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.
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.
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.
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.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- feathered script mono EP on front; 5-5/8" long. Bird and spoon in fine condition.
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.
We come across these small coffin-end ladles -- mustards, gravy, sauce -- from time to time and they all seem to be made in New England, particularly in the City of Providence. It is for that reason (and the lack of any other candidate) that we attribute this neat piece to William Burr (see pix of WB mark). This ladle has a cut-cornered fiddle end and is 5-1/4" long. The mono is C L in feathered script. Condition is excellent throughout.
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.
Classic coffin-end handle, molded drop, script JC on front; 9-3/8" long, excellent weight. Mint 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.
Pointed-end handle, incised pointed arch drop on back of bowl; feathered script mono W C M on front, later mono M.F.H. on reverse. Length is 9-3/8". Condition is excellent, extended bowl tip unworn.
Pointed-end handle, drop on bowl back, reverse tipt, brightcutting and roulette work extending down handle, script mono Perry in cartouche on front; 9-1/8" in length. Condition is excellent.
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.
Double-swell fiddle handle, c1860 -- by Jeremiah Gray, Richmond, ME -- flared shoulders, feathered script mono A.H.G. on front; 6" in length. Most unusual is the decoration -- practically unknown by the middle of the 19th century. Spoons were machine-made and sold with the mono engraved, nothing more. The decorative flourishes on these spoons were engraved, probably on specific order and done by Gray himself.
Pointed-end handles, pointed drops, ornate feathered script mono E G on front; 6" long. Excellent condition, extended bowl tips unworn.