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.
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).
length 9 7/8 inches, no monogram, a minor nick toward the end of handle (please see second photo) but fine overall condition, weight 3.72 oz Troy. Perfect for serving lasagne or other casseroles.
length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "S" obverse, exemplary condition.
lacking a catalog, we can't say for sure that it's Old English but with scrolled border and trailing floral appliqués the resemblance is quite strong, diameter 2 inches, height 1 3/4, weight a hefty 1.95 Troy ounces, some very light scratches as shown in enlargement number three but fine overall condition.
Baltimore MD circa 1790, round downturned end with just a hint of a rear midrib extending 3 inches down the handle, unusual double arched drop, length 8 3/4 inches, some tip wear as shown but good overall condition, monogrammed "H" in period script. How certain are we of this attribution? Well, if it's American then the spoon is most certainly Dowig...
Length 6 7/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition. In a bit of Victorian whimsey which Knowles often used on their servers, the business end of this blade is formed of tiny cucumbers...
height 1 5/8 inches excluding handle, length across spout 2 inches, a few minor dents which we intend to remove quite soon, if possible; hinge in excellent condition, no monogram.
length 8 1/2 inches, no monogram, outstanding original condition.
Silver gilt, with inlaid black and raised blue enamel. A classic example of Art Deco flatware. 4 1/8 inches; good condition; marked "925S" with maker's mark of two V's superimposed upon each other at 180 degrees.
Banks and Biddle Company, length 8 1/4 inches, excellent condition, monogrammed "C" (script, obverse). A classic example of Philadelphia style bright cut engraving. Marked with trademark only, but our guess is that it's sterling rather than coin silver.
length 6 inches, monogrammed "RBK", excellent condition. In deference to those collectors who find it difficult to abide by someone else's initials, we've made these tantalizingly cheap...
1836, 2 3/4 by 1 5/8 by 5/8 inches, no monogram, gilt interior, weight 2.2 oz. Troy, some corners have minor dents which we show in excruciating detail (see photos three & four) but good overall condition, great color, and reasonably priced.