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.
Classic coffin design, c1800-10 -- handle tapering from end to bowl; brightcut cartouche and bellflowers on front, feathered script mono J H P in cartouche. Length is 9-3/8". Condition is excellent. Hardy apprenticed with Paul Revere in Boston, and further trained with William Simes in Portsmouth, NH.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #916202 (stock #376)
Downturned fiddle handles, pointed shoulders, incised pointed arch drop, c1815-20 -- feathered script mono E H E on handle front; 5-3/4" in length. No tipwear, overall condition is excellent.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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...
Spatulate-end fiddle handles, high flared shoulders, feathered script mono A C on front; 5-1/2" long. Neat.
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.
North Hill Antiques
Mustard ladle, c1860 - pinched-waist fiddle handle, no shoulders, feathered script mono M S A S on reverse; 5-3/4" long. Condition is excellent.
North Hill Antiques
8.75" black-&-white plate -- by James and Joseph Clews, 1813-34. Titled Bakers Fall, Hudson River. Excellent condition -- no crazing, chips or mends. Bakers Falls is located in upstate NY. You can learn a bit more about the site on Google.
North Hill Antiques
Oval-end handle, block mono B over T L on front; 5-7/8" in length. Bird is lightly struck, but all of its parts seem to be intact. Condition of spoon is excellent, no tipwear.
Coffin-fiddle handle, square shoulders, incised pointed arch drop, feathered script P R on front; 9-1/2" long; small discolored spot on back of handle, otherwise an excellent piece.
Hand-hammered teardrop bowl. End of handle pierced in floral motif. Shaded block mono E.C.C. on front; 7-5/8" in length. Excellent condition throughout.
Coffin-fiddle handle, drop on bowl back surmounted with a crescent of dots, feathered script mono E C on front; 9-1/4" long -- retailed by Allen Armstrong of Philly. Excellent condition.
Classic coffin-end spoons from Alexandria, VA - handle tapering straight down from cut- cornered end terminating in bowl with drop on its reverse; feathered script mono B on front; 7-1/2" in length. Very minor tipwear, otherwise condition is excellent.