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Early American marrow spoon, Thomas Grant, Marblehead
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

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Massachusetts circa 1790, length 6 1/8 inches, monogrammed MPH (?) in period script with flourishes, weight .42 oz Troy, excellent condition, please see third enlargement for mark.

Grant was a Colonel in the Revolutionary war, a shipowner, and a man of considerable wealth. His work is in the MFA and also at Old Deerfield.

Shiebler "Etruscan" aka "Homeric" Rare Aesthetic Sterling Silver Scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3763dd   $525.00

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One of the most imaginative American silver designers ever, George Shiebler's work in many instances went well beyond conventional constructs.

A product of the Aesthetic Movement and falling broadly within the "Medallion" category, what is now identified as his "Etruscan" or "Homeric" style, circa 1880, and subsequently imitated by other makers, is an example of Shiebler's probing and innovative instincts.

Produced in flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry, this pattern is characterized... Click for details

an American silver wine trolley, Francis W. Cooper, NY circa 1850
Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware

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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 an 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

Wm. B. Kerr Art Nouveau Floral Large Sterling Silver Handled Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3762f   $135.00

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Essentially a very large tea or coffee cup, this novel item measures 4" in diameter, has a maximum span of 5 1/2" to the handle end, stands 2 1/8" tall to the rim and 2 5/8" to highest point, sits on a rimmed base that is 2 3/16" wide, and weighs just under 3.8 T. oz.

It was made by Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr, circa 1905, which was a firm renowned for its Art Nouveau designs, both in silver flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry.

Indeed this is decidedly in that style, evident... Click for details

Engraved Water Lily and Cattails Victorian Sterling Silver Mug
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3760f   $145.00

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Standing 3" high, having a 2 5/8" diameter and a maximum span of 4" to the handle end, and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this likely birth or christening mug embodies the design sensibilities of the late 1800s.

The body has a gray, satin matte finish that is bright cut engraved in a variety of water-related flora, included pond lilies and pads, cattails, and grasses, all of which suggests an Aesthetic design influence. There is additional wriggle work detailing under the rolled top rim and a leaf... Click for details

Tiffany "Olympian" Sterling Silver Long Handle Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3759f   $165.00

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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this slender, long handle, 6 5/8", weighty at 1.9 T. oz., cream ladle is "Sleeping Diana," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 1 7/8" by 1 5/8" by 1/2" deep, bowl, with a small animal head on the backside heel.

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Gorham "Hindostanee" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3758f   $195.00

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Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.

Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge... Click for details

Horace Hinsdale, NYC, "Kings" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3756f   $58.00

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Born in 1782, Horace Seymour Hinsdale enjoyed a long working career in New York City, spanning nearly all of the first half of the 19th century.

Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.

The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table... Click for details

Gorham Art Nouveau "Wild Rose" Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3755f   $115.00

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Flat bottomed with a 4 1/4" diameter circular center, this just over 4.0 T. oz., piece has an oval rim that measures 6 5/8" by 5 1/2".

Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.

There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Cupid" George Shreve SF Sterling Silver Sardine Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3754f   $90.00

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Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.

There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram... Click for details

Birmingham England William H. Lyde 1907 Sterling & MOP Tea Caddy Spoon
Silver : Sterling

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3753f   On Hold

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Dating from the Edwardian Era, this item is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 1907, and maker William Henry Hyde.

It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.

The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.

There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece.

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Old Durgin "Fairfax" Sterling Silver Pierced Tomato Server
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3752f   $65.00

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Marked with Durgin's "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd," this 8 1/4" long, 2.2 T. oz., solid silver, tomato server is an early production example of "Fairfax," introduced in 1910.

It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.

With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.

6 Durgin FAIRFAX strawberry forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2383   $225.00

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length just shy of 5 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 2.15 ounces (heavy for berry forks @.36 each), monogrammed as shown in fourth enlargement.

Were you going to kvetch about the three letter script monogram? Stifle yourself!! These don't grow on trees.

Gorham Number 267 Sterling Silver Olive Spoon and Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3750f   $325.00

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Illustrated and identified in Gorham's 1888 catalogue as an "olive spoon and fork," this 12" long, 2.0 T. oz., piece embodies the aesthetic sensibilities of the period, evidenced by its naturalistic form.

The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves.

The applied olive and two leaves attached to the stem appear to grow out of it, and appear... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon Elegant Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3749f   $105.00

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The 1870s produced an abundant flowering of appealing designs from the New York City firm of Wood & Hughes, of which "Zephyr" is one.

This 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is a particularly fine example of the pattern, and fine piece overall.

Moorish or Renaissance Revival in style, with a repeating motif on the mid and lower portions of the handle, the pointed end has fins or wings that suggest an arch and thereby lend the design an architectural quality.

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Whiting "Egyptian" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon Engraved "Jennie"
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3748f   $75.00

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Featuring a pharaoh or sphinx-like figure flanked by ibis birds at the handle end, and papyrus leaves midway down, Whiting's "Egyptian" issued in 1875 was an expression of the Egyptian Revivalist movement of the period.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.

It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.

In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern. The bowl is free of dents,... Click for details

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