length 6 1/4 inches, monogrammed "LES" script obverse, fine condition, retailed by The Cowell & Hubbard Co.
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...
length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 6.22 ounces, superb condition, faintly gilt tines, monogrammed as shown (please see third photo).
These are particularly choice examples, extra heavy, with excellent detail and die depth. To my eye, this is one of R & B's most attractive designs. For further discussion of what makes a pattern aesthetically successful, see Design New England, November-December 2012, pp. 60-64
with engraved faintly gilt blade, the handle circular in section, length 9 1/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition.
retailed by Hennegan Bates and presumably the work of S. Kirk, just shy of 5 3/8 inches long, fine condition, monogrammed "A".
with oak leaves and acorns, height and diameter both approximately 1 3/4 inches, weight 1.8 oz Troy, fine condition, marked only "S 620" but according to a Very knowledgeable fellow, the work of Wood and Hughes.
length 9 7/8 inches, weight a zaftig (or, as the more genteel would say, "robust") 4.05 oz. Troy, one scratch on blade--see fifth photo-- which we'll attack with pumice before shipping but excellent overall condition, no monogram. A classic wedding gift, the bride or groom will remember you with fond gratitude whenever pie is served...
length excluding chain 2 7/8 inches, fine condition, no monogram, marked with Shiebler trademark and 14K (see fourth photo). Some would say that the Medallion bubble has burst and others would say bubble be damned, good design is timeless...
Boston circa 1850, a long (14 inches) and elegantly proportioned piece of silver, no monogram, fine condition, faintly gilt bowl, marked only "Bigelow Bro's & Kennard". A perfect gift for the Boston bride...
first standard (in Belgium this is .900); length 3 3/4 inches, bird measures 1 7/8 by 1 3/8; excellent condition, no monogram. A truly patriotic embellishment for your dining table.
length 8 3/4 inches, monogrammed "C" (script, obverse), excellent condition, early "patent applied for" mark. Arguably the most commonly recast piece in the history of silver flatware, we are pleased to offer a rare original.
engraved on reverse of blade, length 10 3/8 inches, monogrammed with Old English style "F" (?), excellent condition, weight 2.62 Troy ounces.
length 9 1/2 inches, weight 3.73 Troy ounces, ornate three letter script monogram "AES" (?), excellent condition, with elaborate Art Nouveau piercings above the tines.
length 12 7/8 inches, weight 4.11 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.
With the added cachet (we were going to say "snob appeal", but then remembered that our faithful readers, all two of them who remain, aren't snooty) of a Cartier retailer's mark.
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.
lovingly labeled "naive" patterns (see Soeffing, p. 95); 4 7/8 inches long; fine condition; no monogram; applied warrior's head in high relief surrounded by engraving; marked only "COIN 1".
excellent condition, monogrammed "W" (see second photo), length 5 3/8 inches, weight 6.21 Troy ounces. These have an embossed decoration on the bowl which we suspect that later versions of this piece do not possess.
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).