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.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- feathered script mono EP on front; 5-5/8" long. Bird and spoon in fine condition.
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.
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.
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 P C L on front; 4-1/3". Excellent condition.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
These are in Gorham's Imperial pattern, but are only marked COIN -- gold-washed bowls, shaped handles, gothic mono EAW on reverse; 4-3/8" in length. All in excellent 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.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #790464 (stock #384)
Downturned fiddle handles, low pointed shoulders, incised pointed arch drop on bowl back, feathered script L F on front, later script C.F.B. on reverse; 5-5/8" in length. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tips unworn.
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.
Pointed-end handles, pointed drops, ornate feathered script mono E G on front; 6" long. Excellent condition, extended bowl tips unworn.