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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).
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1022840 (stock #101F)
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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1030081 (stock #101G)
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.
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.
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.
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...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #221355 (stock #486)
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.
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.
Eagle-&-shield design in sharp relief on bowl back (as shown); oval-end handle, c1810 -- reverse rib, feathered script mono J L on front; 5-3/4" in length. Condition of both bird and spoon is near-mint.
18th century oval-end handle, feathered script mono F on front; 7-1/8" in length. Condition is excellent throughout. The mark is exceptional in its crispness, as is the distinctive eagle of Capt. William Richardson, which came with the business when Cowan took it over in 1808.
Shaped handles with brightcut and roulette decorationm gothic mono MLC on front; 6" long. All in excellent condition.
Made by James Watts, Phila, retailed by Einstein, c1860 -- shaped handle, gold-washed bowl, script mono PFK in shield cartouche on front; 5-1/4" in length. All in near-mint condition.
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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1022640 (stock #101D)
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.