Offered is a very good American coin silver soup or punch ladle in the Olive/Tuscan pattern patented by Michael Gibney as Pattern No. 59 in 1846; this example does not have manufacturers marks but bears the retailer's mark of Harbottle & Smith, working in Auburn, NY circa the 1850s and 1860s, and perhaps into the 1870s. This ladle probably dates to the 1850s. It is quite large at fourteen inches in length, and weighs a good 192 grams, or over six troy ounces. It is engraved with a period... Click for details
Offered is a superb example of the "Basket of Flowers" style of coin silver, in the form of a large pair of sugar tongs dating to around 1825-35. This pair of tongs measures about 6 5/8 inches in length and weighs 46 grams. Please click on the picture to see all the pictures. This piece has a period script monogram of what appears to be "AH" and is marked on each arm by silversmith C.HASTINGS, who I haven't found anything about. Most of these tongs were marked by silversmiths or retailers... Click for details
Offered is an American coin silver spoon bearing the maker's mark of the short-lived Philadelphia partnership of Marshall & Smith, listed in the city directory for 1837 as jewelers. Little is known about this partnership, and it isn't even certain which Marshall was the partner. This teaspoon bears a worn but still legible (more so in person) maker's mark as well as a period engraved script monogram. The handle is graced with a shell. This piece measures about 6 inches in length and weighs... Click for details
Offered is a very good American coin silver pie or pastry server in the well-known Tuscan pattern, also known as pattern no. 59, by Michael Gibney. More on Gibney and the Tuscan pattern below. This piece measures about 10 1/2 inches in length and weighs 96 grams. It has no monogram or any sign of erasure and bears a good clear retailer's mark for Brackett, Crosby & Brown, in partnership in Boston, MA circa 1849-50. As such, it can be dated rather exactly. Condition of this piece is... Click for details
Offered is a very finely decorated American coin silver teaspoon by Cincinnati silversmith and jeweler Clemens Oskamp, and bearing his maker's mark. This spoon is nicely engraved M.McM and is in very good condition, with only modest wear and no major dents, and no splits or repairs. This piece measures about 5 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a fine piece of Cincinnati coin silver for display or daily use!
Offered is a lovely decorated (engine turned and engraved) coin silver spoon manufactured by Watts of Philadelphia and retailed by the jewelry firm of Bixler & Fox, working circa 1873-80. See below for more information on the firm. This spoon is nicely decorated and has a period engraved script monogram, as well as clear marks. The piece measures about 5 5/8 inches in length and weighs about 18 grams. Condition is good overall, but I've taken a closeup picture of some scratching in the bowl. ... Click for details
Offered is a good American coin silver master butter knife in the Medallion pattern variant manufactured by Hotchkiss & Schreuder - this piece bears their maker's mark as well as a scarce Midwestern retailer's mark for Janesville, Wisconsin jeweler James A. Webb, who established his store in that town in 1856. In 1865 his shop was at Lappin's Corner in Janesville. This piece measures about 6 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 34 grams. Condition is fair, though there is quite a bit of... Click for details
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- raised pointed drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono J E S on front; 8-3/4" long. Condition is excellent. Pseudo marks (as shown) are a sunburst and a lion, both upside down in relation to A&R mark. NOTE: beaded edge, the first flatware pattern, originated in England in the 18thC. This is perhaps the first U.S. example of the pattern. It became common here, of course, in the 1830s and beyond.
Pattern is a variation of Olive, with styllized leaf on back of bowl. The mono is Danchy in block letters on front. Length is 7-1/2", oval bowl is 2-1/2" x 2". Good weight at nearly 2 T oz. Condition is excellent throughout.
In the beaded-edge pattern -- 14-1/2" blade in shape of fish and 13-1/2" fork with 2-3/4" tines. Weight is a hefty 12.5 T oz. Condition is near-mint throughout. This set is suitable for serving salmon, sturgeon, and perhaps a big-muddy catfish with a minimum weight of 20 pounds.
In the 1930s, Gebelein was commissioned to design a pattern based on the classic Sheaf-of-Wheat, but unique: a Sheaf-of-Flax. Only a few pieces were produced. This cold meat fork is 6-1/4" long and weighs a hefty 36 grams. It is in mint condition. Several other pieces remain in our collection.