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Webster Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Engraved "John"
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2053f   $48.00

Webster Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Engraved
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Oval with a flat bottom, this napkin ring measures 2 3/16" long, stands 1 3/8" at the highest, is 3/4" wide, and weighs just under .7 T. oz.

Made by the Webster Company, it is stamped with the firm "WC and arrow" emblem as well as "Sterling" on the interior.

The applied edges are raised and have lined detailing. The band itself is engraved in a leaf and floral design, with the name "John" inscribed in script in the reserve area.

The condition is excellent. The form is flawless with... Click for details

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

North Hill Antiques  
657   $3,500.00

18thC nutmeg grater by John Pattison, Fredericksburg,VA
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Made c1753-60 -- 2-5/8"-tall cylinder opens on hinged cover to disclose steel grater, name of original owner, E.Keele, and the name of his home, Sarum, which is still located on State Rte 234 near Newport, MD. Patterson's mark -- I (pellet) P -- is struck inside the grater's cap.

Until recently, Pattison was located in research books as working in Annapolis, MD, c1750. Then, Catherine Hollan published her work on Virginia silversmiths. There was Pattison, relocated to Fredericksburg. ... Click for details

Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver & Steel Carving Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2050f   $85.00

Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver & Steel Carving Knife
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Measuring 12 1/4" long, this carving knife made by Gorham is unusual on several counts.

First, it is early for this sort of thing. It is stamped with a date letter for 1874. Other marks include the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the number "5."

Second, the handle is not a standard pattern. It is a plain, rounded end shape with a satin matte surface. Gorham produced a number of hollow handle serving pieces with similar handles, which were generally bright cut and... Click for details

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM cracker scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2197   Sold

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM cracker scoop
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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.85 Troy ounces, design detail in fine condition, bowl retains more than half of its original gilding, monogrammed as shown. Retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard & Company, a fine, elegant store which many of my customers are old enough to remember with affection...

Heavy Gorham "December" Zodiac Sterling Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2042f   $34.00

Heavy Gorham
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Measuring 5 13/16" long and weighing just under 1.1 T. oz., this teaspoon is marked with an "H" in a diamond, which is a Gorham designation for "heavy." Other marks are the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. Mar. 20. 1894."

It is a Zodiac spoon for the month of December. The sign is "Capricornus," the sea-goat, more commonly identified as "Capricorn," whose image appears on the handle. Other decorative elements include holly leaves and berries tumbling into the... Click for details

Two Currier & Roby "Onslow" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2037f   $35.00

Two Currier & Roby
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Broadly falling within the Arts & Crafts mode and period, New York's Currier & Roby were known as well for their reproduction silver items.

This pair of matched, 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons reflects both those characteristics.

The pattern is "Onslow," which is an early English design. This is paired with a matte finish, gold washed, shell form bowl. The are crafted in a way that imbues them with an aged, hand worked looked. Indeed it would be expected that this... Click for details

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Large Coin Serving Spoon with "Vanderveer" Provenance
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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2034f   $80.00

Large Coin Serving Spoon with
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Many 19th century social conventions seem at odds with current practices. Such is the manner of notating gifts or presentations. The first person of interest in today's world is the recipient, while the second one is the giver; the order is "to" and "from." The 19th century practice was typically the reverse of this, with the giver the more significant figure.

That custom is evidenced by the inscription on this large, 9 3/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., coin silver serving spoon. The front is... Click for details

Shiebler Flora No. 8 "Lily of the Valley" Teaspoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2033mt   On Hold

Shiebler Flora No. 8
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Number "8" in Shiebler's "Flora" series, this teaspoon measures 5 3/4" long and is substantial weight at not quite 1.0 T. oz. The flower portraiture is "Lily of the Valley."

It is a choice example without a monogram or removal on the plain backside. Pattern details remains clearly defined and sharp, showing only the slightest bit of polishing softening on the highest points of the blossoms. The bowl is without any tip wear and is free of dents or burrs. The finish is brilliant.

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Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
364   $250.00

Set of 6 dessert spoons by Wm. Rogers & Co., Hartford
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Forward-tipt fiddle handle, 1856-61 -- flared shoulders, script mono Farmer on front; 7-1/4" long. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.

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

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2030f   $40.00

Gorham
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Relatively large for such items, this mustard ladle measures 5" long and weighs nearly .6 T. oz. The pattern is "Rosette," one of Gorham's earliest line designs. It was patented in 1868, and so marked, which was the year that Gorham went to the sterling standard. Other marks include the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."

The pattern takes its name from the central rosette that appears about a third of the way up the handle from the bowl, which in this instance retains its... Click for details

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

North Hill Antiques  
359   $65.00

Sauce ladle by Storrs & Cooley, Utica, c1835
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Downturned fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, feathered script mono L C on front; 6" long. Condition is excellent.

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20140406-03   $22.50

Philadelphia Coin Silver Teaspoon, Lewis Quandale
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An excellent American coin silver teaspoon by Philadelphia silversmith Lewis Quandale, circa 1825-50. This spoon is in great condition, with no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 5 11/16 inches in length and weighs about 16 grams. The spoon has a clear maker's mark and a good period engraved script monogram. A fine piece!

Large, Old Gorham "Strasboug" Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2026f   $48.00

Large, Old Gorham
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Marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 97," this pair of sugar tongs are an early example of Gorham's "Strasbourg."

They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.

They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2023f   $35.00

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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Measuring 6" long and weighing .9 T. oz., this early 20th century sugar spoon is decidedly Art Nouveau in style. It features a full bloom lily at the terminus of the handle, and an iris midway up. Leaves and tendrils complete the design on the front and extend to the backside. It is without a monogram or removal.

The bowl is a modified shell form with a scalloped end and slightly flanged edges.

It is stamped "Sterling" but the maker's mark is rubbed, leaving the formal pattern name in... Click for details

Unusual Watson "Mississippi" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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2016f   $45.00

Unusual Watson
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Made by Watson, whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appears on the backside, this spoon measures 5 13/16" long and is weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz.

A "Mississippi" souvenir piece, it is replete with iconography. Images include an eagle with shield, "Jeff Davis/Old Home," the "State Capitol," "Shirley House," and the "Surrender Monument," and corn stalks.

It also has an unusual bowl surface. In addition to a gold wash surface front and back, it shows a colored portraiture of... Click for details

Gorham "Patrician" Art Nouveau Sterling Youth Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2015f   $55.00

Gorham
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A bit longer than a teaspoon at 6 1/8" and heavy at approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a youth spoon. Having an oversize bowl, this form is also sometimes identified as a pap spoon.

The pattern is Gorham's Art Nouveau "Patrician," a kindred design with "Poppy." It is marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Patent 1902."

It is in choice condition and without a monogram or monogram removal. The design detail remains crisp and well-defined. The bowl is perfectly shaped, and free... Click for details

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