Both made by R&W Wilson, Phila -- Inscribed in cartouche: Presented to/Linda Venable/as a reward of merit/by the trustees of the/Public School/1861. Similar sentiments of 2nd mug. Both with floral repousse bodies; one 4" high, 2nd 3-1/2" high. Both in excellent condition.
Crisp sheaf at end of handle, 12-lobe shell drop on bowl back, flared shoulders at base of handle, feathered script mono E P on front; 14-3/4" in length, 4-3/8" oval bowl. Overall condition is excellent, although mark is only partially struck (see pic).
No maker's mark, but it's safe to assume that Gebelein was responsible for this piece, c1920. It is, of course, marked STERLING. The sheaf and sickle design is quite similar to the original of 100 years earlier, but differs somewhat in the details. This ladle is 13-3/4" long and weighs 6-1/2 Troy oz. It has high square shoulders, with double pouring lips on the bowl. It has never been engraved. Condition is minty. Repro or not, this is an imposing piece of silver.
Pointed-end handle, c1790 -- large and unusual oval drop with rib running through its center (see pic); reverse rib on back of handle, brightcut and roulette cartouche with feathered script mono JPA. Length is 15", round bowl is 4" in diameter, weight is 6-1/4 Troy oz. Condition is near-mint.
Downturned fiddle handle, sugarloaf shoulders, feathered script mono E L on front; 12-7/8" in length. Overall condition is fine. Mark is I.WELCH, as listed in Hollan's "Virginia Silversmiths." Fincastle, then as now, is a small town a tad northwest of Roanoke.
Deep rib on handle front, molded drop on bowl back, block mono D over M * M on reverse; 7-3/4" in length. Excellent condition, mark still crisp.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1032111 (stock #102A)
Long forward rib on handle front, c1765 -- molded drop on bowl back, shaded block mono D over R M on reverse; 8-3/16" in length. Condition is excellent, just a shade of tipwear, and two good crisp marks -- C (pellet) H. (See Gerstell for discussion of Hall's work.)
Oval form, 13-1/2" x 8-3/4", with applied twisted "rope" bands at rim and pedestal base, with rope handles at either end (see pic). This piece was never engraved and is in near-mint condition; it weighs 17 Troy oz. The date it was made is cited in the usual Gale signature; it is also marked "Sterling," an affectation of the mid-19thC, as there were no assay offices in the U.S. until about 1865.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #659521 (stock #105L)
18thC pointed end spoons with pointed arch drops and reverse ribs; feathered script mono E I B on front; 9-3/8" long; 12-1/2 T oz. Condition is excellent, with only the slightest bit of tipwear. Mark is W pellet H, mark of the William Sr., as shown on page 68 of Gerstell's book on Lancaster smiths (see pic).
Hamilton & Co. worked in Calcutta - These casters have a baluster body on a round pedestal foot, pierced lid with bud finials; repousse bands of grapes, leaves and tendrils at shoulder, at bottom of body and at base (see pic); gilt interiors; 4-1/4" high, 2" dia., 7 T. oz; excellent throughout.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1028377 (stock #102K)
Hammersley worked in NYC. This piece was made about 1750. Its rattail extends 2/3 of the bowl length (see pic). Interesting mono on reverse: tiny block letters M C over I E, over ornate foliate design. Length is 8". Condition is excellent, with just a touch of tipwear.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1010333 (stock #102E)
Deep, short front rib on handle, rattail extending 3/4 of the way down bowl, block mono G over I * S on reverse; 7-3/4" in length. Light tipwear, otherwise in excellent condition. We've been able to identify this TA mark by referring to the American Silversmiths Genealogical Project, which you can reach by googling American Silversmiths. This spoon is, without doubt, a rarity among Colonial silver.