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 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 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 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.
length 5 1/4 inches, weight 1.0 oz Troy, excellent condition, no monogram.
This piece is not commonly found.
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".
or jelly cake knife, if you'd prefer, length 9 1/8 inches, weight 1.84 oz. Troy, excellent condition save for a long shallow scratch on reverse of blade (please see second enlargement), monogrammed in script on reverse.
The obverse features a refined bit of engraving, done by a skilled and steady hand.
hand wrought, height 3 1/4 inches, weight 1.74 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement.
With sinuous curves and whimsical spade-shaped feet, this is truly a little classic of English Art Nouveau silver.
length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.58 oz. Troy, the slightest distress to outer tine (at end, barely enough to show up in photo number three) but fine overall condition, no mono, retailed by Harris & Shafer of Phila.
Compare @ 299.00 with those folks who Replace your stuff.
By the way, dear reader, our late lamented S 7000 has finally died a peaceful death and we're using a rather primitive point and shoot until the new camera arrives, so please bear with our reduced quality images.
comprising six flat butters, two almond spoons and two salad forks, none monogrammed, excellent condition, total Troy weight 8.57 ounces.
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length five inches, no monogram, gilt bowls, excellent condition, total Troy weight 2.63 ounces.
Designed by the great French scultor Antoine Heller, these figures have attitude!!
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).