Oval-end handle, drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono I M G on front; 8-3/4" long. Sadtler's PS mark is shown with the Baltimore pseudohallmark eagle head. NOTE: the incised 1 and 0 shown in mark pic are believed to be museum cataloging numbers.
Josephine was Mary Todd Lincoln's silver pattern. This piece was retailed by Bigelow Bros. & Kennard, Boston. It is 7-1/2" in length. Note the crisp foliate decoration on the back of the bowl (see pic). Never engraved; condition is near-mint.
Pinched-waist fiddle handles, pointed shoulders, feathered script mono M P on front; 5-1/2" in length. Condition is near-mint throughout, extended bowl tips unworn.
Oval-end handle, c1785 -- drop on bowl back, reverse-tipt handle, block mono M (device) B on front; 4-5/8" in length. Condition is near-mint, bowl tip unworn.
Classic coffin-end form with handle tapering from end to bowl, c1800-10 -- fancy feathered script mono M M on front of handle, 1/8" extended bowl tip is unworn. Length is 9-3/8". Weight is 2.5 T oz. Condition throughout is mint.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- feathered script mono EP on front; 5-5/8" long. Bird and spoon in fine condition.
Pointed-end handle, c1795 -- pointed-arch drop on bowl back, light reverse rib, shaded feathered script mono A V P on front; 8-3/4" in length, each 2 Troy oz in weight. Condition is near-mint.
Made by Gorham, PATENT 1861, retailed by D.C. Jaccard, St. Louis (see pic) -- gold-washed bowl, script mono Silver Wedding on front; 8-1/2" long. Condition is excellent throughout.
This is one of F&G's earliest pieces, made around 1810, before their removal to Philadelphia. Indeed, the Yankee Eagle -- often seen on New England silver of the period -- frames the F&G mark (see pic). This spoon is in near-mint condition. It has square shoulders, an incised pointed arch drop on the bowl back, and a feathered script mono F C C on the front. It is a shade over 9-3/8" long. It weighs about 1.5 Troy oz., or 51 grams. The bowl is completely unworn.
Pointed handle end, reverse rib, feathered script mono H C K on front; 8-3/8". Excellent condition on both; extended bowl tips unworn.
Spatulate-end fiddle handles, high flared shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front; 5-1/2" long. Neat.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #292594 (stock #380)
Downturned spatulate-end handle, flared shoulders, script mono C B on front; 5-3/4" long. Mint condition.
Classic coffin-end handles with shaded block mono DM on front -- incised pointed-arch drop on bowl backs; 9-5/8" in length. Condition of both is excellent.
Made by Sigourney & Hitchcock, Watertown, NY, for the Jeff. Co. Agl. Soc. (see pix). Watertown is the center of Jefferson County in upstate NY. Description of the spoons is as follows: forward-tipt fiddle handles, flared shoulders, 6" in length. Condition is very good - a few bowl dings and very little wear. Agricultural premium silver is always interesting as an artifact of 19thC rural American history.
Pointed-end handle brightcut its entire length, slashed drop, feathered script mono E R in cartouche on front; 5-7/16" long. Lamson presents a bit of a mystery, although he's listed in various books -- Belden, Flynt & Fales, "Maryland Silver," etc. Thorn gives a pretty good representation of his initial mark, which is picked up by Kovel, and is shown in one of the pix associated with this piece. Lamson seems to have begun his working life in Boston, c1790, and by 1817 produced 55 oz of silver ...
Pointed-end handles, pointed drops, ornate feathered script mono E G on front; 6" long. Excellent condition, extended bowl tips unworn.
Oval-end handles, long drops on bowl backs, reverse tipt, block mono A F on front; 8-1/2" long, each over 2 T oz. Condition is near-mint throughout, bowl tips unworn.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #790464 (stock #384)
Downturned fiddle handles, low pointed shoulders, incised pointed arch drop on bowl back, feathered script L F on front, later script C.F.B. on reverse; 5-5/8" in length. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.