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.
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.
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.
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.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- feathered script mono EP on front; 5-5/8" long. Bird and spoon in fine condition.
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.
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.
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 P C L on front; 4-1/3". Excellent condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.