For our first listing of 2018, let's return to some good old fashioned pattern silver, a subject in which few folks seem to have any interest but we'll give it a shot because I'm a glutton for punishment and thrive on rejection.
Retailed by Boston's own late lamented and very elegant Bigelow Kennard, this implement is 8 5/8 inches long, weighs 2.76 Troy ounces, has no monogram and is in excellent condition. If memory serves me correctly, this is the first pea spoon we've ever offered in...
length 8 1/2 inches, no monogram, outstanding original condition.
retailed by Hardy & Hayes, length 7 3/8 inches, weight 15 Troy ounces, monogrammed "C", fine condition.
If pressed as to why you, dear reader, should buy these Iris fish forks as opposed to some others listed elsewhere on the interwebz, I'd have to say that ours are probably in better condition. If pressed even harder, I'd confess that these are also attractively priced.
length 6 5/8 inches, plated steel blades, very minor pinpricks at ends which we've exaggerated in enlargement number four but fine overall condition, monogrammed "C."
As collectors will know, if any of them remain above ground, knives in this elegant old Durgin pattern are scarce.
length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.12 oz. Troy, monogrammed (reverse) with three letter conjoined script, excellent condition, retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard & Co. In the sad event that you've been eating pap with a stainless steel utensil, click your mouse, send us an email, and get something proper...
length 7 3/4 inches, some very slight wear to high points (see second photo) but fine overall condition, no monogram, scarce.
lengths 7 9/16, 6 7/8 inches; excellent condition, monogrammed "Strollers" and "F" respectively. A highly detailed and well modelled pattern-- we've long suspected that the grapes are applied rather than die-struck-- (see second photo) from our favorite flatware maker.
length 5 3/4 inches, no monogram, gilt bowl, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition, two available. Since this is the spoon which launched the souvenir spoon collecting craze back in 1890, we think it an excellent starting point for your present day collection.
length 7 1/4 inches, weight 2.69 oz. Troy, monogrammed as shown in photo number three, retailed by Daniel Low, some very minor stains on bowl but excellent overall condition.
Don't get me wrong, we love a nice 1820's piece of S.O.W. ever so much, but you'll never see this amount of detail in a sheaf which some brawny silversmith made by whacking a swage with a big hammer.
length nine inches, weight 2.44 Troy ounces, monogrammed "D" (obverse), outstanding original condition, retailed by A. Skinner.
The blade features an aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally well executed combination of geometric and floral engraving.
Length 7 1/4 inches, fine condition, monogrammed "G" (or is it "T"?) Old English style. Surely someone amongst ye Internet Legions is in need of a Watteau fish fork?
Just shy of 15 inches long, monogrammed "LBG" (fancy script with flourishes, obverse), a few very minor scratches and a tiny dent in bowl which may or may not show up in photo number four but fine overall condition. Among the myriad ladles described as "punch", here, dear reader, is one that is...
Schoonhoven Silversmiths circa 1910, height 1 3/4 inches, weight .54 oz. Troy, excellent condition. Most items from this firm are of above average quality. Ours is no exception.
Please note: this is a photo from our archives. The actual chair, though also by Hooijkaas, is somewhat different.
height 2 1/2; width 1 5/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, weight 1.06 Troy ounces.
Perfect for the aspiring collector of mid-century modern furniture who has wisely chosen to live in a tiny house. Should you care for more info on the original, please note that this chair is so famous as to warrant its own Wikipedia entry.
height 9 5/8 inches, smoothly ground pontil. As is often the case, the top rim has suffered some insults and been ground down a bit to hide them (please see second photo). Also, the stopper is alas a marriage and not a happy one. Nonetheless this is one handsome piece of glass.
Philadelphia circa 1795, with applied beaded border, square base, sunken center and handle offset to the corners, height 6 3/4 to top of spout; base 2 1/2 inches, weight 5.70 Troy ounces, monogrammed I * A on foot.
There is some rather sloppy soldering on the beaded border beneath the spout (I do not believe this to be a repair) which we show in agonizing detail, see image four, and the overall color indicates that there may have been either a removal or some machine polishing at one poi...
maker Robert Osborne; Hamilton, Ontario circa 1855, length 5 1/8 inches, the monogram is just a tad worn but fine overall condition, please see third photo for close up of marks.
maker Francis Jones, length 13 5/8 inches, weight 6.29 Troy ounces.
This piece has had an erasure, and it is not common for us to offer items with this issue. However, the overall presentation is good, and so is the price.