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, drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono P C L on front; 4-1/3". Excellent condition.
Classic coffin-end handle, molded drop, script JC on front; 9-3/8" long, excellent weight. Mint condition, 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.
Marked HENRY BOHM, DENVER and COLORADO SILVER. Scene extends from tipple at end of handle, with basket on rope descending through shank of handle and into bowl where 3 miners are chipping away at the silver ore (all shown in pix). Length is 5-3/4". Weight is 1 T oz. Condition is minty.
Pointed-end handle, long drop on bowl back, shaded script mono L R on front; 9-1/8" in length. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tip unworn.
Short, deep front rib, 13-lobe shell drop, block mono K over G * I on reverse; 7-5/8" long. Significant bowl wear. Mark is crisp (see pic).
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.
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...
Oval-end handle, block mono M * C on front; 5-3/4" in length. Bird and spoon are quite good -- all the feathers in place and bowl tip unworn.