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.
This is a rare variation of the coffin-end style, and it appears to be limited to Utica silversmiths. Instead of the handle end being clipped, it was given a notched corner. This piece is in excellent condition, has the feathered script mono EG on its front, and is 9" in length.
Classic coffin-end handle, tapering from tip to bowl, c1800 -- roulette pointed drop on bowl back, feathered script mono B S on front; 8-3/4" in length. Weight is 1-1/2 Troy oz. Condition is excellent, with just a touch of tipwear. Mark can be found on p. 18 of "Simple Elegance" -- I (pellet) MOULTON.
Downturned fiddle handle, c1850 -- square shoulders, drop on bowl back, reverse tipt, gothic mono C on front; 6-1/2" long, 1-1/2" round bowl, good weight. Condition is near-mint.
Classic coffin-end form, with handle tapering from end to bowl, c1802 -- feathered script mono E F B on front; 9-1/8" long. Combined weight of 105 grams. Condition is excellent, no wear.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1152523 (stock #370)
Downturned fiddle handle, flared shoulders, script mono T.A. Hatch on front; 8-5/8" long. Combined weight is a tad over 3 T oz. Overall condition is excellent, mark is outstanding (see pic).
Coffin-fiddle handle, c1810 -- square shoulders, feathered script mono L T on front; 9-3/8" long. Weight is over 1.5 T oz. Condition is excellent, no tipwear at all.
In the 1930s, Gebelein was commissioned to design a pattern based on the classic Sheaf-of-Wheat, but unique: a Sheaf-of-Flax. Only a few pieces were produced. This cold meat fork is 6-1/4" long and weighs a hefty 36 grams. It is in mint condition. Several other pieces remain in our collection.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1837 VR item #1193580 (stock #106O)
18thC-style oval-end handle, drop on bowl back, short reverse rib, brightcut bellflowers half-way down handle, feathered script mono C F C in cartouche on front. Length is 9-1/4". Condition is excellent throughout.
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Retailed by F.A. & L. Lesquereux, who worked in Columbus from 1853-68, as jewelers and watchmakers. The set was made by Whiting -- forward-tipt fiddle handles with sugarloaf shoulders. The mono is Nancy Mark in script on the front. Length is 5-1/2", condition is fine. These spoons would be primarily of interest to collectors of Columbus memorabilia.
North Hill Antiques
Lucerne by Joseph Clementsan, 1839-64. Octagonal bowl 10-1/2" x 7-7/8". Inconspicuous hairline on outside of bottom (see pic) -- does not go through; 3 stiles on inside of bottom. No crazing, chips or staining.
Classic coffin-end spoon, incised pointed arch drop, feathered script mono S B on front; 5-3/8", very light tipwear. Both full-name and initial marks on spoon.
Mustard ladle, c1810-20 -- This is a 4-3/4"-long piece with an extraordinarily long (2-1/2") fiddle; it has square shoulders and a tiny (3/4") oval bowl. Mono, as shown, is T E C in feathered script. One would think that a smith, or a partnership of smithies, with a 3-letter mark would be easy to find. Not so. We went thru the B's in Kovel and other silver books to no avail. Then we did the same with the A's, thinking it might be a 3-person partnership. Still no luck. Shame, that. It's a...
`Retailed by E. Mead & Co., St. Louis -- feathered script mono W F L on scimitar-like blade; 6-3/4" in length. Excellent condition. Josephine was Mary Todd Lincoln's pattern. Other than the last initial of the mono, there is absolutely no indication that these pieces were part of her set.
Classic coffin-end, c1800, straight tapering line from handle end to bowl - incised pointed arch drop, reverse rib, block mono H R on front; 5-3/8" long. Excellent condition throughout.
Made by J.P. & Co., London -- 18th-century man-o'-war with all sails aloft -- forward-tipt handle ends, never monogrammed, 4-3/4" in length; all in mint condition.
Interesting double-swell fiddle handles, unusual for midwest and southern silver; pointed shoulders, feathered script mono I S B on front; 5-7/8" in length. Excellent condition. Boultinghouse lists William and Archibald Cooper as forming their partnership in 1836 in Cincinnati, probably moving across the river to Louisville the next year. The mark on these spoons is terrific (see pic), not shown in Boultinghouse.
Shaped fiddle arms, cast claw nips, script mono J E B on bend. Length is 6-1/4". Weight is 1-1/2 Troy oz. Condition is near-mint.