Enameled scene of Dutch windmills at handle end. Length is 4-1/4", widest width 1-3/4". Condition is excellent. Marked STERLING with lion, anchor, G, and the "model number" 848. Estimated production date is 1880.
Made by E. Jaccard & Co., St. Louis -- at 8-7/8" in length, it is a mid-sized ladle suitable for serving soup out of a small crock, or gravy out of a large bowl, or grog out of a middlin'-sized cup, or perhaps it is an oyster ladle used to pluck the briny shellfish out of whatever they are served in. In the event, it is a neat piece, with a pinched-waist fiddle handle, high pointed shoulders and a 2-7/8" oval bowl, and engraved on the front the letters B.C.A.M.A...
Single-struck Kings pattern, flared shoulders, scalloped hourglass scoop picturing berries and plant surrounded by brightcut flowers and wrigglework decoration; feathered script monos on reverse, E M K over F C L. Overall length is 8", scoop is 4" x 2-1/2". Weight is over 2 T oz. Condition is excellent. This is a neat piece, perhaps unique.
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.
Coffin-end serving spoon, c1810-15 -- no shoulders, no drop, light reverse rib, feathered script mono G on front; 8-7/8" long. Condition is excellent, near mint. We bought this piece several months ago: Warner, should be a snap to find him; probably Delaware, right? Maybe Philadelphia -- maybe a stray southern maker. Well, maybe, but we haven't located him yet. Will keep looking.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1163789 (stock #897)
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.
Made by R & W Wilson and shipped west. Forward-tipt fiddle handles with high pointed shoulders; script engraving on front: Ray Co. A. S.; 5-1/4" long. Condition is excellent. A search discloses only one Ray County in the U.S. of A., and that honor belongs to Missouri. Ray Co. is in the western part of the state, not far from Kansas City.
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...
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.
Downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, feathered script mono A M on front; 9" long. Light tipwear, otherwise fine. Mark is excellent (see pic).
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.
Oval-end handle, reverse tipt, block mono C over P * M on front. Length is 5-1/8". There is some tipwear, as shown. Bird is in pretty good shape.