North Hill Antiques
Featheredged, oval-end handle, short reverse rib, ornate feathered script mono W L on handle front with identifying No. 22 below. Length is 5-1/8" New England birdbacks are extremely rare. The bird on this piece is probably unique - a dove at rest among branches. It is not at all like the Philadelphia birds.
North Hill Antiques
Gold-washed shaped bowl, woman's head with garland turned left, never engraved, 7-7/8" in length. Condition is near-mint.
This is S&F's Antique pattern introduced in 1878 -- kidney-shaped bowl (see pic), florid gothic mono C on front; 13" long, 4" x 3-1/4" bowl. Weight is a robust 7 T oz. Condition is near-mint.
Shaped handle with roulette and engine-turned decoration (see closeup), old English mono S on handle; 7" in length. Condition is near mint, extended bowl tips unworn. Other twist-stem flatware in stock.
Simes, of course, worked in Portsmouth, NH. He made this spoon in 1800 or thereabouts. In appearance, it is fantastic. It has a long tapering handle terminating in an elongated slender bowl, with an unusual double-roulette drop on the bowl back. The mono is a feathered script L C F. Length is 8-3/8". Condition is mint.
Shaped handle with roulette decoration (see closeup), old English mono F on front; 7" long. Light tinewear, otherwise fine. Most probably these were made by Duhme and retailed by Lafee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pinched-waist fiddle handle, c1850 -- pointed shoulders, feathered script mono A on front; 9-1/8" long, 11.5 T oz. Condition is excellent.
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...
Pointed-end handle, feathered script mono LW on front; 9" in length. Bird and spoon in excellent condition.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1085310 (stock #101K)
Long front rib, c1760 -- double molded drop on bowl back, block mono D=C on reverse; 4-3/4" in length. Mark a bit weak, but it's all there and quite readable (see pix). Overall condition is fine.
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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1022837 (stock #101E)
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).