All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1060732 (stock #X2265)
“Beaded” became a “standard pattern” – that is, there were many makers and versions from ca. 1850 through the coin period. Philadelphia's is distinguished by the inclusion of a fleur de lys at the top and bottom of the handle. This group bears the mark of Philadelphia retailer C. Bard & Son. There is wear to the pattern, more on the forks than the spoons (see enlargements; the first 2 pics are the forks, the next 3 the spoons)...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1038971 (stock #X2246)
“Louis XIV” mustard spoon / ladle by Henry Hebbard is marked with the patent date of 1847 and with the retailer J. Rudd & Co. The pattern is double-struck, and is in fine condition. There are no bends, and the bowl has an excellent finish. There is a lovely period script monogram MEM. The length is 5.25 inches, the bowl 7/8 inches, and the weight is 20 grams.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1038965 (stock #X1084)
“Bead” is one of those early coin patterns that was made by several makers, although the earliest association is with John Polhemus / Polhamus, ca. 1850. This design appears on the underside as well as the top and is marked simply Jones, Ball & Poor, a Boston maker / retailer, as well as a small and faint script monogram, Cheever. The condition is quite good, with light age-related wear – no bends or dents or pits...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1037189 (stock #X2234)
This simple and beautiful coin silver serving spoon from a fine old Boston maker is in wonderful condition – an Oval Thread handle balanced by an elegant teardrop bowl, with almost no scratches at all – clearly well cared for in its 150 years – no dings, dents, or bends to be seen or felt. The front of the handle is engraved with the name Abbott in Gothic lettering, and it's 8-5/8 in. long. Weight is 66 grams.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1036956 (stock #X12234)
The Classical elements of Gorham's Pompeii pattern – volutes, acanthus, anthemion – are as crisp as when they were new, with no heel, knife, or stacking scratches. Amazing that these four dinner-size (7.5 inch) forks could have survived over 150 years with no monogram! They were likely made in the year the pattern was introduced (1868) because they are coin (Gorham phased out coin silver in 1868) and they have 'Patent Applied For' which assures an early production. Weight is 212 grams.
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