twelve by twenty-three inches, weight 56 Troy ounces, hand hammered and repoussé chased with flowers, foliage and Art Nouveau embellishments, marked as shown in fifth enlargement.
Frequent guests of our little web page know that we don't list many Martelé items. Over the years, their high silver content often leads to softening of detail, sometimes to the point of unpleasantness, and we are fussy about the condition of our objects. This one needs no such apologies, as you may run your...
chalcedony if I am not mistaken and yes there is only one. There are a few slight dimples which are not visible to the naked eye, but they certainly show up here.
Also, please keep in mind that although it looks like Godzilla up there on your screen, this item is only 3/4 by 1/2 inches.
length 4 1/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, marked as shown, fine condition.
An attractive and reasonably priced little item from the Art Deco era.
the knife length 7 3/8 inches with Little Boy Blue a-blowing his horn, the spoon with Old Mother Hubbard and her sizable schnoz length 6 inches, total Troy weight 2.27 ounces, some scratches to bowl but fine overall condition, engraved "Roger from Auntie" (reverse).
Both figures appear to be hand chased-- note the detail in Blue's hat and knickers.
length 9 1/4 inches, gilt bowl/tines, excellent original condition, monogrammed "D" (script, obverse), weight 2.23 Troy ounces, retailed by George W. Welsh's son of NYC.
length 7 1/4 inches, weight .88 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "H.B." as shown, unmarked.
The perfect gift for your hard-to-please bibliophile friend.
length 7 1/2 inches, weight 6.56 Troy ounces, monogrammed script "P," one small pinprick dent as shown in enlargement two but very fine overall condition.
For those amongst ye Internet Legions who favor comparison shopping, see other examples such as item 361767311810 (1875.00) on the Big Bad auction page...
length 6 5/8 inches, fine condition, monogrammed "m" (obverse), total Troy weight 7.93 ounces, marked as shown in fourth enlargement.
length 6 1/8 inches, total Troy weight 17.85 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed "m". These are delightfully heavy in the hand, and so thick that they're marked on the side (see fifth enlargement).
What could you do with them? Well, I for one would be ecstatic if served an appetizer of duck liver paté in a little ramekin with a very elegant silver knife. But then again, I'd probably also be pretty happy to see this even without one. For our purposes here, however, please choose...
length 6 3/4 inches, weight 2.92 Troy ounces the pair, one has slight dents in bowl visible from reverse (see third image) but excellent overall condition, monogrammed "Calhoun."
Did these spoons belong to one of Vice President John Calhoun's children? We like to think yes, but don't ask me to prove it!
length 8 5/8 inches, weight 3.9 Troy ounces, monogrammed "B", outstanding original condition, marked "Shreve Crump & Low" with 925 in oval.
Though not a "first demand" pattern, the Antique Ivies were made by several manufacturers, and involved extensive skill and hand work to produce. Expensive when first sold, they are members of a dying breed, as most flatware of this quality has now been consigned to the melting pot. This handsome pair was given as a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift i...
pleasantly rotund and sturdy, this weighs just shy of one Troy ounce (.98) and is in excellent condition, with a fully functional hinge and a clasp which snaps shut properly.
Though it may only win second prize in a beauty contest, the price is attractive and we've certainly seen uglier ones.
For those of you who like comparison shopping, check item 192469545712 on the Bay of Eees, which weighed not even half as much and measured a mere inch an a quarter in diameter.
Philadelphia circa 1867, length nine inches, weight 4.06 Troy ounces, excellent condition, with massive realistically cast claw ends; bright cut and engine turned decoration, monogrammed "m".
We've owned many similar tongs over the years, but these are distinguished by the cross hatched detail inside the grasping area, which is both pleasing to the eye and practical for levitating your ice cubes.
length 9 1/8 inches, monogrammed "FLC" script reverse (see third photo), marked "sterling 11", an extremely slight wave to the blade mentioned as my esteemed colleague in Tennessee would say only for the sake of accuracy but fine overall condition and not one but two bugs crawling among those roses...
engine turned decoration and C scroll handle with integral cast floral support, height 4 3/4 to top and 5 3/4 inches across handle to spout, weight 6.92 Troy ounces, some minor dents and unhappy handle join (shown in fourth enlargement) but very good looking nonetheless. Engraved "Mary Mitlacker Brehme / From her Grandmother."
We have always been fond of Gorham's first high style designs, especially those in the manner of Mary Todd Lincoln's tea service.
height 2; top diameter 1 3/4 inches, weight 2.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, marked as shown in third enlargement, some very minor insults to foot but fine overall condition.
As mentioned elsewhere on these pages, Porter's work is of inconsistent quality. Here, the soldering is a bit sloppy and the hammering is rather random. So let's just consider that part of the charm, if we may.
4 1/8 X 2 3/8 X 3/8 inches, weight 2.53 oz. Troy, no monogram, one corner is bruised, there is a split to seam (see fifth enlargement) and the hinge is slightly ajar, but the lid closes well and overall condition is fine.
With faux alligator skin, and applied silver matte finish "calling card."
circa 1830, Stockman & Pepper, height 3 1/2; top diameter 3 1/4 inches, total Troy weight 13.47 ounces, some very minor dents but outstanding overall condition, monogrammed "AMC" in period script (please see fifth enlargement for mark and inscription.
With their band of cast applied grapes and elegant double molded rim, these are an outstanding example of the best American Empire era Philadelphia style. Better, we might add, than any beakers of this period which the PMA has on display or i...