silver Matched Sugar and Creamer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3297f   $185.00


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Stamped with the model number "3315" along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and date symbol for 1890, this sugar and creamer are breakfast or tete-a-tete size.

The sugar stands 4" high to the top of the swing handle, and rises 2" from the 2" diameter rim base to the edge of the rim which is 3 3/4" across. It weighs approximately 3.4 T. oz.

The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.

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Twist Handle & Engraved Coin Silver Shell Bowl Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3294f   $95.00


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Slender and delicate, this piece measures 8 3/4" long and weighs just under 1.2 T. oz.

Marked only "Coin," without a maker's or retailer's identification, the rounded handle with notched tip essentially matches Gorham's early, 1865, "Italian" pattern, and the quality of manufacture suggests such a significant maker.

This is bordered by fine wriggle work engraving and has an elegant period "EC" feathered script monogram set in the center of the plain area of the surface.

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Kirk "Repousse" 11 oz. Standard Crested Round Silver Bowl c. 1880
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3293f   $235.00


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Standing 2 1/4" high on a rimmed base that is 3 1/4" across, and having a top diameter of 5", this round bowl weighs 6.1 T. oz.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" in italics on the underside, which is a mark that Rainwater in "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" dates 1880-90. It is also imprinted with the peculiar-to-Baltimore "11 oz." standard, which designates silver content more than coin and less than sterling.

The entire surface save for a reserve area that is engraved with... Click for details

an American silver wine trolley, Francis W. Cooper, NY circa 1850
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2287   $8,500.00


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retailed by Palmer and Newcomb, length overall 23 1/2 inches, each coaster eight inches in diameter, gross weight 47 Troy ounces, engraved with and old English "m" and the crest of the Muir family (please see fourth photo). Overall condition is superb, though we will mention that the wooden inserts are later made but period accurate replacements.

Though we won't be so bold as to claim that it is unique, American silver wine trolleys from the mid 19th century are most certainly scarce. ... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Pair of Coffee or Demitasse Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3291f   $28.00


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Introduced in the first years of the twentieth century, Gorham's "Virginiana" quickly gained popularity, and remains a sought after pattern today.

An Art Nouveau design, it features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.

Commonly identified as a demitasse at 4 1/4" long, catalogues of the period reference this size as a coffee. This matched pair weigh approximately .8 T. oz. combined, have gold washed bowls, front and back... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Egg Spoon
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3290f   $24.00


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Introduced in the first years of the twentieth century, Gorham's "Virginiana" quickly gained popularity, and remains a sought after pattern today.

An Art Nouveau design, it features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.

This example is a 4 3/4" long, relatively heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., egg spoon.

It has an ovoid bowl with a gold wash interior, and is monogrammed with an Old English "E" on the handle.

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Six John B. Scott "Beaded Olive" Coin Silver Matching Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3289f   $135.00


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Large at 6" long, and substantial weight at 5.7 t. oz. the lot, these six, matching, teaspoons date from the mid 19th century.

Each one is stamped "John B. Scott" for the New York City retailer, who is documented working circa 1820, with no ending date available.

The pattern is a "Beaded Olive" that appears to be a near match for manufacturer John Westervelt's pattern of the same name. less so akin to William Gale's "Mayflower" or John Polhamus' "Ionic."

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Towle "Old English" (Rose) Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3287f   $48.00


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A lengthy, 9", approximately 1.0 T. oz., example of the form, this delicate and slender fork was intended for use with soft lettuces.

The pattern is Towle's late 19th century, "Old English." It incorporates small rose blossoms interspersed with a leafy scroll border.

Consistent with the characteristic design of such pieces, it has three long tines, the outer two of which are splayed. These are pointed and have scalloped edges.

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Teaspoon by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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5362   $25.00


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Pointed end. Length 5-1/2".Weight 2/3 troy ounce. The block monogram on the front is MC/TO/MA. Monogram on the back: 1915. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

12 Teaspoons marked Crosby,Morse&Foss, Boston,c.1870
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5371   $450.00


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Strawberry and leaf design. Also marked PURE COIN and PATENT. Box labeled Frank L.Scofield,jeweler&opticion;St.Albans,VT. Length of spoons 5-7/8". Weight 14 dwt.each. The monogram is a script JAG? on the backs of the handles. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Six teaspoons by T.Chandler;Concord,NH,c.1820's
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5376   $120.00


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Downturned fiddle,rounded end,sharp fins,not tipt. Length 4-7/8". Weight .3 troy ounces each. The monogram is a script NB on the tops of the handles. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Teaspoon by Wm. Hollingshead, Phila., c. 1790's
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5352   $110.00


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Marked twice. Bright cut, downturned, drop, tipt. Length 5-3/8". Weight 10 dwt. The monogram is a script SH. Overall condition is excellent (very minor damage near end of handle. Condition of both marks is very good.

Twelve teaspoons in orig. box,marked Crosby Morse&Foss,Boston,c.1870
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5371   $450.00


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Marked PURE COIN and PATENT. Strawberry and leaf design. Box labeled Frank L.Scofield,jeweler&optician,St.Albans,VT.Length 5-7/8". Weight 14 dwt. each. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Salad serving set by Porter Blanchard; Burbank, CA; mid-20th C.
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5332   $275.00


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Also marked HANDMADE in rectangle. Pointed end. Length of fork 10-1/4", of spoon 10-1/8". Weight 8.15 troy oz. The monogram is an applied L. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Watson "Meadow Rose" Sterling Silver Cucumber Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3285f   $90.00


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A 1907 pattern first introduced by Watson and continued in production by Wallace after its acquisition of the former company, "Meadow Rose" is a softly Art Nouveau design.

It incorporates clusters of wild rose blossoms at the tip, midpoint, and bottom of the handle, which is bordered by scrolling acanthus leaf detail. Overall, this arrangement bears a marked similarity to Gorham's "Buttercup," of a slightly earlier vintage.

This 6 1/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., cucumber server is an early... Click for details

Gorham "Mythologique" Old Sterling Silver Pea Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3282f   $385.00


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A storied pattern that features twenty-four different ancient classical subjects, "Mythologique" was one of numerous remarkable designs produced by the renowned Antoine Heller under the Gorham banner.

"Mythologique" has generated interest and commentary since its introduction in the late 19th century. Some of the most informative insight about the history of this pattern can be found in an essay written by Elizabeth Williams, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Rhode Island School... Click for details

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