All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1112336
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...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1112337
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...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1084109 (stock #116/119)
The mark on the knives is for Saglier Freres, successor to Victor Saglier (1809-1894), a well-known Paris Art Nouveau silver maker who worked largely in plate but also solid silver. Sons Eugene and Andre continued the business until after World War II. These knives, 8-3/8” long, could be for lunch, dessert, cheese – or whatever – and probably date from about 1900-1910. The classic form is punctuated with acanthus leaves and can complement many Nouveau or simpler patterns...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1091938
Christofle is perhaps France's most prestigious silver maker, dating from about 1840. 'Marly' is its oldest pattern, still in production. In addition to its innovative designs, Christofle also took the early lead on advancing the plating process which it had licensed from Elkington to make wares which were more heavily plated than their competitors and attractive to prestigious customers from all over the world...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1109972
The Fiddle Thread pattern is one of the most representative of the coin period. These spoons are completely unmarked but are doubtless (guaranteed) coin silver. They're in fabulous condition – no dents, burrs, not even age-expected surface scratches – surprising for their 150+ years. There are two sets of monograms, an Old English M on the front and a script FH on the back of the handles. Length of the spoons is 5.6 in. and their weight is 98 g.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034525 (stock #2526)
These are older D & H Pointed Antique / Broad Antique knives – introduced in 1895 – with stainless French Modern replacement blades marked “Brilliant.” They are 9-1/8 in. long and bear a lovely Arts & Crafts monogram. They are marked only “sterling handle” which is very common for knives, but I got them with several other pieces of Dominick & Haff of the same vintage with the same monogram, so I'm comfortable with the identification...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1080426
“Nordic” in this case could be Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lapland and Norway) or northern Germany (which belonged to Denmark at times) or even the Baltic region – the marks are not consistent with official markings of the time and would point to a region more isolated from a guardein, or silver warden...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1080172 (stock #2364a)
These are very attractive spoons, 5.25 long, with a twisted shank terminating in a rounded flat end with a Japanesque bright-cut décor that is in keeping with other patterns ca. 1880. The bowls have raised ridges (to keep the ice cream from sticking?) and have very pale suggestions of original gold treatment...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1112505
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...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1080421
'Marie Antoinette' was brought out by Alvin Corp. in 1890; it is reminiscent of French Napoleon III patterns, a sort of fiddle form with motifs of laurel, honeysuckle, and cones. The fork is in fine condition. A large Gothic monogram E is in the cartouche of the handle. Length is 6 inches, weight is 16 grams.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1940 item #1109976 (stock #2712)
Arthur Stone (1847-1938) is often called “The Dean of American Silversmiths.” As an English born and trained silversmith, Arthur Stone's work embodied the fine workmanship associated with English silver, and with the individuality he found so appealing in early American forms. He produced both ecclesiastical and domestic silver. The shop he opened in 1901 trained many fine silversmiths in the hand-wrought method. This serving fork, in a Pointed Antique style, is heavy...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1109977 (stock #2719B)
Schohay & Ludwig was a short-lived Philadelphia partnership (ca. 1867-73) producing items of both coin and sterling silver. The marmalade spoon is marked coin. Its handle is twisted with a wide flat terminal, engraved with volutes and blossoms; there is a central field with a script monogram EH. The heavy bowl is ovate with notches on the rim, engraved stems and leaves, and repousee fruits and berries. There are traces of gold. It is 7 in...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1036953 (stock #X2567)
This charming lemon fork has a handle with gold lemons and green leaves cut out on the handle which terminates in traditionally splayed tines. The condition is excellent, the enamel intact, without scratches or bends. Length is 4.75 inches and the weight is 8 grams.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1068813
This was probably a place spoon – larger than English or American counterparts at 9-1/8 inches. The type – a 'reverse tipt' – spoon was made in virtually every silver-producing country in the 19th Century, and fits easily with the city mark for Kronstadt – modern Brasov – for 1850. Kronstadt was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1850, but is now in Romania. With the city mark is the letter N, – it could be a year code, but I have been unable to get the mark closer than ca. 1850...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1080177
This ice? spoon or straining server could be used for many things – poached eggs, peas, quenelles... It was manufactured in Brussels by Orfevrerie Bruno Wiskemann (established 1869), in the 'Fiddle Thread' pattern, adaptable to many tables. It is in excellent condition – no missing plating, discoloration or heel wear, and with no monograms – wonderful condition. Marked with the old Wiskemann mark. The length is 9.5 in. long.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1038967 (stock #X2387A)
The Chrysanthemum pattern was introduced by Gorham in 1885, together with many other bright-cuts that were emerging at that time. The bright-cut pieces were hand-engraved – no two are exactly alike, and were labor intensive. The bowl of this attractive sauce ladle has chrysanthemums engraved in the acid-etched bowl as well. There are no monograms or removals, scratches or bends or dings. The length is just under 6 inches (hard to measure!) and the weight is 34 grams. The mark is the Gorha...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1080175
Albert Coles (1815-1885) must have attended one of the early concerts given by Jenny Lind upon her arrival in New York, where Coles worked, in 1850; his pattern is generally placed in that year. Known as the “Swedish Nightingale,” Jenny Lind won an immediate place in the hearts of Americans, not only for her voice but also for her philanthropy for which was deemed virtuous. Many places and objects were named after her. Coles' tribute in creating the double-struck Jenny Lind pattern took ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1110201
“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 wa...
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