Helmeted head looking right surrounded by tiny beads; lightly gold-washed teardrop bowl with etched styllized leaves; script mono Hutchins on reverse; 13" in length. Marked COIN on reverse of stem. Condition is excellent.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1028809 (stock #102L)
Prominent front rib, c1760 -- drop on bowl back, block mono A over G * R on reverse of handle; 7-3/4" in length. Bit of wear on bowl tip, otherwise condition is fine.
Marked by S.T. Crosby & Co., Boston, c1850, also marked Pure Coin -- brightcutting and roulette work extends half-way down handle; Masonic-like symbols engraved in brightcut cartouche on front. Length is 6-7/8", weight is 17 Troy oz. A touch of tinewear, otherwise condition is excellent. NOTE: It is probably a bit artful to described these forks as "18thC-style." When forks were used at all in the 18th century, they most probably consisted of steel tines and wooden handles...
A rare form for sugar tongs, the arms at a 90-degree angle with the bend. Dual wrigglework decorative lines on both sides of arms and around bend, the decorative work carried through on the spoon nips. Never engraved, 5-1/2" long. Excellent condition. Until recently, Merchant was said to have worked in NYC, c1795. Now, Hollan's tome on VA silversmiths clearly identifies him as working in Dumfries...
Double-struck, c1850 -- flared shoulders, shell on tine back, feathered script mono B L on front; 7-5/8" in length. All in excellent condition.
Made by Ferd, Fuchs & Bro., NYC, c1900 -- 16-lobe round bowl with applied band of flowers at the pierced rim, shaded script mono M C in bottom of bowl; 9-1/4" diameter, 2-3/4" height, 11 Troy oz. Condition is excellent.
6 knives and 6 forks, Dominick & Haff pattern patented in 1895 -- retailed by Bigelow, Kennard and Co. (see pic) -- feathered script mono F C on each piece -- forks 7-1/4" long, knives 7-3/4" long, total weight 21+ T oz. Condition throughout is near mint.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1187666 (stock #101L)
North Hill Antiques
Long and deep front rib, long rattail extends 4/5 of the way down bowl back; block mono S * L over K V over Coin on reverse; 4-1/2" long. Condition is excellent. The word Coin (see pic) looks original; its meaning may allude to the silver content of the spoon.
Shaded block mono L * R on reverse; 4-7/16" in length. Some tipwear, otherwise in excellent condition.
Brightcut and roulette work on upper arms, lower portion twisted; unique (?) pointed-end acorn nips decorated with roulette work (see pic); block mono S over D S in cartouche on bend; only 5-1/4" in length. Condition is mint throughout. Marked W (pellet) R on both arms.
Tapered cylinder with beaded bands applied at rim and base; never engraved; 4" tall, 3-1/8" diameter; 5.5 T oz. Condition is excellent.
North Hill Antiques
Vase-shaped body with domed lid, applied band at shoulder, applied gothic mono E H on side; 4-1/2" high. Condition is near-mint.