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.
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.
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.
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...
Double-swell fiddle handle with large flared shoulders, marked by N. J. Gilman of Portland, Maine, c1850-60. Presentation on front of handle: Mr. & Mrs. John Brackett / to / Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Brackett. The ladle is 13-1/2" long with a 4-1/4" oval bowl and weighs an imposing 8-1/2" Troy oz. Overall condition is excellent.
Shaped handles with brightcut and roulette decorationm gothic mono MLC on front; 6" long. All in excellent condition.
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.
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.
North Hill Antiques
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.
All Items : : Pre 1800 item #1022640 (stock #101D)
North Hill Antiques
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.