This is a 1998 remake of Gorham's 1864 medallion pattern. It is 9-1/2" long with good weight. It is marked GORHAM STERLING. It has never been engraved. Condition is excellent.
Oval-end handle, c1800 -- feathered script mono T H C on front; 8-1/2" long. This spoon is also marked IWG for John Ward Gethen, also of Philly, which presents a bit of a puzzle. Both Black and Gethen were silversmiths, the first starting his career in 1795, the latter in 1811. It could be that Gethen added the piece to his inventory and sold it out of his shop. The spoon is in excellent condition, the extended bowl tip unworn. The bird is lightly struck, but all of its parts seem to be in...
Short rib on handle front, drop on bowl back, block mono VD over H E on reverse (see pic). Length is 4-5/8". As shown, front of handle has a series of shallow dings, cause unknown; even so, however, condition is deemed excellent.
Short front rib, c1760 -- 7-lobe shell drop on bowl back, block mono A S on reverse of handle; 4-1/4" long. One or two teething marks in bowl, otherwise overall condition is excellent.
Fiddle arms with flared shoulders, oval nips, feathered script mono L H A on bend; 6-1/4" in length. Good weight. Condition is excellent. Marked on one arm G&H -- Gale, who manufactured the piece in NYC, and Hayden, who retailed the piece in Charleston, SC. Marked on the other arm with the date of manufacture -- 1846.
Classic tapering handle from end to bowl, c1800 -- pointed drop on bowl back, feathered script mono A B on front; 9-1/4" in length. Weight is 3.5 T oz. A touch of tipwear and a slight test nick on one of the handles, otherwise fine condition. William Coffin Little was born in Newburyport, Mass., and worked in nearby Amesbury until 1801 when he moved to Salisbury, NH, where these spoons were probably made.
Featheredged oval-end handle, c1780 -- reverse tipt, shaded block mono M P on front; 4-7/8" in length. New England birdbacks are rarely seen, CT even rarer, Fairchild being the only CT maker with his mark on a birdie that we've seen. Condition of the spoon is excellent. One wishes that Master Fairchild had exercised a bit more exuberance when striking the bird, but, as they say, it is what it is, which ain't bad.
Coffin handle with unusually long 2-3/4" fiddle, no shoulders, feathered script mono A C O on front; 6-1/8" long, 1-1/2" round bowl, excellent.
Marked by John Abbot Jr., Portsmouth, NH, c1825 -- long downturned fiddle handle, square shoulders, script mono J. M. Rider on front; 10" in length, 3-5/8" oval bowl. Condition is excellent.
Deep front rib, c1770 -- crisp ll-lobe shell drop on the bowl back, block mono E B on reverse, 4-5/8" long. Touch of tipwear, otherwise in fine condition.
Short, prominent front rib, c1770 -- 9-lobe shell drop, shaded block mono A over I * L on reverse; 4-3/4" long. Condition is near mint.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #221346 (stock #494)
Description: Claw nips, feathered script mono GY on bend, 6-1/2" long, excellent condition.
Forward-tipt fiddle handles, pointed shoulxers, feathered script mono I H L on front, 8-1/2" long. Few bowl bumps, otherwise fine.
Made about 1850 -- interesting mono on front of handle -- Tudor (see pic); 8" in length, 9-1/2 Troy oz. Condition is excellent.
Made by William Y. McAllister, Philadelphia, c1830 -- rectangular-shaped lens, 6-1/2" temples with slider extensions, 4-3/8" across lenses. Condition is excellent throughout.
Oval-end handle, c1795 -- long thin tongue drop on bowl back, feathered script mono H J on front; 9-1/4" in length. Both spoons in excellent condition.
When these tongs were made, Chittenden was working in New Haven. The tongs have cast extensions on the fiddlethread arms, ending in shell nips (see pic); there is a feathered script mono A T R on the bend. Length of the tongs is 5-3/4". Condition throughout is excellent. Mark is B C, struck on both arms. It may be found in Hammerslough's tome on Connecticut silver.
Short front rib, c1770 -- 9-lobe shell drop on bowl back, shaded block mono M over D * A on reverse; 4-1/4" long. Condition is excellent. Mark is I pellet I (see Flynt & Fales).