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Pair 18thC tablespoons by Thomas Bentley, Boston
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

North Hill Antiques  
105A   $175.00

Pair 18thC tablespoons by Thomas Bentley, Boston
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Pointed-end handle, c1795 -- pointed-arch drop on bowl back, light reverse rib, shaded feathered script mono A V P on front; 8-3/4" in length, each 2 Troy oz in weight. Condition is near-mint.

8 HEAVY ANTIQUE STERLING SPOONS
Silver

Bargentum  
1112505   $255.00

8  HEAVY ANTIQUE STERLING SPOONS
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The mark on the spoons is that of Bigelow, Kennard & Co., 925, and probably date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. The form of the handle is Old English, the bowls have the slightly narrower and elongated oval shape associated with early Georgian silver – and would go very well with flatware of that period. They are 5-5/8 in. long and weigh 258 g. A feathery script F is monogrammed to the front of the handle. There are no distractions of any kind. The spoons have been well... Click for details

VINTAGE SILVER DANISH LADLE – 1936
Silver

Bargentum  
1112502   $75.00

VINTAGE SILVER DANISH LADLE – 1936
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The simplicity of the flat handle of this ladle is balanced by the curvacious four-lobed bowl. A stock of flowers is lightly engraved on the handle which is outlined with a thread. The underside is completely plain. There is no maker's mark, but the imprint on the back of the handle is of three towers over the number 36 and indicates its origins (Denmark), year of manufacture (1936), and purity of 826 (82.6%) as further guaranteed by the JS mark of the Assay Master, Jens Sigsgaard (active... Click for details

12 COIN HOLLOW-HANDLE 'OVAL THREAD' KNIVES
Silver

Bargentum  
1112337   $520.00

12 COIN HOLLOW-HANDLE  'OVAL THREAD' KNIVES
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A classic mid-19th century pattern of the coin period, 'Oval Thread' appears with marks by most makers and retailers. The blades are even, without waviness, bites or burrs; the handles are firm, with no splits. There is no pitting. Wear is commensurate with their 150+ years, and have been well cared for. An anchor, Victorian head, and lion are stamped on the blades, indicating a New York maker. The name Phelps is lightly engraved on the handles in period script. The knives are a hair over 8... Click for details

12 BRIGHT-CUT FORKS / GORHAM 'CHRYSANTHEMUM'
Silver

Bargentum  
1112336   $590.00

12 BRIGHT-CUT FORKS / GORHAM 'CHRYSANTHEMUM'
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The Japanese influences of the 1870s and 1880s came to silver in many forms. The bright-cut designs of the period utilized such elements as flowers, leaves, birds, and branches found in Japanese textiles, but as in 'Chrysanthemum' (introduced 1885), their asymmetrical dispositions were constrained by the Old English forms into which they were cut. Acid etching is the background of the handles into which the flowers are incised and emphasizes the flowers, branches and leaves. There is very,... Click for details

LOVELY COIN SERVING SPOON – JAMES WATTS
Silver

Bargentum  
X2294   $120.00

LOVELY COIN  SERVING SPOON – JAMES WATTS
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Engraving on Philadelphia silver is first-rate, and this spoon is no exception. The handle uses an engine-turned field enclosed by threads to set off a shield with 'Heritage' engraved in lovely period script. The bowl of the spoon is fluted with a dart and egg edge. James Watts, whose mark together with the word 'coin' appears on the undecorated reverse of the handle, was both a maker and a retailer, ca. 1840-1880, and I would guess that this spoon was probably made ca. 1860. It is 8.7 in.... Click for details

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BRIGHT CUT TEASPOONS (6), Stephen Emery, Boston
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

Hampton Galleries  
7270   $300.00

BRIGHT CUT TEASPOONS (6), Stephen Emery, Boston
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Set of six coin silver teaspoons by Stephen Emery, Boston, MA (c.1790-1800), 5-13/16" long, full bowls, thin broad drop, downturned pointed end handles with unusual diamond cut bright cut decoration down center, shaded block letter monogram "P L" in bright cut cartouche on front, marked "S.E" (pellet raised) in rectangular punch.

