North Hill Antiques
Best, his 2 brothers and father were early silversmiths in Cincinnati. This spoon was made during the period he was associated with Deterly and Woodruff, from 1815-17. It has a downturnd fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, and is 9-1/2" long. This piece was never engraved. It is in excellent condition with just a touch of tipwear.
North Hill Antiques
William Brady marked this piece, and also marked the location of his shop. Without the town name, it would be assumed that Brady worked in NYC, as shown in the literature. This ladle has a broad downturned fiddle handle, c1820-30 -- high pointed shoulders, and a unique semi-circle drop on the bowl back. The handle is reverse tipt, and the mono is a feathered script E L. It is 9-1/2" long with a 3" oval bowl, and is in excellent condition.
Downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, feathered script mono A M on front; 9" long. Light tipwear, otherwise fine. Mark is excellent (see pic).
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1075144 (stock #474)
Pattern is early, c1830, single-struck on one side only -- short fiddle handle, common in Kirk's fiddlethread work; mono is AAC in a feathered script; length is 7-5/8", weight is just under 4 Troy oz. total. Tinewear most notably on the right side, otherwise condition is excellent.
Set of 6 forward-tipt fiddle-handled teaspoons with flared shoulders. Feathered script mono J.L.C. on front; 5-7/8" long, excellent condition. NOTE: In putting together the book on North Carolina silversmiths, Cutten assumed that the N.C. following the Hanna mark referred to North Carolina, and that silver found with the mark was made by an unidentified NC smith. Not until some years later did the truth out...
Retailed by Nehemiah Bassett, also of Albany -- downturned fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, incised pointed arch drop, feathered script mono C V A on front; 9" in length; each weighs 40 grams. Bird mark, as show in pic, is attributed by McGrew to Green Hall.
Peabody's spoons are distinctive in design --slim oval-end downturned fiddle handles -- nothing quite like them by other makers. This piece has flared shoulders and a short reverse rib. The mono is EB in a feathered script. Length is 5-3/8". Condition is near-mint. This is probably the same John Peabody who worked earlier in Fayetteville, NC. The spoons pictured on p. 125 of "Silversmiths of NC" are not at all similar in design to this piece.
Short front rib, 7-lobe shell drop, never engraved, 3-3/4" long. Only one is marked -- N (pellet) L, as shown. Condition of both is excellent. There were 2 Nathaniels in the Lang family of silversmiths. The first, 1736-64, was the son of Jeffrey; the second, 12757-1824, was the son of Jeffrey's brother, Richard. No doubt, these spoons were made by the second, c1770-80.
Brightcutting and roulette work extend two-thirds of the way down arms and around bend; square shoulders, round nips, ornate feathered script A W in cartouche on bend; 6" in length. Condition is near mint.
Teaspoon with oval-end fiddle handle, flared shoulders, feathered script mono E B on front; 5-3/8" long, excellent condition. Peabody worked first in Fayetteville, NC, beginning in 1823, and by 1836, according to B. Caldwell's "Silversmiths in Tennessee," he was working in Nashville. The shape of Peabody's fiddle is interesting -- perhaps not unique, but well formed, and an interesting shape to hold and contemplate.
Oval-end handle with brightcutting and roulette work its entire length (see pic); slashed drop, reverse rib, feathered script mono L F in circular cartouche on front; 5-1/4" long. Excellent condition throughout. A remarkable piece by a rare Albany maker.
Brightcut and roulette work length of handle, shaded feathered script mono R G in cartouche; 5-3/4" long. Condition of spoon is excellent, bird is very good.