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All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034463 (stock #1067)
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$145.00
The elaborate hollow handles of this lovely set speak for their Victorian origins, balanced by traditional sterling blades. These were likely part of a set, but large for a fruit / dessert set at 8.5 inches (knife) and 7.4 inches (fork). Hallmarked for London 1849 (knife) and 1852 (fork), the maker could have been either George W. Adams or George Angell (identical marks)...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1111028 (stock #X2327)
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$140.00
Hanau, Germany, was a center for silversmiths from the mid-19th century to the first decades of the 20th century, and whose major works involved copying or recreating antique styles in flatware and holloware. Its special status allowed it to be free of the marking system that was incumbent on all other German cities, and many are not completely known today...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1940 item #1109976 (stock #2712)
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$140.00
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 1940 item #1110193 (stock #2718B)
Bargentum
$130.00
The Gaylord Farm Sanatorium was a tuberculosis rehabilitation center in Wallingford, CT, and was run by New Haven County, CT. The Gaylord Silvercraft Workshop was established there in 1925 to provide vocational and occupational training for patients. It produced many items of jewelry and household / table items until its closing in 1944; those were sold in the Workshop store and to small dealers and stores...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1035602 (stock #1457)
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$130.00
The Old English form of the 6 sterling spoons is dressed with a lovely and traditional diamond hand-cut and engraved design by highly respected London silversmith Thomas Dealtry who was entered into the goldsmiths' registry in 1765. They are hallmarked for 1802 with the mark Dealtry registered in 1799. The spoons are 5 inches long, and their condition is very, very good. There are no dents or pits, and no bends to the handles, which have an appropriate (and attractive) Gothic 'P' monogram...
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1034510 (stock #2415)
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$130.00
These 6.4 inch tongs (0.78 inches across the arch) bear the mark tentatively ascribed by McGrew to Hall, Hewson & Brower of Albany NY (ca. 1846-52). The graceful fiddle form is decorated with a crisp basket of flowers motif and terminates in textured talon claws. The finish is excellent and the weight is 46 grams. There is no monogram.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1112335 (stock #X2294)
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$120.00
Engraving on Philadelphia silver is first-rate, and this spoon is no exception. The handle uses an engine-turned field enclosed by threads to set off a shield with 'Heritage' engraved in lovely period script. The bowl of the spoon is fluted with a dart and egg edge. James Watts, whose mark together with the word 'coin' appears on the undecorated reverse of the handle, was both a maker and a retailer, ca. 1840-1880, and I would guess that this spoon was probably made ca. 1860. It is 8.7 in...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034525 (stock #2526)
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$120.00
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 1910 item #1057028 (stock #X250)
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$115.00
Typical of the tension between form and design that evolved in Europe around 1900, the traditional pointed antique form of this cake knife and its sculptural, floral decoration combine in a pleasing silver handle which is complemented by an elegantly simpler gold-washed blade with light engraving. The handle is marked only with a small stamp '800' which doesn't conform to most Continental guarantee marks other than, perhaps, Italy...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1037186 (stock #B1814)
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$115.00
The Engraved Lily pattern was a somewhat standard bright-cut pattern – that is, it was made by several makers and was very popular ca. 1885. The lily blossoms follow the curvature of the handle, punctuated with diamond cuts. This youth set is marked with Sterling and the name of Harris & Schafer, a respected Washington DC retailer, which is unlikely to have been the maker. The set has been used but not abused...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1091938
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$112.00
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. Named after the Marly castle of Louis XV, the pattern incorporates design element...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1080176
Bargentum
$110.00
Improvements in the silver manufacturing process by 1870 made possible new design implementations, and Gorham probably led the field with a spate of innovative patterns, among them “Lily” (1870). It is also known as “No. 88.” The delicacy of the single die is representative of what was now possible. The youth knife and spoon were well cared for. The knife is 6.75 in., marked with the Gorham logo, the words “sterling,” “Patent 1870,” and “88.” The spoon is 5 in., marked ...
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1034961 (stock #2510)
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$105.00
The organic qualities of this lovely sterling pattern brought out by Whiting Mfg. Co. in 1885 never fail to please. The design of the fork's handle is crisp as the lily blossoms emerge in a wonderful bas-relief from the leaf that holds them as it comes to a soft point. A light but even gold remains on the tines. The length is 6.5 inches and the weight is 30 grams. It is marked with Whiting's logo, “Sterling,” and the retailer, H. Zimmer. There is no monogram.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1109972
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$100.00
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 #1068821
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$95.00
The pleasing use of acid etching to define the floral surface of 'Clematis' (introduced in 1885) combines with delicate engraving of leaves and vine to give new life to a standard Old English pattern. The bowl is elongated with a suggestion of honeysuckle in the repousse treatment, and terminates in a soft point. It might have been used for pudding, but certainly shouldn't be limited to that! There are remains of gold wash in the bowl. Length is 9.25 in., the weight is 57 g., and there is a ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1109757 (stock #2728B)
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$95.00
Despite only a “sterling” marking, the design elements of this spoon are clearly Philadelphian. The stem is Old English with multi-field outlining, leaving an area for a monogram, JIS. The bowl is pointed with a slight flange that is described by a zigzag element, and the bowl has a geometric, aesthetic center which is both bright-cut and engraved. The condition is excellent – no bends or dents, and no wear to the surface. Lots of reflectivity! Length is 7.8 in. and weight is 42 g.
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1036950 (stock #B1981)
Bargentum
$95.00
The Zephyr pattern, introduced by Wood & Hughes in 1870, was made with a variant – this one – that was without flanges on the handle, revealing a Pointed Antique form. The double-struck pattern (that is, it appears on both the front and back of the implements) is delicate, with a sort of thread enclosing a suggestion of filigree in the midsection of the handle. The condition is very good, with only very, very superficial scratches. There is a monogram of MHB in beautiful script, and on th...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1068817
Bargentum
$95.00
Gorham introduced 'Old Baronial' in 1998, during the tenure of William Codman as chief of design at Gorham. Codman's background in restoration of medieval objects is evident in this pattern which invokes the revival of the Gothic period in Baronial Europe – in this case, the blending of a lion's head with foliate, scroll and floral motifs. The spoon is in very fine condition with no problems whatever, a touch over 8.5 in. long and it weighs 80 grams. The handle has a monogram of LR on the f...
 
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