length 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "Cora 1900," fine condition, weight 3.39 Troy ounces, retailed by R. Mockford of Trumansburg, NY.
Born in Winchester, England (1839), Mockford trained as a miller. He originally established himself in Tompkins County as a baker and flour merchant, then a jewelery pedlar, and finally a retail jeweler. For a peek back in time at how his mill would have looked in 1890, see photo number five.
in the form of miniature 18th century porringers, length across handles 3 1/4; diameter of opening 1 3/4 inches, some minor etching of interior (see third photo) as is often seen in salt cellars but fine overall condition, no monogram, weight 3.31 oz. Troy the pair.
with engraved ivy and tendrils. Frequent visitors to our little web page know that we're not in the habit of featuring "as is" items, but these have substantial merit even with their condition problem. Height 2 1/4; diameter of ring 1 5/8+ inches, subtly monogrammed "J.W.H." and "A.A.H." (please see second photo), weight 3.47 oz Troy the pair.
6 salad forks 6 5/8" , 6/$325;
8 lunch forks 7 1/4", SOLD
10 massive (2.77 oz. Troy each) dinner forks 7 5/8", SOLD;
1 antique dinner knife 9 5/8 with crest of arm holding arrows, new blade, some wear $45;
6 lunch knives 8 7/8" two have minor dents at end 6/$175;
5 dessert spoons 7 1/8", SOLD;
6 cream soups 6 1/8" extra-nice condition (see 2nd photo), SOLD;
4 teaspoons 5 3/4", SOLD;
12 demitasse spoons 4 1/4", 12/$240;
12 heavy flat butters or small tea knives (fat, heavy, marked on ...
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.
New York circa 1825, length 12 1/2 inches, weight 4.52 Troy ounces, monogrammed "M" in period script with flourishes. There is a slight abrasion above the initial, and some very minor scratches in bowl as shown in enlargements three and four but the overall condition is outstanding.
Maltby Pelletreau was the second generation of this illustrious silversmithing family. His partnership with Bennett and Cook lasted only three years, so the date range for this item is pleasantly narrow. Thei...
Length seven inches, excellent condition. Heavy (3.22 oz. Troy!!), chunky and wonderfully large, the taller links are 2 1/2 inches top to bottom. Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces by this firm, but never one quite so bold... What a splendid item to wear for an evening at theater!
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 2.26 Troy ounces or 70.5 grams if you like to think that way, excellent condition, unmarked. We bought this out of a suite and the other pieces had the "PBD sterling 14k" mark, but they weren't terribly attractive...
Brams was a noted jewelry designer; also a prominent collector of folk and ethnographic art. He is now retired and living in New York.
height 5 1/2; length across handle 6 1/4 inches, weight 14.1 Troy ounces, the body richly chased with rose flowers, foliage and a band of acanthus leaves below, the realistically formed wrythen grapevine handle fastened together with silver tacks (see second enlargement), engraved "Minnie / June 2nd / 1875" in cartouche under spout, capacity one quart, fine condition.
If only we knew a bit more about Minnie, a good tale might be told, but alas we know nothing of this lass.
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.