and sculptural example of ergonomic design, the handle loops perfectly over the base of the forefinger when grasped with the thumb. Length 4 7/8 inches, excellent condition, no monogram, please see third photo for marks.
length 7 7/8 inches, conjoined script monogram "MHC" in bowl, cast, chased and reminiscent of Martelé flatware (see Carpenter plate 249 p. 235). Marked only "Sterling Black Starr & Frost".
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...
a header which may alas place us in shady company, length 2 3/8 inches, with snuff/tobacco spoon, pipe scraper, and tamper that doubles as a seal (see fourth photo for positive image). Superb condition.
length 6 inches, monogrammed reverse "MRC / KC" in period script. There is a tiny drop of hard solder to the left of the word "PENINSULAM," (please see fourth photo) done we suspect in the making, but aside from this the condition is excellent.
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 1.05 oz Troy, fine condition, monogrammed .
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...
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.
length 5 3/4 inches, monogrammed "m" (Old English, obverse), gilt tines, excellent condition, weight 1.26 oz. Troy.
Chrysanthemum patterns were wildly popular in the 1880's. Tiffany, Gorham, Shiebler and other manufacturers all produced them, but this is certainly among the best of these designs.
Length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.18 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English).
One of Frank Smith's better designs, and one of Yours Truly's favorite patterns...
a title that only the google could love, length 5 3/4 inches, weight .82 oz. Troy, some light wear as shown but fine overall condition, monogrammed "MD 15 (and 16) in period script.
Though it's a bit sad to think about what has happened to such a once-large set, at least spoons fifteen and sixteen are able to keep each other company for the foreseeable future...
length 3 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition.
with Little Boy Blue and Old Mother Hubbard (check out her schnoz!!) repoussé chased on the handles. The knife (7 3/8 inches) and spoon (5 3/4 inches) are in good although not flawless condition. Both monogrammed "Roger from Auntie" (reverse). Pictured here in detail only; please click the little camera and scroll down to view the photo. Full length image available via email.
length 8 5/8 inches, some slight wear to high points but fine overall condition, monogram EAG script with flourishes, shell drop, weight 1.47 oz. Troy.
with die rolled border and embossed foliage, diameter 1 3/4; height 1 1/4 inches, weight 1.0 oz. Troy, a bit bright and lacking in contrast (we suspect that it's been dipped) but time will cure this sin and otherwise in excellent condition.
Barnstable, MA circa 1790, length 5 1/2 inches, weight .47 oz Troy, some wear to engraving but good overall condition, note seagull device accompanying mark as befits a proper Cape Cod spoon.
retailer, with arrow - W - monarch maker's mark, length six inches, with short front midrib and pointy shoulders, monogrammed "Lewis".
These are substantial and well made spoons, weighing in at 4.69 oz. Troy, the lot. The overall condition is excellent. Whether any of this lends them a premium over the silver value, or whether they'll be swallowed up by the smelter's gaping maw remains to be seen...
exquisite and desirable LOUIS XV pattern, length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.91 Troy ounces, fine condition.
We were going to send these straight into the smelter's gaping maw, but then thought that perhaps just perhaps there might be an Agnes or three who'd want to see herself immortalized on a spoon...