North Hill Antiques
Featheredged oval-end handle, c1780 -- reverse tipt, shaded block mono M P on front; 4-7/8" in length. New England birdbacks are rarely seen, CT even rarer, Fairchild being the only CT maker with his mark on a birdie that we've seen. Condition of the spoon is excellent. One wishes that Master Fairchild had exercised a bit more exuberance when striking the bird, but, as they say, it is what it is, which ain't bad.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1065135 (stock #101H)
Short, prominent front rib, c1770 -- 9-lobe shell drop, shaded block mono A over I * L on reverse; 4-3/4" long. Condition is near mint.
Marked by John Abbot Jr., Portsmouth, NH, c1825 -- long downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, script mono J. M. Rider on front; 10" in length, 3-5/8" oval bowl. Condition is excellent.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1022640 (stock #101D)
Deep front rib, c1770 -- crisp ll-lobe shell drop on the bowl back, block mono E B on reverse, 4-5/8" long. Touch of tipwear, otherwise in fine condition.
Coffin handle with unusually long 2-3/4" fiddle, no shoulders, feathered script mono A C O on front; 6-1/8" long, 1-1/2" round bowl, excellent.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1072041 (stock #101I)
Short front rib, c1770 -- 9-lobe shell drop on bowl back, shaded block mono M over D * A on reverse; 4-1/4" long. Condition is excellent. Mark is I pellet I (see Flynt & Fales).
Brightcut length of oval-end handle, feathered script mono LB in cartouche on front; 5-3/4" long. Condition is near-mint throughout. Bird with wreath in beak. Note left wing at the very edge if the bowl.
Crisp spread-wing bird on back of bowl, oval-end handle, feathered script mono H C on front; 5-1/4" long. Condition is near-mint -- both spoon and bird.
Slender tapering pointed-end handle, c1790 --prominent reverse rib, block mono S * B on front; 5" in length. Condition of both bird and spoon is mint. Heck's bird is quite different from others; it's probably unique. The bird stands on a leafy branch, facing right with a leafy branch in its beak. All of its parts, feathers, etc., are intact.
When these tongs were made, Chittenden was working in New Haven. The tongs have cast extensions on the fiddlethread arms, ending in shell nips (see pic); there is a feathered script mono A T R on the bend. Length of the tongs is 5-3/4". Condition throughout is excellent. Mark is B C, struck on both arms. It may be found in Hammerslough's tome on Connecticut silver.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- long thin tongue drop on bowl back, feathered script mono H J on front; 9-1/4" in length. Both spoons in excellent condition.
Forward-tipt fiddle handles, pointed shoulxers, feathered script mono I H L on front, 8-1/2" long. Few bowl bumps, otherwise fine.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #221346 (stock #494)
Description: Claw nips, feathered script mono GY on bend, 6-1/2" long, excellent condition.
Made about 1850 -- interesting mono on front of handle -- Tudor (see pic); 8" in length, 9-1/2 Troy oz. Condition is excellent.
Made by William Y. McAllister, Philadelphia, c1830 -- rectangular-shaped lens, 6-1/2" temples with slider extensions, 4-3/8" across lenses. Condition is excellent throughout.
All Items : : Pre 1837 VR item #221615 (stock #261)
Set of coffin-end teaspoons, square shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front; 6" long; all in excellent condition, extended bowl tips unworn.
Twist stem handle with end decorated in flower-like engraving and wrigglework, decoration carried over to front and back of bowl; 11-1/4" in length, a bit over 3 T oz. in weight. Condition is near-mint. Schohay, Ludwig is identified as the maker by the company's arrow mark, as shown in McGrew. S&L was a silver manufacturer, in business from 1867-73; note that this piece is marked COIN.
Marked S. H. & G., location unknown, c1860 - flared shoulders, script mono FCME on front; 7-1/4" long; 2-1/2" oval bowl. Condition is excellent.