New York circa 1750, with round upturned end, spatulate midrib, long elliptical bowl and molded drop, length 7 3/4 inches, weight 1.72 oz. Troy.
There is slight tip wear from right handed use, a few minor insults to the bowl (including a scratch, reverse), and significant wear to the monogram "B / E * E". On the whole, however, this spoon presents itself well. To quote Quimby in American Silver at Winterthur, "Stoutenburgh left a small body of high quality work". Here is a chance to own...
Should you have the good fortune to be reading our web page sequentially, here are two twisted bits of silver in honor of April Fool's Day. These were made in different fashions by individual craftsmen operating a machine which could rotate their working stock in alternating directions, causing a "trompe l'oeil" effect. Length 5 7/8 inches, weight .70 oz. Troy, no monogram, some knife cuts on reverse of tines but otherwise in fine condition. Place pieces in this pattern are scarce.
engraved in bowl, whether it was a souvenir from that leafy suburb of Northampton or a gift to some long ago Florence we'll never know, length 7 1/8 inches, slight wear to crown (reverse) but fine overall condition, weight 1.68 oz Troy.
length 6 inches, monogrammed "RBK", excellent condition. In deference to those collectors who find it difficult to abide by someone else's initials, we've made these tantalizingly cheap...
length 7 5/8 inches, excellent condition, no monogram. Get that fishing gear in order, round up a few trout, and buy our fork to serve them. No, wait, first click your mouse, send us and order, then proceed as directed...
lacking a catalog, we can't say for sure that it's Old English but with scrolled border and trailing floral appliqués the resemblance is quite strong, diameter 2 inches, height 1 3/4, weight a hefty 1.95 Troy ounces, some very light scratches as shown in enlargement number three but fine overall condition.
Length 5 inches, excellent condition, monogrammed "RL" (script, obverse), heavy. As we've no doubt mentioned in the past, Towle compensated for the austere nature of this pattern by designing some wonderfully decorative blades, tines and bowls for the serving pieces.
of regional interest, length 8 1/4 inches, monogrammed "L.J.K." (script, obverse), fine condition. This broad fiddle pattern is typical of the Louisville/Cincinatti region. Marked "J.S. & S. COIN"; see second photo.
Length 3 3/16 inches, no monogram, excellent condition. Not technically a pair (as some may be eager to inform us), though if the truth be known much too much credence is placed on the "different marks mean different dates" hypothesis for Jensen silver...
a sugar sifter length 7 1/8 inches; weight 1.74 oz. Troy, and a scalloped engraved bowl preserve spoon length 9 inches; weight 2 Troy ounces. Both pieces are marked only "STERLING," (attributed to Wendt) have fully gilt matte finish bowls and are in immaculate condition. We do not recall having seen this pattern before.
length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.37 Troy ounces (each), monogrammed as shown, fine condition, scarce.
they look to be much earlier but are probably mid 20th century and hail from the fair city of Cork (see 2nd and 3rd photos for marks). Diameter of round section 1 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monograms.
length 6 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.
Every now and then one finds a piece which captures the Zeitgeist of the late Victorian era. This little brooch, with its highly naturalastic subject matter and "picture in a frame" motif is just such an example. Length 1 by 1 1/4 inches excluding frame ends, two well modeled and finely cast birds applied to body, excellent condition, with registry mark only (please see third photo); year 1879.
length 5 1/8 inches, weight .68 oz. Troy, excellent condition, no monogram. Watson, which was located just above Providence, RI in North Attleboro, Massachusetts had many fine quality designs. In addition to Cherub, their Lily and "Fruit and Flowers" patterns are both sought after by collectors for the faithful and finely detailed rendering of their subject matter.
spoon, length 5 3/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram. The T-monarch-S trademark (see second photo) is ringing only the faintest of bells in our memory, but Thomae silver company is also a possibility.
length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "S" obverse, exemplary condition.
length 9 7/8 inches, weight a zaftig (or, as the more genteel would say, "robust") 4.05 oz. Troy, one scratch on blade--see fifth photo-- which we'll attack with pumice before shipping but excellent overall condition, no monogram. A classic wedding gift, the bride or groom will remember you with fond gratitude whenever pie is served...