DECORATIVE HANAU TEA STRAINER
Silver

Bargentum  
X2327   $140.00

DECORATIVE HANAU TEA STRAINER
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Hanau, Germany, was a center for silversmiths from the mid-19th century to the first decades of the 20th century, and whose major works involved copying or recreating antique styles in flatware and holloware. Its special status allowed it to be free of the marking system that was incumbent on all other German cities, and many are not completely known today. This tea strainer is typical of Hanau work – Renaissance elements, such as putti with bows and arrows, torches, birds frolic in an... Click for details

GORHAM 'PLYMOUTH' SMALL SERVING FORK
Silver

Bargentum  
1482C   $38.00

GORHAM 'PLYMOUTH' SMALL SERVING FORK
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'Plymouth' was introduced in 1911, at the time when tastes were turning from ornamental styles to Colonial Revival; it was a very popular pattern. Multiple threads outline the handle which terminates with a boss. The fork is in excellent condition – hardly, if ever – used, with no monogram or removal. It is 6-3/16 in. and weighs 32 g. It has the Gorham mark and 'sterling' on the reverse.

HEIRLOOM 'DAMASK ROSE' STERLING SERVER
Silver

Bargentum  
X1794B   $38.00

HEIRLOOM 'DAMASK ROSE' STERLING SERVER
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Set of 12 18thC-style brightcut luncheon forks
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

North Hill Antiques  
110A   $750.00

Set of 12 18thC-style brightcut luncheon forks
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Marked by S.T. Crosby & Co., Boston, c1850, also marked Pure Coin -- brightcutting and roulette work extends half-way down handle; Masonic-like symbols engraved in brightcut cartouche on front. Length is 6-7/8", weight is 17 Troy oz. A touch of tinewear, otherwise condition is excellent. NOTE: It is probably a bit artful to described these forks as "18thC-style." When forks were used at all in the 18th century, they most probably consisted of steel tines and wooden handles. The decoration... Click for details

STERLING FLAT KNIFE – 'IVY & BERRY'
Silver

Bargentum  
2728D   $55.00

STERLING FLAT KNIFE – 'IVY & BERRY'
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Most pieces in this pattern, introduced ca. 1870, are unmarked as to maker, and this is no exception. Because, however, I have seen pieces with Whiting's mark, I will make that tentative attribution. The stylized leaves and berries are arranged on a textured ground and encased by a defining geometric edge. The blade is engraved with leaves inside a zig-zag outline. It is single-die cut. The condition is fine, with no bends or burrs, and only age-expected wear to the engraving. The knife is... Click for details

QUEEN ANNE DOGNOSE SPOON – JOHN BROAKE 1705
Silver

Bargentum  
2712F   $220.00

QUEEN ANNE DOGNOSE SPOON – JOHN BROAKE 1705
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The “Dognose” pattern was made in England ca. 1695-1715 during the period when the Britannia, or 95.84%, purity standard was used (1697-1720), and serving as a style that transitions from the trefid to Hanoverian; it was seldom seen after 1720. Typical of the Queen Anne style, the handle of this spoon has an upturned terminal which is characterized by a “wavy end” resembling a dog's nose when viewed from above. Attachment to the oval bowl is by a reeded rattail which has softened... Click for details

VERY NICE COIN SALT SPOON, WESTERVELT FLORAL
Silver

Bargentum  
1110698   $30.00

VERY NICE COIN SALT SPOON, WESTERVELT FLORAL
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Condition of this 150-year old salt spoon is very good. The threaded handle is double struck and encloses a honeysuckle vine which forms a cartouche on both sides. There is a monogram in script, Kettell, in the cartouche on the top of the handle. Even the bowl is free of salt damage. The length is 3-11/16 in. and it weighs 10g. Westervelt's mark is on the back of the handle.

Pair 18thC teaspoons by Joseph Moulton III, Newburyport
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

North Hill Antiques  
106P   $100.00

Pair 18thC teaspoons by Joseph Moulton III, Newburyport
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Pointed-end handle, c1790 -- long narrow drop on bowl back, block mono H * B on front; 5" long. Condition is excellent - extended bowl tips unworn.

COIN "OVAL THREAD" FLAT HANDLE KNIVES
Silver

Bargentum  
1110201   $200.00

COIN
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“Oval Thread” was very popular during the coin period. At that time, knives were not made to match the pattern but were purchased separately, and this one went with many patterns. The picture shows 6 knives, but only 5 of them are coin – the 6th is plated and is included at no charge as a “completer.” The knives have no structural problems – no bends or burrs or pitting. There is softening of the surface design on one side – I expect that a monogram was removed and that side... Click for details

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