height 7 1/8 inches, weight 5.52 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.
This mark is commonly given to Saunders Pitman, but we are not so certain that it is his. For example, though the Met attributes a cream jug in their collection (accession number 33.120.311) to Saunders, some might consider this attribution to be problematic, since he'd been dead for a good solid forty years when it was made.
Other reasonable possibilities would include John K. ...
A Puerto Rico coffee spoon, length five inches; weight .76 oz. Troy; with figural palm tree handle and Governor's Palace, San Juan, in bowl, marked only "sterling". A Jamaica teaspoon, length 5 3/8 inches, weight .69 oz. Troy, plain bowl, made by Caron Brothers, circa 1900.
"God save our gracious Queen, Long live our Noble Queen" and I'll spare you the rest. Just be grateful that we don't have MP-3 files jangling away in the background! Here, the Queen is applied in gold on a field of concentric circles to a pair of round sterling cufflinks just shy of 5/8 inches in diameter. No monogram, very good condition, maker's mark SJR, London 1952.
length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.84 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement, gilt bowl, outstanding original condition. Concerning the engraving, both the quality of design and the execution are far above average.
Marked only "coin," back in the day we would have hastened to read through many musty issues of "Silver Magazine" in order to find the maker of this fine ladle, but now, in our dotage, we will leave this task to you, dear reader.
circa 1860, with hollow handle and finely engraved flat all silver blade; marked "R & W WILSON" in rectangle; length 11 1/2 inches; engraved "Woelpper" on reverse of blade, good condition although the edge is a bit rough (please see second enlargement).
An assortment of individual (and two master) salt spoons. Pictured here top to bottom: Whiting EMPIRE monogrammed "L.M." and engraved "Cincinatti" (reverse), SOLD; Durgin FAIRFAX monogram "C" 18.00; four Whiting LOUIS XV no monogram SOLD; Watson PLYMOUTH master salt three inches engraved "The Rocks" (For once I am without comment) $25.00; five Whiting IMPERIAL QUEEN monogram "D" $24 each. 99 percent of the salt spoons on the market these days are knockoffs made by a company in Connecticut, b...
with short back midrid (a/k/a reverse fiddle tip't), pointed chamfered shoulders and a pronounced "flat" at leading edge, length 9 inches, weight 2.23 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown. There is a small imperfection on back of bowl (see third photo) but otherwise fine condition.
We often speak of the "hallmarks" on American silver, but it is worth noting that very few pieces are actually hallmarked. This one bears the Baltimore assay office stamps commonly associated with 1824.
circa 1870, height of cup 3; diameter 3 5/8 inches, weight 8.07 Troy ounces, some minor insults above the applied round foot where Alice perhaps in need of more tea rapped her vessel upon the table (please see third photo) but very good overall condition.
Years ago, many folks had high enthusiasm over silver from the Golden State, but now we're going to find out the hard way whether or not anyone indeed still gives a rat's derrière.
length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.61 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in photo number three.
A generously proportioned pair of tongs which would be well suited for use with iced cubes.
circa 1880, longest dimension 1 5/8 inches (point to point), excellent condition, unmarked. Not originally intended as Judaica, this would have been a good luck symbol in the Victorian era, but we think it would make a splendid Chanukah present.
Phineas Mitchell, Boston circa 1820, length six inches, weight 1.39 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number three.
Long enough to be used for either ice or crudités. Note shell back decoration on spoon ends, which lifts these out of the realm of the mundane and into that of the "above average."
height 3; diameter 4 inches, weight 7.11 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement. A great design which makes use of both applied and repoussé'd decoration.
These come and go, but I don't think we've ever owned one where the chasing is so crisp and the original oxidation hasn't been at least partially removed by some overzealous owner.
Finally, for those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 223105898219 on the big bad auction si...
length 4 1/4 inches, excellent condition, weight .4 oz Troy, monogrammed "CMS" (script, reverse, please see second photo).
length 4 3/4 inches, weight .79 oz. Troy, a few minor scratches on second and third tines from bottom as shown in enlargement but fine overall condition, no monogram.
length excluding chain 2 7/8 inches, fine condition, no monogram, marked with Shiebler trademark and 14K (see fourth photo). Some would say that the Medallion bubble has burst and others would say bubble be damned, good design is timeless...
An American Beauty Rose orange (?) spoon 6 3/16 inches monogrammed "MMM" (front) and "Apr. 20 '06" (reverse). The birth month spoon pictured alongside has been sold.
length 7 1/4 inches, monogrammed "May Young" (obverse) "from A.Y. '95" (reverse), excellent condition.
length 5 7/8 inches, no monogram, the slightest bit of tip distress (please see third photo) visible from reverse but fine overall condition, gilt bowl.