All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1251113 (stock #396)
Long downturned fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, 9-1/2" in length. These spoons were never engraved. Condition is fine.
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, 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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #959436 (stock #106H)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- feathered script mono EP on front; 5-5/8" long. Bird and spoon in fine condition.
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.
Pointed-end handles, pointed drops, ornate feathered script mono E G on front; 6" long. Excellent condition, 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 : : Pre 2000 item #221204 (stock #105G)
Pointed handle end, reverse rib, feathered script mono H C K on front; 8-3/8". Excellent condition on both; extended bowl tips unworn.
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.
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...
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.