Pinched-waist fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, script mono on front; 8-1/8" in length. Condition is fine. Mitchell is not listed in any of the books dedicated to Missouri silver. However, the 1860 census lists George Mitchell, age 41, as a jeweller, with a wife and 2 sons. Further, spoons have been collected which show both Mitchell's mark and his home town of Hannibal. Probably by this time, Sam Clemens would have moved east.
Downturned fiddle handle, no shoulders, long drop on bowl back, reverse tipt; 9" in length, 57 grams in weight, just short of 2 T oz. Condition is near-mint, extended bowl tip unworn, Warner's DW mark is described in Deerfield Silver and shown on-line, which can be reached by googling American Silversmiths.
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.
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, script mono J L on front; 5-11/16" long, 3 Troy oz. One of the handles appears to have been chewed on, otherwise condition is excellent, extended 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.
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, c1850 -- pointed shoulders, feathered script mono S J L on front; 8-5/8" long, each weighs 50 grams. Condition of both is excellent.
Retailed by F.A. & L. Lesouereux of Columbus, made by Whiting Mfg. Co. -- forward tipt fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, 5-1/2" long, 2.75 T oz. Mono on front in script is Nancy Mark. Condition, after 150 years, is excellent.
Forward-tipt fiddle handle, flared shoulders, old English mono M.M. on front; 8-1/2" in length. Condition is excellent. Cutten & Peacock, in their book, "Silversmiths of North Carolina," assumed that the N-C included in the maker's mark meant that Hanna was from NC. Not so, as it turns out.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1081858 (stock #106Q)
Pointed-end handle, c1790 -- drop on bowl back, reverse tipt, feathered script mono AM with decorative flower on front (see closeup), one with engraved numeral 1 at tip of handle, second with the number 5. Length is 6". Both in near-mint condition.
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.
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.
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.
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Marked PITMAN in serrated rectangle, one of the marks used by Saunders Pitman of Providence. Yet Saunders died in 1804 - he couldn't have made this spoon. Then who? His son, John K. Pitman, who was trained by his dad, worked with his pop, and simply continued to use the "family punch." Son Pitman is listed in the Flynt & Fales tome on New England silversmiths, but no mark is attributed to him. This is it! Plus, probably, all the other marks attributed to Saunders...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #1065441 (stock #374)
Manufacturer was Hall, Hewson, also of Albany. This piece is in mint condition. It has a downturned fiddle handle, c1825, with flared shoulders, a drop on the bowl back and it is reverse tipt. Mono is a feathered script C L B. Length is 9-1/4". Weight is 2 Troy oz. Extended bowl tip is unworn, marks as crisp as the day they were struck.
Marked S.C. SPAULDING; also marked JANESVILL (no E) WIS, and also COIN. Spaulding was the retailer of this piece. It's also struck with 3 pseudos, the marks of the maker, Hall, Hewson in Albany. Description as follows: forward-tipt fiddle handle, flared shoulders, script mono Gray on front of handle, 8-5/8" long. It is in excellent condition, bowl unworn...
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Downturned fiddle handles, c1835 - pointed shoulders, drop on bowl back, feathered script C A L on front; 7-1/4" in length. Excellent condition on both.
North Hill Antiques
Description: pinched-waist fiddle handles, pointed shoulders, feathered script mono M W on front; 6: long. Slight tipwear, otherwise fine.
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, script mono M L J on front; 5-7/8" in length. Condition is excellent, extended bowl tip unworn. Pinched-waist fiddles are not common in VA; Wright's proximity to TN & KY, where the style is quite common, probably had an influence here. See Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths" for a full discussion of Wright and his work.