Double-swell fiddle handle, c1860 -- flared shoulders, script mono D D B on front; 6" long. Condition is fine, with just a few shallow bowl wimples.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1075457 (stock #106X)
Oval-end handle, 11-lobe shell drop on bowl back, light reverse rib, block mono H over W*R on front; 4-7/16" long. Four little pinpricks on back of bowl, otherwise condition is excellent. Mark and mono still crisp.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1081857 (stock #106M)
Pointed-end handle, c1790 -- drop on bowl back, block mono F over F * H on front; 6-1/8" long. Teething marks in bowl, other condition is excellent.
Pointed-end handle, c1790 -- long narrow drop on bowl back, block mono H * B on front; 5" long. Condition is excellent - extended bowl tips unworn.
Typical midwest pinched-waist fiddle handles, pointed shoulders, feathered script mono JMcA on one pair, BNA on the other pair. Length is 7-3/8", weight is 4.5 Troy oz. Condition is near mint, extended bowl tips unworn.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1072056 (stock #367)
Downturned fiddle handle, flared shoulders, drop on bowl back, reverse tipt, feathered script mono CAO on front; 5-1/2" in length, 2 Troy oz in weight. Maybe a touch of tipwear, otherwise excellent.
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.
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...
`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.
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.
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.