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Grape shears, sterling handles with German steel blades, c. 1900
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

5315   $90.00

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Ornate, with straight blades. Length 6-5/8". No monogram (no place for one). Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good-.

Sugar tongs by Gerrit Schanck, NY, circa 1790
Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century

5314   $430.00

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Bright cut. Marked inside each arm, including eagle. Acquired 1933 by Metropolitan Museum of Art 1933 from Clearwater. Deaccessioned. Length 6-3/8". Weight 1.15 troy ounces. The monogram is a block B(pellet)R(pellet)D at the bow. Overall and mark condition are excellent (good tension).

Tray by Kalo
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

5312   $525.00

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Edge divided into 5 segments. Marked Chicago & New York (before 1918). Diameter 9-1/2". Weight 12-3/4 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Chinese tablespoon by WE/WE/WC, mid-19th C.
Silver : China Trade

5308   $180.00

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Fiddle, thread, & shell. 3 shells (front, back, and heel. Length 8-3/4" Weight 3.1 troy ounces. Monogram a script W on top. Overall and mark condition excellent.

6 Teaspoons marked D.B. Miller, Boston, c. 1840's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

5307   $75.00

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Downturned fiddle, rounded fins, tipt on back. Mark is D.B.MILLER in a rectangle. Length 5-3/4" Weight of 6=2-1/2 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition good-excellent.

Peter Krider repoussé chased sterling bar pitcher,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2242   $750.00

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height 5 1/2; length across handle 6 1/4 inches, weight 14.1 Troy ounces, the body richly chased with rose flowers, foliage and a band of acanthus leaves below, the realistically formed wrythen grapevine handle fastened together with silver tacks (see second enlargement), engraved "Minnie / June 2nd / 1875" in cartouche under spout, capacity one quart, fine condition.

If only we knew a bit more about Minnie, a good tale might be told, but alas we know nothing of this lass.

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Durgin "Saratoga" New York Sterling Silver Souvenir Citrus Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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3074f   $36.00

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Featuring a finely rendered portraiture of a Native American in a squatting position, this souvenir item is unusual in that it is a citrus spoon rather than the typical teaspoon.

Made by Durgin, whose "D" emblem appears on the backside, along with "Sterling" and "Pat. Apd. For," it measures 6" long and weighs .8 T. oz.

The piece is well-crafted, with a sculptural quality to the detailed, high relief, imagery that includes a box turtle at the join between the handle and bowl and the word... Click for details

Sharp for Tiffany "Ball End" Sterling Silver Long Salad Serving Set

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3070f   $565.00

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This salad serving fork and spoon have a double provenance that bespeaks the finest of mid 19th century silver manufacturing and retailing.

Made by George Sharp of Philadelphia, they are stamped with his "lion, S, lion" emblem, as well as "Tiffany & Co.," who would have retailed this pair about the mid 1860s. Presumably they are sterling rather than coin silver, given that Tiffany early on required this.

They are exceptionally large items, with the fork measuring 10 3/4" long and... Click for details

Paul Bang Danish Modern Sterling Silver Pastry Server
Silver : Sterling

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3066f   $135.00

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Biographical information for Danish silversmith Paul Bang is difficult to unearth, although one online source lists his working dates 1935-80.

He evidently designed a considerable amount of quality jewelry, and less so, flat and holloware, based on the ratio of what internet searches yield.

Although not identified as a worker for Georg Jensen, his name frequently seems to surface in conjunction with that renowned maker. His work is decidedly Danish Modern, in a Jensenesque manner. ... Click for details

George Adams (Chawner & Co.) "Kings" 1852 Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3062f   $40.00

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Larger than a teaspoon at 6 3/8" long, and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz., this piece is the size of a youth spoon. Apparently, it was originally presented to "Agnes" whose name is engraved sideways in script on the handle.

It is an English, Victorian era item, fully hallmarked for George Adams of London, with a date letter for 1852. Chawner was of the Firm Chawner & Co., which reference work "Jackson's Hallmarks" describes as "the most important [English] mid 19th century firm of spoon... Click for details

Tiffany "Japanese" Sterling Silver Jelly Spoon, Old & Original
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3053f   $335.00

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An early example of Tiffany's "Japanese," to be distinguished from the later reissue "Audubon," this piece is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "M," and "Pat. 1871."

The handle is upraised, has a satin finish front and back, and protruding knobs on the sides, all of which are distinguishing features between "Japanese" and "Audubon."

This piece is a 7" long, substantial weight at 1.5 T. oz., (sweet) jelly spoon. Smaller than a berry or preserve spoon, and larger than a sugar, this seems... Click for details

Langlands & Robertson Newcastle Six Picture Back Sterling Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3051f   $125.00

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Arising during the rococo period, English "picture (fancy) back" silver encompassed many designs.

This image is one of six, matching pieces made by the partnership of John Langlands & John Robertson of Newcastle, each one of which features a stylized shell with foliate elements.

They measure 5" long each and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the lot., and have down turned, reverse tipt, "Old English" handles with exposed drops.

The fronts have a feathered script "JML" monogram.

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Tiffany "Lap Over Edge" Acid Etched Extra Large Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3049f   $385.00

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Derivative of the Aesthetic Movement, Tiffany's 1880 date of issue "Lap-Over-Edge" is one of the stand out patterns among exotic designs in silver.

It was offered in three versions, plain, acid etched, and with applied elements. This pair of tongs are acid etched, showing a leaf and vine design on one arm and clover blossom and leaves on the other.

The work is intricate, precise, and artfully expressed. The etching wraps around the edges of the handle, which feature lends the pattern... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Trianon Pierced" Sterling Silver Youth Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3048f   $35.00

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A late 19th century pattern produced by Dominick & Haff, "Trianon" is as fully French in style as its name implies.

It is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves and flowers, all under a rococo mantle and set in moderately high relief.

There were two versions, one with a solid background and one pierced. This 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth fork is the latter.

It was never monogrammed or inscribed, and is in very fine condition. It has a warm finish, retains... Click for details

Gorham Mixed Metal Number 385 Aesthetic Dish Dating 1881 (A)
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3043f   $345.00

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A style mode that provided for a great diversity of expression and innovation, "mixed metal" pieces are among the most commanding of items produced by silver manufacturers during the late 19th century Aesthetic period.

Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.

This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the... Click for details

Wallace "Peony" Art Nouveau Intaglio Sterling Silver Meat Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3039f   $110.00

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Wallace produced several Art Nouveau floral patterns in the early 20th century, of which "Peony" stands in a category by itself. It is exceptionally heavy, has three dimensional intaglio (meaning cut in) and upraised surfaces, embodies a liquid look, and is highly expressive.

This example is an 8 1/4" long, and consistent with the line, weighty at nearly 2.8 T. oz., medium sized cold meat fork. The serving end has four straight tines.

The handle is inscribed with a feathered script "M"... Click for details

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