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Shreve, San Francisco, Long Sterling Silver Olive Fork
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1689f   $ 110

Shreve, San Francisco, Long Sterling Silver Olive Fork
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Of a singular design, this 9 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., c. 1900, olive or pickle fork is marked "Geo. C. Shreve & Co." and "Sterling." This premier San Francisco firm was known for its Arts & Crafts and hammered designs, and this essentially falls within that tent. It has a solid, four sided handle that is joined by a ball at the lower end to the two tine fork. The tines are lengthy at 2", slender, and finished in a gold wash. Apart from a slight bit of waviness in one tine, there is no visible w... Click for details

Pair Godbehere & Wigan Coffee Spoons English 1794
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1686gc   $ 48 pair

Pair Godbehere & Wigan Coffee Spoons English 1794
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This pair of coffee spoons were made by well known English makers Samuel Godbehere and Edward Wigan. The date mark places them 1794-1796. This pair of makers are quoted in Jackson's Hallmarks as "Good, general makers of usually small pieces, spoons, cream jugs, etc." They weigh a combined .7 T. oz. and measure 4 3/4". These spoons are in very good to exceptional condition. They show some minor rippling to the edge of the bowls but no tip wear, which is usually seen in pieces of this age. Th... Click for details

Gorham "Henry II" Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork
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1684f   $ 38

Gorham "Henry II" Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit or floral elements. This example is a three tine, 5 3/4" long, weighty at just over .7 T. oz., oyster or seafood cocktail fork. It has an Old English "W" monogram on the backside. The co... Click for details

Whiting No. 2888 "Ivory" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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1683f   $ 295

Whiting No. 2888 "Ivory" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon
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A line of serving pieces named for the substance used in the handles, Whiting's 1890 "Ivory" is an amalgamation of a natural material with sterling silver. This example is a 6 5/16" long sugar spoon. It is marked with the Whiting emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "2888" on the reverse heel of the spoon. There is no monogram or removal. It is in excellent condition. The ivory is free of cracks, splits or other damage. Apart from a slight spot where the gold shows polishing wear, t... Click for details

Jensen USA by LaPaglia Sterling Sauce Ladle
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1680gc   $ 115

Jensen USA by LaPaglia Sterling Sauce Ladle
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Known for his Danish Modern style, Alphonse LaPaglia worked first for Jensen USA in the 1940's, then for International, before dying in the early 1950's. This 5 5/8" long, nearly 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle is from his earlier years. It is marked "Georg Jensen Inc.," "USA," along with "Sterling," model number "103," and "L.P." for LaPaglia. An unnamed pattern, it is decidedly in a manner consistent with LaPaglia's typical work and somewhat in the direction of Jensen's "Blossom." It is in flawles... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Medallion" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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1675f   $ 55

Wood & Hughes "Medallion" Sterling Silver Teaspoon
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Wood & Hughes produced a number of designs in the 1860's that fall into the "Medallion" category, of which this 6" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz. sterling silver teaspoon is one. It is commonly referred to as "Diana." It is single die struck, meaning the design appears only on the front, with the backside plain save for an engraved feathered script "CU" monogram in this instance. The condition is exceptional. Pattern detail remains crisp and sharply defined. The bowl is well-shaped and free... Click for details

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Whiting "Persian" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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1669f   $ 85

Whiting "Persian" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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Dating from 1880, Whiting's "Persian" is a Moresque design deriving from the same sensibilities that generated Tiffany's pattern of the same name, as well as Whiting's own "Arabesque" and Gorham's "Hindostanee" among others. This example is a 7 1/2" long, 1.5 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon. It has the plum-shaped bowl with flanged rim and central rib that Whiting used across several lines of the period. Persian has a reserve area at the front of the handle which is a natural location for an ... Click for details

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Cold Meat Fork
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1665f   $ 110 each, two available

Old International "Frontenac" Sterling Cold Meat Fork
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Measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing 2.7 T. oz., this sterling silver server is a large cold meat fork. It is an early example of International's Art Nouveau "Frontenac," in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. It has a slightly upturned end and retains all the fine detailing that characterizes original pieces of this pattern. This includes the precisely rendered stamen and pollen flecks on the blossoms and the stippling that appears around the margins of the design and the b... Click for details

Dominick and Haff RENAISSANCE cold meat fork
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2155   $160.00

Dominick and Haff RENAISSANCE cold meat fork
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length 8 3/8 inches, weight 3.09 Troy ounces, no monogram, slight wear to gilding on tines but very nearly benchmark condition, retailed by Sheafer and Lloyd of Pittsburgh.

This pattern has always been a personal favorite. Note the expressiveness of the eyes, which you may examine up close in photo number three.

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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2152   $60.00

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.

Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Ladle and Bon Bon
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1664f   $ 60 ladle, $ 35 bon bon

Whiting "Imperial Queen" Sterling Ladle and Bon Bon
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Whiting's "Imperial Queen" is a late 19th century design based on English antecedents. These two examples, a 5 1/2" long, .9 T. oz. sauce or cream ladle, and a 4 1/2" long, just over .4 T. oz., bon bon or nut spoon, are flawless, absolutely mint, examples without monograms or removals. They both have matte finish, gold washed serving ends. Marks on the reverses are Whiting's lion emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1893," and an Old English "O."

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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1663fl   $ 60

Old Gorham "Chantilly" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this sterling silver cream ladle is an old example of Gorham's "Chantilly." It is is flawless condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no polishing wear and the finish is lustrous. The lobed bowl has flanged shoulders and has a bright gold wash finish on the interior. Marks are the Gorham lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."

Simpson, Hall and Miller FRONTENAC olive fork
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2150   SOLD

Simpson, Hall and Miller FRONTENAC olive fork
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length 5 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed "S". It is safe to assume that the olive fork was made in at least two sizes, this being the shortest.

George Sharp c. 1870 Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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1661f   $ 115

George Sharp c. 1870 Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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While unnamed, this c. 1870 design by George Sharp is quite similar to Gorham's "Louis XIV" and Knowles' "Emperor," both of the same period. It is double die struck, meaning the pattern appears on both sides of the piece. This example is a 6 1/2" long, 1.2 T. oz. sauce ladle. The handle is slender and elongated looking, and is joined to a 2" diameter, round shell bowl with a scalloped rim and a flat bottom. This is finished on both sides with a bright gold wash that extends up to the lower o... Click for details

8 Wood & Hughes "Cellini" Sterling Ice Cream Spoons
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1660f   $ 240 set

8 Wood & Hughes "Cellini" Sterling Ice Cream Spoons
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Dating from 1875, Wood & Hughes' "Cellini" falls into the Renaissance Revival style that was popular in the period. This set of matching ice cream spoons measure 5 9/16" long each and weigh 4.7 T. oz. the set. They have ovoid bowls with flanged rims and matte finish interiors. Both sides of the bowls had gold washes, with the backsides retaining more of this detail than the fronts. There are no monograms or removals and the condition of all eight pieces is flawless. There is no evidence of ... Click for details

6 Reed and Barton LES CINQ FLEURS ice cream forks
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2149   $325.00

6 Reed and Barton LES CINQ FLEURS ice cream forks
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length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 6.22 ounces, superb condition, faintly gilt tines, monogrammed as shown (please see third photo).

These are particularly choice examples, extra heavy, with excellent detail and die depth. To my eye, this is one of R & B's most attractive designs. For further discussion of what makes a pattern aesthetically successful, see Design New England, November-December 2012, pp. 60-64

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