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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Made about 1850 -- interesting mono on front of handle -- Tudor (see pic); 8" in length, 9-1/2 Troy oz. Condition is excellent.
Forward-tipt fiddle handles, pointed shoulxers, feathered script mono I H L on front, 8-1/2" long. Few bowl bumps, otherwise fine.
North Hill Antiques
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.
North Hill Antiques
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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #634557 (stock #106E)
Crisp and prominent foliate scroll decoration on bowl backs (see pic), featheredging extending length of handles; reverse-tipt handle ends, block mono W T on front; 4-7/8" in length. Overall condition is excellent. Beal worked in Hingham and Boston, Mass. Mark is C (pellet) B, as shown in Belden.
All Items : : Pre 2000 item #221200 (stock #104D)
Brightcut cartouche on bend, centering ornate feathered script mono K C; spoon nips; unusually long coffin indent above fiddle arms; 6" long.
This particular pictureback seems to be unique with David. The flower is contained within an ornate scroll cartouche. The image is in excellent condition, retaining its original crispness. So too with the spoon itself: the extended bowl tip is unworn, the oval-end handle having a prominent reverse rib, and with the feathered script mono M L on the front.
Set of 6 spoons with serrated bowl rims, engraved and roulette work entire length of handles, feathered script mono J M L in cartouche on front; 5-3/4" long. Excellent condition throughout.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #736807 (stock #106L)
Hinckley worked in Barnstable. This piece has a pointed-end handle with a 9-lobe shell drop and with brightcutting half way down the handle. Mono is block A * B in a cartouche on the front. Length is 5-3/8". Condition is fine.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #409938 (stock #366)
Bush worked in Easton, PA. These spoons have downturned fiddle handle ends with high pointed shoulders and are reverse-tipt; bowl backs have a crescent drop and the mono is M. P. in feathered script; they are 5-7/8" long. Condition is excellent throughout, extended bowl tips unworn. Each piece is nicely marked BUSH (see pic).
Set of 6 teaspoons, c1870 - pinched-waist fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, script mono L.M.S. on front; 6" long, excellent condition.