Baluster form on circular foot, heavy bands of fruit and flowers applied at rim and base; S-scroll strap handle topped with heavy applied thumbpiece (see pic). Presentation engraving in feathered script on front of mug: LG / to/ JGT; 4-1/2" high. Excellent condition.
This is a copy of the original by John Dixwell of Boston, who died in 1725 at age 45. Original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see pix of inscriptions on bottom of cup). This piece was made in the 1940s. It is 3-1/4" high x 2-7/8" diameter at flared rim. Weight is a solid 6 T oz. It has an S-scroll reeded strap handle and a reeded band at the base. It is engraved Alana June in script on the front. Condition is excellent throughout.
Pierced blade engraved with styllized scrolls, feathered script mono J E H on hollow handle. Length is 12-18". Weight is 137 grams. One dent on reverse of handle, otherwise condition is fine.
Beading pattern on front and back; gothic mono M J S on front; 14" in length, 4-3/8" oval bowl, over 7.5 T oz in weight. Condition is minty. Beaded-edge forks and spoons also available.
Both examples are remarkably similar -- 0val-end handles, c1790 -- shell drops on bowl backs (see pic), reverse ribs, and both with the same mono, block D over W * H. The difference in the shell drops is quite clear; the difference in the monos is very slight. Both spoons are just short of 4-1/2" in length. The Ewing mark is less well known, but is confirmed here with the addition of the Haverstick mark. (See p. 14 in Gerstell for description and pic of Ewing's IE mark.) The Haverstick spoo...
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, c1850 -- pointed shoulders, feathered script mono A on front; 9-1/8" long, 11.5 T oz. Condition is excellent.
Early fiddle handle, c1815 -- slight pointed shoulders, drop on bowl back, feathered script mono M P on front; 9" in length. Weight is 2 T oz. each. Condition is excellent.
Two spoons made 20-25 years apart with 2 different marks, both cited in Darling's NY State Silversmiths. 1. 18thC, c1790 - pointed end, interesting double roulette drop, shaded block mono SM in cartouche on front; 9-1/8" long. Mark is J B (see pic). 2. Downturned fiddle handle, c1810-15 - no shoulders, long drop, ornate feathered script R C M on front; 9-1/2" long, extended bowl tip unworn. Mark is J. Bedford (see pic).
Painted-end handle, c1790 -- marvellous all-over brightcutting and roulette work, drop on bowl back, short reverse rib, feathered script mono L F in cartouche on front; 9-1/8" in length. Condition is near-mint, extended bowl tip unworn.
Pointed-end handle, feathered script mono LW on front; 9" in length. Bird and spoon in excellent condition.
Deep front rib, block mono M S on reverse, 4" in length. Some tipwear on bowl and a few teething marks. Good clear mark (see pic).
Early downturned fiddle handles, no shoulders, prominent crescent drop on bowl back, feathered script mono M B C L on front. Length is 8-3/4". Weight is 3 T oz. 8 dwt. Condition is near-mint, extended bowl tips unworn.
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, pointed shoulders, unusual broad drop on bowl back (see pic). Mono is W M H in shaded script lettering on front of handle. Length is 13-1/4" with 3-3/8" round bowl. Weight is 5 T oz. Condition is near mint.
Pointed-end handle, brightcut bellflowers extending half-way down handle, incised pointed arch drop on bowl back, feathered script mono J C B in cartouche on front, later script 1793-1895 on reverse -- probably the longevity of JCB, a grand total of 102 years. Length of spoon is 8-3/4. Weight is nearly 2 T oz. Condition is near-mint throughout -- extended bowl tip unworn.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- raised pointed drop, reverse tipt, feathered script mono J E S on front; 8-3/4" long. Condition is excellent. Pseudo marks (as shown) are a sunburst and a lion, both upside down in relation to A&R mark. NOTE: beaded edge, the first flatware pattern, originated in England in the 18thC. This is perhaps the first U.S. example of the pattern. It became common here, of course, in the 1830s and beyond.
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Marked A. S. DEVONDORF. Almond Smith Devendorf was a "merchant" in Galesburg from c1845-70. As such, he retailed these teaspoons to O. McBride. According to John McGrew, the bust in an inverted heart suggests that they were made in Connecticut. All 12 spoons are in mint condition -- probably never used. The handles are in the forward-tipt fiddle pattern, with flared shoulders. Length is 6-1/4". Weight is 7.25 T. oz.
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Double-swell fiddle handle, script mono E M on reverse, 7-3/8" long. Heavy set of spoons, at just under 9 T. oz. Condition is near-mint. Also marked on back "Fine" (see pic).
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Description: Upturned handle, shaped blade with elaborate engraving of scrolls and designs; feathered script mono M E L on front of handle; 11-1/2", excellent. NOTE: We have an extensive inventory of fiddlethread and welcome youor inquiry.