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Blackinton Fancy Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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2041f   $ 55

Blackinton Fancy Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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This 5 1/4" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar sifter was made by Blackinton, whose emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside of the handle.

While the pattern is unnamed, the elaborate and appealing design clearly reads that it was inspired by late Victorian sensibilities.

The approximately 2" diameter, 1/2" deep, pierced bowl is... Click for details

Winchester & Johnson, Hartford, CT, Coin Tablespoon
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2040f   $ 30

Winchester & Johnson, Hartford, CT, Coin Tablespoon
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Cited in a city directory for 1839 by Louise Belden, "Winchester & Johnson," which name is imprinted on this 8 3/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., table or place spoon, was a jeweler located in Hartford, Connecticut.

It has a plain, down turned handle end, plain drop, and rounded shoulders off the bowl. The front is inscribed "HP" in script.

It is in v... Click for details

Large, Old, Gorham "Strasbourg" Sterling Sugar Tongs
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2038f   $ 60

Large, Old, Gorham "Strasbourg" Sterling Sugar Tongs
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At 4 7/8" long and weighing just under 2.2 T. oz., this pair of claw grip sugar tongs are the larger, and less commonly found, version of at least two sizes Gorham produced in "Strabourg."

An early example, they are marked "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and "Pat'd 97."

They are without a monogram or removal and in mint condition. Pattern d... Click for details

Two Currier & Roby "Onslow" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
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2037f   $ 45 pair

Two Currier & Roby "Onslow" Sterling Master Salt Spoons
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Broadly falling within the Arts & Crafts mode and period, New York's Currier & Roby were known as well for their capacity in reproduction silver.

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 f... Click for details

Tiffany "Floral" Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
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2036f   $ 36 each, available individually

Tiffany "Floral" Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons
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Tiffany produced a line of at least twelve "Floral" designs in the late 19th century that were offered in a wide array of pieces.

These two examples are demitasse spoons. The flowers are, left to right in the images, "Dandelion" and "Daisy."

They are respectively 4 1/4" and 3 7/8" long, and weigh just over .6 T. oz. combined. The handles ... Click for details

Shiebler Flora No. 8 "Lily of the Valley" Teaspoon
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2033mt   $ 50

Shiebler Flora No. 8 "Lily of the Valley" Teaspoon
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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 ... Click for details

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Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
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2031f   $ 55 grapefruit, $ 45 orange

Watson Sterling Art Nouveau Cast Citrus Spoons
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More characteristically thought of as citrus or grapefruit spoons, catalogs of a century or more ago commonly identified this form as an orange spoon.

These two examples were produced by Watson and may be one each, orange and grapefruit spoon. They vary in size, the larger measuring 6" long and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz., while the smaller one is 5 5/8" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. The variance may be an... Click for details

Gorham "Rosette" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
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2030f   $ 40

Gorham "Rosette" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
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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... Click for details

Durgin "Iris" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gumbo Spoon
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2027f   $ 85

Durgin "Iris" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Gumbo Spoon
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In the lushly expressive manner of Durgin's "New Art," "Iris" differs from that design largely in the aspect that the one flower carries through the line, whereas "New Art" is multi-motif. It dates from the turn of the 20th century, at the height of the Art Nouveau.

This example is a 6 7/8" long gumbo spoon. This is the largest form of round bowl soup spoons, the bowl of which in this instance measures about 2" in d... Click for details

Large, Old Gorham "Strasboug" Sterling Silver Tongs
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2026f   $ 55

Large, Old Gorham "Strasboug" Sterling Silver Tongs
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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 si... Click for details

6 Matched Tiffany "Tiffany" Sterling Silver Forks
Silver: Sterling: Flatware

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2025f   $ 300 set

6 Matched Tiffany "Tiffany" Sterling Silver Forks
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The first design produced in-house and Tiffany's namesake pattern, "Tiffany" was patented in 1869. It proved popular, remaining in active production until at least 1917 according to William Hood in "Tiffany Silver Flatware." He also notes that it was reintroduced in 1956 with a slight design change under the name "Beekman." Hood additionally references there was a modification dating no later than 1880, wherein the pointed antefix (tip end) of the handle was made more rounded and the design m... Click for details

Mint, Old Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Bouillon Spon
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2024f   $ 26 each, three available

Mint, Old Whiting "Lily" Sterling Silver Bouillon Spon
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An early, original example of Whiting's "Lily," this bouillon spoon is marked with the company logo, the words "Sterling, "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O." It is also stamped with the name of Philadelphia retailer "J.E. Caldwell & Co."

It measures 4 7/8" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz. There is a delicate, feathery script "FCC" monogram engraved on the front. ... Click for details

Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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2023f   $ 35

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. ... Click for details

Knowles "Rose" with Bug Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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2020f   $ 165

Knowles "Rose" with Bug Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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A compelling design that features a realistic portrayal of thorny rose vines with buds, blossoms and leaves, Knowles' "Rose" also includes a beetle in the image. This has established the pattern as a perennial favorite among collectors intent and casual.

This example is an uncommon piece. It is a 7 1/8" long, 1.5 T. oz., sugar sifter. Apart from being small for such an item, it appears to be a pea spoon. It has a ... Click for details

Gorham "Poppy" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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2015f   $ 55

Gorham "Poppy" Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Youth Spoon
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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 "Poppy." It is marked with a lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Patent 1902."

It is in choice condition and without a monogr... Click for details

Old Gorham "Versailles" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
Silver: Sterling: Flatware

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2014f   $ 70

Old Gorham "Versailles" Sterling Silver Chow Chow Spoon
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Perhaps the least common of condiment servers (a category which includes mustard ladles and horseradish spoons), chow chow aka picalilli spoons are for that reason difficult to identify. Sometimes identification is by inference or default, i.e. they characteristically have narrow and deep bowls that would not serve another purpose, so the reasoning becomes "what else could it be."

They characteristically have narrow ... Click for details

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