Hughes, NY circa 1840, length 4 1/8 inches, monogrammed obverse in period script, a nearly imperceptible test mark at leading edge of bowl but otherwise superb condition, weight .51 oz Troy. An exemplary item.
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.
length 7 1/4 inches, fine condition, gilt bowl, monogram "EG", weight 1.32 oz. Troy.
length five inches, excellent condition, monogrammed "MC" script reverse of bowl, weight .68 oz Troy. Items with this mark would appear to be scarce.
height 5 1/2; diameter at base 4 3/4 inches, fine original patina on body , lid is a bit stained, some scratches (see photo number five), includes original sponge. Price reflects condition-- a rare piece.
height 9; diameter 5 7/8 inches, soft dark patina in fine condition save for a splotch of green paint as shown in second enlargement, marked only "H2" on glass globe, will probably need to be re-wired. As with all of our offerings (excepting item 1928), this is a period piece, not a reproduction.
souvenir spoon, retailed and designed by Bailey Banks & Biddle, length 5 inches, monogrammed on reverse of bowl "B / 1892", very good condition.
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.
with a band of beading below each die-rolled border, monogrammed TSD (?) in period script with flourishes, one pinprick dent is visible in our first enlargement but fine overall condition, diameter and height 1 3/4 inches, weight 1.54 oz. Troy.
length 5 7/8 inches, some slight wear to Sophia's nose but fine overall condition, retailed and designed by the late lamented Frank E. Davis company. Northampton, The Meadow City-- who knew??
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.59 oz. Troy, no monogram, light wear to gilding at high points (please see fifth enlargement) but exceptionally fine overall condition. An exemplary item for the collector of cast bonbonnieres.
for year aught eight (that's 1908, not 2008), 4 5/8 by 3 1/4 inches, one minor fleabite on reverse, visible in our second photo above the letter "d" in "calendar", but fine overall condition.
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.
length 6 inches, some slight wear to shell (reverse) where it meets the table, see photo number four, but fine overall condition, monogram EJA (?) script obverse, weight 9.08 oz Troy the set, retailed by William Wise & Son.
Several years ago when Gorham was still in the Providence area and owned by Brown Forman, they decided to reissue some popular early patterns. We bought this piece "new and in the bag," though not directly from the factory. It has seen no use since then (1995 or so) and is in pristine condition. Length 9 inches, 3.06 oz. Troy, mark "Gorham Sterling." It is well worth a quick look at our third enlargement to see what a piece of Medallion flatware looks like, when freshly struck...
height and diameter both 1.5 inches, a few minor dents which don't show up well in the photographs but good overall condition, no monogram, marked as one may suspect with the Gorham trademark, sterling, and B4186.
die rolled border and engraved cartouche centering monogram "Des." (or perhaps it's Wes, or even Ves?) diameter 1 3/4, height 2 inches, weight a pleasantly hefty 2 oz. Troy, some light wear to engraving but fine overall condition, marked only "sterling / 11".
Louisville circa 1850, height 3 3/4; top diameter 3 1/8; bottom diameter 2 1/2 inches, satisfyingly hefty at 5.94 oz. Troy, a few very minor dings but fine overall condition.
One or two mouse clicks in a Google search window will find you any number of similar examples which are lighter, shorter, fatigued and pricier. For example, lot 159 in Case's January 2016 sale (which weighed a full thirty-three percent less, at 4 oz. Troy) fetched 1240.00).